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Resolution on Chicken Inasal Making as Bacolod's Intangible Cultural Property pushed.

A resolution Bacolod City's "Chicken Inasal-Making" as the city's local intangible cultural property and upholding its protection as provided for under the National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009 was proposed by Bacolod Councilor Carlos Jose Lopez.

The proposed resolution said Bacolod City's "chicken inasal" is a traditional chicken-based cuisine developed and popularized by the people of Bacolod City across generations.

Bacolod City's "chicken inasal-making" fits within the definition of "intangible cultural property" as stated in Section 3(y) of RA 10066 or the National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009, it said.

Intangible cultural property refers to the people's learned processes along with the knowledge, skills and creativity that inform and are developed by them, the products they create and the resources, spaces, and other aspects of social and natural context necessary for their sustainability, it added.

Manokan Country on Fr. Ferrero Street, Reclamation Area in Bacolod City has been the customary destination to savor Bacolod City's "chicken inasal" and provides the stimulus for the social and natural context necessary for that intangible cultural property's sustainability, the resolution said.

The resolution said Bacolod City Ordinance No. 16 Series of 1983 or "An ordinance establishing the Manokan Country as part of the public market of the City of Bacolod", established the Manokan Country as an extension of the Bacolod Central Market.

It said Manokan Country is protected under Section 3(y) and 19 of RA 10066, in compliance with the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, which is being enforced by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the national government's policy-formulating and implementing agency on matters concerning Philippine culture and the arts, and the administrator of the National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009.

The resolution said Section 14 and 14(b) of RA 10066 require the Bacolod City Government through the City Tourism Office to maintain an inventory of cultural property under its jurisdiction and should furnish the NCCA a copy of the inventory for consolidation into the Philippine Registry of Cultural property.


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Title Annotation:Provincial
Publication:Manila Bulletin
Date:Sep 14, 2015
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