Bicol University R&D Journal

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Tangible Immovable Heritage of Legazpi City, Philippines: Significance to Cultural Tourism

Publisher: Bicol University

This study was conducted to document the tangible immovable heritage (TIH) with significance to Mayon Volcano in the geographical landscape of Legazpi City, Albay, for sustainable cultural tourism development. The researcher employed the purposive sampling technique and qualitative research method utilizing the standard method and survey forms from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) on cultural mapping focused on cultural heritage with a clear connection to Mayon Volcano. The mapping of significant tangible immovable heritage (TIH) includes churches, health centers, and hospitals. The study revealed that Legazpi City is rich in TIHs with profound spiritual, social, and historical value recognized by the National Historical Commission. Behind these historical assets were enduring stories that connect to Mayon Volcano’s grandeur and havoc. It is recommended that the local government of Legazpi should develop a synchronized heritage management plan for the identified sites to prevent them from touristification, cultural appropriation, and exploitation. Once the heritage management plan has been developed, it should be integrated to the sustainable tourism plan to achieve the purpose of a sustainable cultural tourism development in Legazpi City, Albay, Philippines.

Elizabeth E. Alfane

cultural heritage
cultural mapping
heritage management plan
sustainable tourism

July 06, 2020

CHED-JIP Recognized Journal as per CMO NO. 50, s. 2018.

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Higher Education Regional Research Center, Bicol University East Campus, Legazpi City, Albay, Philippines

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