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Legarda hopes Mindanao State University’s cultural mapping will save Marawi’s heritage

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Senator Loren Legarda lamented that the war in Marawi has nearly wiped out the Bangsamoro heritage with the destruction of precious artifacts and heirlooms in affected homes and heritage structures.

Legarda was hopeful that the P5 million for the “cultural mapping” to be done by the Mindanao State University (MSU) would be successful in preserving the “intangible and tangible” heritage left under Marawi City’s rubble.

“We need immediate intervention so that the next generations would not be deprived of knowledge about this rich heritage,” she said.

“The process itself and the output of the cultural mapping can help in the psychological healing of the affected populace and in strengthening our cultural bonds with our fellow Muslim Filipinos,” she said.

Legarda added, “These budgets go with our fervent prayer that we may immediately see hope, dignity, and peace restored in Marawi City and other affected areas.”