Representatives from the National Museum of the Philippines recently met with Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, City Councilor Karissa Tolentino-Maxino and City Tourism Officer Jacqueline V. Antonio to share updates on the establishment of the Negros Island Region Museum in the newly restored Presidencia.
Atty. Cecil Tirol and Audrey M. Tomada of the National Museum said that if inaugurated and operational, the proposed Negros Island Region Museum in Dumaguete City will feature artifacts, relics and antique collections with local historical significance of Negros Oriental and the region.
The Dumaguete Presidencia, built in 1937, was designed by the great Filipino architect Juan M. Arellano, which is the only one of its kind medium size pre-war building in the entire Philippines.
The restoration project of the Presidencia is funded by the National Museum and is undertaken consistent with the objective of Mayor Remollo to make Dumaguete City a tourist destination for heritage lovers and provide the present and future generations with a better appreciation of the city’s rich culture, tradition and heritage.