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Uninhabited Bohol island declared Important Cultural Property

By: - Correspondent / @leoudtohanINQ
/ 02:58 PM October 21, 2020

Lamanok Island in Anda town, Bohol is declared an Important Cultural Property (ICP) by the National Museum of the Philippines (NMP). (Photo courtesy of NMP-Bohol)

TAGBILARAN CITY –– An uninhabited island in Anda town, Bohol province has been declared an Important Cultural Property (ICP) by the National Museum of the Philippines (NMP).

In a Facebook post, the NMP-Bohol said the archaeological sites and petrography of Lamanok Island has been valuable to the country.

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Lamanok Island, described as Bohol’s “cradle of civilization” is home to rocks with prehistoric graffiti and caves with several boat coffins and fossilized giant shells.

During pre-colonial times, Lamanok served as a holy spot for folk healers.

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Lamanok Island is the first locality in Bohol that has been declared an ICP.

An ICP is defined by Article II Section 3 of Republic Act No. 10066 as referring to a cultural property having exceptional cultural, artistic, and historical significance to the Philippines.

A marker, along with the official declaration, has yet to be placed on Lamanok Island.

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