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Exhibit: Lupang Panganay (Dec 5, 2008 – Jan 30, 2009)

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Lupang PangAnay

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January 8, 2009 at 5:20 pm


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Museums are economic ventures and must find ways for it to be financially sustainable.- Prof. Pasquale Scandizzo, University of Rome

Among the many issues discussed, this was the thought that the board of directors of the Palawan Museum explored during their annual board of directors meeting last  December 28, 2008. This was shared by the newly-designated Cultural Officer of the Palawan Museum, Jocelyn Fabello, who has just finished the second phase of her masters degree on cultural projects for development in Italy.


The Palawan Museum is currently owned and managed by the Natural and Historical Foundation of Palawan and the City of Puerto Princesa Incorporated. Although the members and the board of directors of the museum are established people in the province of Palawan, funding and earning income are still issues that the Palawan Museum are addressing due to the decline of public interest in museums in the Philippines and the lack of continuity and assurance in public funds.


The board of directors agreed during the meeting to assign a new membership head who shall be in charge of getting more people involved to the foundation and the museum,  to assign a team who shall be responsible in creating a new business plan for the museum and in sourcing for possible donors , to produce tarpaulin streamers of the museum strategically placed at the airport and wharf of Puerto Princesa, to renew and revive its ties with tour operators and schools and to continue the website for the Palawan museum. 


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Palawan Museum
Old City Hall Building, Mendoza Park
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines
+6348.433 2963


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ADDRESS: Palawan Museum, Old City Hall Building
Mendoza Park, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Phils
PHONE: +63-48433.2963


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The museum’s first floor is a perfect setting for art and culture exhibits. Should you be interested to hold an exhibit at the museum, please submit a letter to the Palawan Museum addressed to:

Dra. Nellie Fabello-Abueg
Chairman of the Board
Natural and Historical Foundation of Palawan
and the City of Puerto Princesa, Inc.

and sent to:

Palawan Museum
Old City Hall Building, Mendoza Park
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines

For inquiries, please call +63-48433 2963.

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January 7, 2009 at 6:31 pm

The Natural and Historical Foundation of Palawan and the City of Puerto Princesa, Inc.

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 A Brief Profile of the Natural and Historical Foundation of Palawan and the City of Puerto Princesa, Inc.


The officers and members envision with deep optimism, the creation and organization of the foundation and a museum and library, to serve as center and repository of relics and artifacts as well as a genuine source of the rich natural and historical legacy and source of a growing collection and reference on Palawan’s cultural heritage.

The protection, conservation and preservation of the local and national patrimony are likewise hopefully expected.

Purpose of Incorporation:

1. To undertake, promote, directly finance and/or assist projects in relation with the Natural and historical wealth and heritage of the Province of Palawan and the City of Puerto Princesa.

2. To promote, assist and directly finance the establishment and maintenance of the museum and library.

3. To develop, promote and distribute learning materials pertinenet to its objectives.

4. To assist the government in its program to promote tourism.


1. To promote among Palawenos in particular and Filipinos in general a deeper understanding and appreciation of Palawan’s rich natural, cultural and historical heritage and patrimony.

2. To develop positive behavioral/attitudinal change in visitor’s and tourist’s view about Palawan and Puerto Princesa City.

3. To provide cultural awareness for the intellectual enrichment of our future generation.

Brief Description:

In 1986, the Committee on Education, Culture and Arts of the Puerto Princesa City Council, led by Hon. Antonio P. Romasanta, Sr. Chairman, and Hon. Carolina F. San Juan, Vice Chairman, organized the Natural and Historical Foundation of the City of Puerto Princesa through a resolution, with the approval of the City Mayor.

On September 1, 1987, the Foundation was created by virtue of Executive order No. 20 and signed by Hon. Alfred E. Abueg Jr., then city Mayor, for the establishment of a museum and library to serve as a repository of relics and artifacts and a venue of information on the rich historical, cultural and natural heritage of the city.

 The expansion of the scope of the foundation was decided, and on April 20, 1989, it was registered with the Securities and Exhange Commision as the Natural and Historical Foundation of Palawan and the City of Puerto Princesa, Inc.

The Museum

The Palawan Museum

The Palawan Museum was opened at the Old City Hall on March 4, 1991, through the kind assistance of Mrs. Cecille B. Mitra, Honorary Chairman, to coincide with the Foundation Anniversary of the City of Puerto Princesa, in the presence of the city government officials led by Mayor and Mrs. Feliberto Oliveros and Comelec Comissioner Alfredo Abueg Jr.

On its first year, promotion drives were undertaken and on its first Anniversary of the Palawan Museum, the old City Hall was fully occupied by the Museum, after it was renovated through financial assistance from the Countrywide Development Funds of Congressman Alfredo E. Abueg Jr. of the Second District of Palawan. On the same occasion, the Memorandum of Agreement was signed between the City Government and the Foundation, leasing the building to the Foundation for 25 years and embodying the pledge of financial support by the City Government through City Mayor Edward S. Hagedorn.

Since its establishment the Foundation has embarked on the following:

1. Networking with the National Museum, National Commision for Culture and The Arts (NCCA), National Historical Institute (NHI), National Library, Department of Tourism (DOT), and other museums in the country.

2. It is a member of the Philippine Association of Museum Inc. (PAMI) and actively participates in the Annual Museum Congresses.

3. It has co-sponsored Annual Historical Conferences of the Philippine Historical Association, National Commision for Culture and the Arts, Philippine Assoication of Museum, Inc. and National Historical Institute in Palawan.

4. It has facilitated the recognition of important historical sites in the province by the NHI whereby historical markers had been installed such in the Taytay Fort, the landing of the 1st Phil-Am radio operators which paved the way for the installation of communication system during World War 2 and resulted in the liberation of Palawan and Panay from japanese forces.

5. Staged the ethnic Cuyuno Cultural Festival in coordination with Cuyo and Magsaysay local government.

6. It has encouraged and promoted local artists by making the museum available for their exhibits; conducted art workshops among students and out-of school youth and conducted annual historical contest for the past 10 years.

7. Established a plant nursery after winning a project proposal from the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Foundation. This is intended for the purpose of planting forest tree species in the failed cultural village project, but the nursery has been continued for educational purposes source of seedlings for their annual tree planting project for the past 3 years and can be one source of funds for the maintennance of the museum.

8. Registered artifacts excavated in the province and coordinated with the National Museum for the issuance of permits for excavation.

9. Enjoined law enforcement agencies in the protection, preservation of our cultural resources.

10. Sponsored the printing of book entitled “Puerto Princesa During the Second World War.”. A Narrative History, a compilation of events, war experiences and personal testimonies edited by Mrs. Carolina F. San Juan.

Note: This website was created for purposes of extending the museum’s presence to the local, national and international community and is in line with the efforts of the museum to live up to its social function. The museum is also in the process of updating its services and strengthening its capability to earn money that could sustain it without the need for public financing. This project was spearheaded by Jocelyn Fabello.