'Subangan' Museum opens in Mati City

Subscribe Now January 10, 2014 at 09:42am

The Subangan Provincial Museum, an edifice that showcases the unique and rich cultural, historical, and artistic heritage of Davao Oriental, formally opened here Wednesday.

Davao Oriental Governor Corazon Nuñez-Malanyaon led the opening ceremony together with Davao Oriental 2nd District Representative Nelson Dayanghirang, and City Mayor Carlo Luis Rabat.

Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) chief executive officer Mark Lapid was the guest of honor during the event, together with Tourism Assistant Secretary Art Boncato.

Lapid lauded the provincial leadership for pursuing their dream of establishing a center that symbolizes the strength of the people of Davao Oriental, while Boncato congratulated the province for having a museum that would teach everyone, especially the future generation, of the province’s rich history.

“Subangan” means oriental or the east – the direction where the sun rises.

The museum features Davao Oriental’s rich and diverse cultural and historical heritage that include the showcasing of the province’s legacy of tribal groups, and exhibits of its history and people.

The museum also features a memorial of typhoon “Pablo” that struck the province, which resulted to devastation and the loss of lives.

Source: mb.com.ph

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