PUERTO PRINCESA CITY – Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines will come to Palawan end of this month to participate in a historical exhibit about culture and arts in Southeast Asia.
Slated on May 30, the three countries will join each other in “The Legacy of the Islands Exhibit” at the Palawan Heritage Center, Legislative Building, Provincial Capitol Grounds, according to main coordinator Mary Rose Caabay.
Caabay said this would be the first time that the three countries come together for such an exhibit that shall also be facilitated by the Prehistoric Heritage in Southeast Asia (PREHSEA).
“It is a great honor for Palawan to be chosen as the site of this exhibit this year,” Caabay said Saturday.
The exhibit, she said, would open to the public on June 1 and last for six months. It is expected to showcase to the public the rich cultural heritages of the three countries through artifacts and documented researches of archeologists from PREHSEA, including the establishment of the National Museum in the Philippines.
Aside from PREHSEA, “The Legacy of the Islands Exhibit” will also be sponsored by the European Union (EU) through the National Museum and the provincial government of Palawan.
Representatives from the participating countries are expected to come during the opening, as well as archeologists and researchers on history, culture, traditions and anthology even from other countries.
The PREHSEA is a network that provides the basis for a trendsetting and sustainable international collaboration in the area of research on hominid evolution in Southeast Asia, equally available to all participating partners.