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post Jan 25 2005, 05:40 PM
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Museum for Huluga cave artifacts proposed
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- The Historical and Cultural Commission of Cagayan de Oro City announced last week that a proposal has been made to establish a museum to house the artifacts found at the archaeological site called the Huluga area, located in Barangays Taguanao and Indahag in this city.

At present, the Xavier University Folk Museum keeps the artifacts. The university museum also displays an array of Bukidnon relics and Maranao culture relics. Researchers said the city has various sites of archaeological and historical significance not found in other areas of Mindanao.

Earlier, a team from the University of the Philippines' Archaeological Studies Program and the National Museum of the Philippines said that the Huluga open site may not be Cagayan de Oro City's first settlement site.

Archaeologists from the National Museum were one in concluding that the Huluga open site was a "habitual site" where early Cagayanons used to converge for their daily activities. They based their conclusion on the artifacts salvaged from the area which included obsidian flakes, tradeware ceramics and earthenware shards.

But Dr. Victor Paz, director of the UP Archaeological Studies Program, said during a press conference that they have not yet discovered evidence that would prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the Huluga open site is indeed a settlement site.

Archaeological excavations and explorations at the Huluga open site and nearby areas were conducted from Oct. 29 to Nov. 14 last year. The project was the first systematic recovery of Paleolithic stone stones in Mindanao. One of the objectives of the explorations at the site last year was to help the local government of Cagayan de Oro in establishing a local museum.

"Man is ancient in Cagayan de Oro; we are not a race of upstarts," Fr. Francisco Demetrio, S.J. said in an article entitled "The Huluga Caves and the Prehistory of Cagayan de Oro" which was published in 1971. Fr. Demetrio wrote that based on the findings of the National Museum and Xavier University Museum, people had been burying their dead in Huluga Caves before the 17th century. The Huluga open site contains evidence of continual human existence from the late Neolithic until the Sung and Ming dynasties, he wrote.

The Huluga area mentioned by Fr. Demetrio is composed of two caves and the area called the Huluga open site. In 1999, the city council approved a resolution declaring the Huluga area in Barangays Taguanao and Indahag as a heritage landmark.

In 2003, members of the Heritage Conservation Advocates filed a case before the regional office of the Environment Management Bureau Region accusing the administration of city mayor Vicente Emano of destroying a huge portion of the Huluga open site to give way to a P635-million road-and-bridge project.

The bureau decided in favor of local conservationists and ordered Mayor Emano to pay a fine of P50,000. The mayor appealed the decision with the bureau's central office in Manila. -- Ellen P. Red

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post Feb 3 2005, 03:49 AM
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hmp, dapat jan sa mayor na yan ilublob sa kumukulong langis ng limang minuto! hah! P50,000! cheap! eh sayang noong site no!! nacompromise na kung baga, kahit papaano!
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QUOTE(maogmang_aki @ Feb 2 2005, 10:49 PM) [snapback]699027[/snapback]
hmp, dapat jan sa mayor na yan ilublob sa kumukulong langis ng limang minuto! hah! P50,000! cheap! eh sayang noong site no!! nacompromise na kung baga, kahit papaano!


Ay naku, yung mga taga PEYUPs wala din namang delicadeza -- yung tinatawag na ethics of research bah! Ay kasi they came very late in the scene when the area was already mangled by "development" efforts ni Emano -- e, ano pa ang makukuha nilang artifacts kundi alikabok lang! Now they helped Emano prove that the heritage site that was earlier declared by the National Museum is futile. Sana naman nagtanong-tanong ang mga taga PEYUPs bago sila nagpagamit kay Emano.

Ang masaklap pa, ang nagmamay-ari ng lupa where Huluga is located ay and dating DENR Chief ng Reg 10. Kaibigan sya ni Emano ang one of his donors during the past elections.
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