Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Preserve Ker & Co. as Heritage Site

DON’T turn Ker & Co. into a parking lot.

Heritage conservationists strongly urge the city government to forego the P35-million proposal turning the Iloilo office of the oldest British trading company in the country as the new city hall’s parking space.
“What an expensive parking lot! Not just in pesos, but in its true value to the Ilonggos, which is inestimable,” said Dr. Kristin G. Treñas, president of Iloilo City Cultural Heritage Conservation Council (ICCHCC).

“It is like tearing off a whole chapter from our story as a people,” Treñas lamented.