Filipino Cultural Heritage and Identity Preservation: The Case of Naga City


  • Alex B. Nepomuceno College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Bicol University, Philippines


Cultural heritage, Cultural identity, Ethno cultural groups, Naga city philippines


The study explored how the local government of Naga City promotes Bicol's unique culture as an integral part of the Filipino Cultural Heritage and Identity. Qualitative research methods involving document analysis, review of literature, and observations were used for this study. The result revealed that colonialism influenced Filipino cultural heritage and identity. This new identity led to the destruction of many historical landmarks, cultural sites, historical structures for economic development. It was further noted that the government doesn't have enough data on the Philippines' ethno cultural groups, and there is very little research conducted on cultural heritage and identity preservation. Besides, the government hasn't well- implemented the formulated strategy that could help restore the Philippines' lost cultural heritage and identity. However, the Naga City Government holds its annual celebration of the "Our Lady of Peñafrancia Festivals" and other cultural promotion activities. The city government fully funds this festival and cultural activities. Therefore, it seems prudent to mention that Naga is one of the few cities in the Philippines that cherishes and promotes its culture and beliefs.


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How to Cite

B. Nepomuceno, A. (2023). Filipino Cultural Heritage and Identity Preservation: The Case of Naga City. Journal of Multidisciplinary in Social Sciences, 17(3), 33–42. Retrieved from



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