By J. Jala, Helen Castano| 10:08 PM October 20, 2020
The National Museum has officially recognized the archaeological sites and petrographs of Lamanok in Anda town as an “Important Cultural Property” (ICP), the National Museum Bohol said on Tuesday, October 20.
The National Museum is mandated to declare ICPs or National Cultural Treasures, according to the Cultural Properties Preservation and Protection Act, the National Museum Act of 1998, and the National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009.
The National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009 defines ICPs as having “exceptional cultural, artistic, and historical significance” to the Philippines.
Lamanok Point has several anthropologically important cave paintings – made with bare hands – that date back tens of thousands of years. There are also old dugout coffins and fossilised giant clams.