LUGAIT, Misamis Oriental (PIA)–The Local Government of Lugait alongside representatives of the heirs of Uy Piangco and Ursula Diabo inaugurated the Uy Piangco-Ursula Diabo Memorial Municipal Museum located along the national highway at Purok Rizal, Poblacion, June 13.
“Karon ang lungsod sa Lugait duna nasad lugar nga atong masuroyan nga makahatag og hulagway sa nilabay nga mga panahaon ug sa moderno nga lungsod sa Lugait (Today, our town of Lugait has added another place that we can explore, which can give us a glimpse of the past and the present stories of our town),” said Lugait Education Committee Chairperson Rued Sacabin.
The new cultural heritage site is recognized as the residence of former Manticao Mayor Alejandro Diabo Uy, the founder of the municipality of Lugait’s political autonomy through Executive Order (EO) No. 425, dated March 16, 1961.
A cornerstone in Lugait’s history and formation of the province’s modern geopolitical identity, the Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental (PGMO) allocated P2.5 million for the restoration of the ancestral house with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) serving as an advisor to the LGU for the restoration and management of the site.
Lugait Secretary to the Sanggunian Cedric Dayta underscored the importance of preserving historical areas in the municipality as a waypoint toward the cultural development and conservation of Lugait, and thanked the heirs for their generous contribution. (VPSB/PIA-10/Misamis Oriental)
Inaugurated. Lugait Mayor Zosimo Perez (left) and Betsy Rose Uy Tamula (right) lead the ceremonial ribbon-cutting ceremony during the inauguration of the Uy Piangco-Ursula Diabo Memorial Municipal Museum of Lugait, Misamis Oriental, June 13, 2022. Tamula, Director of the Dr. Uy Hospital, Inc. in Iligan City, represents the heirs of Uy Piangco clan, through the Dr. Victorio Uy family – son of Uy Piangco and Ursula Diabo. (SAYU/PIA-10)
MEMORIAL MUSEUM. The Local Government of Lugait, Misamis Oriental inaugurates the Uy Piangco-Ursula Diabo Memorial Municipal Museum, June 13, 2022. The Uy Piangco ancestral house caught fire in May of 2020, almost razing the structure to the ground. This prompted the local government to quickly repair the ancestral house. (SAYU/PIA-10)