ILOILO CITY ─ The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) led by its Executive Director Ludovico D. Badoy, will turn over the completed restoration project for Customs House Building on Friday, 9 February 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in Iloilo City.

The Iloilo Customs House, built in 1916, is a two-storey neo-classical structure overlooking the Batiano River and Iloilo Strait.

The conservation project, which commenced on 10 August 2017 and was completed on 6 February 2018, included the stabilization and refinishing of concrete exterior walls, restoration of doors and windows, repair of roof and ceiling eaves, painting and varnishing work, and the rehabilitation of flooring finishes. The NHCP also restored the tower and rehabilitated the tower staircase. The restoration of the Iloilo Custom House was funded with the NHCP’s GAA for Fiscal Year 2017.

Executive Director Badoy will officially turnover the completed restored project to the Bureau of Customs through District Collector John M. Simon. OIC of Sub-Port of Pulupandan Collector Renevic A. Soliman, Acting Chief of Port Operations Division Atty. Ramon Rory A. Antiojo and NHCP Chief Historic Preservation Division Archt. Reynaldo S. Lita will stand as witnesses during the signing of the certificate of turnover.

The NHCP is the national government agency mandated to promote and preserve Philippine history through its museums, research and publication, and preserve historical heritage through conservation and the marking of historic sites and structures.

For more information, contact the Historic Preservation Division or Historic Sites and Education Division at NHCP tel. nos. 3351217 and 5231019.