L A G U N A -The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) will open the Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery Museum on 9 December 2016, at 10:00 a.m. in Nagcarlan, Laguna. NHCP Acting Chair and Commissioner Rene R. Escalante and Professor Regalado Trota Jose, Chief Archivist of the University of Santo Tomas, will lead the opening ceremony.

The new museum features a brief history of the Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery, the characteristics of heritage materials and the conservation techniques used by the NHCP to restore the chapel and perimeter walls.

In addition to original artifacts, the museum uses infographics, touchscreen terminals, and an audio-visual presentation.

The NHCP is the national government agency mandated to promote Philippine history through its museums and publications, and preserve the nation’s historical heritage.