Construction of a Full-Scale Replica of the Traditional Cuyonon House in Sibaltan, El Nido, Province of Palawan

Program Theme: Cultural Objects and Collections

Program Year: 2012

Awarding Agency: Public Affairs Section, US Embassy in Manila

Partner: Local Government Sibaltan, Province of Palawan           

Amount: US$2,000

Status: Completed

Project Summary: The Project supported the construction of a full-scale replica of the Balay Cuyonon, the traditional dwelling of the Cuyonons, an elite ethnic group who originated from the Cuyo Island and surrounding islands found at the northeast of Palawan. As a showcase exhibit, the Cuyonon House will serve as a center for lifelong learning about culture and science, and hopefully will open up new livelihood opportunities in Sibaltan through tourism development.