September 24, 2019
Cultural heritage is precisely significant and considered as an expression of the ways of living of a community and passed on from generations to generation. Traditional practices are meaningful that it can give something significant to the heritage and culture of a specific society. The paper is about Panatang Sayaw (Dance Devotion) held annually every 29th and 30thday of June in Barangay Poblacion, Makati during the feast day of Virgen dela Rosa and Saints Peter and Paul. The main objective of the paper is to document comprehensively the intangible and tangible heritage connected to the dance devotion and suggest a sustainable projects and plans that will develop the heritage resources based from the significances. The researcher used mixed method that will use both the quantitative and the qualitative research. Self-made questionnaires were used to determine the perspectives of the local community regarding their awareness and the significance of the dance tradition. Cultural heritage mapping and in-depth interviews were used to determine the heritage significance of the dance devotion. Based from the results and findings of the research, the dance tradition is highly significant in its historical, social, religious and aesthetic aspects. The local community are aware with the existence of the dance devotion and it is highly significant as part of the culture and heritage of their community. Through the comprehensive research, the researchers provided different recommendations to sustainably conserve and develop the dance devotion from its intangible and tangible heritages components that can be used for further development.
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