Governor Declares Lipa Carmel and Statue of Mary Mediatrix of All Grace Important Cultural Property

Republic of the Philippines Province of Batangas

Office of The Governor

PROCLAMATION NO. 02 – 2017

DECLARING THE SITE OF LIPA CARMEL CONVENT WITH THE STATUE OF MARY MEDIATRIX OF ALL GRACE AS PART OF AN IMPORTANT CULTURAL PROPERTY AND HERITAGE OF THE PROVINCE THAT NEEDS TO BE PRESERVED, PROTECTED AND PROMOTED.

Whereas, THE CONSTITUTION MANDATES THE STATE TO CONSERVE, DEVELOP AND PROMOTE THE NATION’S HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE RESOURCES:

Whereas, THE PROMOTION OF PEACE, UNITY AND SPIRITUAL WELL-BEING AMONG THE PEOPLE OF BATANGAS REMAINS TO BE A HIGH PRIORITY OF THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT;

Whereas, LIPA CARMEL CONVENT HAS BECOME THE CENTER OF CELEBRATION OF THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR OUR NATION WHICH IS CELEBRATED EVERY 12TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER OF THE YEAR.

Whereas, FOR THE PAST SO MANY YEARS, LIPA CARMEL CONVENT HAS BEEN THE ACTUAL PILGRIMAGE SITES NOT ONLY OF THE PEOPLE OF BATANGAS BUT ALSO FROM VARIOUS PROVINCES, CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES IN THE PHILIPPINES AND EVEN FROM ABROAD, WHO COME HERE IN BATANGAS TO GIVE HONOR, RESPECT AND DEVOTION TO MARY MEDIATRIX OF ALL GRACE WHOSE STATUE IS PROMINENTLY ENSHRINED IN THE CONVENT

Whereas, LIPA CARMEL CONVENT HAS EVOLVED TO BECOME ONE OF THE CENTERS OF CULTURAL AND TOURIST ATTRACTION IN BATANGAS, THE CONVENT AS WELL AS THE STATUE OF MARY MEDIATRIX OF ALL GRACE THEREBY CONTRIBUTING TO THE ENCASHMENT OF THE SOCIO-CULTURAL, AND ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF THE PROVINCE;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, HERMILANDO I MANDANAS, Governor of the Province of Batangas hereby declare the site of Lipa Carmel Convent, with the statue of Mary Mediatrix of All Grace part of an important cultural and tourist destination of the Province that needs to be preserved, protected and promoted.

In Witness Wereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 28 day of June in the year 2017 of Our Lord Two thousand and Seventeen in the City of Batangas.

SIGNED

HERMILANDO I. MANDANAS

In Office June 30, 1995 – June 30, 2004 Member Philippines House of Representatives, 2nd District of Batangas June 30, 2004 – June 30, 20113

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