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A circular marker made of granite was unveiled yesterday sealing Cebu City's new title as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations “City of Culture.”

Cebu was cited “for its rich tapestry of history, culture and heritage, and creative industry,” an accolade engraved in gold letters of the marker established at the Family Park in Talamban, Cebu City.

The marker was unveiled by six ambassadors from Brunei, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Indonesia and the Second Secretary of China together with Cebu City Councilor Margot Osmeña. She said the designation would open “more possibilities” for Cebu to bring creative and tourism exports to Asia.

The marker, with the red ASEAN logo on top, will be set near the foot of a bronze bamboo pole sculpture made by Cebuano artist Raymund Fernandez, who sculpted the centerpiece of the Asean Friendship Grove in the park.

The bamboo sculpture was commissioned when Cebu hosted the 12th ASEAN Summit in 2007. The three “core factors” or criteria for a City of Culture are all found in Cebu, said Eva Mari Salvador, member of the ASEAN committee on culture and information and the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

She said the committee will recommend to Asean senior officers to make a road map of possible projects in Cebu. Exhibits on Cebu designs in furniture and fashion, and the visual arts impressed visiting Asean ministers.