PALACIO de Memoria is now proudly in possession of a National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) marker. One that recognizes the Palacio as a heritage institution for its Adaptive Reuse. Held during simple, intimate ceremonies on July 19, 2022, at the Los Tamaraos Ballroom at the Palacio de Memoria, the marker is a conclusive testimony of the Lhuillier family's dedication to making culture, history, and heritage, concepts that have living embodiments, and not just dusty words referring to an antiquated past.
Palacio de Memoria General Manager Camille Lhuillier-Albani welcomed the representatives from the NCCA and from Parañaque City, who graced the occasion. The event was marked more meaningful with the attendance of Ambassador Philippe Jones Lhuillier and Edna Diago-Lhuillier, as it was Ambassador Lhuillier himself who had acquired the property decades ago in the early 2000s.
Completing the roster of esteemed guests who were in attendance during the monumental event were Architect Michael Manalo, head of NCCA's Commissioner for Cultural Heritage, together with Lawrence Charles Salazar, head of NCCA's Cultural Heritage Section. On behalf of Parañaque, present were Second District Representative Jose Enrico Golez, Parañaque Councilor Kristine Esplana, and the head of Parañaque Tourism Office, Melquiades Alipo-on.
The awarding event was hosted by award-winning host and actress Issa Litton. The Nightingales, a splinter group of the famed Philippine Madrigal Singers took on singing the National Anthem, and regaled the guests with classic Filipino songs.
Camille Lhuillier-Albani was overjoyed to accept the marker and citation on behalf of the family. As the driving force behind the Palacio's operations, Camille is specially poised to appreciate how this blend of preservation and function can be a viable business model.
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