Intramuros Learning Sessions episode no. 56

Protecting Intramuros Series
Part 3: Intramuros as a Creative Urban Heritage District


Since 2017, the IA has been implementing projects and events with a focus on rebranding Intramuros as a sustainable creative urban heritage district. The speaker will talk about these efforts that are focused on community collaboration in crafting and implementing projects, integrating Filipino Culture and Values of Pagkamalikhain and Malasakit, as mandated by the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022, and how Intramuros is becoming a platform for the public to contribute to nation-building.

This episode is the third part of the series Protecting Intramuros.

  • Guest speaker: Sheena Anjeli Miles Botiwey
  • Moderator: Rancho Arcilla

About the Speaker: Sheena Botiwey

Sheena Anjeli M. Botiwey is currently the Sales and Promotions Supervisor at the Intramuros Administration (IA) and concurrently the Technical Assistant to the Administrator of Intramuros where she manages the agency’s branding, special projects, and events. 

She has been working in the tourism industry for a total of 10 years, in both the government and the private sector. She has previously worked for the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), where she handled promotions of incentives for Tourism Enterprise Zones under the Tourism Act of 2009, as well as serving as project manager for site enhancement efforts during the Philippine hosting of key international events such as APEC 2015, ASEAN 2017, Routes Asia, and Madrid Fusion Manila.

Sheena has a BS in Tourism, Cum Laude, from the University of the Philippines Diliman, and is currently a scholar of the Development Academy of the Philippines under the Public Management Development Program, the government’s Career Executive Service Development Program.

About the Intramuros Learning Sessions

The Intramuros Learning Sessions (ILS) is the educational webinar series of the Intramuros Administration (IA). The IA is an attached national government agency under the Department of Tourism. 

Topics are interdisciplinary and cover themes related to Intramuros and Manila studies, Philippine studies, as well as cultural heritage studies. Pursuant to IA’s charter, the ILS aims to contribute to the strengthening of the Filipino’s national identity and sense of belonging and pride.

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See Previous ILS Episode
Housing our Heritage: Household Heritage Conservation Initiatives in the City of Silay
See Next ILS Episode
Matriz: Architecture and Environ of the Mother Churches in Intramuros

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