The port will prepare the people for a nomadic lifestyle and seek to become a catalyst that nurtures and practices the present-day characteristics of a 'Filipino'. Counteracting the colonial past that has overlaid Filipino architecture's essence and values, it shall be a beacon that gently reaches out to its island neighbours, creating interconnected links for itself and others. The port shall imbue strong Filipino cultural values - resiliency, adaptability, hospitality, and the passion for serving others. Cebuanos and Filipinos-alike will be able to promote cultural heritage and a new sense of self-confidence and pride by uplifting and empowering an effective diasporic community.
The motivation behind this thesis was to accommodate a diasporic way of living. The investigation seeks to understand how the pre-colonial way of living evolved to translate and fit within the contemporary scenario of a diasporic generation. The thesis challenges this systemic thinking to propose a cultural shift of the Filipino Diaspora to both promote nationhood and enrich the individual's sense of new purpose and identity.