Having lived in a Beijing Hutong for a year, as much as there can be a case made on its importance, it will fail on integrity and authenticity. It is no secret that the area is heavily remade (not restored). Only slight semblance of historic urban fabric might be available - once you enter the courtyards, they are either heavily neglected or too modernised.
The Central Axis of Beijing, from my perspective is better represented by series of sites. Grand Canal, Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City already represents the TWHS. What can be added and I think merits OUV is a serial nomination on Drum and Bell Towers of China.
That said, here is my proposal
Site: Drum and Bell Towers of China (serial)
Description: Bell and Drum Towers are visibly prominent constructions and are symbol of cities and towns. At one period of history, they are time telling centers that govern daily going-ons of life. Most Chinese cities/towns have in one way or another drum and bell towers. This can be a collection of the most prominent examples architecturally or historically significant.
Comparative Analysis: Belfries of Belgium and France.
Site: Taal: Testimony of a volcano and the evolution of a Spanish Colonial Town
TWHS: No (former TWHS)
Description: In 2015 when PH revised its tentative list, Taal Volcano was excluded as its integrity was deemed compromised by development. However, IUCN itself already noted on one thematic study that Taal fils a gap on resurgent caldera volcano. The recent 2020 eruption might have enhanced its integrity as settlements on volcano island are no longer there. Also, what most non-Filipinos dont know is Taal Town - located closed to the volcano. It is one of the best preserved spanish town in PH after Vigan. What makes it unique though is this town moves location several times due to the eruption of the volcano. There are some ruins around the lake and, although needs more research, there are signs of towns submerged on the lake. This mix OUV approach will also enhance the integrity of the nomination as the fishing pens on the lake can contribute on the OUV itself - that not only the volcano is resurgent but also social and economic dependency of life on the lake. The volcanic island is of universal aesthetic quality as seen from the ridges in Tagaytay but this aspect of OUV can be left out of the nomination as Tagaytay is already compromised.
Comparative Analysis: Vigan, Pompeii, Ohrid
I support Inclusion of El Nido. But I would like to modify it to be a serial sites on Karst Landscape of the Philippines
Site: Karst Landscapes of the Philippines
TWHS: Yes (El Nido, Chocolate Hills, etc. are component)
Description: Karst might be over represented on the list but the Philippines do have some of the best Karst formation in terms of aesthetic quality and biodiversity. This serial site can include
- El Nido-Taytay
- Puerto Princessa (yes already a WHS)
- Chocolate Hills
- Caramoan in Bicol region
- Sohoton Caves in Samar
- Mt Banahaw (identified as can fill a Gap in one IUCN study on forests)
- Mt Kitanglad
List of protected Karst Areas: https://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/carsologica/article/view/248/237