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Marinduque Mainland from Tres Reyes Islands

Marinduque Mainland from Tres Reyes Islands
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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Culture and Arts Development for Marinduque

I found the following posting from marinduquegov.blogspot.com last year on the development of culture and arts in the province. I hope that NCCA continues it support for this important project in our province. We are the only province with the Putong and Kalutang, and as Marinduquenos we should be proud of it and support the development of arts and culture in our province. By posting this on my site, I hope to revive interest to this topic that should not be tainted with political innuendos and bickering during this coming election, May 2010. Here is the article by E. Obligacion to serve as a reminder of the importance of this project for our province.


"The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the highest governing body in the Philippines for culture and the arts has identified the province of Marinduque as a priority area where it hopes to open various avenues in the field of culture and arts development.

In relation to this, an orientation on NCCA programs and a work shop on the development of cultural projects to be participated in by representatives of local people's organizations, non-government organizations, artists and cultural workers is set to be held within May 2008.

Among those that have been identified to attend the workshop are representatives from cultural organizations in Marinduque who are actively working for the preservation, promotion and development of Philippine culture and arts, such as Kalutang Band of Bangbang, Kapatirang Morion ng Marinduque, MISTAH, Marinduque Capitol Choir, Boghai Cultural Group of IFI Gasan, Boac Historical Society, Gasan Historical Society, the morion artisans of Anapog & Sibucao, Torrijos loomweavers, Teatro Balangaw community theater group and others.

The importance of culture and promotion of indigenous arts as part of the provincial government's thrust to promote tourism in the province has been underlined by Gov. Bong Carrion at the assumption of his position as the leader of the province. For the last six months, the strengthening of events such as "Battle of Pulang Lupa" (Sept) commemoration, introduction of new programs like "Sining Kambayoka Outreach Tour" (Nov), the first official celebration of Marinduque's founding anniversary, through the"Araw ng Marinduque" festivities, "Viva Marinduque!" (Philippine Arts Festival 'o8), touring cultural showcase (Feb), "Moriones 2008" and support to municipal tourism programs during lent (March), were largely hailed here by various organizations and LGU's".

I salute all supporters of Arts and Culture in our province. May their tribe increase!

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