Provincial Government of Bulacan

Bulacan celebrates National Arts Month, lines up activities for historical and cultural artistry

CITY OF MALOLOS – In recognition to the invaluable contribution of artistic creations in enriching the nation’s historical and cultural artistry, the Provincial Government of Bulacan through the Provincial History, Arts, Culture and Tourism Office has announced different activities to promote the rich arts and culture the province has to offer.

This year’s celebration aims to feature the local talents and performances and creativity of Bulakenyo artists and groups in different discipline of arts including architecture, dramatic arts, dance, music, visual arts and literature.

According to PHACTO Dr. Eliseo Dela Cruz, there will be an Essay Writing and Extemporaneous Speech Competition this coming February 3, 2016 at the PEO Conference Room and Abelardo Auditorium that is open for college students from different state colleges and universities in the province.

He also said that Hagonoy Art Exhibit will open on the same day at the Hiyas Museum which will feature the wonderful crafts and literature pieces done by the Bulakenyo artists while a poetry reading with the Hiyas ng Bulacan Brass Band dubbed as “Taghoy ng Pag-ibig” will be held on February 12.

Aside from this, there will be a musical treat including “Ang Musika at ang Kanyang Musika” and “Desposorio ng Bulacan” that will showcase exceptional performances of Bulakenyo artists and groups.

The celebration will also highlight the beautiful renditions of Bulacan Hiyas Brass Band for a free concert on February 27 at the Robinsons Place Malolos.

Prior to this, Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado said that the celebration is one of the good ways to discuss and emphasize the Philippines’ arts and culture despite the modernization and development in the country.

“Kailangang maikintal sa ating mga kabataang Bulakenyo at sa bagong henerasyon ang mayamang kasaysayang ating pinagmulan upang sa kanilang pagtahak sa mas mapanghamong pagbabago at modernisasyon ay hindi nila makalimutan ang ating makulay na pinagmulan,” said Alvarado.

The said celebration is in accordance with Presidential Proclamation No. 683 though the initiative of the National Commission of Culture and the Arts to celebrate the Filipino culture and talent every month of February.