CITY OF MALOLOS – In line with the celebration of the National Arts Month, The Provincial Government of Bulacan through the Provincial History, Arts, Culture and Tourism Office (PHACTO) announced different activities intended to create awareness of the rich culture and artistry of the province.
With this year’s theme, “Pride of Place,” the celebration will highlight the local invaluable contribution of artistic creations in enriching the country’s historical and cultural heritages.
Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado said the celebration is one of the good ways to discuss and emphasize the Philippines’ arts and culture despite of 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.
According to PHACTO Head Dr. Eliseo Dela Cruz, there will be a Sayaw Pinoy 2015 this coming February 23 that will feature stage performances of indigenous dances, folk dances, classical ballet, modern and contemporary dances and hip-hop.
He also said that they will launch the “Lakbay Kasaysayan, Sining at Kultura,” that aims to raise the historical awareness of the Bulakenyo youths regarding the rich cultural artistry of the Filipinos and for them to be able to contribute in preserving the province’s diverse culture and history.
PHACTO will also hold a film showing for the students about the life and contributions of the Bulakenyo heroes and a brief orientation about the tourist spots and heritages in the province, which is also known as the Bulacan’s 24K Tourism Icons.
Moreover, said celebration is in accordance with the 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.