Issue of March 12, 2017
Mt. Province

66th Courier Anniversary Issue
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NCCA funds 10 School of Living Tradition projects in Benguet
by Susan C. Aro / PIA

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The province’s culture and tradition will continue to live on with the National Commission on Culture and the Arts allotting funds again this year to School of Living Tradition (SLT) projects.

Ten projects which include a proposal in Baguio City were approved with funding of P2.385 million, said Benguet Provincial Tourism Officer Clarita Prudencio.

With the aim of preserving cultural heritage in its living form in the generations to come, SLTs are carried out through a living master or culture bearer possessing the skills and techniques of traditional art or craft through a non-formal, oral and with practical demonstrations.  

Prudencio said the SLTs have big impact in terms of cultural preservation with the goal to let the youth appreciate traditional practices. Taught are performing arts, indigenous food making and handicrafts.

Approved projects which are in the form of crafts and performing arts are: Training on Ibaloy performing arts by  the Kamora National High School; training on banayakeo traditional bamboo craft of the local government unit of Poblacion, Atok; training and workshop for gong makers cum production of the Bedbed Senior Citizens Association of Mankayan; training on Ibaloy performing arts of LGU Topdac, Atok; installation of local cultural icon Doligen legendary rock of LGU Poblacion, Bakun; Bobok-Bisal cultural festival of the LGU of Bobok-Bisal, Bokod; Tapey Festival of LGU Poblacion, Bokod; Kapangan museum enhancement of  LGU Kapangan; and Sagawsaw Ekip cultural festival.

The approved project for Baguio is the ‘Multiculturalism and ethnic identity: Experiencing authenticity in the city” to be implemented by the University of Baguio Alumni Foundation.

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Congressman Mark O. Go
Department of Health – CAR
Kings College of the Philippines
Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan
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Philex Mining Corporation
Pines City Colleges
Province of Benguet
Sangguniang Panlungsod
SM City Baguio
Social Security System

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Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Central University
Baguio Heart and Lung Diagnostic Center Inc.
Baguio Memorial Chapels Incorporated
Baguio Water District
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources – CAR
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Congressman Ronald M. Cosalan
Curamed Pharmacy
Data Center College of the Philippines of Baguio City Inc.
Department of Agriculture – CAR
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of Trade and Industry – CAR
Department of Transportation – CAR
Easter College Incorporated
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
Fast East Pacific Commercial
Filipino–Japanese Friendship Association of Northern Luzon, Inc.
GMS Technology
Immigration Network Services, Inc.
La Funeraria Paz, Inc.
Mayor Romeo K. Salda
MMS Development Training Center Corporation
Mother Earth Deli Basket
National Economic & Development Authority–CAR
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration
Philippine Science High School – CARC
R.A. Gapuz Review Center
Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board – CAR
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Technical Education and Skills Development Authority

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