Issue of March 12, 2017
Mt. Province

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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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