Bongbong Marcos vows full support, promotion of PH culture heritage, arts
MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Wednesday committed to promoting Philippine culture as well as the preservation and protection of the country’s cultural heritage.
He made the remark in a speech at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Ani ng Dangal (Harvest of Honors) awarding ceremony in Malacañang, according to the Presidential Communications Office (PCO).
“Makaaasa kayo na kaisa ninyo ang pamahalaan at administrasyong ito sa pagsusulong at pagpapayaman ng ating sining at kultura,”Marcos said, as quoted by the PCO.
(You can expect that the government is with you in promoting and enriching the country’s arts and culture.)
“Nagtitiwala ako na kung pauunlarin natin ang industriyang ito, higit tayong makatutulong sa paglago ng ating ekonomiya, at maiangat ang Pilipino saan mang dako ng daigdig,” the President added.
(I believe that if we nurture this industry, we will help in the improvement of the economy and the Philippines will be promoted in every part of the globe.)
The President called on NCCA to support Filipino artists who make significant contributions to the development, and promotion of Philippine culture and the arts.
He also urged Filipino artists to showcase the country’s culture and identity and feature the Philippines’ rich artistry and cultural heritage.
Ani ng Dangal honors natural-born Filipino artists or groups who have received international awards and accolades in nine categories — architecture, cinema, dance, dramatic arts, literary arts, music, visual arts, folk arts and broadcast arts — over the past year.
The PCO said the awardees under architecture and allied arts are: The Penthouse (Best Residential Interior Apartment); The Galleon Residences Showroom (Best Residential Show Home); Equilateral House (Winner for Innovative Architecture); Batangas Forest City (Best of the Best for Innovative Architecture.
For cinema, the awardees were Jeric Gonzales (Best Actor); Dolly De Leon (Best Supporting Performer); ‘Di N’yo Ba Naririnig (Golden Kinabalu Award for Best Documentary): The Flight of Banog (Golden Kinabalu Award for Best Indigenous Language Film); Geraldo B. Jumawan (Best Actor); Black Rainbow (Best Short Film); Joaquin Ditan Domagoso (Best Actor); The HeadHunter’s Daughter (Grand Jury Prize); It’s Raining Frogs Outside (International Award); Days of the New (International Competition Grand Prix); Leonor Will Never Die (World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award).
For dance, the awardees were Billy Crawford, ELECTRO GROOVERS, Halili-Cruz School of Ballet and Bayanihan.
Meanwhile, the list of awardees under the Music category include Ryle Custodio, Darwin J. Lomentigar, Rafael Adobas Bayog, Ily Matthew Maniano, Theodore Julius Chua Tan, Adrik Cristobal, Jeanne Rafaella Marquez, Far Eastern University Chorale, Michael Valenciano, and Danikka Dy.
Albert Reyes, Mariah Zamora, and Froiland Rivera received honors for Visual Arts, while A Thousand Cuts, a film by Ramona Diaz, received honor as the Outstanding Social Issue Documentary.