The City Council for Culture and the Arts (CCCA) convened to discuss and finalize its thrusts for next year. Culture and Arts Officer, Joseph Alexis Cadelina, facilitated the meeting. Committee heads on literature, dance, music, theatre arts, and media gathered together to come up with meaningful activities to drumbeat the essence of arts and culture.
The council is headed by led by Prof. Joshibiah Gaa De Juan.
Foremost in the planning is the upcoming celebration of the Children’s Month slated next month.
Exciting events are lined up to promote the well-being and rights of the child. Literary, visual, dance, music and photography contests will be showcased with the elementary and high school students of TagbilaranCity as participants.
Then a forum on heritage awareness is also on the drawing board to strengthen the City’s advocacy in heritage consciousness.One classic manifestation of which is the Heritage Tour which was recently launched.
The tour, an offshoot of the cultural and architectural mapping conducted by USAID-COMPETE two years ago, gives prime importance to the natural, physical and material assets of the City which espouses unique characteristics distinct to Tagbilaran. The half-century old houses which tells so much of the history of the City is a major part of it.
Alongside with the renowned guitar-makers in barangay Manga and homemade pastries in barangayTaloto. Another centerpiece of the upcoming activities of the CCCA is the establishment of a Children’s Choir in the City and the Tagbilaran Christmas Festival.
A songwriting workshop is also expected to unfold under the guidance of Joseph Gara.
These various initiatives geared to raise the people’s cultural consciousness were allocated with the necessary funds by City Mayor John Geesnell “BABA” Yap.Yap, aside from sports development, also values the important role of culture and the arts in strengthening the pride of place and respect for heritage of the Tagbilaranons.