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NCCA gears up for National Arts Month in Ph

MANILA, Philippines – In celebration of the National Arts Month in February, the National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA) is gearing up once again to lead the nation in celebrating creativity, artistry and imagination.
With the theme “Malikhain. Mapagbago. Filipino,” this year’s celebration underscores the creative power of the arts and its role as a catalyst for change. It also highlights arts as a reflection of the nation’s soul, and from it our pride of being Filipino.
The celebration will kick-off on February 5 at the Rizal Park, where there will be free workshops on the different arts in the afternoon and a show in the evening. Also, there will be different events, activities and shows organized by local governments, government agencies and private institutions supported by the NCCA.
NCCA encourages everyone to partake in artistic endeavors happening around the country as well as to promote, preserve and enrich our artistic heritage, and to support artistic endeavors.
The National Arts Month will culminate with the Ani ng Dangal (Harvest of Honors) Awards, where artists who have earned international awards and accolades during the past year will be honored. It is set for last week of February.
The annual celebration of National Arts Month started with the signing of Presidential Proclamation 683 in 1991, declaring February as National Arts Month. Over the years, NCCA as well as private and government agencies organize events and activities to highlight the artistic brilliance of the Filipinos.

Criselda Cabangon David, a happy mother of two kids, is a full-time Sociologist at the City Government of Lucena, Quezon Province. She is currently the Managing Editor of Ang Diaryo Natin Sunday News, a weekly local community newspaper in the Philippines and an active member of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines.