After releasing a statement calling to stop the Lumad killings in Mindanao, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), through the leadership of Chairman Felipe de Leon Jr. and OIC Executive Director Adelina Suemith, undertakes another program for the indigenous people, this time in partnership with the ABS CBN News Channel.
In celebration of Indigenous Month this coming October, NCCA is set to launch Dayaw, a six-part documentary series on Philippine culture, traditions and indigenous industries. Dayaw is aimed highlighting and uplifting the culture of the indigenous peoples all over the country.
“Preserving the country’s culture and heritage has always been part of the mission of ABS CBN News,” said managing director Regina Reyes during the MOA signing.
“Dayaw is dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences in the protection, and preservation of the cultural and artistic treasures of our country. By documenting our cultural identity, Dayaw will link the past to the present and allow us to find a way to shape the future,” Reyes added.
Through Dayaw, she hopes to bridge the gap between indigenous communities and today’s society.
Sen. Loren Legarda, one of the many personalities who strongly advocate for the indigenous people, will host the program.
“We are happy that Senator Legarda will host this series,” said Reyes noting Legarda’s legacy as a Kapamilya and fellow advocate for indigenous people. Legarda’s track record in promoting indigenous culture is unmatched, as she remains one of the strongest lobbyers
for IP rights and issues in the legislative arena.
In his message, de Leon noted the best practices and characteristics that Filipinos have.
Our strengths as people, he said, is through our ability to connect and the sense of kapwa that makes us participatory when it comes to taking on national issues.
He also noted that the numerous tangible and intangible heritage and indigenous skills featured in the series are “our best bet to shine in this world.”
“We have so much to offer [to the world],” de Leon added.
Dayaw will feature various traditional arts, tangible and intangible heritage from across the archipelago. It is set to premier on October 1 as part of the Commission’s ongoing efforts to preserve and promote Filipino culture and arts. The show will be aired every Thursday, 6 p.m. on ANC.
For more information, call Anne Cabrera, TV/Media Coordinator/Information Officer of the NCCA Public Affairs and Information Office through 0920-9514916, 527-5529 or 527-2192 local 207. Visit firstname.lastname@example.org.