Actor, athlete and Kapamilya heartthrob Enchong Dee lends his support to Philippine arts and culture as he becomes the National Commission for Culture and the Arts’ (NCCA) ambassador for heritage.
Dee is a swimmer of the Philippine national swimming team, who became a popular model and endorser, paving the way for him to be involved in showbiz. He appeared in many ABS-CBN dramas such Tanging Yaman, Magkaribal, Katorse, Maria La Del Barrio, Ina, Kapatid, Anak and Muling Buksan Ang Puso; as well as films such as Sa ‘Yo Lamang, I Do and The Reunion.
What many don’t know is that Enchong Dee is interested in heritage structures particularly around the country.
“I travel a lot,” says Dee, “and whenever I go around I make it a point to visit a place of historical landmarks and heritage structures. I think these make a place unique and interesting. It is very important that these heritage structures are taken care of and preserved. I am very glad that I was chosen as NCCA’s ambassador for heritage. As such, I can encourage and inspire people to appreciate these treasures.”
The NCCA’s Subcommission on Cultural Heritage (SCH), headed by Rev. Fr. Harold Ll. Rentoria, OSA, has lined up activities for the whole month of Taoid Heritage Program Celebration, in which Dee will participate.
He already joined the Run for Heritage in Albay on May 1. The run started at the Cagsawa Ruins in Legazpi City and finished at the Daraga Church in Daraga. He then guested at the “Taoid 2014: Pamanang Pinoy” Heritage Concert held on May 7 at the San Agustin Church in Intramuros. The concert also featured Noel Cabangon, Joey Ayala, the Philippine Madrigal Singers, the UP Singing Ambassadors and the NCCA Rondalla.
Themed “Pamanang Pinoy,” Taoid 2014 aims to give a glimpse of the legacies of the past and how it remains to shape the present and the future. It is a recognition and celebration of the different aspects of our national cultural heritage—our traditional art forms and practices, important cultural structures both movable and immovable and other objects of national importance whether tangible and intangible.
For more information, call Rene Sanchez Napeñas at (632) 527-2192 or at 0928.5081057. Log on to www.ncca.gov.ph or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.