NCCA signs program for cultural cooperation, opens 18th Sentro Rizal

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Chairman Felipe M. De Leon Jr. of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), leads the inauguration of Sentro Rizal Yangon and the signing of an Executive Program on Cultural Cooperation between Philippines and Myanmar.

As the head of de facto ministry of culture of the Republic of the Philippines, Chairman De Leon joins Minister Aung Ko of Myanmar’s Ministry of Religious Affairs in a bilateral meeting and signing of an Executive Program on Cultural Cooperation on 13 May in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. This is part of the strengthening of the cultural ties between the countries.

Following the meeting and the commemorative signing of said Executive Program, NCCA inaugurates its 18th Sentro Rizal on May 14 at the Embassy of the Philippines in Yangon, Myanmar. It will be the 18th Sentro Rizal to be inaugurated by the Commission, following SR Korea’s opening earlier in March.

Prof. De Leon will also conduct a lecture dubbed The Connectivity of the Filipino: A Culture of Well-Being after the inauguration.


The creation of Sentro Rizal is mandated by virtue of Section 42 of Republic Act 10066 or the Heritge Law. Its primary purpose is to promote Philippine culture, arts and language throughout the world, establish global offices which will serve as repository of materials, coordinate h through different cultural activities like lectures, film screenings, and language programs catered to the Filipino and those who wish to acquaint themselves to the Filipino culture. SR also serves as a repository of materials and digital sources on all things Filipino.

For more information on the Sentro Rizal activities, you may contact Maria Shaina Santiago through numbers 527-2192 loc 605 or email sentrorizal@gmail.com.

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