LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – Governor Amado I. Espino III will enter and sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Cultural Center of the Philippines for the establishment of the Kaisa Sa Sining (KSS) Regional Art Center.
This developed after the provincial board in a regular session on March 5 has approved Provincial Resolution No. 1477-2018 which was authored by Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Z. Calimlim, Jr. himself.
As stated in the resolution, the CCP has identified the province of Pangasinan as one of its partners in the implementation of its KSS program.
KSS is a partnership program of the CCP with local government units in order to establish a growing network of regional art centers.
“The establishment of a regional partnership between CCP and the province of Pangasinan will eventually result to further enrich, develop and promote arts and culture in the region and the country,” the resolution partly stated.
As disclosed by Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Officer Ma. Luisa A. Elduayan, the key areas of partnership will include training and apprenticeship, touring and move-over productions, sharing of relevant cultural resource materials, access to arts cultural information, venues and facilities, and participation in major cultural events.
It can be recalled that under the Espino administration which started in 2007 under the tenure of then governor and now 5th district Representative Amado T. Espino, Jr., tourism and cultural-related programs and projects were prioritized.
Part of the legacy set by the former governor was the establishment of the founding anniversary of the province; composition of the Pangasinan hymn; launching of Balitok A Tawir, a cultural contest among LGUs that features Pangasinan dances; Kurit Panlunggaring, literary contest in Pangasinan dialect among many others.
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