BAGUIO CITY – Stakeholders from Apayao’s creative industry actively participated in FiestaKucha 2023, held at Supreme Hotel in Baguio City from September 26 to 28.
The 29 attendees, representing entities like the Department of Education (DepEd), local government units (LGUs), Tourism Offices, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), Apayao State College (ASC), and micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), engaged in this event organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
“FiestaKucha” blends Filipino customs of cultural appreciation (“Fiesta”) with Japanese-inspired brief storytelling (“PechaKucha”). The initiative aimed to provide a platform for Cordillera’s creative stakeholders, fostering cultural promotion, collaboration, networking, and support for emerging creatives.
The core objective was to cultivate an environment conducive to creative entrepreneurship, competitiveness, and innovation.
FiestaKucha served as the culminating activity for the Philippine Creative Industries Month, featuring workshops, discussions, information campaigns, and interactive activities alongside performances and presentations.
Meanwhile, yApayao participants felt renewed after witnessing the significance of creative industries in driving economic progress and took home ideas and practices which could help add push in boosting the local creative industry in the province.
According to those who joined, the activity provided means to widen their market thru new found networks. By Jomela Dela Torre