BONTOC, Mountain Province – The municipality will receive funding from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) for the implementation of three approved project proposals related to culture, arts and music for 2022 following the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the NCCA and the grantees on April 28, 2022, at the Sangguniang Bayan Session Hall of the Municipal Capitol which coincided with the orientation of the NCCA grantees with regard to the implementation of their approved project proposals.
The first approved project proposal of the municipal government through its proponents Elizabeth Farnican of the Municipal Tourism Office and Christy Mae Che-es of the Municipal Information Office is the “Documentation of Bontoc Intangible Cultural Heritage: Bontoc Songs, Dances and Oral Literature”. The NCCA, represented by Executive Director Oscar Casaysay, and the municipal government represented by Mayor Franklin Odsey inked the MOA for this project whose funds will be downloaded to the municipal government.
The second is the Mountain Province General Comprehensive High School (MPGCHS) project proposal “Kumekedse” will receive funding from the NCCA for the conduct of a workshop on mental health, spiritual and physical nourishment for teaching and non-teaching staff of the MPGCHS. The proponents are Caren Chugyawi and Estella Chumacog, both from the MPGCHS and Elizabeth Farnican from the municipal government. The MOA was signed by Casaysay and the MPGCHS represented by School Head Atkinson Tudlong.
The third i approved project proposal is a seminar-workshop on the “Development of Learning Activity Sheets in “Finuntok” Mother Tongue for Primary Grades”. The proponents are Arnel Kisofen, Frauline Magwa, Susan Chugyawi and Elizabeth Farnican. For the MOA, Arnel Kisofen signed for the grantees.
The other grantees in Mountain Province are proponents from the municipalities of Tadian, Natonin and Paracelis who submitted their project proposals to the NCCA for funding.
Mayor Odsey thanked the NCCA for the approval of the project proposals submitted adding that the output will serve as reference materials readily available to the public.
He is confident that with the implementation of the projects, the younger generation will learn and appreciate the culture, arts and music of Mountain Province.