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The use of local language must be given intensified awareness to the public as this has contributed to the growth of the Philippine Literature, a National Artist said.
A plethora of arts and cultural events all over the Philippines will make the whole month of February exciting, colorful and enriching as the Philippines’ prime government agency for arts and culture, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), headed by its chairman, Arsenio “Nick” Lizaso, executive director Al Ryan Alejandre and deputy executive director Marichu Tellano, leads the celebration of 2020 National Arts Month (NAM).
“We can be one in art, only art and culture can do that. Art belongs to all, our advocacy is to bring art to people from all walks of life.” The speaker was Arsenio “Nick” Lizaso, new chair of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and concurrent president of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). He presided over a recent press conference at the NCCA in Intramuros, Manila, which ushered in February as National Arts Month.
The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) welcomes its new chairman, Arsenio “Nick” Lizaso. Lizaso, who is the concurrent president of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, was elected by the Board of Commissioners of the NCCA during the most recent Board Meeting held on January 16. Lizaso will be leading the Commission as Chairman, serving for the term 2020 until 2022.
The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) urged the government to bank on the creativity of Filipinos to promote and preserve their culture, and help boost the country’s creative economy.
Local governments have an important role to play in developing a creative economy. To fuel the creative sector, National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) executive director Al Ryan Alejandre said they have been conducting seminars on the importance of culture and arts as a contributor to the economy.