SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau
05 December 2017 10:12:34 AM
The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) argues that a separate agency devoted solely to “arts and culture” can foster patriotism and nationalism, accelerate social progress, and promote total human liberation. This was posited in the NCCA briefing for the House Committee on Basic Education chaired by Rep. Ramon H Durano VI. Other lawmakers who attended the briefing were Deputy Majority Leader Aurelio Gonzales Jr., Reps. Evelina G. Escudero, Jose Enrique S. Garcia III, Mark O. Go, Rosanna V. Vergara, Vilma Santos-Recto, Ma. Lourdes R. Aggabao, Gabriel H. Bordado Jr., Michelle M. Antonio, Cecilia Leonila V. Chavez, Celso L. Lobregat, Winston T. Castelo, Cristal L. Bagatsing, Micaela S. Violago, Christopher V.P De Venecia, Fernando V. Gonzales, Alfredo Benitez, Antonio L. Tinio, and Joseph Stephen S. Paduano. Resource persons included NCCA Chairman Virgilio Almario, Executive Director Marichu Tellano, Department of Education Undersecretary Tonisito Umali and other DepEd officers. / GE / ICYJR.