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NCCA, PIA launch 'Kalinaw Kultura Mindanao' in Zamboanga City


As part of a series of launching of  'Kalinaw Kultura Mindanao', the National Commision for Culture and the Arts (NCAA), in close partnership with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), has launched various activities showcasing the region's rich, diverse, dynamic, and colorful cultural heritage here in Zamboanga City.

Highlighting yesterday's (Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018) event was a fashion exhibit featuring the culturally-inspired haute couture and hablon collections of notable and award winning fashion designers Nilo Lacson and Monching Fernandez at KCC Mall de Zamboanga East Mall.

However, due to heavy rains brought by 'Typhoon Ompong', the viewing of award-winning short cultural films produced by young Zamboangueño movie makers of selected students from local colleges and universities at Centro Latino Theater Room, Paseo del Mar, was cancelled to a later date.

In a statement, Dr. Pilar Banaag, NCAA vice head, said 'Kalinaw Kultura Mindanao', themed "A Culture of Peace, Peace Through Culture," aims to uphold commitment to peace and solidarity in Southern Philippines.

She said they want to achieve: Develop deep appreciation for Mindanao culture through observation, instruction, and experience of local creative content and talents; promote and encourage preservation of Mindanao's crafts and creative arts.

The first leg of the Mindanao-wide cultural dissemination road show was held in the cities of Iligan, Butuan, Koronadal, and Davao last July. And will touch ground in Zamboanga City from September 13-14, 2018.

A motorcade kicks off today's (Friday) launching from V. Agan Avenue (Nunez Ext) fronting Brigada NewsFM ending at the Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology from 1-2pm. Opening of MSME Cultural Products Exhibit and Symbolic Presentation for the Launching of Kalinaw Kultura (Banging of the Gong and Raising if the Layag) from 2pm -5pm.

The program concludes with the Nilo Lacson and Monching Fernandez creation and fashion show at Atrium, KCC Mall de Zamboanga from 6-8 p.m. Hader Glang

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