by Christine F. Godinez Ortega, Office of Publication & Information (OPI)
The MSU-IIT Cultural Development Office’s (CDO) Kalilang Ensemble was featured in the documentary film celebrating Alab Panitikan (National Literature Month) produced by the National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA) and Living Asia Channel (LAC).
The Alab Panitikan is celebrated in April each year.
The documentary on Alab ng Panitikan had its LAC world premiere on Sunday, October 23, 2016. It featured cultural groups from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
The Institute’s Kalilang Ensemble and the MSU Sining Kambayoka music ensemble led by Jamaludin Casnor represented Mindanao.
Excerpts of the Darangen were performed by the two groups and were filmed inside the MSU-IIT campus and at the Mini-theatre on April 23 this year.
The NCCA team was headed by Rene Napenas, Head of the NCCA Public Affairs and Information Office (PAIO) and Roezielle Joy Iglesia of the Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino (KWF). The Living Asia Channel team was headed by Thess Visda, Production/Logistics Director and crew Rodel Mercado (Production Assistant) and Dickie Neri (Videographer).
The NCCA PAIO donated NCCA publications such as magazines and three volumes of Sagisag Kultura to the MSU-IIT Main Library.
Napenas also dialoged with the AB English Mass Media class at the Mini-theatre during a lull in the filming of the documentary.
The visit of LAC, KWF and NCCA was arranged by the Office of Publication & Information (OPI).
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