CDO Announces Schedules of 2nd Phase of Mindanao Theater Technical Workshops

CDO Announces Schedules of 2nd Phase of Mindanao Theater Technical Workshops

The Cultural Development Office (CDO) of the Institute recently released the schedules of the 2nd phase of its Mindanao Theater Technical Workshops (MTTW) that will run from the last week of February to mid-March.

The series of trainings and workshops on the different aspects of theater operations and management will be conducted inside MSU-IIT through the collaborative efforts of the CDO, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).

CDO Director Zayda O. Macarambon said that the MTTW targets theater practitioners and industry personnel such as technicians, stage electricians, designers (lights and sounds), video makers, and production managers.

“Our facilitators are among the veterans and widely experienced theater technical operators from the CCP and of the country,” Macarambon said.

The Video Maker workshop will be facilitated by Antonio “Tony” Esteban on Feb. 27 – March 1, 2014 at the Institute Mini-Theater.

The workshop on Lights Design, Phase II will be facilitated by Felix “Monino” Duque on March 8-9, 2014 at the Mini-Theater and Gymnasium.

The workshop on Theater Sound, Phase II will be facilitated by Arnel “Doods” Manzano on March 10-11, 2014 at the Gymnasium.

The Production Management workshop will be facilitated by Carmencita “Chinggay” Bernardo on March 10-11, 2014 at the Mini-Theater.

Macarambon said that the registration fee for each workshop is P2,000 that will cover two meals (lunch), four snacks, the workshop kit, certificates and workshop cost subsidy.

Macarambon said that out-of-town participants will have to pay for their own transportation and accommodation.

For reservations or inquiries regarding the MTTW, emails should be sent to or text/call (Globe) 0917-721-4698; 0917-305-0297; 0927-969-7507; 0906-708-3920; (Smart) 0939-917-3482 and 0912-760-6329.

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CDO Announces Schedules of 2nd Phase of Mindanao Theater Technical Workshops

ARTS MONTH CELEBRATION: IPAG and Kalimulan to give performances; NCCA and E nglish Department to host Halad 4 Literary fest

In celebration of Arts Month in February, the Institute’s resident cultural troupes are performing within the campus and off campus this month while the Department of English, College of Arts & Social Sciences with funding from the National Commission for Culture & Arts (NCCA) host HALAD 4, a literary festival as a satellite project of the NCCA’s Taboan 5: Philippine International Writers Festival.

The Kalimulan Cultural Dance Troupe performs during the Department of Tourism Region 10’s Pasundayag Northern Mindanao in Iloilo City on February 16-22, 2014 also upon the request of the City Mayor Celso G. Regencia.

The Institute Resident Theatre Company, the Integrated Performing Arts Guild (IPAG) as part of its 36th Theatre Season remounts “Suga Tula” at the Mini-theatre on February 8-16, 2014.

On the other hand, a two-day celebration dubbed HALAD 4 which turns four years old this year holds literary activities in the MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) will be held in late February 2014 at the Mini-theatre.

On Day One, a Lecture Seminar on the Importance of Teaching Literature is held for teachers and students of MSU-IIT and for the general community.
The topics during this Lecture-Seminar which will also include teaching demonstrations by the lecturers are: “Teaching Poetry”, “Teaching Fiction”, and the “Teaching of the country’s Regional Literatures”.

Day two includes Literary Readings of works by Mindanao writers and other works by writers from the regions, and a Poetry Slam Competition for beginning writers.

The Poetry Slam Competition is open to beginning writers (students and professionals who have been published at least once locally or nationally. The participants submit five poems which they will recite during the competition. The winner will be judged by local writers and selected members of the audience. There will be a series of rounds to eliminate participants until only one is left. After all the participants have read their works, the host will ask the judges to give their scores. The participant with the lowest score will be eliminated. The winners will receive cash prizes.

For reservations and for more details of the Poetry Slam Competition, please contact the Halad 4 Project Director, CASS Assistant Dean Prof. Sittie Noffaisah Pasandalan or Prof. Jean Graciela E. Penola, Chair of the English Department, CASS. CGO for OC-OPI

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Ortega elected Head of NCCA’s National Literary Arts Committee

Ortega elected Head of NCCA’s National Literary Arts Committee

The Office of Publication & Information (OPI) Director Dr. Christine Godinez Ortega is the newly elected Head and Coordinator for Central & Northern Mindanao during the election of members of the National Commission for Culture and Arts-National Committee on Literary Arts (NCCA-NCLA) held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu City on November 13, 2013.

Prior to the elections, Ortega presented to the country’s regional representatives her cultural agenda — a strong pitch to promote the literatures of the regions particularly that of Mindanao, and strengthening the making, the translation, publication, and the teaching of Philippine Literature in schools, colleges and universities, and to other sectors of the country and to the rest of the world.

TheNCCAis the overall policy making body, coordinating, and grants giving agency for the preservation, development and promotion of Philippine arts and culture; an executing agency of its policies, and administers the National Endowment Fund for Culture and the Arts (NEFCA) fund exclusively for the implementation of culture and arts programs and projects.

The National Committee on Literary Arts is one of seven committees of the Sub-Commission on the Arts of the NCCA.

It evaluates project proposals and funds various projects, among them: 16 regional and national writers workshops in the country, the PEN Annual Conference, the National Book Awards, the National Book Development Board Literary Arts Festival and its own flagship project, the Philippine Writers Festival during the Philippine Arts Festival in February (the Arts Month) of each year.

 In 1987, according to the NCCA website, then President Corazon C. Aquino created the Presidential Commission on Culture and Arts through EO 118. In 1992, this presidential directive was enacted into law– Republic Act 7356, creating the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) jointly authored by Senators Edgardo Angara, Heherson Alvarez, Leticia Ramos Shahani, and Congressman Carlos Padilla.
The other three Sub-Commissions are: Subcommission on Cultural Heritage (SCH) with six committees; Subcommission on Cultural Dissemination (SCD) with three committees; and the Subcommission on Cultural Communities and Traditional Arts (SCCTA) with three committees.

These committees are composed of volunteer artists and cultural workers from the public and private sectors, representing different cultural and non-government organizations.

The other newly-elected NCLA officers are: Vice- Head –Dr. Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo (NCR), former UP Vice President for Public Affairs and UP Press Director, now the Director of the UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies; Secretary – Dr. Isidoro M. Cruz (Western Visayas) Press Director and Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, University of San Agustin; Assistant Secretary – Prof. Jhoanna Lyn Cruz (Eastern & Southern Mindanao), faculty of UP Mindanao; and members: DrElizabeth Raquel of DEP Ed Supervisor (Northern Luzon); Francis Macansantos of the Baguio Arts Foundation (Cordillera); Dr. Hope Sabanpan Yu, Director ofthe University of San Carlos Cebuano Studies Center (Central Visayas); and, Fr. Dr. Albert Alejo, SJ of the Research & Extension Office, Ateneo de Zamboanga University (Western Mindanao).

Due to unforeseen circumstances and the calamity that hit Leyte and Samar, the NCLA will decide on who will be the next Coordinators from Eastern Visayas, Bicol and Central Luzon. –OC-OPI

OPI Director - MSU-IIT - Dr. Christine  Ortega

Newly-elected Head of the NCCA NCLA- Dr. Christine Godinez Ortega at the Radisson Blu Hotel

The incumbent and newly-elected officers of the NCCA National Committee on Literary Arts at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cebu City

Standing from left: Dr. Juliet C. Mallari (incumbent Central Luzon coordinator); Ms. Menchu Aquino Sarmiento (incumbent NCR coordinator); Dr. Ma. Luisa T. Reyes (incumbent NCR coordinator); Dr. Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo (incoming Vice Head and NCR coordinator); Dr. Priscilla S. Macansantos (incumbent Head and Cordillera coordinator); Dr. Christine Godinez Ortega (incumbent Vice Head and Central & Northern Mindanao coordinator); Dr. Jose ‘Butch’ Dalisay (incumbent NCR coordinator); Dr. Elsa Victoria Martinez Coscolluela (incumbent Western Visayas coordinator); Prof. Jhoanna Lynn Cruz (incumbent Eastern and Southern Mindanao coordinator), Francis Macansantos (incoming Cordillera coordinator); Dr. Isidoro M. Cruz (incoming Western Visayas coordinator); Seated: Dr. Elizabeth Raquel (incumbent Northern Luzon coordinator); Fr. Albert Alejo, SJ, PhD (incumbent Western Mindanao coordinator); Dr. Hope Sabanpan Yu (incoming Central Visayas coordinator); and Carlo Arejola (incumbent Bicol coordinator). Contributed photos

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Historian Magtolis lectures on local history and on Negros Oriental

Historian Magtolis lectures on local history and on Negros Oriental

Prof. Carlos
 P. Magtolis

History Professor and Dean of the Office of Student Affairs of Silliman University Carlos P. Magtolis, Jr. focuses on the significance of local history research and on the history of Negros Oriental during his lecture on November 28, 2013 at 9:00 AM at the Mini-theatre.

Earlier, a lecture on the Priority Development Assistance Fund or PDAF was conducted by Professor Leonor Magtolis Briones on November 15, 2013 at the CEd Amphi-theatre.

These lectures are organized by the Office of Publication & Information, the OVCRE-Center for Governance Studies, the Department of History and the Department of Political Science of the College of Arts & Social Sciences (CASS) in cooperation with the Office of the Chancellor and the Office of Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Magtolis, is the current Dean of the Office of Student Affairs of Silliman University. He represents the university as Coordinator in the Committee on Historical Research, National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA). He was a long time Dean of Silliman’s College of Arts & Sciences (AS).

Magtolis finished his Geography and Geology degree at UP Diliman, his AB History degree from Silliman University and his Master’s Degree in History at UP Diliman. He has travelled extensively abroad.

After graduating from UP, he went to the Soviet Union to study Marxism and Guerilla Warfare. When Martial Law was declared in the country, the Philippine military promptly branded him a communist. His pending arrest forced him to go to the hometown of his father in Negros Occidental but, he later returned to Dumaguete City to work in Silliman.

He has published his papers on historical research in national and international journals and he has organized numerous events for Silliman, Negros Oriental and for the country in the promotion of local history as a significant aspect of historical research.

Registration fee is P30.00 only.

Please call History Department, CASS (Dr. Cecile B. Tangian) loc.4149 or the OPI (Cherly S. Adlawan), tel. 2232343 or 09177576585 for reservations.

– Christine Godinez Ortega, OC-OPI

Topics : ncca  history