NCCA leads in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ence on cul­tural statis­tics and creative econ­omy

Sun.Star Baguio - - Opinion -

NA­TIONAL Com­mis­sion for Cul­ture and the Arts (NCCA) led the 2018 In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence on Cul­tural Statis­tics and Creative Econ­omy held in Di­a­mond Ho­tel, Roxas Boule­vard, Malate, Manila on Oc­to­ber 3 and 4, 2018. NCCA Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Rico S. Pableo Jr. wel­comed the par­tic­i­pants with a no­table re­mark, and an in­spi­ra­tional mes­sage from the na­tional artist Chair­man Vir­gilio S. Al­mario, read by NCCA Plan/ Pol­icy For­mu­la­tion and Pro­gram­ming Divi­sion Chief Ber­nan Cor­puz.

The aims of the con­fer­ence, de­liv­ered by NCCA Deputy Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Marichu G. Tel­lano, are to draw aware­ness about Philip­pine cul­tural statis­tics frame­work, and ig­nite var­i­ous stake­hold­ers in build­ing data and statis­tics; pro­vide plat­form to quan­tify con­tri­bu­tions of cul­ture to de­vel­op­ment; ex­pose peo­ple to dif­fer­ent method­ol­ogy, process and tools of build­ing cul­tural statis­tics and the uti­liza­tion of cul­tural statis­tics frame­work for defin­ing con­tri­bu­tion of cul­ture to de­vel­op­ment; lastly, to push for ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the rule of cul­tural statis­tics in strength­en­ing Philip­pine creative econ­omy.

The 2018 In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence on Cul­tural Statis­tics and Creative Econ­omy ex­hib­ited the ini­tia­tives of neigh­bor­ing South­east Asian coun­tries in their creative economies and their stud­ies about sta­tis­ti­cal data on cul­tural stud­ies.

NCCA Cul­tural Her­itage Com­mis­sioner Harold Ll. Ren­to­ria Pan­gasi­nan in­tro­duced the key­note speaker of the con­fer­ence, 4th District Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Hon. Christo­pher V.P. De Vene­cia. Hon. De Vene­cia shared some of the rev­enue gen­er­at­ing ac­tiv­i­ties which con­trib­utes mil­lions to the econ­omy of the Philip­pines, such as, gal­leries and sale of works by dif­fer­ent artist like Ben Cab and Amor­solo; theater pro­duc­tions be­ing staged lo­cally; and con­certs held at the Mall of Asia Arena. He also cited a study from the United King­dom stat­ing that creative in­dus­tries are de­fined us­ing the con­cept of creative in­ten­sity, where the term creative in­ten­sity is the pro­por­tion of to­tal em­ploy­ment within a sec­tor that is en­gaged in creative oc­cu­pa­tion. On the other hand, he wants to pro­pose a leg­is­la­tion that pro­vides wel­fare and pro­tec­tion for artist, chal­leng­ing the as­sump­tion that artist in a coun­try that does not pro­vide enough sup­port to spe­cial cat­e­gory of work­ers means to pre­pare one selves for a life of poverty.

The con­fer­ence con­sists of six ses­sions, mod­er­ated by Philip­pine In­sti­tute for De­vel­op­ment Stud­ies Se­nior Re­search Fel­low Dr. Jose Ra­mon Al­bert, De La Salle Univer­sity Manila pro­fes­sor Dr. Ma. Flo­rina Oril­los-Juan, Univer­sity of the Philip­pines Baguio Pro­fes­sor Arvin Vil­lalon, South Sea Pearl Mu­seum and Bidibidi En­ter­prises Vice Pres­i­dent and owner Ber­nadette delos San­tos, Board of In­vest­ments and Creative Econ­omy Cham­pion For­mer Se­nior In­vest­ment Spe­cial­ist Paul Ta­jon, and Univer­sity of the Philip­pines Dil­i­man pro­fes­sor Dr. Joseph Palis.

On the first ses­sion that aims to an­a­lyze cul­tural data, Daniele Cristina Dan­tas, a Ph.D. stu­dent in Fed­eral Univer­sity in Brazil pre­sented her pa­per on Al­go­rithms and Big data as a Strat­egy for Cap­tur­ing and An­a­lyz­ing Cul­tural Data in Plat­form Con­tent Flows. On the other hand, Mr. Yud­i­s­tira, Sec­re­tariat of Di­rec­torate Gen­eral of Cul­ture, Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion in In­done­sia, talked about the In­done­sia Cul­ture for De­vel­op­ment In­dex: A First Step for Mak­ing Cul­tural De­vel­op­ment Poli­cies in In­done­sia Based on Quan­ti­ta­tive Data.

While the sec­ond ses­sion of the con­fer­ence

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