121 artists now cer­ti­fied ‘Hanas’

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TO­TAL of 121 stu­dents, teach­ers from the Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion, cul­tural work­ers, mu­seum work­ers, film­mak­ers, art en­thu­si­asts, even in­mates from the Bureau of Jail Man­age­ment and Penol­ogy han du man an Jail facility com­pleted the 120-hour from 63 work­shops/lec­tures/sem­i­nars in Hanas.

Hanas, a Hili­gaynon term which means “to hone”, aims to hone the skills of sec­ond lin­ers in the fields of Per­for­mance Arts and Cul­tural Man­age­ment through short cour­ses in Theatre, Dance, Film, Muse­ol­ogy, Weav­ing and Cre­ative Cur­ricu­lum.

The Na­tional Com­mis­sion for Cul­ture and the Arts (NCCA) man­ages this scholarshi­p pro­gram for cul­ture and arts which was launched in Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal in De­cem­ber 2018, un­der The Scholarshi­p for the Arts Pro­gram funded by the Of­fice of Se­na­tor Loren Le­garda.

NCCA Deputy Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Marichu Tel­lano said when they first thought of Hanas, they have limited their frame

work within the seven arts but the “Hanas” done in Ne­gros has ac­tu­ally ad­dressed the other ar­eas of cul­ture that would help nur­ture the per­for­mance art, the vis­ual art in­ter­pret­ing the pro­gram in the widest form pos­si­ble with more pos­si­bil­i­ties across ages and sec­tors.

Hanas serves as a plat­form where the schol­ars/par­tic­i­pants can es­tab­lish and cre­ate a net­work of young, mul­ti­dis­ci­plinary artists and sup­port groups which came from a col­lec­tive need ar­tic­u­lated by se­nior artists and cul­tural work­ers of the prov­ince to de­velop among the young and bud­ding artists and cul­tural works the nec­es­sary knowl­edge and skills to sus­tain the tra­di­tion of art mak­ing and net­work­ing.

Cole­gio San Agustin­ba­colod Vice Pres­i­dent for Stu­dent Af­fairs and Ex­ter­nal Re­la­tions Fr. Tito So­quiño rep­re­sent­ing CSA-B, the project pro­po­nent for Hanas, said he is happy and proud that CSA-B is part of the cul­tural de­vel­op­ment in the re­gion par­tic­u­larly in the prov­ince.

“I hope de­spite our lim­i­ta­tions, we are able to give a very strong mes­sage that cul­ture is an im­por­tant part of our de­vel­op­ment as a peo­ple, as a so­ci­ety es­pe­cially with the ad­vance­ment of the tech­nol­ogy,” So­quiño said.

Dur­ing the Hanas cul­mi­na­tion pro­gram at the Au­di­to­rium of CSA-B in Bacolod City, Mercedes Claur, a weaver from Val­ladolid Loom Weavers As­so­ci­a­tion thanked NCCA for the knowl­edge they gained from prod­uct in­no­va­tions to mer­chan­dis­ing to brand­ing their prod­ucts which will surely beef up their in­come and help the weavers who are mostly moth­ers.

Mean­while, Hanas Ex­ec­u­tive and Ped­a­gogy Di­rec­tor Rudy Reveche hopes the new and ad­di­tional knowl­edge and skills ac­quired and the friend­ships nur­tured from Hanas would in­spire and guide those who have com­pleted the train­ing to come up with new ideas, solutions, plat­forms and ad­vo­ca­cies that would pre­serve, pro­mote and sus­tain the cher­ished Chris­tian val­ues and Filipino her­itage.

Hanas’ other part­ners in­clude the West Visayas As­so­ci­a­tion of Mu­se­ums, Inc. and the Ne­gros Mu­seum./pr


SEN. CYN­THIA Villar dis­cussed the re­duc­tion in SIDA al­lo­ca­tion and other con­cerns dur­ing her meet­ing with sugar in­dus­try lead­ers and Philsutech of­fi­cers be­fore the for­mal open­ing of the 66th Philsutech An­nual Na­tional Con­ven­tion at the Wa­ter­front Ho­tel, Lahug, Cebu City yesterday. From left to right are planters fed­er­a­tions pres­i­dents Manolet La­mata (Unifed), Danilo Abe­lita (Panayfed) and En­rique D. Ro­jas (NFSP). From right to left are Philsutech Chair­man of the Board Dean Gue­varra, Pres­i­dent Atty. Domingo Lazaro Car­ranza, Over­all Con­ven­tion Chair­man Dr. Neil An­drew Cortez and Sugar Board Mem­ber Atty. Roland Beltran.

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