‘Mga Pi­n­uno para sa Pa­mana’: Na­tional Her­itage Month 2019

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Regina G. Ber­mudo

The Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion is en­cour­ag­ing of­fices and schools to sup­port and un­der­take ac­tiv­i­ties in cel­e­bra­tion of the 2019 Na­tional Her­itage Month (NHM) with the theme “Mga Pi­n­uno Para sa Pa­mana” (Lead­ers for Her­itage) this com­ing May.

The theme serves as a chal­lenge to each and ev­ery in­di­vid­ual to take the lead in pre­serv­ing and pro­mot­ing their cul­tural her­itage. It also em­pha­sizes the need to har­vest thriv­ing lead­ers who will spear­head the up­keep of Philip­pine cul­tural her­itage, and high­lights the role of the na­tion in fos­ter­ing the youth to be­come fu­ture fron­trun­ners for her­itage.

Ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude mu­sic/ dance/ the­ater per­for­mances, film and vis­ual arts ex­hibits, vis­its to mu­se­ums or cul­tural sites, or any other forms rel­e­vant to the theme.

The 2019 NHM of­fi­cial stream­ers and other re­lated col­lat­er­als are re­quested to be displayed at their re­spec­tive ar­eas through­out the month of May.

Re­gional Of­fices (ROs) and Schools Di­vi­sion Of­fices (SDOs) are also en­cour­aged to join the #TanglawNgPa­mana Au­dio-Vis­ual Pre­sen­ta­tion Con­test organized by the Na­tional Com­mis­sion for Cul­ture and the Arts (NCCA). The said ini­tia­tive aims to con­trib­ute to the aware­ness of the Filipinos on her­itage and in­crease par­tic­i­pa­tion of var­i­ous sec­tors in pre­serv­ing the Filipino cul­ture.

The cel­e­bra­tion is pur­suant to Pres­i­den­tial Procla­ma­tion No. 439 dated Au­gust 11, 2003 en­ti­tled Declar­ing the Month of May of Ev­ery Year as Na­tional Her­itage Month.

The cel­e­bra­tion aims to cre­ate in the peo­ple a con­scious­ness, re­spect, and love for the lega­cies of Filipino cul­tural his­tory; raise ma­te­rial sup­port for the pro­tec­tion of tan­gi­ble and intangible things; strengthen aware­ness of cul­tural her­itage sites, struc­tures, and landscapes, and en­cour­age par­tic­i­pa­tion in the preser­va­tion of these cul­tural lega­cies through var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties such as per­form­ing arts at these sites and/ or vis­ual art and fash­ion ex­hibits, the­matic culi­nary events, as well as pop­u­lar folk food fairs, de­sign ret­ro­spec­tives and com­pe­ti­tions, me­dia and lit­eraiy events, and homage to liv­ing tra­di­tions and intangible her­itage; and pro­ject, pro­mote, and cel­e­brate the Filipino mul­ti­cul­tural tra­di­tions and indigenous peo­ples cul­ture.

The par­tic­i­pa­tion of ROs, SDOs, and schools in the on­line cam­paign thread about the ob­ser­vance by up­load­ing photos, news features and other in­for­ma­tion rel­a­tive to NHM 2019 to their so­cial me­dia accounts and web­sites us­ing the hash­tags #NHM2019 and #TanglawNgPa­mana is highly en­cour­aged as well. This in­cludes the NHM 2019 col­lat­er­als made by NCCA such as NHM poster and in­fo­graph­ics.

The author is Teacher II at Dau El­e­men­tary School

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