BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya (PIA) - - Various products of loomweavers in Quezon town are being featured for exhibit at the People’s Museum and Library in this town.
The products were made by the Runruno Indigenous Peoples Organization (RIPO) such as cultural attires and accessories, among others.
Marichelle Costales, provincial tourism supervising officer said RIPO has been featured to promote their products and recognize the culture, arts and skills of the IP loomweavers in barangay Runruno with the theme: “Revitalizing the Local Weaving Craft of Barangay Runruno”.
“In this way, they can be exposed and promoted, and get the necessary economic boost to recover with the easing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions,” she said.
Constales said the launching of the Abel RIPO Exhibit on May 9 was attended by the RIPO members, officials of barangay Runruno and MLGU of Quezon, officials of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the FCF Minerals Corporation through James Carmichael, the firm’s country manager.
The Abel RIPO Exhibit will run until May 31 at the People’s Museum and Library.
In 2015, the RIPO Loom Weavers Association was organized with the assistance and guidance of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP).
It was established to preserve the culture and tradition of the Runruno community and as a source of additional income for the local weavers.
This project was initiated by the Local Government Unit of Barangay Runruno and assisted by FCF Minerals Corporation through the Social Development and Management Program (SDMP). (OTB/BME/PIA NVizcaya)