ROXAS CITY, Capiz (PIA) -- Fifteen students are participating in the "Rondalla" training-workshop that was launched by the Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office (PTCAO) in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), November 13, at the Balay Capisnon of the Capiz Ecology Park and Cultural Village in Brgy. Nagba in Cuartero town.
The 12-session workshop is among the component activities under the Capiz Institute of Living Traditions (CILT) to cultivate, develop and enhance the skills in playing the instruments of the student-participants from the municipality's public elementary and secondary schools.
PTCAO head Alphonsus Tesoro, during the opening day of the activity, emphasized the significant role of the participants in the preservation of the Capiz Intangible Cultural Heritage through playing the rondalla instruments.
The workshop series, scheduled every Saturday and Sunday until December 18, will be under the tutelage of Cuartero National High School teacher and Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO)-awarded Cuartero NHS Taliamba Ensemble adviser Ramie Capuyan, Roxas City-based Filamer Christian University (FCU) instructor and FCU Glee Club adviser David Othniel Adonis and violinist Arnel Heremias.
The CILT aims to execute a program that will protect, sustain, research, document, promote, and develop the most outstanding living traditions of the province.
It also pursues to enhance, train or capacitate participants composed primarily of Capisnon women, cultural workers, out- of- school youth, students, educators, differently-abled individuals and the indigenous peoples who are key players in the preservation and promotion of these living traditions. (JBG/AAL/PIA Capiz/PTCAO)