THE National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in partnership with the Presidential Communications and Operations Office (PCOO) through the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) has the Kalinaw Kultura Mindanao in this southern port city.
PIA Director-General Harold Clavite said the primary purpose of Kalinaw Kultura Mindanao, which was launched on Friday, September 14, is to raise public awareness about the rich, diverse, dynamic, and colorful Mindanao cultural heritage.
The launching kicked-off with a motorcade from Mayor Vitaliano Agan Avenue to the Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology (ZSCMST) campus where the formal program was held.
It was followed by the Kalinaw Kultura Fashion Show at the KCC Mall de Zamboanga.
The Kalinaw Kultura Mindanao is anchored on the theme “A culture of peace, peace through culture.”
Clavite said the program also seeks to develop deep appreciation for Mindanao culture through observation, instruction, and experience of local creative content and talents as well as promote and encourage preservation of Mindanao’s crafts and creative arts.
Dr. Pilar Banaag, NCCA communication committee vice chairperson, said the program aims to promote the different cultures and to clear some wrong notions of which people from Mindanao have projected pertaining to the different areas in the region.
The Kalinaw Kultura is a Mindanao-wide cultural dissemination road show to be held in the cities of Iligan, Butuan, Zamboanga, Davao and Koronadal.
The launching here is the third of a series since the first and second was held in Iligan and Butuan Cities. The next venue are in Davao and Koronadal Cities.