Capas History and Indigenous Cultural Communities (ICC) Exhibit
The Capas History and Indigenous Cultural Communities (ICC) Exhibit, hosted at the Capas Teachers’ Hall, has marked a significant success in celebrating the municipality’s rich heritage and culture. This remarkable event was graced by Mr. Jaime Gawat, Executive Assistant for Tribal Affairs, Executive Assistant to the Mayor Mr. Teodoro Tanglao, esteemed Capas Historian Edward Benrick Salonga, and Local Educator Dr. Adelina Ocampo.
The opening day of the exhibit was a vibrant and educational affair, attended by 52 enthusiastic children, 11 teachers and 2 school principals from various elementary schools. These young minds were treated to inspirational messages from the distinguished speakers. Each message was thoughtfully anchored on the profound words of Gat Jose Rizal, “Ang hindi marunong lumingon sa pinanggalingan ay hindi makakarating sa paroroonan,” emphasizing the vital importance of remembering and valuing one’s roots and heritage. The speeches highlighted the significance of history and culture, encouraging the next generation to embrace and continue these traditions.
In a delightful blend of education and local flavor, the attendees were also treated to native kakanin and Putu San Nicolas after the program. These traditional delicacies added a touch of cultural authenticity to the event, allowing the children and guests to experience a taste of the local heritage.
This successful event was a collaborative effort, showcasing the synergy between the Capas Tourism Office, the Capas Municipal History, Arts, Culture, and Tourism Council (MHACT), the Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) and the Department of Education. The joint endeavor in organizing this exhibit not only celebrated the rich cultural tapestry of Capas but also reinforced the community’s commitment to preserving and promoting its unique history and indigenous cultures. The Capas History and Indigenous Cultural Communities Exhibit stands as a shining example of how agency collaboration can effectively foster a deeper appreciation and understanding of our cultural roots among younger generations.
The exhibit is open from December 4-8, 8:00am to 5:00pm at the Capas Teachers’ Hall.
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