April 17, 2024

Mayor Benjamin Magalong ratified city council Resolution 331, s. 2022, that commended Rovilyn M. Mayat-an for her outstanding efforts as an individual and community leader in the field of promoting culture, arts, and micro-enterprise.

The measure also endorsed her application of accreditation with the National Center for Culture and the Arts.

A Bachelor of Science in Agriculture graduate, Mayat-an is a Baguio-based entrepreneur and creative designer with years of experience in trading unique and eco-friendly designed indigenous arts and crafts for local and international patronage.

She was the winner in the 1st Outstanding SME Awards, Micro-Enterprises category, Manufacturing sector, held on July 16.

She also garnered the Outstanding Women Leaders of Baguio Award in 2015.

To further demonstrate innovations in art and handicrafts as well as to advocate gender, mental health and life, Mayat-an conducted various ‘One Woman Art’ shows depicting various locally produced products of traditional basket weave and contemporary textile designs.

The resolution states that her accreditation by the NCCA will allow her to be further empowered to continuously contribute to the preservation, revival, enrichment, and propagation of the city’s and region’s diverse culture and provide opportunities in strengthening standards of indigenous culture.

“The competence of Rovilyn M. Mayat-an qualifies her to be endorsed to the NCCA for accreditation not only for her personal advancement but also for the greater benefit of the City of Baguio,” the resolution stated. – Gaby B. Keith