December 5, 2023

TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The province’s cultural center and museum will soon rise following the approval of the project by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

Governor James S. Edduba ordered the creation of a technical working group to finalize requirements for the project during the recent Provincial Culture and Arts Council meeting.

He said the implementing rules and regulations of the proposed project were already issued.

Provincial Tourism Officer Lorraine Ngao-i said an initial fund of P100 million was approved for the project under the General Appropriations Act and is set for implementation next year.

The proposed site of the facility is the space behind the Provincial Capitol building.

The facility will serve as the institutional medium for the protection, preservation, and promotion the province and its people’s rich cultural, archaeological, social, historical, and religious heritage.

It will serve as a research and study center for cultural literary works, music, dances, stories, historical accounts, and artifacts. In May 2022, former President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act 11770 which established the Kalinga Cultural Center and Museum.  — Larry Lopez