December 4, 2022

The National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the city government of Baguio are set to conduct consolidation of baseline data on cultural resources.  

NCCA Chair Arsenio Lizaso and Baguio City Vice Mayor Faustino Olowan, representing Mayor Benjamin Magalong, recently led other officials in the signing of memorandum of understanding for a local cultural mapping project.

Under the partnership, NCCA will conduct capability-building training for cultural workers and artists who will conduct cultural mapping and will provide technical assistance and mentoring for the duration of the project.

The LGU will organize training workshops, ensure continuous implementation of the project, and pass an ordinance establishing a culture and arts council.

The NCCA has a cultural mapping program to support LGUs in the inventory of cultural property under their jurisdiction.

Cultural mapping is important for LGUs and other stakeholders to identify distinct cultural resources of their community and at the same time properly record a heritage resource for future reference.

Lizaso was one of the guests in the recent Montañosa Film Festival. – Carlito C. Dar