ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Sept. 26 (PIA) — Capiz is all set to host the DAYAW: Philippine International Indigenous Peoples’ (IPs) Festival.
Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Officer Alphonsus Tesoro said all the activities for the event set on October 8 to 10, 2018 are already finalized in coordination with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).
“We are now prepared to host again this national event in Capiz,” Tesoro, who is also the Commissioner on Subcommission on Cultural Communities and Traditional Arts-National Committee on Central Cultural Communities of NCCA, said.
Capiz first hosted the Philippine International Indigenous Peoples Festival in 2009.
He said the various committee in-charge have been doing their respective tasks to ensure the successful event in the province.
“We are expecting some 400 participants from the 100 ethnolinguistic communities in the country that are clustered into 41 ethnolinguistic groups,” he said.
Tesoro revealed that NCCA chairperson National Artist Virgilio Almario, National Museum of the Philippines director Jeremy Barns, National Archives of the Philippines executive director Victorino Manalo, National Historical Commission of the Philippines chairperson Rene Escalante and National Library of the Philippines director Cesar Gilbert Adriano have already confirmed their attendance to the event here.
He added that local government unit officials from the different parts of the country as well as officials from the different national government agencies have likewise affirmed to join the Dayaw festival here.
Included in the three-day activities are the parade in traditional attire, opening of exhibits, cultural performances, exhibit and techno demo, opening of Dayaw cultural village at Capiz Ecology Park and Cultural Village in Cuartero town, film-showing, conferences and forums, cultural outreach performances and culinary show.
Tesoro said this year’s festival with the theme “Celebrating Heritage of Creative Communities” aims to primarily focus on showcasing the best practices of the IPs along with their greatest works in the field of arts and crafts. (LTP/JBG/PIA6-Capiz)
Source: PIA Feed