RDC-8 forms committee for 500th 'First Mass' anniversary

KUTING REEF RESORT, Macrohon, Southern Leyte, September 19 (PIA)  —  The Regional Development Council 8 (RDC-8) on  Sept. 13, during its third quarter full council meeting here, has formed a temporary committee to handle a historic event three years from now.

The fifth centennial for the First Mass celebration at Limasawa island on March 31, 2021 will be the continuing agenda of the RDC following the formation of the Ad Hoc Committee.

This was chaired by the Department of Tourism (DOT) headed by Regional Director Karina Rosa Tiopes, with the provincial government as co-chair, while members were the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the local government unit of Limasawa.

In its earlier full council meeting in June this year, the RDC issued Resolution No. 32 which endorsed the request for support and funding requirements of the 500th celebration to concerned agencies.

Also during the the June 8, 2018 second quarter RDC meet, the proponent LGU-Limasawa was tasked to submit a list of priority programs, projects, and activities with corresponding profiles of the upcoming historic event.

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The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) acknowledged the said resolution and expressed support to the said event as presented by the Council on its updates for the actions done so far in relation to specific resolutions.

Meanwhile, the RDC favorably endorsed the move of the province for Sogod Bay to become a member of the prestigious Club of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World (CMBBW).

CMBBW has 41 members to date, including Puerto Galera in Palawan, the only member from the Philippines.  (LDL/MMP/PIA-8, Southern Leyte)

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