PGLU joins the nation in the observance of National Heritage Month

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union, May 23 (PIA) — In recognition of the legacy of the past and the different aspects of our National Cultural Heritage and how culture continuous to shape the present and the future, the provincial government of La Union launched an art exhibit at the Governor’s Gallery situated at the Provincial Capitol, this city, Monday, May 21.

Headed by Governor Manuel C. Ortega, the launching was participated by various local artists from Baguio City, Isabela, and La Union presenting their masterpieces to include acrylic on canvass such as “Kinnirit” (Hide and Seek), oil on canvass like “Kawes ko Gaddang” (I wear Gaddang), 3D rice husks sculpture like the “Alingawngaw sa Kabukiran”, art on Sungka and Turumpo (Traditional Filipino Games), and others that depict the Filipino culture.

The First Lady of the province and La Union Vibrant Women Inc. (LUVWI ) President Geraldine R. Ortega led the cutting of the ribbon and was assisted by Gov. Ortega, Sangguniang Panlalawigan Committee Chair on Education and Culture Jose Ma. Pepe C. Ortega, the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), and the Department of Tourism (DOT) representatives.

According to Provincial Information and Tourism Office Administrative Officer V Liza Estrella, the art exhibit will be displayed from May 21-31.

The event is stipulated under Memorandum Circular No. 2012-77 signed by Sec. Jesse M. Robredo of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 349 dated August 11, 2003, declaring the month of May as National Heritage Month. (ANL/EMR-PIA 1 La Union)

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