Boac, Marinduque, Philippines — As part of the mandates for the development and preservation of Filipino identity, the Office of the Provincial Governor signed the Executive Order no. 014, s. 2024, an Order Re-organizing the Provincial Council for Culture and the Arts (PCCA) its Composition and Functions in Marinduque.

The EO states that the PCCA shall formulate policies and plans for the enrichment and sustainability of Marinduque’s unique cultural heritage; formulate programs and recommendations to develop local culture and artistic talents; ensure the protection, preservation and conservation of the local culture and historical heritage; in coordination with the private sector, the academic and other NGAs, conduct cultural events such as cultural festivals, competitions, lectures, and seminars, fora and symposia, set up exhibit during fiesta, events and other related activities; conduct periodic consultations with all stakeholders to identify grassroots based cultural concerns, issues and agenda; encourage the development of local cultural industries; conduct periodic inventory of local cultural objects and sites in coordination with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts; other concerned government agencies, NGAs, the academic and the private sector; and coordinate with existing Local Culture and Arts Councils, if any.

The composition of the Provincial Culture and Arts include the Chairman, Hon. Presbitero J. Velasco, Jr.-Governor or his duly authorized representative with members Hon. Adeline M. Angeles-Vice Governor, Mr. Danilo R. Red-Chairperson and Committee on Education, Culture and Arts, Hon. Antonio L. Mangcucang III-Chairperson and Committee of Tourism Development and Cultural Heritage, Ms. Marian M. Cunanan-Provincial Planning & Development Office, Mr. Jose Rino P. Labay-OIC Provincial Tourism Officer, Dr. Lynn G. Mendoza-School Division Superintended, DepEd, Dr. Zoraida U. Amper, CSTE- TESDA Provincial Director, Ms. Ruby Ann T. Lantita-Culture and Arts Director, Marinduque State University, Mr. Marjonier Malabanan-Admin Officer of National Museum-Marinduque, Mr. German F. Yap-Provincial Director of DILG-Marinduque, Romeo Mataac Jr.-Philippine Information Agency, Ms. Susan M. Nace-President of Marinduque Tourism Development Council, Ms. Christina Josefina Festin Tan-President of Philippine Chamber of Commerce Industry-Marinduque, Mr. Dranreb R. Delos Reyes-Provincial Youth Development Officer, Mrs. Lourdes T. Uy-Owner of Goodyear Company, Mr. Jerson C. Manahan-Music Educator & Local Music Culture Representative, Dr. Randy T. Nobleza-National Committee on Language and Translation member-NCCA, and Dr. Dionisio O. Camato-Regional Director, CHED.

With all its provisions to raise the level of consciousness of the people on cultural values, conservation of historical and cultural heritage and resources, the EO takes effect on June 17, 2024.

(D. Sto.Domingo/MSCIU/R.T. Nobleza/MSC SWK)