Boac, Marinduque, Philippines — The week-long culmination of artistic celebrations transpired in Marinduque State College from February 26 – 29, 2024 at the MSC Gymnasium, Tanza, Boac, Marinduque in consonance with the 2024 National Arts Month Celebration.

This activity was spearheaded by the MSC Culture and Arts Unit in collaboration with the Office of the Media and International Affairs which showcased Art Exhibit (Ani ng Sining Biswal), Film Viewing and Theatrical Performances (Ani ng Tanghal Pandulaan), Dance Performances (Ani ng Sayawan), and Musical Performances (Ani ng Musika at Awitan).

The first day opened with an Art Exhibit for the “Ani ng Sining Biswal” at the MSC Learning Resource Center which was inaugurated by the College President, Dr. Diosdado P. Zulueta together with Mr. Marvin P. Plata-VP SAS, Mr. Raoul J. Magcamit-VP Academic Affairs, Ms. Arlene M. Rualo-LRC Director, and Ms. Ruby Ann T. Lantita-Culture and Arts Unit Director.

Highlights of the ‘Ani ng Sining Biswal’. Photo by OMIA

For the 2nd day, impressive film viewing and theatrical performances for the “Ani ng Tanghal Pandulaan” with the theme “Ani ng Sining, Bayang Malikhain” were showcased by the MSC Theater Guild, Siklab Society, and CENG Theater Group. The Sine Gunita: 5th MSC Film Festival was held with the performances from Gayuma, Tindahan ng mga Ala-ala, Justicia Denegada, Tangisan ng Talino, Pagsayaw sa Haraya, Pintig ng mga Pantig, Gintong Binhi, Ang Huling Hapunan, Liempo; Tirikan, and Kape. Awards were also given for those students who have demonstrated exemplary performances.

‘Ani ng Tanghal Dulaan’ ensemble. Photo by OMIA

Additionally, the 3rd day which is the “Ani ng Sayawan” took the MSC Gymnasium on fire through the dynamics of dance and the singing of melodies. The event started with the opening remarks of Mrs. Ruby Ann T. Lantita, Director of Culture and Arts Unit. It was followed by the amazing and entertaining performances of the MSC dancers, MSC Culture and Arts Folkdance Troupe, Artisan Dance Troupe and Pintig Dance Troupe that both performed contemporary and street dance. The event highlighted that the students must not only focus on the academic growth but also on social growth.

‘Ani ng Sayawan’ performers. Photo by OMIA

Meanwhile, on the last day with the theme, “Ani ng Musika at Awitan”, MSC once again gathered the banner to strengthen the spirit of unity and cultural appreciation through music performances. The event started with the opening remarks of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Services, Mr. Marvin P. Plata and followed by the giving of purpose and significance of the event, Mrs. Ruby Ann T. Lantita, Director of MSC Culture and Arts Unit. Performing on the spotlight were Eliezer Mangui (Saxophone Performance), Ethan Lazo (Sway, Trombone Rendition), Jairus Pabilane (Di na Muli, Trumpet Rendition), Joshua Zamora (Kung Kailangan Mo Ako) and Clint Sean Manlangit.

Eliezer Mangui during his violin performance for the ‘Ani ng Sayaw at Awitan’. Photo by OMIA

It was followed by the captivating piano performance of Angel Monleon (Walang Kapalit). John Marco Hermosa (Panalangin by Apo Hiking Society) and Eliezer Mangui (Violin Performance) also manifested their talents on playing stringed instruments. Vocal performers beat the performance as they give their powerful renditions. Performers including John Rafael L. Fabillo (Bagani), Ray Oswald Bagtas (Isa Lang) and Earl Duane Paguia amazed the crowd through their impressive talents on storytelling and vocal singing. The event ended successfully with the performances of MSC- Integrated High School, Bandang Siklab, Zixxo Band, Hexad and E-Force Band.

It was indeed a fun-filled celebration of various talents of MSCians. See you next year, artists and performers!

Happy National Arts Month!

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