Celebrating art, heritage and the ocean in Baler

from philstar.com:

In celebration of the National Heritage Month and the Month of the Ocean this May, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), led by its chairman, DepEd U-Sec. Vilma Labrador and executive director Cecille Guidote-Alvarez, also PA on Culture, in cooperation with Office of the Presidential Adviser on Climate Change (OPACC), will hold an art activity called “Gallery of the Seas,” as part of a “triangulated” event involving the air, mountain and sea in the historic town of Baler, Aurora, which is celebrating its 400th foundation anniversary this year, 2009, declared by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as the Year of Baler.

The event, which has three aspects and perspectives, will be held from May 18 to 24. This event will emphasize the ecological and cultural diversity of Aurora. The “triangulated” event will have a bird-watching activity, a hiking and mountaineering activity, and the “Gallery of the Sea.”

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The “Gallery of the Sea” is in coordination of the Dimalangat Artists Community and will actually start on May 20 21. This is not exclusive to Dimalangat Artists. Venue is either Baler Central school or Aurora Technological Institute. Stand by for details.

The Bird Watching Activity will be led by the Camera Club of the Philippines in coordination with the Batang Aurora Camera Club. Give me a hoot at batangbaler at gmail dot com if you’re interested. The mountaineering activity will be led by the UP Mountaineers.

These events are part of the Baler 400 Celebration.

About kidlat

Joseph T. Gonzales, aka Kidlat is the creator of Batangbaler, the website and online community of all the scattered Balereños and Aurorans on Earth. He is based in Baler.

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