As one of the executive council officers of the Northern Cultural Communities committee of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), I was tasked to provide technical assistance to the establishment of a school for traditional culture for the Bago cultural community in the town of Santol in La Union province last July.
I met education supervisors Dr. Miriam Najera and Pedro Cudal of the Department of Education Regional Office who took me to Santol for sleepover at Santol Pavillion. On the next day I met Mayor Daisy Sayangda through Mr. Jerry of CLST. We went to Mangaan Elementary School and started the forum there with the indigenous peoples community especially the elders.
Prior to that I gave a lecture regarding the programs and activities of the agency most especially the call for proposals. Everyone of them became interested with the priority projects that they can apply for. Some projects are appropriate for their school for culture and traditions.