The city government of Dagupan is eager to propose projects to the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and this is the reason I got invited by City Administrator Vlad Tamayo to come and conduct a project proposal writeshop for the various organizations in the city last July.
Representatives of the city government of Dagupan, universities and schools, cultural organizations and other groups attended the writeshop. Ms Louis Ann Velasco was the one who received me and introduced me to the participants.
I had the opportunity to introduce to the partipants my agency NCCA, its vision, mission and objectives. I focused on the possible projects that they can work on. I gave them one by one the projects that they can grab from the National Committee on Northern Cultural Communities. There were trainings, seminar-workshops, school of living tradition, arts camp, community assembly, cultural performances, community festivals, lakbay aral and many others.
One particular objective they have is to beef up and enhance their city museum where we conducted the workshop so I advised them to lodge their proposal or request for technical assistance to the Committee on Museum.