MANILA, Philippines — Secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE) Alfonso Cusi is asking Filipinos…
Marcos encourages museum visits among Filipinos.
On Monday, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. urged Filipinos to continue visiting museums, emphasizing these establishments’ value in presenting the country’s rich cultural legacy.
He said this as his government joined the nation in observing Museums and Galleries Month.
He wrote on Facebook, “The culture, awareness, and history of our museums and galleries stir our sense of patriotism and national identity.”
As a means of fostering a sense of identity and influencing a country’s future, Marcos advocated museum visits.
“Bisitahin natin ang ating mga museo at ipagmalaki ang ating pagka-Pilipino (It is a crucial component of our nation-building. Let’s visit our museums and be proud of our Filipinoness)!” Added he.
By Presidential Proclamation No. 798, s., Museums and Galleries Month is honored each October. 1991.
According to the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the occasion “underscores the importance of arousing national consciousness and pride in our rich Filipino culture and heritage embodying the aspirations of the nation, expressed in all media of art as well as historical and religious artifacts” (NCCA).
The celebration’s theme this year is “Embracing Uncertainty: Showcasing Solidarity, Hope, and Recovery,” which emphasizes the crucial function that museums and galleries play as cultural markers in a world undergoing rapid change.
The theme also seeks to weave the story of NCCA’s 35th anniversary, which is celebrated under the banner of “Pagpupunyagi at Pagpapalawig ng Sining at Kultura sa ika-tatlumpu’t Lima,” which seeks to celebrate artistic and cultural accomplishments and to uphold the goal of continued cultural and artistic development.
The story also commemorates the Order of National Artists’ 50th anniversary, which honors the finest values and artistic expressions of the country.
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