Tourism officer conducts workshops on playing musical instruments
by USWAG Surallah
Koronadal City (26 October) -- An array of workshops was successfully conducted by the local government thru Municipal Tourism Office, headed by Mrs. Erna Vego, in its aspiration to discover and develop the potential talents and skills of the young generations.
Twenty (20) participants were able to learn how to play different indigenous musical instruments during the conduct of the 5-day workshop on Indigenous Musical Instrument Playing focuses on skill enhancement on playing indigenous musical instruments. These include Hegalong (T'boli guitar), Kumbing (Jew's harp) and Tinunggong (T'boli drums made of animal's skin).
Another workshop on Rondalla Playing was also conducted into two batches this year. The activity was participated by the Lembuhong Performing Arts Ensemble coming from Libertad National High School, Allah Valley Academy and selected pupils of Surallah Central Elementary School.
A rondalla is made up of five string instruments such as the banduria, guitar, laud, octaviana and bajo de arco.
The said activities were in consonance with Sec. 16 (Book1) of the Local Government Code which ensures the conservation and promotion of the historical and cultural heritage. The current administration reckons it is one of its workable approach in the fulfillment of KULTURA Program being one of the components under the flagship of USWAG Surallah. Evidently, Municipal Mayor Romulo O. Solivio Sr. and the first lady Mrs. Edna Solivio show full support to the said program. (PIA 12 Abb) [top]