One with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts’ move to preserve, show appreciation of, and celebrate the beauty of Philippine Arts in various forms among Filipinos, the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) held the National Arts Month (NAM) Celebration in CBSUA on February 27, 2024.

The theme for this year’s NAM is “Ani ng Sining, Bayang Malikhain” which meant to explicate that “artistic pursuits are honored as vital contributions to the nation’s development and cultural richness,” according to NCCA.

Signalling the commencement of the festivities in the University was the conduct of the intra-university parade followed by the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the art exhibit in the Administration Building. After which, a Zumba dance led by the faculty and staff of CAS took place. Students who are taking the GEC8 course are the participants in these opening programme activities.

In appreciation of Bikol literature, students enfleshing characters from the Bikol epic Ibalon took the stage for the Cultural Icon Contest. Further enlivening the celebration is the Pista sa Nayon where students, in their booths, displayed creatively various dishes of the Philippines.

Acrylic Painting Contest, Poster Making Contest, Photography Contest, Slogan making Contest, Spoken Poetry, Vocal Solo, and Modern Dance were the rest of the events that students of CBSUA actively participated in.

In the evening, a concert showcased the performances of present and former CBSUA Performing Arts Guild members and guest performers.

The initiated activity not only exhibited the University’s participation in the national celebration but also displayed the university’s allegiance to Filipino culture and art preservation and the active crusade to further inspire the present generation to assimilate arts and culture in their life.


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