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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Indigenous peoples festival in Capiz

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More than 400 mem­bers from 100 ethnolinguistic groups in the country are attending the Dayaw: Philippine International Indigenous Peoples Festival in Roxas City, Capiz.


The festival, which opened last Mon­day, will last until Wednesday, October 10.

Capiz Provincial Tourism and Cultur­al Officer Al Tesoro said Dayaw coincides with the commemoration of National Indigenous Peoples Month.

The festival has several components including traditional song and dance performances. There are also exhibits for weaving methods, basketry, culinary expertise, traditional healing practices, and oral literature.

A conference with academic and cul­tural experts will discuss best practices in safeguarding and revitalizing cultural heritage.

Dayaw also features a commu­nity outreach program, where there are cross-cultural sharing activities in six towns of Panay Island.

Dayaw is also the venue for the launching of Ang Kultura App, the coun­try’s first mobile app for tourism and heritage powered by InnoPub Media and Smart Communications.

Tesoro, a commissioner for Cultural Communities and Traditional Arts of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), said it is the second time Capiz is sponsoring the festival. It first did so in 2009.

Capiz Governor Antonio del Rosario welcomed the participants to the province. ~ Tara Yap/Manila Bulletin

SOURCE: https://news.mb.com.ph/2018/10/09/indigenous-peoples-festival-in-capiz/

Monday, September 10, 2018

Capiz hosts NCCA’s Dayaw 2018

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Billed as the largest gathering of various enthnolinguistic groups in the country, Dayaw, the annual cultural festival of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), will be held in October and hosted by Roxas City, Capiz.

Around 400 participants representing 40 ethnic groups in the country from the Ivatan of Batanes to the Tausug and Sama of Tawi-Tawi will join the festivities from Oct. 8 to 10 in Roxas City and Cuartero town.





Activities include cultural performances, fora, vernacular architecture mounted in an eco-village, culinary arts demonstration and Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan (Gamaba) exhibits.

Highlight is the performance and demonstration of traditional crafts and instruments.



The 2018 Dayaw, said the NCCA, “aims to highlight the importance and richness of our indigenous cultures and promote a deeper awareness and appreciation of our intangible cultural heritage.” It will also hold discussions on current IP and cultural concerns.

Elamae Membrere of the NCCA’s Subcommission on Cultural Communities and Traditional Arts-Northern Cultural Communities, said IP groups need to “preserve our culture so that we can’t forget where we came from.”





Former National Youth Commission chair and IP advocate Ice Seguerra said Dayaw sought to promote cultural diversity.

During the media briefing, Capiz artist Michael Balasa sang a medley of Hiligaynon folk songs.

Theme for this year’s Dayaw is “Celebrating Heritage of Creative Communities /Pagpupugay sa Pamana ng Malikhaing Sambayanan.” — CONTRIBUTED/Edgar Allan M. Sembrano/Philippine Daily Inquirer

SOURCE: http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/305527/capiz-hosts-nccas-dayaw-2018/

Monday, August 27, 2018

ASIAN GAMES: Capiz athlete snatches bronze in pencak silat

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A 23-YEAR-old athlete from Capiz captured a bronze medal in pencak silat in the ongoing 2018 Asian Games at the Padepokan Pencak Silat TM III Hall last Aug. 26.

Dines Dumaan, a native of Panit-an, Capiz, delivered the Philippine’s ninth bronze medal in the quadrennial games.

Dumaan, a former student of Hercor College of Roxas City, settled for the bronze after losing the 55kg men’s single tournament against Muhammad Faizul M Nasir of Malaysia in the semifinals.

Dumaan scored 14-9-8-11-15 in three rounds of sparring, while Nasir scored of 17-16-13-14 and 18.

To recall, Dumaan also won a gold medal in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia, ending the country’s 12-year gold medal drought in the tournament. He received a P350,000 cash incentive from the Philippine government.

Dumaan, who is also a farmer before, gave the money to his parents to buy the land they have been farming for almost a decade now.

Meanwhile, Dumaan’s teammate Jefferson Rhay Loon also lost his semifinals match against Ngoc Toan Nguyen of Vietnam in the 60-65kgs. category.

Loon lost on all scores of the five juries, 8-12-12-6-10, compared to Nguyen with posted 22-26-20-17-21.

As of 5 p.m. Monday, the Philippines ranked 16th in the overall Asiad medal tally with three golds and 11 bronze medals.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

‘Strengthen Capiz drive on HIV, AIDS awareness’

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ROXAS City – The campaign on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) awareness must be intensified in Capiz, said Governor Antonio del Rosario.

Del Rosario fielded the statement amid the increasing number of recorded HIV and AIDS cases in the province.

Capiz now has 169 HIV and AIDS cases from 1986 to March 2018, a report presented during a recent HIV-AIDS provincial council meeting showed.

Roxas City has the highest number of these cases with 60, the report added.

Panay followed with 11; Dumalag and Pilar with 10 each; Panitan with nine; Dao, Sigma and Cuartero with seven each; Dumarao with six; Pontevedra, Mambusao and Ivisan with five each; Tapaz and President Roxas with four each; Jamindan with three; and Maayon and Sapian with two each.

The council said most of the HIV and AIDS patients were people aged 25 to 35 years old – most of them young professionals.

Capiz has also the first case of AIDS mother-to-child transmission in Western Visayas.

HIV targets the immune system, which in turn weakens people’s defense systems against infections and some types of cancer, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

As it destroys and impairs the function of immune cells, infected individuals gradually become immunodeficient, the WHO added.

AIDS, on the other hand, is a term which applies to the most advanced stages of HIV infection. It is defined by the occurrence of any of more than 20 opportunistic infections or HIV-related cancers, according to WHO.

The HIV-AIDS provincial council said people must practice safe sex and must refrain from having multiple sex partners./PN

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Governor’s Cup unfolds August 18

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ROXAS City, Capiz – Finishing touches are being done at the newly constructed covered gym of Don Ynocenco Del Rosario Memorial School (DYDRMS) in Barangay Dayao here in preparation for the Governor’s Cup Aksyon Agad Inter-Cluster Barangay Basketball Tournament, on August 18, 2018.

Twelve cluster teams from the 47 barangays of Roxas City will join the much-awaited basketball event of the year in Roxas City and Capiz province.

According to Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) chairman Adrian Eduard Apa-ap of Lawaan village, “the Governor’s Cup is a venue to all potential cagers in Roxas City to showcase their talents.”

Apa-ap added that the “youth are very thankful for the support of Capiz Governor Tony Del Rosario and the Provincial Government of Capiz for the free team uniforms, officiating and venue, as well as to the brilliant ideas of our tournament project director Atty. Ronnie T. Dadivas.”

The tournament is designed for SK members 30 years old and below.

Dadivas, Provincial Legal Counsel and GAD focal person, said: “it is a basketball of challenge, development, and sportsmanship.”

He added that “every basketball game reminds me a lot of hard court memories.”

Dadivas is a former standout player of Saint Mary’s Academy of Capiz during his secondary years and a slam-dunk artist during his college prime and commercial league days.

“This is a nice spot for young and promising dribblers to prove their worth as a cager and it is a great break to be scouted by colleges, universities, and commercial ball clubs,” Dadivas averred.

The 12 teams that will see action on the hard court are Cluster-I (Cogon, Dumolog, Gabuan and Punta Cogon), Cluster-II (Banica, Culajao, Mongpong and Olotayan), Cluster-III (Bato, Milibili, Tanza and Tiza), Cluster-IV (Adlawan, Bago, Bolo and Loctugan), Cluster-V (Jumaguicjic, Lanot, Liong and San Jose), Cluster-VI (Cabugao, Dinginan, Lawaan and Lonoy), Cluster-VII (Balijuagan, Cagay, Sibaguan and Talon), Cluster-VIII (Brgy. III, Brgy. IX, Brgy. X and Punta Tabuc), Cluster-IX (Brgy. V, Brgy. VI, Brgy. VII and Inzo Arnaldo Village), Cluster-X (Barra, Culasi, Dayao and Libas), Cluster-XI (Brgy. II, Brgy. IV, Brgy. XI and Tanque), and Cluster-XII (Brgy. I, Brgy. VIII and Baybay). (CANC/Edward Basilonia)

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Leptospirosis cases up in Capiz

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ROXAS City – Cases of leptospirosis in Capiz went up drastically in the first seven months of the year.

From only three cases in 2017, the number rose to 34 so far this year, data from the Capiz Epidemiological Surveillance and Response Unit showed.

Of the 34 cases, seven led to death.

Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that affects both humans and animals, according to the World Health Organization.

Humans become infected through direct contact with the urine of infected animals or with a urine-contaminated environment, like flooded areas.

Early this month, heavy downpours brought about by the enhanced southwest monsoon hit some areas in Western Visayas, including Capiz.

The leptospirosis bacteria enter the body through cuts or abrasions on the skin, or through the mucous membranes of the mouth, nose and eyes, WHO added.

In the early stages of the disease, symptoms include high fever, severe headache, muscle pain, chills, redness of the eyes, abdominal pain, jaundice, hemorrhages in the skin and mucous membranes, vomiting, diarrhea, and rashes.(PN/Glenn Beup)

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

DOT-6 reaffirms support to Cinekasimanwa

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THE Department of Tourism (DOT) in Region 6 in partnership with Western Visayas Filmmakers Network launched the 6th Cinekasimanwa; Western Visayas Film Festival and 3rd edition of the Western Visayas Film Grant on July 6, 2018 at the University of the Philippines Visayas Cinematheque.

New rules, regulations/mechanics, entry forms, submission requirements of the Western Visayas Film Grants 2018 were discussed and a symbolic transfer of responsibilities between the present organizers and the province of Capiz highlighted the launching.

DOT-6 Regional Director Atty. Helen J. Catalbas said she looks forward to discovering and meeting new talented Ilonggo filmmakers to compete this year. She said the two batches of film grantees have exceeded expectations.

“Cinekasimanwa: Western Visayas Film Festival has the full support of DOT Region-6 as a powerful tool in the promotion and development of the best and emerging destinations in the region while providing opportunities to the grassroots-level. The first and second batch of grantees has fulfilled their task to produce a story that creates a deep connection between the viewer and the places being showcased as local setting or backdrop of the films,” Catalbas said.

Catalbas is also happy to note that the province of Capiz, as one of the strongest advocate of arts, culture, and heritage in the region, will host the Western Visayas Film Festival this year.

Capiz has been an active partner of DOT Region VI in all its endeavors including the Cinekasimanwa. Capiznons have always been proud of their culture and heritage as depicted in their works of art. This is Capiz’s moment. We will support it the same way we have during the first five Cinekasimanwa Film Festivals,” Catalbas added.

Cinekasimanwa 6 is on December 1-7, 2018 in Capiz and December 8-10, 2018 in Iloilo City. (KJS/The Daily Guardian)

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