Last February 24, 2019, Lourdes College in cooperation with the Commission on Higher Education Region 10 (CHED-10) showcased a musical-cultural show at the Limketkai Event Center. The show was a request from the latter as part of the National Arts Month Celebration.
February is National Arts Month (NAM), per Proclamation 683, in 1991 entitled “Declaring the Month of February of every year as National Arts Month”. This year’s celebration dubbed as, “Ani fig Sining: Philippine Arts Festival”, aims to promote the Philippine Arts, highlighting, the Filipino, Creativity and imagination. Furthermore, the celebration also underscores the creative power of arts and its role as a catalyst for change.
On the part of Lourdes College, the show focused on the Filipino music with contemporary dances. It included folk songs and Original Pilipino Music rendered in solo, group, and choral performances. Along with these OPM music were contemporary dances that depict Filipinos lifestyle and culture.
The show was ably performed by the Grade School and Junior High School Glee Clubs, LC Choral, the Psychomic Band, Lildiang Galaw, and select high school and college students. These performers were trained by Ms. Ana Maria dela Fuente, the Music Coordinator, and Ms. Rhea Tadle, a college Physical Education Teacher.
Overall, the event highlighted arts as a reflection of the Philippine’s soul, and with it is the pride of being a Filipino.