The Municipal Tourism and Cultural Heritage Office (MTCHO), headed by Tourism Officer Jed Villanueva, led the launching of art exhibit in celebration of Camalig Arts Festival 2024, showcasing the vibrant culture and innate artistry of the heritage town of Albay- Camalig.
Mayor Carlos “Caloy” Irwin G Baldo Jr. considered this platform a boost in establishing a path forward for the town’s tourism gems while promoting each masterpiece created by homegrown artists. “Gibon naton na makabuluhan ang bawat talento san Camaligueño. Sa aktibidad na yadi, ma-ibebenta ta ang banwang Camalig sa inobatibong paagi”, he emphasized in his message.
Each artwork displayed in the gallery was made by local artists who were also members of the Camalig Artist Guild, which is currently headed by Mr. Paulo Samson.
Board Member Carlos Matthew Gamboa advocated for youth participation by designing programs that serve their interests and appreciating levels of excellence, pointing to a promising future for the arts.
Camalig Municipal Councilor and Committee Chairman on Tourism, Arts, and Culture, Hon. Noel Muñoz, likewise expressed his support for this endeavor, reaffirming to oversee ordinances that ought to promote competitiveness and address the shifting needs of the tourism industry.
Also present in the ribbon-cutting ceremony are the Sangguniang Bayan (SB) members, department heads, local artists, and MTCHO staff and interns.
Camalig’s Gikan asin Gayon: Pagkamoot sa Arte, Kultura asin Ginikanan Art Exhibit, is now on display at the Quituinan Hills and Japanese Tunnel Visitor Information Center (VIC), Brgy. Tinago, Camalig, Albay.
Article by: Mr. Tim L. Florece, PIO