Some 23 School of Living Traditions (SLT) Operators operating within South Cotabato recently underwent an Orientation conducted by Team Arts & Culturee of the Arts, Culture, Tourism and Museum (ACTM) Unit.
Neteen (19) SLT Operators from Lake Sebu Joined the 3-day Orientation together with three (3) from Polomolok and one (1) from T’boli.
According to Shiela May Gayol, ACTMU SLT Focal Person, the Orientation aims to celebrate the Filipino Heritage and Identity in a new normal way.
Likewise, it also aim to increase awareness about the cultural heritage of South Cotabato, and foster creativity in sharing heritage stories and information in new ways that will engage more people to promote, connect, and appreciate the rich cultural heritage for the enjoyment of present and future generations.
Earlier, ACTMU conducted an inventory of existing SLT operators province-wide prior to the conduct of the 3-day Orientation.
The discussants and their respective tpic were as follows: DAY 1 – Reden Ulo – NCCA Sub-Commission on Cultural Heritage (Orientation on SLT Programs and Intangible Heritage); Jean Kahab/Klina Kahan – Lemsnolon Tribal Women’s Asociation (Henombo with Bamboo Crafts); Cris Min Stephen Fuentes – DTI (Customer service); Karl Sandino Lozano – Co-Founder, Sesotunawa Crafts (Emotional Marketing); Leslie Aranilla – DTI (Product Development); Cris Min Stephen Fuentes / Karl Sandino Lozano – DTI (Product Development); DAY 2 – Elliza Manao – DTI (Presentation and Critiquing of Product Prototypes); Eigne James Duco – DTI (Promotion of Green Economic Development); Christine Grace Tan – DTI (Costing & Pricing); Elliza Manalo – DTI (Organizational Development & Election of Officers); Leslie Aranilla – DTI (Food Safety Orientation); DAY 3 – Elliza Manalo – DTI (Visual Merchandising); Januel King Vertido – DTI (Power Consumer).
Participants during the Orientation were SLT Operators, Cultural Masters, Department of Trade & Industry – South Cotabato and PGO-ACTMU personnel.(photo credit: gfmindanao.blogspot.com)