DA Secretary Dar speaks on the Forum aimed to bring innovations and modernize the Agriculture Sector
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Arakyo Performers in Sto.Tomas Peñaranda Nueva Ecija.
A public exhibit entitled “Understanding Araquio: Tracing the Steps, Music, and Visual Exhibit” was held at the CLSU Agricultural Museum last March 25.
Dr. Reyes tackled the relevance of culture to Araquio, a century-old theatre ritual in honor of the Holy Cross perform every month of May in Peñaranda, Nueva Ecija.
Practitioners believe that this theatrical genre existed when the first brass band of the town was established. Written in archaic Tagalog verse form, the play includes conventions like stylized delivery of the verses, marching formations, choreographed fights, songs and artificial effects.
“Kung walang ugat, walang puno. Kung walang ugat, hindi magiging mayabong”, Dr. Reyes depicted the essence of culture through the use of allegory. He also pointed that the research will serve as the bridge that will strengthen the connection of the Filipinos and their culture.
This captured the interest of Dr. Gaboy to conduct a research about Araquio, along with his co-researchers: Dr. Florante P. Ibarra, Dr. Jay B. Villafria Jr., and Mr. Adonis Voltaire M. Villanueva; and his research assistants: Keiven A. Encarnacion, Gio A. Ferrer, Angeline E. Micua, and Paolo Carl E. Soliven.
Particularly, the project aims to trace the historical background of Araquio; to transcribe notation, record the music and dance of Araquio; to document the performance of Araquio with highlights on visuals, history, music and dance; publish the book and distribute among schools, museums, tourism offices, and libraries; and launch exhibits and lectures in schools and different fora to popularize Araquio among the youth of the present generation.
The project exhibit is a joint project of the Center for Central Luzon Studies and of Commission on Higher Education and National Commission for Culture and the Arts through the Salikha Creative Research Grant. It is ongoing for 18 months from July 2018 to December 2019.
Meanwhile, the project exhibit was graced by the CLSU officials headed by Dr. Tereso A. Abella, University President; and Dr. Renato G. Reyes, Vice President for Academic Affairs; other members of the CLSU Administrative Council; faculty and staff; and special guests Araquio mentors from Brgy. Sto. Tomas and Sinasajan, Peñaranda, Nueva Ecija.
CLSU Officials and the Araquio mentors from Brgy. Sto. Tomas and Sinasajan, Peñaranda, Nueva Ecija.
CCLS Director Prof. Jay B. Villafria, Jr. orienting the visitors of the exhibit at the CLSU Agricultural Museum.
Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara, Undersecretary for Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) visited CLSU particularly its research and development (R&D) centers/projects last October 4. The Undersecretary was toured to the Agriculture and Food Technology Inc...
Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar was guest of honor during the “Forum on Unleashing Innovation in Modernizing the Agriculture Sector’ last August 29. The forum was held at the RET Amphitheater. Above photo shows the Secretary delivering his message to a big audience from the acade...
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Two foreign visitors from the United Kingdom, Dr. Christine tait-burkard, Assistant Professor at Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh (3rd from left); and Ingrida Razuinaite, Post-doctoral research scientist, Roslin Institute under Dr. Christine taite-burkard (4th from ...
Dr. Tereso A. Abella (right) administers the oath of the newly-designated dean of the College of Engineering, Dr. Victorino T. Taylan. The oathtaking was held at the CLSU Multi-Purpose Gym last April 22 during the Flag Raising Ceremony....