Arts and Culture sector airs support for President-elect Aquino

June 15, 2010 8:15 pm 

MANILA, June 15 -– The arts and culture sector on Tuesday aired its support for President-elect Benigno C. Aquino III and asked the incoming Chief Executive to formulate a national vision for poor but deserving artists.

In a manifesto signed by various artists belonging to independent art groups such as Cineaste Guild, Philippine Cinema Group and University of the Philippines Film Institute (UPFI) said they commit themselves to:

– Support the new administration in its pursuit of social, political, economic and cultural progress through the promotion of good governance, transparency and moral ascendancy that will lay the foundation for national development;

– Unite as a sector, as we become more vigilant and determined to advocate for the development of a national Philippine culture we can all be proud of;

– and be active catalysts in the moral transformation of our society through the promotion of Filipino values, customs and traditions;

“We urge the Philippine Government, including its cultural agencies and concerned departments, to: Formulate a national vision and a unified plan for artistic and cultural development in consultation with the Arts and Culture sector,” the group said in the manifesto. (PNA) LOR/JCA


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