Nabunturan, Compostela Valley – “The passion has to be there to transpire.”
These were the words of inspiration of Mary Liza Diño, Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) Chairperson and CEO during the Groundbreaking and Capsule laying of Nabunturan Cinematheque at Purok 13, Poblacion, Nabunturan, Compostela Valley on August 25, 2017.
The program started at exactly 4:00 pm with an opening ceremony of an Indigenous Ritual, a Tagbanwa Panawagtawag, following the unveiling of plans for the soon to rise Nabunturan Cinematheque.
Diño stressed that Nabunturan is really a home to create a seat of art, film and cinema because of the existence of NABIFILMEX as a powerful medium for future generations.
“On behalf of all the municipal and Local Government Unit (LGU) officials of Nabunturan, for all your support and trust, thank you very much. Thank you for this big opportunity!” Hon. Chelita C. Amatong, Mayor of Nabunturan said as she rendered her speech.
According to Diño, communication and partnership between LGU officials and the FDCP is a must for the preparation of the building, since it would help them strengthen their connection and relationship.
Lots of people also came to witness the significant event such as municipal officials, film directors, fillmakers and producers as well as teachers and students of Nabunturan, Compostela Valley. (Akeah Theress Valdez, April Joy Baliga/The Valley-NNCHS)
Atty. Karen Santiago Malaki with FDCP Chair Liza and mayor Chelita C. Amatong during the capsule laying of the Cinematheque plan.