Marcos pledges allegiance to arts

Marcos pledges allegiance to arts

By Liezelle Soriano

MANILA — Taking inspiration from his parents, former President Ferdinand Marcos and Imelda Marcos, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. pledged his support for the arts.

Marcos made the statement in his speech on the 53rd anniversary of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), which was established with his mother serving as the founding chair during the administration of his father.

“As your president, I pledge my allegiance to the arts, just as my father and my mother once did many years before,” Marcos said in his speech, which was read by CCP Chairman Jaime Laya.

“I also exhort all of us to bring culture, the arts, and the creative industry down to the loneliest barangay in the country.”

Marcos also encouraged Filipinos to support the local culture through scholarships and grants and enhancement training.

“Let us empower them as they join the center of world-class Filipino artists in the fields of music, voice, dance, theater, and written and visual arts,” the President said.

A musical that showcased original Filipino musicals from 2015 to 2021 in vignettes was performed by the CCP to commemorate its 53rd anniversary. (ai/mtvn)

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