Calling all Ibarangs: Celebrate the first Araw ng PHSA
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine High School for the Arts, in partnership with the Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystems (MCME) and the PHSA Alumni Association, celebrates its first-ever Foundation Day through a one-day fun-filled and momentuous event entitled Araw ng PHSA. Since its inception on June 11, 1977, PHSA had never celebrated its foundation day. Thus, Araw ng PHSA will be a major milestone in the history of the school.
Araw ng PHSA will be in honor of Inang Kalikasan, Inang Bayan, and Inang Paaralan. For Inang Kalikasan part, we will futher create environmental awareness through a talk -- Pangangalaga at Pag-aalaga -- facilitated by Dr. Nathaniel Bantayan of MCME to be followed by a tree-planting activity in the morning. For the Inang Bayan segment, there will be a "Meet and Greet the first PHSA alumni Batch Tolentino ’79 that includes world-renowned Ms. Rowena S. Arrieta who composed the PHSA hymn as well as Atty. Floyd Douglas Nicolas B. Pichay, a Carlos Palanca Awards for Literature Hall of Famer, among others. The invited notable PHSA alumni will hopefully transmute the idea of giving something back to the country, into reality, among the students. For the Inang Paaralan portion, both PHSA students and alumni are expected prepare performances, art exhibits, film or video presentations, to name a few, in a big night also known as Ibarang Jam!
Customary in every major event in PHSA, such as the opening of the First Makiling Intercultural Arts Festival (MAKILINC) last February, the opening of Araw ng PHSA will commence with a ritual for Maria Makiling for nurturing young student-artists through the years.
Hence, we would like to respectfully invite you to be a part of the first-ever Araw ng PHSA on June 11 -- from 7a.m. onwards -- at the National Arts Center, Mt. Makiling, Los Baños, Laguna.
For details, please call the Makiling Fairy -- Ms. Cleofe Cabauatan -- at #0917-8663097. - Rappler.com/Press Release