Posted on



RDC-X’s RCPC vibrant fellowship meeting sparks cultural unity in Northern Mindanao

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, February 1, 2024 – Celebrating Cultural Harmony! DepEd Region X hosted the Regional Development Council (RDC-X) Regional Committee on the Promotion of Culture (RCPC) at the Audiovisual Center (AVC), Regional Office X, Cagayan de Oro City, on February 1.

Hosted by RDC-X RCPC Chair Arturo B. Bayocot, CESO III, DepEd X regional director, the event aimed to convene officers and members for an enriching experience centered around the vibrant cultural diversity of Northern Mindanao.

The vibrant celebration relished the talents of Northern Mindanao through music, dance, and other artistic presentations and served as a testament to the Region’s diverse heritage and artistic prowess.

“As dedicated cultural stewards, we have a vital role to play. Today, let us not only witness the beauty of our varied expressions, but also ignite a spirit of collaboration and innovation. Through sharing knowledge, supporting local artists, and advocating for cultural preservation, we can ensure that this tapestry continues to grow, richer and more vibrant with each passing thread” Bayocot said.

Attending the event were members from the local government units, regional line agencies, academe, and nongovernment organizations, together with the personnel from DepEd Regional Office X.

The performers during the event were the Cagayan de Oro Senior High School students, Iligan City Division Teachers, DepEd Misamis Occidental’s 5Mers, Del Mar Adventist Elementary School students, El Salvador City Teachers, JL Caparoso, and Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School students.

Mr. Jesus Christopher F. Salon, officer-in-charge, City Museum and Heritage Studies Center, discussed “Small Museums, Big Impacts” and emphasized the preservation of cultural heritage.

On behalf of Mr. Hobart P. Savior, Mr. Oscar Esteban A. Floirendo, curator of Museo de Oro (Xavier Center for Culture and Arts), presented “PANAGUGPONG 16 – Xavier Arts Festival” (Ani ng Sining, Bayang Malikhain)’ scheduled from February 3 to March 24.

In his closing message, Bayocot remarked, “This fellowship meeting was more than just an event; it was a testament to the enduring power of our shared cultural heritage. It reminded us that even amidst differences, we are bound together by a rich tapestry of traditions, stories, and values. This tapestry is not static – it grows with each collaboration, each initiative, each voice raised in celebration.”

Per Presidential Proclamation 683, the National Art Month is a celebration throughout February in the Philippines. The events and activities that take place during this month are geared toward showcasing the artistic talent of Filipinos and providing avenues for artists to channel their creative energies. │ Public Affairs Unit (PAU) – FEV