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ensemble formed

The provincial government has organized its own cultural ensemble that will showcase Cagayan´s customs, traditions and practices.

Challenged by the way other provinces have been able to preserve and revitalize their people´s culture and traditions, Gov. Florencio L. Vargas said it´s not too late that Cagayan will have its own way of preserving what its forebears have enjoyed and endeavored to develop.

Through the provincial museum and tourism offices, the cultural ensemble was orgamzed; composed of 28 employees gifted with singing voice and the ability to perform cultural dances.

The qualified singers and dancers were selected after a series of auditions conducted by
some dance and music experts from the Cagayan State University (CSU) on some employees of the provincial government.

Once ready, the provincial cultural ensemble will help promote the rich cultural heritage of the province through songs and dances.

The governor said the group is also expected to inculcate awareness, appreciation and pride among the Cagayanos espécially the youth, provide quality entertainment to guests and visitors during special events and develop camaraderie among provincial employees.

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan chaired by Vice Gov. Oscar T. Pagulayan is expected to appropriate funds for the development of the cultural

Vargas said the provincial government has been helping other cultural groups in the province in their quest tobe recognized here and abroad.

"There is no reason, then, that we should not also develop talents right within our backyard," he said.

Cagayan News and Information Bulletin, Volume 1, No. 3

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