Capayang, Mogpog – There is an upcoming project regarding the National Book Development Board (NBDB) Book Nook at the Marinduque State College (MSC)  Extramural Study Center in Capayang, Mogpog as the community center giving a new perspective of what a library should be in this modern time and more conducive to assemblies in a community setting. He showed a letter addressed to the MSC President, Dr. Diosdado Zulueta, intended to present to the Administrative Council meeting but was not able to have the approval during the MSC management committee meeting last July 5. According to NBDB, the project aims to ensure the readers access to quality books and other reading materials through a collaborative effort with the local government units (LGUs), non-government organizations (NGOs), and/or civil society organizations (CSOs). The NBDB approved the intent of MSC to be part of this project and anticipates its readiness by providing sites and programs required by the project which shall be formalized through a Memorandum of Agreement between the parties involved.  He added that this kind of initiative could help wide readers who are passionate in reading activities as well as researchers. This is one of the components of the approved proposal on the Regional Creative Hub and more activities shall be done with the project.

The MSSCA Midyear Review and Planning was held on June 30, 2021 which was facilitated by the Director of Sentro ng Wika at Kultura and concurrent MSCCA Head, Dr. Randy T. Nobleza. The agenda included draft MSSCA primer, CHED Memo no. 8, s. 2021, ASEAN University Network on Culture and the Arts (AUN-CA) Arts Festival, National Book Development Board (NBDB) Book Nook, Updates on MSC Brass Band, Theatre Guild, Siklab Society, and Litera Club , activities for July-August and September-December.

The meeting was attended by Ms. Bernadette Del Prado (cultural mapping representative), Ms. Rizalyn M. Magno (assistant MSC theater guild director), Mr. Allan Robert R. Mascarenas (staff, MSCCA/Brass Band trainer), Dr. Susan B. Pineda, and student representatives, Krizza Joy Regis and Mr. Randell Regalla. At the start of the meeting, Dr. Nobleza recalled that he assumed the position in January 2021, hence, the activity was conducted as part of the assessment of the accomplishments for the first 6 months and discuss the updates as well as plan of activities for the remainder of the year.

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