by Allan Robert R. Mascareñas

As an offshoot of the Marinduque State College Culture and the Arts (MSSCA) Midyear Review and Planning last June 30, 2021 facilitated by the MSCCA and concurrent Director of Sentro ng Wika at Kultura, Dr. Randy T. Nobleza, MSCCA is going to feature Getsemani performance and Breathe with Kwento ng Taon short films. The Midyear review and planning 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 midyear term and the 1st semester 2021-22 starting this August 23.

The meeting was attended by Ms. Bernadette Del Prado (cultural mapping representative), Ms. Rizalyn M. Magno (assistant MSCCA Theater Guild director), Mr. Allan Robert R. Mascareñas (staff, MSCCA/Brass Band trainer), Dr. Susan B. Pineda, and student representatives from MSC  Litera Club, Krizza Joy Regis and Mr. Randell Regalla.

At the start of the meeting, Dr. Nobleza recalled that he assumed the position in January 15 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 remaining quarters of the year.

After that, the MSCCA Head proceeded to the ASEAN University Network on Culture and the Arts (AUN-CA) Arts Festival on July 26-30, 2021. He mentioned that the members from Philippines are the top universities from the country which are De La Salle University, Ateneo University and University of the Philippines. He was also able to attend the Crosslight Learning Sessions in June 2021 and encouraged participants to attend the Crosslight Arts Festival on the said dates.