Boac, Marinduque – Marinduque State College participates during the perennial National Heritage Month through a series of activities such as “Conversation on Conservation,” HIbla Lokal Filipino Summer Art Workshop and  Joint-Seminar on Local Heritage Preservation. With the initiative of the MSC Sentro ng Wika at Kultura and Book Nook Marinduuqe along with the MSC Committee on Historical Collection and Preservation co-organize NHM localized events. 

The said committee convened architects from the province to have a conversation on conservation especially the MSC built heritage. Ar. Roy Manrique shared his thoughts on Marinduque National High School, the mother school of the province which offers technical vocational Senior High School program on drafting in preparation for a BS architecture course in college. Likewise, Ar. Beda Magturo and Ar. Giles Sol who participated during the [email protected] visual arts exhibit during the Marinduque centennial exchanged and compared notes on working for a private firm and the local government offices. The National Museum Romblon-Marinduque Area administrative officer Ar. Marjonier Malabanan also provided insights on heritage conservation measures and preventive maintenance of museum collections. While MSC resident Ar. Maynard Muhi also addressed planning and implementation of earmarked projects towards universityhood. 

The next leg of the celebration is the NHM celebration is the flagship program of the National Book Development Board, Hibla Lokal Filipina. The Book Nook Marinduque is organizing a Summer Arts Workshop in partnership with the Department of Education and the first batch of the Graduate Diploma in Cultural Education. Visual artist Sir Gerry Lacdao and cultural educator Sir Dennis Ibahan with master storyteller Mam Lanie Malinao is going to provide training to children aged 8 to 15 at the MSC Extramural Study Center in Brgy. Capayang, Mogpog, Marinduque. There would be a vetting process to get the minimum number of participants to undergo the 8 session training through May and June.

The highlight of the Heritage Month celebration is the technical assistance from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in coordination with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP). The evet is slated from June 1 to 3 with speakers: NHCP Commissioners Dr. Manny Calairo, Dr. Lino DIzon and deputy executive director   Alvin Alcid. They would be joined by Sir Jonathan Balsamo, the tourism officer of Valenzuela City; Prof. Michael Angelo Doblado, Palawan Studies Center Director and Dr. Jose Andres Diaz, President of Bacoor Historical Society. 

Marinduque State College is also celebrating its 70th foundation year this 2022, since its inception as Marinduque School of Arts and Trades from 1952-1983, Marinduque Institute of Science and Technology from 1983-1992 before being the Marinduque State College from 1992-2019 transitioning to Marinduque State University from 2019 onwards with the passage of RA 11334 .