HAU, Ateneo de Naga hold joint Buwan ng Wika celebration at The Met

University News

August 22, 2022

The Center for Kapampangan Studies of Holy Angel University spearheaded a special Buwan ng Wika and Buwan ng Kasaysayan presentation last Aug. 19 at the Metropolitan Theatre in Manila, in collaboration with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) and its Local Historical Committees Network (LHCN) as well as with the Ateneo de Naga University.


The presentation featured the screening of Ari: My Life with a King, produced by Holy Angel University in 2015 and Hinulid, produced by Ateneo de Naga in 2016, which was attended by a big crowd that included government officials, foreign diplomats, writers, artists, students and faculty from Manila universities,  and a delegation from HAU and Pampanga.



HAU OIC President Leopoldo Jaime Valdes Jr. And Ateneo de Naga President Fr. Roberto E.N. Rivera, S.J. Gave recorded messages, as did Oscar Casaysay, Executive Director of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.


Other speakers included Alvin Alcd, the NHCP Deputive Executive Director for Programs and Projects; Kristian Sendon Cordero, the Ateneo de Naga University Press Deputy Director and director of Hinulid; and film critic Prof. Tito Genova Valiente, former President of the Manunuri ngPelikulang Pilipino.



“The objective of this event is to present the historical and cultural convergences between the Kapampangan Region and the Bikol Region,” said Robby Tantingco, Director of the Center for Kapampangan Studies and concurrently the University’s Vice President for Student Services and Affairs.  “We also wanted to show the richness of arts and cultures of the provinces far away from the capital region, and to prove that they can work together.”


The CKS’ partnership with Bicol is the third of its kind, after the Pampanga-Cavite national conference and the Pampanga-Bulacan national conference several years ago.