Training on bamboo craft-making set in Capiz

By Alex A. Lumaque

ROXAS CITY, Capiz (PIA) – Eighteen participants are undergoing training on bamboo craft-making which kicked off November 14, at the Capiz State University (CapSU)-Dumarao satellite college in Dumarao town.

The participants comprising the first batch of the training are women, students, indigenous peoples and craftsmen from the municipalities of Cuartero, Dao and Dumarao.

The training will run until Nov. 20, however, other batches are scheduled on Nov. 22 to 28 in Sigma town and December 12 to 18 in Cuartero.

It is one of the component activities implemented under the Capiz Institute of Living Traditions (CILT) that aims to execute programs that protect, sustain, research, document, promote and develop the intangible cultural heritage of the province.

On the opening day, the participants were introduced to the types of bamboo, its many uses as well as socio-economic relevance in the Philippine setting.


Also, Capiz Bamboo Council vice-president Randy Fancubila discussed, instructed and provided guidance on the basics of bamboo craft-making.

Fancubila   is a recognized farmer scientist or Magsasaka Siyentista (MS) by the Western Visayas Agriculture and Resources Research and Development Consortium (WESVARRDEC) for bamboo and engineered bamboo technology.

The training is being conducted by the Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office (PTCAO) in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). (PIA Capiz)