Photo by Michael Camsa/BIO

COTABATO CITY—Bangsamoro Commission for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (BCPCH) hosted a visual arts competition at BARMM’s Museum in this city on Feb. 28, to showcase the artistic excellence of the Bangsamoro.

Said activity was conducted in celebration of National Arts Month which aimed to harvest the diversity of expressions that can be part of values education for patriotism, cultural identity, and love of country.

Bearing the theme, “Ani ng Sining, Bunga ng Galing”, the activity was participated by different Bangsamoro artists coming from different BARMM areas. Accordingly, entries were submitted online and only 20 participants were selected to qualify for the final exposure at the Bangsamoro Museum.

BCPCH Chairperson Dr. Salem Lingasa said, “the commission is leading the region in preserving the history, arts, traditions and rich cultural heritage of traditions and rich cultural heritage of the Bangsamoro.

He also shared that one of their advocacies in the BCPCH is to incorporate Islamic perspectives in promoting our cultural heritage such as arts

“It is our duty as the Commission to conduct further research on how we can unify our Islamic way of life and our diverse cultural heritage that are Shari’ah compliant and inclusive at the same time,” Lingasa said.

The announcement of winners for the visual arts contest will be on March 1. (Majid Nur/BIO)