Bikol Arts and Culture Summit opens with book launches, musical performances

NAGA CITY— In celebration of the National Book Month, the Metro Naga Chamber of Commerce (MNCCI) and Industry and the City Government of Naga opened the Via Bikol Arts and Culture Summit at 9:30 a.m. today at the Naga City Hall Grounds.

Jose B. Perez, Vice President for Chamber Management of the MNCCI provided an introduction on Via Bikol.

Several books on Bicol arts and culture were launched during the event, including “An Satuyang Tataramong sa Aroaldaw,” edited by Kristian Sendon Cordero, the Bansay Bikolnon Series on Potenciano Gregorio, composer of Sarong Banggi by Raffi Banzuela, the Bikoliana Klasika Book Series “An Kasaysayan kan Simbahan kan Penafrancia ni Francisco Gainza, OP asin Nobena sa Mahamison na Ngaran ni Maria ni Manuel Grijalvo, OSA, edited by Fr. Wilmer Tria, and Art History of Bikol by Frank Penones.

The Naga College Foundation Concert Band and the Caceres Chorale were also invited for musical numbers.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM


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