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November 15, 2011

ART THERAPY FOR YOUNG TYPHOON VICTIMS

CCP OUTREACH BRINGS KUTITAP ART THERAPY FOR YOUNG TYPHOON VICTIMS
THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Outreach and Exchange Division brings KUTITAP: Isang Piging ng Kabataang Makasining, an art therapy for the benefit of children in local communities that were greatly affected by the recent typhoons and floods in Northern Luzon.

Since 2009, the CCP Outreach has been implementing KUTITAP - a gathering of Filipino indigenous children from various cultural communities all over the country to celebrate arts, culture and traditions. All plans for the 3rd Kutitap 2011 have been set until typhoons Pedring and Quiel brought tremendous destructions to thousands of families, especially the children who suffered serious medical, nutrition, and psycho-social problems. And so to contribute to the process of rehabilitation, the CCP Outreach re-designed Kutitap for the benefit of the children in some of the communities that were submerged in heavy floods.

Children enjoying the Kutitap activities

The program will include short performances in dance, music, theater by the CCP resident companies and other prominent performing groups. There will also be games, storytelling, crafts making and mini-workshops with messages on the importance of health, cleanliness and protecting the environment.

On Nov. 09, the CCP Outreach Team started KUTITAP in Barangay Iba in Hagonoy, Bulacan. With the help of the Barangay Officials & staff headed by Brngay Captain Cely, Rev. Fr. Prospero Tenorio and Counselor Rosemarie Magat, over 400 kids enjoyed the afternoon with artistic and educational performances rendered by Tanghalang Pilipino, Sining Bulakenyo, Museo Pambata and D’Kriyeytib led by Lakan Bunyi. Adding to the excitement of the program were emcees Mymy Davao and Garry Lim. The program was made even more meaningful with the wonderful gifts such as toys, books, bags, school supplies, and medicines given to the children by the CCP, UNICEF, Bantay Bata, Dept. of Education Instructional Materials Division, Smart Communications, and CCP Chair Emily Abrera.

The next stops of KUTITAP will be in Calumpit-Bulacan (Nov. 11), Macabebe-Pampanga (Nov. 16) and Jaen, Nueva Ecija (Nov. 18). Slated to perform are the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) String Quintet, Ballet Philippines Kids, Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, UST Symphony Orchestra Brass Quartet, Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company and the College of Immaculate Concepcion Chorale of Cabanaturan.

For more information, contact the CCP Outreach at 832-1125 to 39 local 1708 or 1709.

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