Spreading cultural and historical awareness and continuously exploring, searching for that something that could help bring about unity and positive change in a small, poor, politically divided island-province, promoting a sense of oneness, a clearer sense of identity and direction among Marinduquenos, are tasks cultural workers and artists take upon themselves to undertake. Existing political structures could make it rather difficult for cultural undertakings of the same magnitude as the first "Araw ng Marinduque" to prosper.
But the message of the Araw ng Marinduque celebration was clear. As the first Araw ng Marinduque celebration was concluded, a RESOLUTION was adopted by the SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN NG MARINDUQUE. It was to commend all the individuals behind the success of the two projects for such an achievement "despite the limited time and budget of the provincial government and the six municipalities... and even strengthened a collaborative effort with the national government offices/agencies and other organizations..."
The resolution stated that the celebration "exuded the province's unique culture, customs and traditions which were hailed by most of those who witnessed the various activities and presentations".
Full text of said Resolution adopted on motion of board member ELEUTERIO "BONG" RAZA, Jr. follows. In a strong show of support and solidarity with all those involved in the project, the said Resolution was "unanimously seconded" by all the members of the provincial council, and therefore unprecedented:
Republic of the Philippines
PROVINCE OF MARINDUQUE
OFFICE OF THE SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN
EXCERPT FROM THE MINUTES
5th SPECIAL SESSION, 11th SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN
SUPREME COURT COMPOUND, BAGUIO CITY
FEBRUARY 24, 2008
Resolution No. 264 series 2008
COMMENDING ALL INDIVIDUALS, OFFICES, AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THE SUCCESS OF THE CELEBRATION OF THE “ARAW NG MARINDUQUE”
WHEREAS, the recent celebration of the “Araw ng Marinduque”, the founding anniversary of the province, had exuded the province’s unique culture, customs and traditions which were hailed by most of those who witnessed the various activities and presentations relative to the same;
WHEREAS, despite the limited time and budget of the provincial government and the six municipalities, it did not constrain them from organizing a committee that made the event a success and even strengthened a collaborative effort with the national government offices/agencies and other organizations that led to such an achievement;
WHEREAS, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan is truly grateful to all individuals and/or organizations who in one way or another, and through their efforts, have contributed to the success of such an endeavour;
WHEREFORE, on motion of Hon. Eleuterio R. Raza, Jr. unanimously seconded, it was:
RESOLVED, as it is hereby resolved, to commend all individuals, offices/agencies and organizations who contributed to the success of the celebration of the “Araw ng Marinduque”.
RESOLVED, finally, that copy of this resolution be furnished the following for their information, to wit:
1. Provincial Governor
2. Provincial Administrator
3. Executive Assistant to the Governor
4. Mayor and SB of the 6 Municipalities
5. Organizing Committee through the Consultant for Tourism Affairs*
6. Department of Education
7. Department of Trade and Industry
8. Marinduque State College and all School Participants
9. National Commission for Culture & the Arts
10. National Historical Commission
11. Department of Tourism
12. Sponsors, Donors, Guests, Others.
ADOPTED, this 24th day of February 2008 at Baguio City.
NIMFA M. CABRERA,Secretary, SP
TOMAS N. PIZARRO
Vice-Governor & Presiding Officer