Under the Administration’s Office and the Socio-Cultural Affairs Office, the founding of the group was spearheaded by Ms. Julie Grace K. Mi-ing, enlisting 59 members. FSCAG’s Official Members, Election of Officers were laid on July 11, 2016 at the College Auditorium.
FSCAG organization opens opportunities for the employees to further their cultural arts about their roots, Mountain Province and beyond the Cordillera as a whole.
This avenue for learning makes the difference as the employees are led to further their skills in line with cultural development as the College is called and claimed to be one of the Indigenous People’s Education (IPED) Center and aims to be the IPED Center of the Philippines after one of a SUC in the region.
The members of FSCAG of the College desire to promote a good relationship among fellow Cordilleran, sustain its indigenous culture and nurture its traditional practices, uplift its importance to the whole working force, and be effective and productive members of the school and community.
Specifically, it intended to: arouse cultural awareness among faculty and staff within MPSPC and the community; to enable the faculty and staff to appreciate their identity as Igorots by developing and showcasing their hidden potential performing their dances, songs, and other practices that are relevant and enduring in today’s generation; help in cultural revival through stage presentations, researches and socialization of the rich Cordilleran attire, practices, and values; bring closer relationship between and among the faculty and staff of the different tribes of Cordillera so as to advance harmony within the College; and, participate in any entertainment and social activities as recommended by any authority of the institution or by heads.
The launching was attended by the College President, VPs, Unit Heads, Faculty Members, and Staff.
College President, Dr. Rexton F. Chakas formally launched the organization. In his message, he shared further on the FSCAG organization’s initial activities and experiences vis-à-vis what he read from the comments and watched videos uploaded at the social media. He challenged other faculty members and staff to participate in the FSCAG practices and activities so as to learn as FSCAG is basically a learning avenue of cultural dances.
He added that there may be FSCAG participation in the upcoming town-fiesta, Am-among on September 2016.
Dr. Chakas further empowers the College employees on the socio-cultural aspect as he announced, “There will be another group to be organized under Mr. Jonnelle D. Fagsao. It will be a singing group who will sing not only the songs of the Bontoc and the Province but will include the other parts of the Cordillera and outside.”
Proudly dressed in red colorful complete Bontoc Attire, the FSCAG members were introduced before the College Administration and personnel following an Oath Taking Ceremony of the Officers: President – Darwin Philip C. Alera; Vice-President – Zenaida Y. Soliven; Secretary – Genevieve L. Sagandoy; Assistant Secretary – Abegail M. Kiwang; Treasurer – Christie Lynne C. Codod; Auditor – Rexon T. Damayan; PRO – Verginia C. Kilito; Business Managers – Gina L. Lacaben and Trinidad G. Pasong; Coordinators – Jayson E. Imatong (Male), Jennifer Ruth C. Tuazon (Female), and Melodave Y. Foman-eg (Staff).
-/JULIE GRACE K. MI-ING – MIS