Press Release
February 16, 2010


BALER, AURORA -- As the province celebrates its 31st anniversary, Sen. Edgardo J. Angara unveils the region's first-ever Media Arts and Technology Center in response to the growing demand of Filipino directors and filmmakers in the country and abroad.

The center aims to tap local talents and their technical skills into successful, lucrative, and more fulfilling careers as filmmakers for the country. It features state-of-the art facilities for pre- and post-production, editing and recording; as well as seasoned trainors and instructors to facilitate the various modules of modern media technologies.

"Our country has always been big in the domestic and international film audiences; and our media practitioners are among the best in the world. We produce highly talented professionals who are far more creative than many in the world. It is time that we harness these talents and develop their skills to benefit them, their families and the country," shared Angara when asked what prompted him to set the project up.

As renowned art patron, Angara is the father of the laws that created the National Museum and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). As former president of the University of the Philippines and Chair of the UP Centennial Commission, he now aims to integrate the development of media studies and the art and technology to the education and cultural sector of Aurora--a first in the region.

Currently there are no sufficient training centers in the region for budding filmmakers and artists, hence "the opportunity to start raising a breed of creative, talented and hardworking artists for the country. This is a good start for our people, and it marks Aurora's readiness in providing highly-skilled and creative professionals in the media and film industry--both here and abroad," Angara concluded.

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