Press Release
February 18, 2010


BALER, AURORA -- Senator Edgardo J. Angara will lead Thursday the groundbreaking rites of the soon-to-be constructed Agriculture Museum in Barangay Reserva.

Angara said the museum, the first of its kind in the region, which will house the country's rare and endangered species of plants, will rise in a vast land located in Barangay Reserva, Baler. It will also showcase the agricultural practice of the province's indigenous peoples, the Ilongots and Dumagats.

"This project is envisioned to be a showcase of antique artifacts through exhibit maps, video documentaries and large-scale photographic images, comparable with other world-class agricultural museums," Angara stressed, noting that the facility will be designed by world-renowned Filipino Architect Ed Calma and famous curator Marian Pastor Roces.

He added, "The museum's cultural character is expected to raise the bar in design in the international world of museums. The exhibits feature, among others, the history and evolution of Philippine plants through interactive pods."

This museum expresses Angara's passion for agriculture, which he has consistently shown from the time he served as Secretary of the Department of Agriculture through his subsequent initiatives. He also tapped the expertise of the Provincial Agriculturists of Aurora for this project.

Witnessing the event are Aurora Gov. Bellaflor Angara-Castillo, Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara, Mrs. Gloria M. Angara, Mayor Arturo J. Angara, Vice Mayor Elianto Bihasa, DepEd Aurora SDS Geronio Antonio, National Museum Director Corazon Alvina, Jun Yee, Norman Tiotuico, Dean Danny Silvestre, Provincial Agriculturist Adriano Necesito, NCIP Nap Calderon and other barangay officials.

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