February 06, 2023
To re-establish cultural linkage between the Bangsamoro Government and other international countries, BCPCH Key Personnel Community Affairs Officer III Sheryan P. Guialel and Senior History Researcher Esnaira S. Salem attended as part of the Socio-Cultural Cluster in the BIMP-EAGA Strategic Planning Meeting 2023 held on February 5-9, 2023 at Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam.
BIMP-EAGA which stands for “Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia Malaysia and Philippines – East ASEAN Growth Area” include member countries in South East Asia with interconnected cultures as seen in the showcase of their customs and traditions reflecting their heritage and identity in an event called “BUDAYAW: Festival of Cultures”.
The Strategic Planning Meeting (SPM) focused particularly on the BIMP-EAGA 2025 vision in addition to the review of Cluster/Working Group (CWG)’s 2020-2022 Rolling Pipeline of Projects (RPoP), identification of 2023-2025 RPoPs III and their respective implementation plans, as well as other sub-regional Convergence Projects.
BCPCH as a member of the Socio-cultural Development Technical Working Group presented the Commission’s project proposal for the BIMP-EAGA convergence projects highlighting the significance of preserving, conserving and promoting the Bangsamoro Cultural Heritage provided that after this years celebration in Indonesia, the Philippines sought to pilot the BIMP-EAGA Cultural Hub through BCPCH-BARMM and its national agency counterpart.
All delegates from the Philippines are looking forward to host the BUDAYAW Festival in 2025, with the Bangsamoro Government leading the way. The Commission, through its national counterpart — the NCCA, aims to work closely with several Philippine Embassies to pilot the BIMP-EAGA cultural hub in the future.
BCPCH is the primary institution in preserving the history, culture, arts, tradition, and rich cultural heritage of the Bangsamoro people across the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.