Some 85 Tampakenos representing the 14 Barangays of Tampakan municipality underwent a 2-day Training on Cultural Mapping spearheaded by the Arts, Culture, Tourism and Museum (ACTM) Development and Promotions Unit of South Cotabato.
The trainees were trained in two (2) batches with Batch #1 scheduled from October 27 -28 and Batch #2 from October 29 – 30 and were composed of a designated Lead Mapper and Enumerators from each barangay.
Batch #1 with 38 participants were composed of Barangays Tablu, Lampitak, Kipalbig, Lambayong and Buto, while Batch #2 with 47 participants came from Barngays Pulabato, San Isidro, Maltana, Albagan, Palo 19, Poblacion, Danlag, Sta. Cruz and Liberty.
Cultural Mapping Focal Person Annaliz Cabrido conducted the training with the presentation of four (4) modules with the following topics; Module #1 – What is Culture?; Module #2 – What is Cultural Mapping?; Module #3 – Why Map?; Module #4 – How to Map?
Module #4 is an actual field work activity where the trainees conducted actual interview and data gathering in their respective community and presented the results before the culmination of the training.
Earlier during the opening program on October 26, some 45 participants coming from Tampakan LGU, Barangay Officials, and representatives from DILG, DepED and IPMR were oriented by Senior Tourism Operations Officer Argie Ryan Asaria, Culture and Arts Focal Person Tourism Officer II Indira Cagaanan and Cabrido regarding the Cultural Mapping Program of the province.
Cultural Mapping is a mandate under RA 10066 (National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009) whereby “the state shall foster the preservation, enrichment and dynamic evolution of Filipino Culture based on the principle of unity, diversity of free artistry and intellectual expression.”
Participants who successfully hurdle the Cultural Mapping Training were given Certificate of Participation by ACTM.
Tampakan LGU has set 200 Icons for their cultural mapping activity.