NABUNTURAN, Compostela Valley, Oct. 15, 2014 - The Municipal Tourism Council of Nabunturan, Inc. (MTCNI) in coordination with the local government will hold the second Nabunturan Independent Film Exhibition or the NABIFILMEX 2 on October 16 to 19, 2014 at the municipal plaza.
The NABIFILMEX 2 is also sponsored by the National Commission on
Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Open Air Cinema Foundation, an
international film organization.
NABIFILMEX 2 is a unique film festival considering that Nabunturan
has no cinema house. The Open Air Cinema Foundation is bringing in an
inflatable movie screen with 5 meters by 8 meters in size to be mounted
in front of the municipal hall. This is the first open air cinema
experience for Compostela Valley and the first to be sponsored by the
Open Air Cinema Foundation in Mindanao.
Fifteen (15) competing films from Davao City, Tagum City, Nabunturan
and other Municipalities of Compostela Valley Province will vie for the
Gimadyawan Award, the highest honor for best film with a cash prize of
Php 10,000.00 plus trophy. NABIFILMEX 2 will also showcase selected
films from the NCCA’s national film festival Cinema Rehiyon 5 and 6.
The festival is curated by award winning director and Mindanao film
advocate Arnel Mardoquio. Indie film actor Mon Confiado will also grace
the festival. (Nabunturan Municipal Tourism Council
Davao Oriental lines up development programs for 2015
City of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, October 15, 2014 – Members
of the Provincial Development Council (PDC) approved on Thursday,
October 9, the province’s P202.3Million Annual Investment Plan for 2015.
Governor Corazon N. Malanyaon, who chairs the PDC, said that in order
to sustain the remarkable achievements the province has so far achieved
in the past years, the provincial government is giving more focus on
priority investments in order to reach the neediest citizens while
maximizing government funds.
Funded under the 20 percent Local Government Development Fund (LGDF),
the programs and projects under the AIP consistently supports the five
development agenda of the provincial government, namely: defeat poverty,
safeguard environment, expand access to infrastructure, utilities and
social services, sustain public order, and strengthen effective
During the PDC meeting, the council presented the laid out Annual
Investment Plan divided in three sectors, which are: social development,
economic and environmental.