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National Women’s Month: Raising Awareness against Child Abuse with 'Boses'

High school students ready their notes as ‘Boses’ begins to play. Boses is a mutli-awarded indie film by Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil that tells the story of Onyok, a victim rendered mute by child abuse who regains his voice through music with the help of Ariel, a reclusive musician.

Banga, Aklan – In celebration of the National Women’s Month, the Agricultural Training Institute in Western Visayas has invited the Erasto Films for a reshowing of multi-awarded 2008 Cinemalaya Film “Boses”. Boses is a Filipino indie film that tells the story of Onyok, a victim rendered mute by child abuse who regains his voice through music with the help of Ariel, a reclusive musician.

From simple fibers to astonishing crafts

Owner/Manager of Papyrus Arts and Craft Mrs. Cristina G. Lachica teaches the participants how to make hand-made paper.

BANGA, Aklan - From cultivation, to processing, and marketing of indigenous fibers, this greatly depicts the rich cultural heritage of the country’s premier fiber products. In Region 6, indigenous fiber production is one of the sources of livelihood. Abaca fibers produced in the region is noted to be the most durable and of better quality as compared to other fibers produced in the country.

OSY 4-H ACTIVE Graduate: ‘Poverty will not hinder me from pursuing my dreams’

Ten out of school youth from all over Region 6 train on various farming technologies under the 4-H ACTIVE Program of the Agricultural Training Institute in Western Visayas. (Photo: Christine Mae B. Tubera)

BANGA, Aklan - “I will strive to improve my project and prove that I can make it possible with my own two feet. And that even though I was not able to finish my schooling, I am now equipped with the skills I need. Poverty will not hinder me from pursuing my dreams.” said Mark Louie John H. Gaitan during the graduation ceremonies of 4-H ACTIVE in Western Visayas.

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