Culminating activity not just enhances and discovers the skills of the students, but it also creates a strong bond between the students. It creates camaraderie among students. It is important for in the activity, you can show what are the knowledge you learned and skills that was improved and earned. It requires students to participate in all aspects of event operations and analyze the success of the event.

The program with the theme “Knowing Your CULTURE: Marindukanon Chizu to Nihongo Jisho” was started at exactly 9:40 a.m. with an opening prayer followed immediately by the National Anthem. To formally start the program, a welcome message was given to us by our dear Professor, Randy T. Nobleza, Ph., D. He emphasized the part of the cultural mapping form that we are going to present.

An intermission number was rendered to us by selected MAED students.  And the presentation begins with the First Plenary Session 1 entitled Natural Heritage compose of different subtopics namely Land Formation presented by Mrs. Darlenne Marie Peregrin-Recto and Ms. Jezebel R. Real; Significant Natural Resources: Plants presented by Mrs. Jennyrose Aisa Alim-Sadiwa and Mrs. Ruby D. Pedernal; Significant Natural Resources: Animals presented by Mr. Jhons P. Marimon and Mr. Emer R. Delos Reyes. After the presentation of the First Plenary Session, reaction from the group 2, who will present the Plenary Session 2 followed. After the reaction was given, a short video presentation entitled “Panata at Kahoy” by Tariktik production was shown to us. The video tackles one of the tradition in our province, the Moriones Festival.  The video also showed the Marindukanons panataduring Holy Week wearing their Moriones mask. As the video showed the interview with one of the known maskaramaker, he said that making masks for him was a panata, but that was before. At present, mascara making is a source of his family’s income.

Plenary Session 2 was entitled Built Heritage. Under this are the following subtopics. Schools and Educational Complexes presented by Mrs. Leila R. Recana and Mrs.  Yolanda R. Robles; Hospital and Medical Facilities presented by Ms. Juliet P. Palermo and Mrs. Anna Lorena R. Rodelas; Churches, Temples and Places of Worship presented by Ms. Maryann R. Padolina and Mr. Jomar R. Parreno; Monuments and Markers presente by Mrs. Jenilyn Joy T. Riego and Mrs. Jeshagere E. Anda and Tangible Immovable Sites was presented by Ms. Cyrille Mae A. Palmero and Ms. Jennifer O. Reynoso. The Plenary Session 2 was followed by a reaction from the group 3. Before the giving of the certificate, another short video was showed entitled “Media-Based Cultural Documentation – Tuba,tuba paano ka ginawa?” a cooltura production.  The video showed how tuba was made.

Plenary Session 3 entitled Movable Heritage followed. Under this are the following subtopics. Archeological Object presented by Mrs. Roseli P. Jalos and Mrs. Joanne Abeguey D. Magcarang; Movable Tangible Religious Object presented by Mr. Aldrin P. Reynoso; Works of Industrial/ Comercial Arts presented presented by Mrs. Rowena R. Siena and Mrs. Grace V. Cabral; Artwork presented by Mrs. April Mhey Q. Magculang and Mr. Jethro D. Revilloza; and Archival Holdings presented by Mr. Larry D. Quijan and Mrs. May Ann Rose N. Rhodas. Another reactions from the next group was followed. And before the distribution of certificates for the presenters, another short film entitled Media-Based Cultural Documentation- Tuklaw: Sa Likod ng krus (MaSayah productionby Melanie Malinao was viewed.

Plenary Session 4 entitled Intangible Cultural Heritage was followed wherein it has the following subtopics. Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events presented by Mr. Darwin R. Lego and Ms. Edesa R. Penarroyo; and Knowledge and Practices Concerning Nature and the Universe presented by Mr. Ronald Rodil. Another short film was viewed which entitled Media-Based Cultural Documentation- Pulso: Pintig ng Pagpapagaling and Media-Based Cultural Documentation- Balwarte: Ang Paggibik ng Piping Saksi ( Lantawan Production) by Abegail Faderogao.

All of the Plenary Session ended up with a picture taking together with our Professor. We congratulate each other for a job well done.

Rene Auberjonois said “ The highest happiness is a by-product of worthy work well done”.