The group at the National Museum of Anthropology
Fifty-two University of Baguio (UB) students visited some major government agencies in Manila last April 10-11 as part of their educational tour.
Thirty-seven were from the UB Graduate School while 15 were Political Science students.
The group first visited the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation, the country’s largest government revenue contributor. The group then proceeded to visit the Court of Appeals, the second highest judicial court in the country, and the Department of Justice (DOJ), an executive department responsible for upholding the rule of law in the country. The group was able to meet DOJ Assistant Secretary Adonis Sulit, Assistant Chief State Counsel Ruben Fondevilla, and OIC Senior Deputy State Prosecutor Renato Samonte.
On the second day, the group went to the Museo ng Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and then to the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) wherein they were able to get a glimpse of the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo theatre, Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino theatre, and the Tanghalang Huseng Batute studio theater. Designed by Leandro Locsin, national artist for architecture, CCP was opened to promote and preserve the Filipino culture and arts.
The National Museum of the Philippines was also visited by the group. The group specifically visited the National Museum of Anthropology, where cloth weaving and bamboo weaving materials and preserved animals, among others, are presented.
The educational tour aimed to further equip the students with knowledge on the activities and undertakings relevant to their respective fields. –Jessa Mae Bustillo and Elizabeth Pangsiw
Jessa Mae Bustillo and Elizabeth Pangsiw are senior Bachelor of Arts in Political Science students of the University of Baguio.