The AKLAN COUNCIL for CULTURE and the ARTS (ACCA) formally convened through a hybrid Zoom event hosted by Aklan Provincial Tourism Office on January 26, 2021, at the PGO Conference Room, Provincial Capitol Main Building, Estancia, Kalibo, Aklan.
The following are its major objectives, namely,
- To mainstream culture and development along with the plans, policies, programs and activities of the provincial government;
- Provide cultural services; and
- Encourage the generation of jobs and livelihood through the promotion of cultural tourism and ecotourism.
As presided by Hon. Emmanuel Soviet Russia Dela Cruz of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Aklan, the following were elected as Council Officers:
|Co-Vice Chair of the Council||Albert A. Meñez|
Private Sector Representative
Concurrent President, Aklan Culture and Arts Foundation, Inc.
Elected Sectoral Committee Chairs:
|Committee on Literature & Language and Translation||Rommel Constantino|
Vice-President, Aklan Literati
|Committee on Performing Arts||Peter S. Macrohon|
Founding Director, Aklan Performing Arts Network
|Committee on Historical Research||Hon. Phillip Y. Kimpo LGU Kalibo SB Member-LGU Kalibo|
President, Aklan Historical and Cultural Society
|Committee on Museums, Art Galleries, Monuments and Sites||Eloize Juliet Victoriano |
Executive Director, Museo It Akean
|Committee on Cultural Tourism||Hazel R. Reyes|
Senior Tourism Operations Officer, Aklan Provincial Tourism Office
Concurrent President, Aklan Tourism Officers Association
|Committee on Indigenous Peoples||Mark Anthony Dolinog|
Representative, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples
|Committee on Media Arts||Romart Martesano|
|Committee on Traditional Arts and Crafts||Anna India C. Legaspi|
President, Aklan Piña Manufacturers and Traders Association
The Sectoral Committee Chairs for the Committee on Cultural Education, Committee on Visual Arts and Committee on Libraries and Archives shall be elected in the next ACCA meeting.
The Aklan Provincial Governor FLORENCIO T. MIRAFLORES, and Vice Governor REYNALDO M. QUIMPO shall act as the Ex-Officio Chairperson, and Vice Ex-officio Chairperson of the ACCA, respectively.