MANILA Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte on Monday vowed to give opportunities to the city's student performers to showcase their talents through a database which aims to track and scout every performing arts group that could represent the city during various events in and out of the country.
During her speech at the Pistang Pinoy 2018 at Barangay Veterans Village, Belmonte said the city has numerous talented individuals and performing arts groups deprived of platforms where they can express their artistry.
Belmonte said that Filipinos are among the talented race in the world but lack programs to hone and further develop their talents.
That's why I plan to establish a database of all our school-based performing arts groups because I know, there are heaps of talents waiting to be discovered; we just need to give them the opportunity to showcase it, Belmonte said.
At the same time, the vice mayor said there are plans to put up the city's own performing arts school where students can learn and enhance their skills in dancing, singing, acting and theater play.
We also have talked about founding the Quezon City School for the Arts, of course, with the help from the Philippine School for the Arts. We are starting to plan for this project to happen, Belmonte said.
Because it's sad that we lack a real performing arts theater. Hopefully, through this, we can help the youth improve their talents whether it be dancing, singing, acting, and we can live up our name The City of Stars, she added. (PNA)
Source: Philippine News Agency