Capiz Gov. Victor A. Tanco, Sr. received an award for the province as a culture-friendly Local Government Unit (LGU) in Malacañang last March 27, 2009 in recognition of its dedication to advancement and promotion of heritage, arts and culture. The awarding ceremony is the highlight of the “2009 World Theater Week” celebration from March 21 to 27. President Gloria Macapagal–Arroyo witnessed the awarding rites, along with National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Executive Director Cecile Guidote Alvarez. Province of Capiz get the award was due to the programs that promote and develop culture and arts in the province. The province has utilized culture to identify the real needs of the Capiceños. The awardees received a “sarimanok” trophy designed by National Artist for Sculpture Dr. Abdulmari Asia Imao.
Capiz along with 19 other LGUs nationwide was chosen by the International Theater Institute Executive Council in coordination with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Department of Education (DepEd) and Office of the President – Presidential Adviser on Culture to receive the award. The account of the awarding ceremony was aired as part of the weekly educational and cultural program “Sining Gising” (Ugnayan ng DepEd at NCCA) on National Broadcasting Network (NBN) last March 28.
(Source: Official website Province of Capiz)