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For the culture: DOST to preserve CAR’s trademark gongs

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The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) shared its commitment to preserve the culture of the indegenous peoples in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), especially in the art and history of gong-making.

DOST Secretary Fortunato “Boy” de la Peña said the department, through its Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC), have already provided equipment and organized trainings for the youth in Benguet that are focused in honing and mastering the craft.

“The local government units (LGUs) at the barangay and municipal level also provided support to the project with the former donating a 200 square-meter lot for the project site while the latter, completing the access road, he added.

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