BY JOEL CALAMBA ESCOL, MDNN Digital
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – This is good news for the City of Cagayan de Oro, as President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has finally approved the bill authored by the city’s 2nd District Congressman Rufus Rodriguez.
Republic Act No. 11771 authored by Cong. Rufus aims to establish a cultural center in the city, as well as a museum, the MDNN Digital learned on Tuesday.
The congressman said: “I am very thankful to President Duterte for acting upon this measure that I authored and filed in 2021. This will primarily help the City of Cagayan de Oro in promoting its culture and the arts not only among Kagay-anons, but also visitors from all over the world.”
Based on said RA No 11771, the museum and the cultural center shall become the “venue for the preservation, collection and enhancement of the of the cultural, artistic, archeological, social, historical and religious heritage of the city and its environs.”
According to the act, the local government unit in the city will provide the land where the museum and cultural center will be constructed.
It was also mentioned that the budget to implement the construction of said buildings will be taken from the current annual budget of the NCAA. The funds necessary for its continued implementation in the succeeding years will be included in the General Appropriations Act (GAA).