Senator Joel Villanueva led fellow Bulakeños, Gov. Daniel Fernando and Vice Gov. Alex Castro together with other provincial officials, department heads and mayors in the unveiling of the marker of Bulacan Cultural Center at the Capitol Grounds during Monday's 444th Bulacan Foundation Day Anniversary. Photo by Anton Luis Catindig

CITY OF MALOLOS–Officials unveil on Monday the marker for the province cultural center during the celebration of its 444th founding anniversary which is marked as a special non working holiday. 

Senator Joel Villanueva with Gov. Daniel Fernando and Vice Gov. Alex Castro led other Bulacan officials in unveiling the marker of Hiyas ng Bulacan Cultural Center within the Bulacan Provincial Capitol Compound. 

The Hiyas ng Bulacan Cultural Center building houses the Hiyas ng Bulacan Museum, Bulwagang Guillermo Tolentino, Tanghalan Nicanor Abelardo, Provincial Library and the Provincial History, Arts, Culture and Tourism Office (PHACTO). The structure, the first separate building built outside the Capitol was inaugurated on August 30, 1971.

Fernando said while Bulacan is now a magnet for global investment, it is also the time for the province to fully recognize and create different measures for the preservation of its arts, culture and heritage through its very own cultural center. 

Villanueva who hails in Bocaue said he has always been proud of his Bulakeño blood and race. He call on fellow Bulakeños to continue to make the beloved province shine in culture and tourism amid the present modernization and further future technological advancement. 

“Patuloy nating palakasin ang contribution ng ating lalawigan sa kasaysayan ng ating bansa sa kabila ng panahon ng internet sa ngayon, (let us continue to strengthen the contribution of our province in the history of our nation amidst the modern internet technology today), he said in his speech. 

“Gawin nating paksa sa hapag-kainan ang makabuluhang kuwento ng ating kultura at kasaysayan saan man tayo makarating at ano mang panahon. Ipamana natin ang pagmamahal natin sa ating bayan, kultura at kasarinlan sa ating mga anak,” (Let us make our love for our country, culture, heritage and freedom a legacy for our children),  he said. 

The senator also urged every Bulakeño to always do their best and give their share in the nation building.