The Ramon Obusan Folkloric Foundation (ROFF), Inc., through its performing arm the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group (ROFG), partnered with the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Arts Education in the launching of Bahay ni Kuya, located at 094 Road 4, CAA Housing Area Pildera II, Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), in Pasay City recently. Bahay ni Kuya is the Home of Philippine Folk Heritage and Learning Resource Center of the National Artist for Dance Ramon Arevalo Obusan.
The said venue operates to revive, safeguard, preserve and make the National Artist’s collections readily accessible, and provide service to the cultural education needs of artists, youths, students, scholars, teachers and arts enthusiasts.
The foundation, led by its the board of directors composed of Obusan family members and the ROFG members, reached out to tap possible collaborations, in line with the wishes of the late National Artist Ramon Arevalo Obusan as to how his foundation can be utilized, find a way where the ROFF can be of full service to the generations to come, and ensure that his researches are transferred to the top-of-the line CDs to be preserved and eventually used by the next generation.
The ROFF honors the founder’s wish by continuing to be a CCP resident company by identifying areas to focus on such as Batang ROFG; digitization & preservation of Ramon Obusan Collections and Artifacts; training and lecture-demonstration in various communities, and the Bahay ni Kuya.
(Photo by Orly Daquipil)