ANGELES CITY – The Angeles City Tourism Office (ACTO) organized a Parul Making Workshop for the city’s Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) inmates on October 3 to 7.
A total of 25 detainees have participated in the said workshop led by Renato Calma, a “Talasinup keng Singsing” awardee.
This is part of the celebration of Fiestang Kuliat this month which aims to showcase and preserve the culture and artistry of talented individuals.
“We are dedicated to preserve and nurture our heritage by teaching and sharing our knowledge with people all around the city. After learning to put culture into practice, people will then be able to showcase it to other cities or provinces as well,” ACTO Head John Montances said.
In the five-day workshop, a livelihood opportunity will be given to the participants to learn how to create authentic, colorful, and creative crafts.
“This workshop aims to help our inmates to earn albeit their current situation by learning and creating arts and crafts,” Montances added.
Meanwhile, Calma expressed his delight that his talent in creating authentic Angeleño parul is helping the people in promoting and preserving heritage at the same time.
Since the Christmas season is near, the demand for parul and other decorations is increasing and as an alternative option, the 33 villages in the city may opt to buy Angeleño Parul made by the BJMP detainees.
The workshop also aims to provide a livelihood for the detainees once they reunite with their families.