The Province of Capiz is breaking barriers for its tourism sector popularized by #CaptureCapiz to continue thriving in spite of the ongoing pandemic.
The Capiz Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office (PTCAO) has lined up events under the new normal starting this September, an occasion marking the Provincial Tourism Month.
The activities by PTCAO is anchored on United Nations’ idea of “rebuilding tourism in a safe, equitable, climate-friendly way” and the celebration reflects the opportunity to rethink the future of the tourism sector and its survival through global cooperation.
The tourism office has redirected the holding of a face-to-face event into a virtual platform like the supposedly Capiz Tourism Expo, a crowd drawer event in the province set to mark its historical sixth year this 2020.
Capiznons and a growing virtual visitors to Capiz will also witness the relaunching of #CaptureCapizToday Photo Challenge – a five-day photo challenge which will feature digital audience participation.
Participants to #CaptureCapizToday are encouraged to post their favorite experiences in Capiz for five (5) consecutive days and to nominate their friends who will openly do the same on their Facebook timeline. The effort is intended to give local travelers the idea which location to visit in the province in anticipation of post-pandemic travel.
no images were foundThe tourism office also launched “DA GO SO,” a three-component event which invited artists to express their talents and artistry in beatboxing (Sambeat), cosplaying (Tigbaliw) and dancing (Bayle). The event is an intervention of PTCAO to promote the productive use of the artists’ time while staying at home under the quarantine. The initiative is organized in partnership with EyeCan.
In addition, Tukar-Tukar Band Performance, a two-hour musical performance which is being livestreamed over Facebook every Friday of the month is maintained. In fact, the weekly musical show which serves as a musical treat among the virtual audience and locals is now entering its 12th week showcasing Capiznon musicians and talents.
Another major musical event is Baganihan 2: An Online Musical Concert showcasing the musical talent this time by Capiznon frontliners as a way of paying a tribute to their fellow frontliners who are all contributing in the fight to contain the spread of the Coronavirus.
The Baganihan 2 was developed as early as July to feature the frontliners in the fight against the Coronavirus – doctor, nurse, fire officer, police officer, fish vendor, from the Capiz clergy, service crew, provincial officials, and many Capisnons.
The online concert can be viewed live on September 25 at the Capiz Tourism and Cultural Affairs Facebook Page. (See here: https://www.facebook.com/CapizTourismAndCulturalAffairs)
no images were foundOther related activities includes the webinar on Critical Thinking and Collaboration for Sustainability During the Pandemic; and the two-day Manindahan Ta: Street Market, an initiative to help local producers, owners of farm tourism sites, fisherfolk, garden enthusiasts, kakanin makers, craftsmen, and visual artists.
The activities are intended to supplement their income following the economic challenges brought about by the pandemic.
The month-long event will be highlighted by the soft opening of the Capiz Provincial Library.