THE Cultural Center of the Philippines, through the Office of the Artistic Director and the Intertextual Division, pays tribute to artists, cultural workers, and media practitioners who have gone before us during the COVID-19 pandemic through an online memorial site.
Launched on April 9, 2021, via CCP Intertextual Division Facebook page, the Hanggang sa Muli: Pagpupugay at Pasasalamat sa mga Pumanaw memorial website features obituaries, with short biographies and photos of the Filipino artists, cultural workers, CCP employees, patrons of arts and culture, and media personalities who have passed away from March 2020 to the present.
The site will also serve as a bulletin board to inform the general public about the passing of an artist and/or cultural worker. It is virtual space where the creative community can mourn, celebrate the life of the departed, and offer support to each other in time of grief. It is a good venue to share their expressions of grief and the good memories they have with the departed through comments and posts.
Through the Hanggang sa Muli website, the CCP wishes to bring comfort to a difficult and challenging time. It is a virtual place where families, friends, and individuals may gather and connect online to celebrate the life, works, and great contributions to the country of their loved ones.
As it gives tribute and preserves the legacy of these members of the artistic community, the Hanggang sa Muli memorial website also presents a chance for the younger generation to honor, learn, and gain inspiration from the dearly departed.
The memorial site serves as a permanent platform which the Filipino people, especially the young generations, to learn and gain inspiration from the life and works of these great artists and cultural forces. While it primarily aims to preserve the legacy of the departed artists and cultural workers, it puts the spotlight on their contributions in the development and preservation of the Philippine arts and culture.
You can visit the online memorial site at https://hanggangsamuli.culturalcenter.gov.ph/. You can check also the official Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/hanggangsamuli.ccp.
The website will be continuously updated. (PR)