Promote and Preserve: CCP’s President Margie Moran-Floirendo Requests P390 Million to Cover the Cultural Center’s Renovation - Arts & Culture

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is closing its doors next year for major renovations starting January 2023.

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is closing its doors next year for major renovations. It was built in 1966 to promote and preserve “the best” of Filipino arts and culture. 

During the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities on September 1, CCP’s president Margarita Moran-Floirendo announced the center’s closure beginning next January. 

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“We will need more funds than what we expected because we did not expect to move out and because when they started to open the little theater, they saw the structural retrofitting that is needed,” she said. “So the whole staff is moving out of the building for next year.”

With the request for more funds to back the project, the former Miss Universe of 1973 stated they’ll require P390 million. According to CNN, the budget initially allocated for the renovation only included reconstructing CCP’s main building. 

The CCP Dance Series / Image from @culturalcenterph

However, the extra funds will be used to lease other performance venues while CCP is closed. In addition, for the renovation of Quezon City’s Liwasang Amphitheater. 

Currently, CCP is holding its Dance Series, which will run until December. The celebration of Philippine dance includes four live productions. Meanwhile, starting on October 14, they bring back “Triple Threats”— a series of live concerts featuring Markki Storm, Arman Ferrer, and Poppert Bernadas. 

Banner image from @margie_moran on Instagram and by Martin de Arriba on Unsplash.

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