UP Cebu congratulates Dr. Dennis “Sio” E. Montera as new Head of NCCA-NCVA

Congratulations to your election as new Head of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts-National Committee on Visual Arts (NCCA-NCVA), Dr. Dennis “Sio” E. Montera, PhD!

Dr. D.E. Montera is a Full Professor at the College of Communication, Art, and Design (CCAD) and Coordinator of the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program. He holds a PhD in Creative Industries Design (National Cheng Kung University) with specialization in Arts-Based Research, Art Consultancy, and Contemporary Painting. He was conferred the Artist-II rank by UP as part of the 2019-2021 cycle of the Arts Productivity System Award.

The new Executive Council of the NCVA together with other national committees will be sworn into office in a formal oath taking ceremony during the National Arts Month celebration in February 2023. They are:

Northern Luzon Representative – Ms. Alma Quinto
Central Luzon Representative – Mr. Buddy Ching
NCR Representatives – Mr. Egai Fernandez, Ms. Rica Estrada, Ms. Raquel Oyek
Southern Luzon Representative – Prof. Noel El Farol
Eastern Visayas Representative – Mr. Valente Villanueva
Western Visayas Representative – Ms. Moreen Austria
Central Visayas Representative – Dr. Dennis E. Montera
Northern Mindanao Representative – Mr. Michael Bacol
Western Mindanao Representative – Mr. Chester Mato
Southern Mindanao Representative – Mr. Al Nezzar Ali
Co-Opted Member – Dr. Abraham Garcia

From within the new NCVA ExeCon, the following were elected as officers:

Head – Dr. Dennis E. Montera
Vice Head – Ms. Raquel Oyek
Secretary – Mr. Al-Nezzar Ali
Assistant Secretary – Ms. Moreen Austria

The National Committee on Visual Arts (NCVA) is one of the 19 national committees of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the cultural arm of the government. It is composed of individual volunteers who are active visual arts practitioners working together towards the flourishing of Philippine visual arts.

Source: University of the Philippines Cebu Facebook