Director Rivera was ecstatic that his dream came true - coming back to ARMM on his birthday and day of retirement, where he was able to personally conduct the workshop on acting, directing and script writing. Accordingly, “media is a very powerful medium and through this means people can celebrate their culture, express their identity and heal emotional wounds.”
The ARMM Hymn, a music video was produced by Jibreel Lidasan, a teacher from ARMM Regional Science High School with Maximina Abal, Nomer Nacuspag and selected students of ARMM Regional Science High School, Landasan, Parang, Maguindanao.
Ms Margie Pendulat, the IMDC manager, said, "we were just happy to represent our region and to be among the top notch in the Philippines. We did not expected to win. We were just there to participate, learn and enjoy the event".
The media workshop program is aimed to be rolled-out next year in every division hopefully to expose more children in ARMM to responsible media usage and teach them technical skills on acting and production.