Panubli, a Hiligaynon term which means “to inherit,” accurately describes what the Junior Executive Society, the flagship organization of UPV BS in Management, wanted to achieve through their initiative - the preservation of our rich and unparalleled cultural heritage.
Launched in 2022, the Panubli initiative of the Junior Executive Society aims to provide a platform for Ilonggo heritage artisans to address their hurdles, raise awareness regarding these constraints, and ultimately provide them a platform to market their products. The Junior Executive Society took on the challenge of retelling the incredible and incomparable stories of ingenious and passionate Ilongga artisans.
Now in its second year, JES relaunches Panubli with the theme “Handumanan: Celebrating the Ilongga Artisanal Cultural Legacy.” To further the aim of this initiative, JES organized activities promoting featured Ilongga heritage artisans. One of the highlights was the Pagdumdum: Ilonggas as Cultural Bearer held last May 3, 2023 at the GCEB Audio-Visual Room - UPV Iloilo City. This activity was a Panubli talk focusing on relevant topics regarding the preservation of cultural heritage.
The Junior Executive Society invited featured local artisans, Mrs. Gorgonia Tarrosa from Susing’s Tablea, Mrs. Jovelline Sellorin from JBS Pots, and Salngan Multi-purpose Livelihood Cooperative to share their experiences during the pandemic and know-hows regarding their crafts and products. In addition, the event was graced by Director Frances Anthea Redison, Director of Center for West Visayan Studies, and Ms. Anvie Jezette Magbanua, REB, OD. They discussed the role of Ilongga artisans in local culture and the impact of technology on local artisans. This event was attended by college of management students from all year levels.
Through this initiative, the Junior Executive Society wishes to showcase the Ilongga artisanal talent and iterate their huge mark to the community. All these are consistent with the organization’s mission of bringing management concepts closer to the communities.