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Ed Lapiz, Senior Pastor, Day

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Background Information

Employment History

Founder and President
Kaloob Foundation

Kaloob Foundation




Kaloob Philippine Music and Dance Ministry


Doctor of Philosophy
Philippine Studies
University of the Philippines

Philippine Arts
University of the Philippines

Master's degree

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Pastor Ed Lapiz

Pastor Ed Lapiz is the founder and Senior Pastor of Day by Day Ministries, a denominational Evangelical Christian mega-church organisation headquartered in the Philippines with branches in other parts of the world. He is a prolific writer with many publications and shares his messages on many national and regional radio stations as well as the internet. He is also the director of Kaloob, a music and dance ministry that researches, records and redeems indigenous music and dance. Part of his vision is the indigenisation of Christian church liturgy along with the redemption of the arts for use in Christian worship and ministries.

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Pastor Ed Lapiz is Senior Pastor of Day by Day Ministries and directs Kaloob, a music and dance ministry that researches, records and redeems indigenous music and dance, which was chosen as the official dance company of the Centenary Expo and presented four performances a day for eight months under the name of Kaloob Music and Dance Ministry.

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Providing a new perspective for a better appreciation of Philippine history is the “Ang Pilipinas sa Sayaw� Presented by the Kaloob Philippine Music and Dance Ministry headed by Dr.  Ed Lapiz.

The program started to roll with no less than Dr. Ed Lapiz of Kaloob Foundation, who expounded on the topic, “Why pinoy prefers group travel�. A great communicator, Dr. Lapiz explained the Filipinos preference to group traveling which can be traced to the inherent character of Filipinos to be always together.

Cybertambayan : Issue : Kultura

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One of the experienced cultural workers in the class is Ed Lapiz, the founder and president of Kaloob Foundation."This foundation is not ordinary, as it was aims to indigenize Christian culture.Masyado kasing Western ang form ng Christianity sa Pilipinas.We want to decolonize Christianity, make it culturally sensitive.We also want to re-dignify Filipinos who have been reduced to becoming footnotes of Westerners due to the form of Christianity they embraced and perpetuated," explained Lapiz."In order to have the church Filipinize [its] liturgy, we teach worship teams Filipino music, dance and rituals so they will have rich sources to draw from."Aside from the religious character of the organization, it also promotes and stages anthropologically correct renditions of Philippine dance sensitive to the values and sentiments of indigenous peoples.

What could have ICAM advanced to the development of this skillful worker who came up with atypical and gallant organization?"One of ICAM's solid contributions [to me] is the consciousness to be more detailed and thorough in planning, especially finances and technical matter," he shared."ICAM clarified to me the meaning of vision and mission statements and the difference between them.
Lapiz said that he immediately drew on everything he learned from the course." Malaking tulong dahil nagagamit kahit sa smaller components, activities, and events, sa planning ng various committees and sectors for many activities and projects."
ICAM not only enhances prior knowledge; it also served as an eye-opener to some like Girly Quitania, a film enthusiast and scriptwriter.Quitania's primary aim in enrolling to ICAM was to adopt arts management skills that she could use when proposing projects for her two film organizations, the Writer's Studio and the Screen Writer's Guild of the Philippines."But when I got there I realized that I have a passion for cultural work," she admitted.Now, she is planning to establish an organization patterned after the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), but instead of skills training she aims for cultural preparations for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).She envisions her organization as a certifying body that will make sure every Filipino worker leaving the country is adept in his/her own culture.She wants OFWs to be not just the "earning machinery" of the country but also the show-window of Filipino culture.She is also embarking on literary writing, scribbling the first few pages of her novel "Ang Ninang Kong Ita" which she hopes to receive literary grant from the NCCA.That's how ICAM helped her, not just equipping her with arts management skills but also encouraging her to dig into herself and discover her cultural and literary inclinations.
All of the participants expressed pleasure in enrolling in the course.They were pleased with learning from the lecturers and with the interaction with fellow participants who have diverse experiences in the field of arts and culture.Many participants were representatives from artists groups, while others were from foundations that support artists.There were also those who came from government affiliated cultural groups, performing groups, festival groups, and museums.The ICAM secretariat makes sure that each course has a proper mix and balance of participants, based on geographical locations, fields of specialization, and experience.This way, greater interaction and exchange is ensured.

Ifugao News and Articles - Tinawon

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The launching was a joint project of the Kaloob Foundation headed by Pastor Ed Lapiz, and the Banaue Rice Terraces Task Force chaired by tourism Secretary Gemma Cruz-Araneta.

According to Kaloob Foundation head Ed Lapiz, all the proceeds will go to the terraces farmers who in the past have not enjoyed incentives for them to continue cultivating their Tinawon rice.
It took a lot of ground work by the Kaloob Foundation jointly with the Banaue Rice Terraces Task Force before the promotional campaign got off the ground.Last May, Ed Lapiz and I went to Banaue and held a series of meeting with the rice terraces farmers on our proposal to promote the
production of the traditional native rice variety through a marketing partnership with farmers for a fair attractive pricing for their rice produce.
In our dialogues, we were surprised to discover that in Barangay Poblacion in Banaue, only one farmer during the last season planted his ricefields to Tinawon.In other barangays, most farmers had switched to other high-yielding varieties.But with the bright prospect of selling during the succeeding seasons their Tinawon rice at P40.00 per kilo, F.o.b. Banaue, instead of only P18.00, the terraces farmers promised to go back to their traditional native variety.

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