Stronger Bilateral Ties. Honorable Zhou Youbin, Consul and Head of Post, Consulate of the People’s Republic of China in Laoag City, in his keynote message during the June 10 Filipino – Chinese Friendship Day celebration at the Botanical Garden congratulates the City Government and the Baguio Filipino Chinese Community for showing a strong partnership that showcases the good relationship between China and the Philippines. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

Women personnel of the Philippine National Police joins the Independence Day parade in Baguio City. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

PRO - Cor Regional Director P/BGen. Israel Ephraim Dickson, in his keynote message during the City of Government Baguio led Independence Day 2019 celebration calls for bravery and unity in ensuring peaceful and progressive communities to live in, especially for the younger generations. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

Convergence for peace and development. Officials from the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTC - ELCAC) headed by Cabinet Officer for Regional Development (CORD) for Cordillera and Department of Budget and management OIC Undersecretary Janet Abuel and National Security Adviser Deputy Director General Rufino Lopez Jr. and Cordillera Regional Development Council members affirm their partnership and convergence in pushing for peaceful and progressive communities. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

Filipino - Chinese Friendship Day. Student performers showcases Cordillera culture during the June 10 Filipino – Chinese Friendship Day celebration at the Botanical Garden that was spearheaded by the City Government and the Baguio Filipino - Chinese community. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

Filipino Chinese Friendship Day. A Dragon Dance Performance from students of Chinese Patriotic School opens the 2019 Filipino - Chinese Friendship Day program at the Botanical Garden that was spearheaded by the City Government and the Baguio Filipino - Chinese community. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

SLU Cultural performers in an intermission during the City of Government Baguio led Independence Day 2019 celebration at PFVR Gym. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

Balik Pinas, Hanapbuhay. OWWA - CAR officials headed by Regional Director Manuela Peña, during the Migrant Workers Day program at the Benguet Sports Complex June 8, awards P20,000 (each) livelihood assistance check to returning OFWs under their Balik Pinas, Balik Hanapbuhay program. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

DepEd-commissioned mural goes on display at Baguio Museum

BAGUIO CITY -- Award-winning play director Angelo Aurelio segues into painting a mural of the country’s national heroes for an exhibit at the Baguio Museum on Independence Day, prior to its shipment to the Department of Education (DepEd) central office in Pasig City where it will be put on permanent display.

 

The Bayani Matrix Project of Aurelio, which will open to the public at 3 p.m. on June 12, shows the faces of Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, Emilio Aguinaldo, Apolinario Mabini, Marcelo H. del Pilar, Sultan Dipatuan Kudarat, Juan Luna, Melchora Aquino, and Gabriela Silang.

NATIONAL HEROES' MURAL. The Bayani Matrix Project of Angelo Aurelio which will be exhibited for four days at the Baguio Museum before its transfer to the Department of Education central office in Pasig city. The mural was commissioned by DepEd in compliance to President Rodrigo Duterte’s Memorandum Circular directing offices in government including public school to display photographs of the country’s National Heroes for the public to know them and to emulate. (Poster by Bayani Matrix Project by Angelo Aurelio and designed by Kelly Ramos)

The painting is DepEd’s compliance with President Rodrigo Duterte’s Memorandum Circular No. 25 that directs government offices to display or exhibit photographs, paintings or other forms of representations of Philippine heroes.

The project was commissioned by the DepEd upon discovering Aurelio’s mural work in Paracelis, Mountain Province and in Abra, where he also did theater workshops.

The mural is an 8 X 18 feet piece, which Aurelio finished in 46 days.

On June 10, he told Philippine News Agency (PNA): “I’m on my 45th day of hard labor and lots of thinking. I have never covered such a vast space of oil and acrylic on canvas. It’s a swimming pool size at 8 by 18 feet at that.”

Despite the difficulty, AureIio expressed satisfaction on what he is undertaking.

“I enjoy the pressure and the toil because it’s an opportunity to exercise my patience and endurance to push my visual, graphics, and space management process,” he said.

"The use of each color and design element is a major decision to make every single time (you use your brush) it's better),” he added.

He said each color could well stand for the character of each hero.

“We are working on heroes, Philippine National Heroes, so I want to bring out each of their characters in my own means and impression on canvas.”

“I think when you start a painting you're opening a portal to a new dimension. You get to immerse yourself in your subject and get to know their own universes and thus expanding yours,” Aurelio said.

The exhibit will only run for four days from June 12 to 15, 2019.

Mandatory display of national heroes

The circular, signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on Sept. 15, 2017, “direct(s) all government offices to display or exhibit photographs, paintings, or other forms of representations of Philippine heroes.”

The circular also states that “this material has expanded the list to 21 to enable public offices and our public schools to present these national heroes in public so they may serve as role models of the Filipino youth and students.”

It confirmed the 1995 recommendation of the National Heroes Committee under the Office of the President to recognize the said heroes.

The circular added that “it is the policy of the State to promote and popularize the nation’s historical and cultural heritage.”

In recognizing Lapu Lapu, the GomBurZa priests Jose Burgos, Mariano Gomes, and Jacinto Zamora and Jose Abad Santos, the circular wants the State to provide the means to strengthen the nationalism of the people, love of country and respect for the heroes.

Theater play to canvas

It is Aurelio’s second visual arts exhibit after his show at Rumours Bar and Restaurant on Session Road some three years ago.

In December 2017, Aurelio won two major Aliw Awards for his play “Anatomy of an Octopus Woman” during the 30th Aliw Awards. The play was set inside the Baguio City Jail that won the Best New Concept Production and director’s plum for him.

It was nominated in five categories: performance new concept for actress Hiromi Meguro, performance new concept for actor Benjan Natividad and ensemble for the female jail inmates, whose stories were depicted in the play.

Aurelio misses the theater as he adds “after this, I’d like to come back to writing plays again. I can't leave my theater heart behind, it gets jealous.” (PNA)

By Pigeon Lobien

 

Baguio

Benguet

  • PRO-COR confers proficiency awards to 35 police units

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, June 13 (PIA) - - The Police Regional Office – Cordillera (PRO-COR) conferred  Proficiency awards to 35  police units in three provinces  in the Cordillera on Monday, June 10 at  Camp  Bado Dangwa here.

  • La Trinidad celebrates 69th Foundation Day

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, June 10 (PIA) --This capital town is set to celebrate its 69th Foundation Day on June 14 with indigenous rituals and recognition of its outstanding citizens. 

  • Itogon LGU conducts IEC on disaster preparedness in barangays

    ITOGON, Benguet, June 10 (PIA) -- The municipal government here is set to conduct a massive and intensive information education and communication (IEC) campaign on disaster preparations and readiness in the different barangays with the upcoming rainy season.

  • La Trinidad celebrates 69th Foundation Day

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, June 10 (PIA) --This capital town is set to celebrate its 69th Foundation Day on June 14 with indigenous rituals and recognition of its outstanding citizens. 

  • OWWA leads Migrant Workers Day

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, June 7(PIA) - - Around 500 Overseas Filipino Workers, OFW Family Circles and their dependents are expected to join this year’s celebration of Migrant Workers Day this Saturday, June 8.

Mt. Province

  • RNET-CAR conducts M&E using new tool

    BONTOC,  Mountain Province, June 3 (PIA)- -The National Nutrition Council (NNC) and the Regional Nutrition Evaluation Team (RNET) in the region  are currently   conducting   nutrition monitoring and evaluation (M &E) activity using the new and revised nutrition evaluation tool  dubbed Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation Protocol (MELLPI-Pro).

  • Sagada folks ask “where’s the 36M Boasaw waters”

    SAGADA, Mountain Province – “Where’s the Boasaw waters” is a much questioned issue during Sagada’s synchronized political rallies especially here at the Poblacion area.

  • CSC awards posthumous award to police officer

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, May 13 (PIA) -- The Civil Service Commission (CSC) Cordillera Regional Director  Marilyn E. Taldo awarded the posthumous Pamanang Lingkod Bayani (PLBi) to the family of the late Police Officer II Henry T. Dion in recognition of his dedication, selflessness and sacrifice in the performance of his duties during Monday's  flag raising ceremony  held at the Provincial Plaza here. 

  • DTI confers Bagwis Award to 7 business establishments in Mt. Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, May 13 (PIA) -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) conferred the Bagwis Bronze Award to seven business establishments in the province. 

  • Mountain Province remains peaceful

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, April 15 (PIA) -- Governor Bonifacio Lacwasan Jr. assured residents and tourists that the province is peaceful and orderly amid the recent firefights.

IFUGAO

  • DTI launches 'Negosyo sa Barangay' in Ifugao

    LAMUT, Ifugao, June 10 (PIA) - - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in the province launched Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay (NSB) last week  in this municipality.

  • Ifugao LGU provides incentives to 27 nonagenarians

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, June 13 (PIA) - - Twenty seven nonagenarians here received incentives from the local government unit (LGU) in recognition for their long lives.

  • Ifugao MPS initiates fund raising event for ailing boy

    HUNGDUAN, Ifugao, June 7 (PIA) - - The Municipal Police Station (MPS) here has initiated   “run for a cause”   to help the family of an ailing boy for his medication.

  • PNP – Ifugao all set for opening of classes

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, June 3 (PIA) - - Members of the Philippine National Police in the province are ready for the opening of classes on Monday, June 3, the acting provincial director assured.

  • IFSU strengthens international ties with Taiwan's NCCU

    LAMUT, Ifugao, June 3 (PIA) - - The lone state  university in the province  here is strengthening its international linkages for academic cooperation and research collaborations with  foreign universities towards the fulfilment  of its vision  of a globally recognized University upholding excellence amidst rich cultural heritage.

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