Parade and Review. Philippine Military Cadets on a Parade and Review at the Borromeo field, Saturday (Aug. 10) despite the gloomy weather to give honour to the 40th Anniversary of the PMA Host Parent Association. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

TESDA at 25. TESDA - CAR officials headed by Regional Director Manuel Wong with partners from DOLE, DTI and Baguio PESO, in a Kapihan media forum, promotes the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

PMA Host Parent Assn at 40. PMA Host Parent Association officials headed by chairperson and former Baguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan with Guest of Honor and Speaker Mayor Benjamin Magalong and PMA officials give recognition to their Pioneer members who started the foster a cadet program in 1979, during the t 40th Anniversary of the PMA Host Parent Association, Saturday. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

TESDA at 25. TESDA - CAR Regional Director Manuel Wong and DTI Baguio - Benguet Director Freda Gawisan leads other partners from DOLE and Baguio PESO, in a Kapihan media forum, to promote the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

Parade and Review. Philippine Military Cadets on a Parade and Review at the Borromeo field, Saturday (Aug. 10) despite the gloomy weather to give honour to the 40th Anniversary of the PMA Host Parent Association. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

TESDA@25. Bartending students from the Baguio City School of Arts and Trade gives a demonstration on wine mixing during the TESDA - CAR led Kapihan media forum for the promotion of the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

TESDA@25. Bartending students from the Baguio City School of Arts and Trade gives a demonstration on wine mixing during the TESDA - CAR led Kapihan media forum for the promotion of the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

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

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    BAGUIO CITY—Churchgoers were surprised on Sunday morning when Muslims joined them for a Mass at the Baguio Cathedral, a site popular among residents and tourists.

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  • PIA develops strategic communications curriculum for PMA

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 9 (PIA) -- The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) explored areas of cooperation on developing a curriculum on communication and public information for the Academy.

  • DENR to help LGUs craft, approve implementable solid waste plans

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 9 (PIA) -- Local government units in the Cordillera region look forward to having their own approved solid waste management plans (SWMP) or their plans updated and implemented. 

  • DepEd orients key school officials on ALS new curriculum

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 9 (PIA) -- A more comprehensive Alternative Learning System that is aligned with the country’s K to 12 Basic Education System and generally aims to provide quality informal education to out  of school youths (OSYs) and adult learners is set for implementation this school year.

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Mt. Province

  • Healthy mom and baby, cooking contests mark Nutri Month

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Aug. 6(PIA) -- To raise community awareness and to inculcate health and nutrition habits for children at an early age for healthy living, the provincial government conducted Healthy Mother and Child   and cooking contests in celebration of this year’s Nutrition Month.

  • Provincial livelihood program benefits more individuals

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 22 (PIA) -- The Provincial Livelihood Program (PLP) of the Provincial Government here continues to provide livelihood assistance to qualified individuals in the province.

  • PCSO, PLGU provide free assistive devices to PWDs in Mt. Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 22 (PIA) -- The provincial government through the Provincial Persons with Disability Affair Office (PDAO) has partnered with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) and MVRN Prosthesis Center in helping orthopedic persons with disabilities acquire the appropriate assistive devices.

  • Mt. Province officials vow to work together for a common goal

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 8 (PIA) --Inspired by the fresh mandate given by the electorate in the province, the newly elected provincial officials publicly announced during their oathtaking to put aside politics and vowed to work hand in hand with one common goal- to move this province forward. 

  • MP sectors one skedy resolution of murder of 3 Besao youths

    Bontoc, Mountain Province – Members of the Provincial Peace and Order Council and the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council put their full weight for the speedy resolution of the killing of three natives of Agawa, Besao who reportedly went to hunt and fish but were found dead days later along the Lakanga creek within the vicinity of Baclingayan, a sitio of Tabacda, Tubo, Abra.

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