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February is National Arts Month

Proclamation No. 683. s. 1991

Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan Awards or GAMABA

 is an award that acknowledges folk and indigenous artists who, despite the modern times, remain true to their traditions. It is administered by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) through Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan Committee.

GAMABA began as a project of the Philippine Rotary Club Makati-Ayala. In 1992, it was adopted by the government and institutionalized through Republic Act No. 7335. This award aims to support and motivate these artists to preserve their artistic heritage for the present and future generations. These artists are also recognized as the country's National Living Treasures.

Look also this article HERE and the Videos

Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan Awards or GAMABA

The 2012 GAMABA Awardees

Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan Awards Awardees:

Magdalena Gamayo and Teofilo Garcia.

Look the full description of the video HERE

Look also the above link about GAMABA

Philippine Chamber of Handicraft Industries (PCHI)

PCHI is a non-profit, non-stock organization of manufacturers, traders, subcontractors, and exporters of Philippine handicrafts.

CCAP - Community Crafts Association of the Philippines

Remark this is an album in the album "Crafts communities & organizations"

Look also CCAP Facebook


is a social business enterprise committed to work with kulaman community of weavers to produce an indigenous woven cloth from a plant called musa textilis or also known as abaca. ETHNIKO FILIPINO produces a line of eco-ethical, high quality, fashionable bags and handicrafts that are 100% handmade. The enterprise also is committed to give hope and better living status to the marginalized community of weavers through a sustainable and scalable business. ETHNIKO FILIPINO may want to effect change in the lives of this community of weavers, through a fair wage in order to help them in their future.

Look also the Official Video

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Shambala Living Museum

in Silang, Cavite houses Filipino culture and heritage

Many of the country's indigenous culture like weaving, stone-walling and metal-working have somehow been forgotten. More than ever, there is a need to revive these skills and traditions in order to reconnect the past, present, and future.

Look also the Video

The dream weavers
February 04, 2017 By Hannah V. Obal
WITH the tradition of Philippine weaving slowly dying out, one enterprise in the Queen City is doing everything it can to do exactly the opposite: Making it thrive again.
Enter Anthill (Alternative Nest and Trading/Training Hub for Indigenous/ Ingenious Little Livelihood seekers) Fabric Gallery, a social and cultural enterprise that aims and works toward preserving and promoting Philippine weaving traditions. But to truly appreciate and understand the beauty that is Anthill, one must delve deeper into how it all came to be.

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ANTHILL Fabric Gallery
Pedro Calomarde St. cor Acacia St. Gorordo Avenue, Lahug
6000 Cebu City

Craft MNL

is a community of artisans, crafters, designers and creative entrepreneurs who learn, create, share and celebrate the work of our hands. We try to give encouragement and support to crafters from all over Metro Manila (and hopefully soon all around the country) by providing a virtual space for folks to be able to see the other crafters/craft studios/craft events in their respective neighborhoods. From sewing, felting and embroidery to printmaking and woodcraft, to weaving local threads and fibers of our traditional craft history, to brewing craft beer.

Look also the Video

Remark this is an album in the album "Crafts communities & organizations"

and HERE

Manila FAME - Furnishings and Apparel Manufacturers' Exchange International

is a bi-annual trade show organized by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions, the export promotions arm of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

Launched in 1983, it is the second longest running trade event on houseware, furnishings, gift items, holiday decor, and fashion accessories in the Asia-Pacific Region. It is the only show in the country recognized by the Union des Foires Internationales, the union of the world's leading tradeshow organizers, fairground owners, and major national and international associations of the exhibitions industry.

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Manila FAME

your top choice for sourcing design forward, high-quality, Philippine-made products with an artisanal touch.

Remark this is an album in the album "Manila Fame - CEBUNEXT"

Partnering with the country’s major sourcing events – Manila Now, Cebunext and Bijoux Cebu. Together the four event brands provide one convenient venue for showcasing furniture & furnishings, holiday & gifts and fashion.

MaARTe Craft, Art, Food & Design Fair

maARTe is a volunteer-run endeavor that showcases museum-quality Philippine arts and crafts. It will bring together up to seventy (70) participants engaged in the production of handcrafted, indigenous, and artisanal products not commonly found in the malls, thereby providing visitors a unique shopping experience.

Look also the Video "Celebrating Pinoy craftsmanship: MaARTe Fair 2015"

Amid challenges, artists with special needs shine
by/ Rhea Claire Madarang April 02, 2016

A look at the inspiring work of talented Filipino artists with autism or special needs



Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation Inc. - CFIF

organizer of the Cebu International Furniture and Furnishings Exhibition


the exhibition embodies the drive to create new designs with exceptional quality. It harnesses and consolidates the collective strength of the Philippine furniture industry, while highlighting Cebu as the design capital of Southeast Asia.

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Look also the videos HERE

EADE - Espinosa Arts and Design
Loyola Heights, Quezon City

The artist Clifford Espinosa creates exquisite furniture art which embodies Filipino culture and heritage in each item's history behind.
Each furniture piece is created without having to cut a single tree but instead uses hundred year old wood salvaged from discarded and demolished houses.

Look also HERE

Living art from death’s box
October 30, 2016 by Justin K. Vestil
Eliezar “Jun” Tupas turns old coffins from their family business’s stockroom into furniture and art pieces, calling some of his work “coffinitures.”
For many, a casket is often a symbol of dead and a reminder that death will always come. But for Eliezar “Jun” Tupas Jr., a casket is a canvass on which works of art emerge.
Once you enter the Tupas Funeral Services office in Carcar City, you will first notice various pieces of art, including furniture, made from unused caskets.
8 'biodiversity-friendly' products from PH forests
by/Pia Ranada Feb 12, 2015

Supporting these products can save biodiversity and provide income for forest-dependent communities who make them
Who knew you could help save a threatened Philippine long-tailed macaque, a rare primate found only in the Philippines, by buying a purse?


Investing in the art market
A collector, an auctioneer, and a curator weigh in on the pros and cons if you translate your love for art into a valuable investment. Sep 18, 2015

Remark this is an album in the album "Doing business in the Philippines"

Look also the article "Loving, investing in the art market"
by/Shadz Loresco September 19, 2015
Investment in the art market is no different from securities or real estate. Knowing the fundamentals is key, especially if one is considering long-term value.


Cultural Industry Program in the Sites Affected by Haiyan and the 2013 Earthquake in the Philippines

Documentation of the Cultural Industry Program to Support Restoration Efforts for Sites Hit by Typhoon Haiyan and Earthquake in the Visayas Islands of the Philippines supported by ASEAN-COCI. Jun 2, 2015

Ancient Philippine ART

Look as pdf HERE or as Video

Remark this is an album in the sub-album "Introducing of Philippine Art - Etc."

Look also The Angono Petroglyphs

Works and art in and out of the churches in Cebu

Churches are not only the center of faith. They also manifest another side of artistry.


Remark these are albums in the sub-album "Introducing of Philippine Art - Etc."


perseveres to pursue the optimum promotion of Philippine arts and culture as its primary agenda, to trust artists and to support a climate in which they can thrive.

Look also HERE


Angel Cacnio introducing Philippine art.


Timeline of Philippine Art

Project in MAPEH IV


Colourful, Passionate and Ostentatious - Art in Philippines

Jack Teotico manages Galerie Joaquin Philippines with a laser-sharp focus on Filipino art. Minutes after arriving in Singapore for the opening of I.D.entity, Jack speaks to Artyii about his latest exhibition and shares his views on how some contemporary art have shock value and still stands the test of time. His love for art reaches beyond managing galleries. Jack also publishes Contemporary Art Philippines and is the author of multiple art books.


A Changing Chameleon - Art Trek Philippines

Like a chameleon, Art Trek continues to present a refreshing showcase of Pinoy art for the fourth year round. It is not the race to be the biggest instalment. Rather, organizers are focused on assembling a concise show to illuminate the archipelago's art, without blinding or overwhelming viewers. We speak to Neal Imperial, Minister and Consul General at Philippine Embassy. He shares the difficulties faced in the early years and reveals an area he thinks can be improved on the show.


Philippine Art and Social Change & Christianity in Philippine Art

Listen to Fr. René B. Javellana, Associate Professor of the Fine Arts Program at the School of Humanities, Ateneo de Manila University, discuss the intersection between Philippine art and social change: Art Challenges the Status Quo - and - Christianity in Philippine Art.


Evolving with the Times - Art in Philippines

Cris is no stranger to prestigious art awards. Since becoming a full time artist in 2005, he has won the Philip Morris Art Competition thrice and established a signature style of painting bubble wrap as a layer effect on his art. While expressing his thoughts on how internet is creating greater acceptance to contemporary art in Philippines, Cris, like many others, are also hopeful for more support from the new Noynoy government.

'Drawing the Lines' exhibition: The art of news
by/ Rome Jorge March 20, 2016
See editorial cartoons, magazine covers, and propaganda paintings throughout the years at the Lopez Museum, Pasig City and Library's 'Drawing the Lines' exhibition February 26 to July 8 2016.
If you can´t come and look the exhibition look this article with all the good photos and descriptions or look it as pdf HERE

Look also below Lopez Museum


Lopez Memorial Museum

G/F Benpres Building,
Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue,
Ortigas Center, Pasig City

THE Lopez Memorial Museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary this Feb. 18 2010, with the launching of the coffee table book Unfolding Half a Century: The Lopez Memorial Museum. The coffee table book documents the legacy of the late Lopez Group founder Eugenio H. Lopez Sr.

Look also HERE, HERE, HERE

Lives and Loves of Artists & their Nude Models
By Danny C. Sillada

NOTE: This is my edited version that was at Manila Bulletin last May 19, 2008, Lifestyle Section (Art), Page F 1-2

The Filipino nude viewed
(Is there such an Obscene Bird)


ArtFemme Philippine Indigenous Art in Contemporary Times
Batanes artists collective: When art meets bayanihan
by/ Shaira Panela March 15, 2016
A look at Batanes' vibrant art scene, and how locals promote their culture through art, literature, and music
No artist would probably do justice in portraying the majestic beauty of Batanes and its unique culture other than the natives of the province themselves. Yaru nu Artes Ivatan (Bayanihan of Ivatan Artists) – a thriving artists collective composed of visual artists, musicians and literary artists of Ivatan descent – now represent the rich history and vibrant hues of Batanes.
Art Fair Philippines

aims to showcase the best in Philippine modern and contemporary art

Look also the Video

Art Fair Philippines 2013

Remark this is an album in the sub-album "Introducing of Philippine Art - Etc."

Look also the videos "Asphalt by Gabriel Barredo - Art Fair Philippines 2013" HERE

10 Famous Artworks in Public Spaces
Paete artists in one corner Paete artists in one corner

(many illustrations - photos)

Paete is perhaps the most fascinating art town in the country because of its local creative folk whose craft has gone from their grandfathers to Gen Years. And who knew they're also gifted in classical and modern techniques of painting? Say it's inevitable, but for a town more commonly known for its woodworks, it's fascinating to discover a multiplicity of talents in one corner of Luzon.

Art and love: Artist Nikki Luna's home

Nikki Luna is an artist, feminist and advocate. - The reluctant art world darling
She takes a symbol of oppression and violence, adds a female element and turns it into art that everyone can appreciate.
She produces interactive art, installations that take you to that place of pain she visited, leave you a message, let you walk away a changed - and affected - person. Nikki is the brains behind and the founder of startART project - a non-government organization focused on Youth victims of Human Rights violations, abused and victims in war zones, using art as a means to help them cope up and deal with adversity.
The artist lives and works in Manila, where she manages her organisation and develops her body of work. Luna has exhibited her work throughout the Philippines but also internationally in cities such as Milan, Beijing, New York and Singapore.

Look also the articles:

The pain and glory in labor, as told by Nikki Luna
by/Marga Deona September 06, 2015, Updated September 08, 2015
Called LABOR, Nikki Luna's latest exhibit celebrates the triumphs and struggles of the Filipina laborer.

Nikki Luna

Work Wear Diaries: Nikki Luna

and the Videos


Mid-century modern art and the Philippine Art Gallery
September 14, 2017
Coco Alcuaz talks to art curators about how the Philippine Art Gallery was instrumental in the post-war modern art movement

Behind the PH modern art movement
Sep 14, 2017
On "What's The Big Idea?" with Coco Alcuaz: The Philippine Art Gallery and how instrumental it was in nurturing artists H.R. Ocampo, Vicente Manansala, Fernando Zobel, Ang Kiukok, Malang, Jose Joya and the post-war modern art movement

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The woman and gallery that spurred Philippine modern art
by Coco Alcuaz September 17, 2017
In the aftermath of the war, Lyd Arguilla provided a home for some of the Philippines' greatest artists to create a new scene.


Celebrities show masterpieces in art exhibit

Some celebrities are getting away from the pressure of showbiz industry to showcase their masterpieces in an art exhibit. Aug 18, 2015

Philippine Handicrafts
by/Mary Grace I. Valila

Look "Philippine Handicrafts" as pdf HERE or as Video

Remark this is an album in the album "Philippine Handicrafts"

Folk arts and design of Luzon

as pdf HERE

Look also Folk arts and design in some provinces of Luzon

as pdf HERE

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Crafts and art exhibit - Dayaw 2011: Mga Habi ng Panaginip

Remark this is an album in the album "Philippine Handicrafts"

An arts and crafts exhibit, focusing on basketry, textile and mat weaving of the indigenous people of the Philippines. One of the activities in the recently concluded Dayaw 2011, a celebration of the Indigenous Peoples Month. Reports/Camera Work/Photos: Bernadette David, Patrick Lee, Ma. Crisedna Magsumbol, Rhenz Medez, Adel Suemith and Marvin Alcaraz of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.


Mindanao arts and crafts

Look as pdf HERE or as Video

Remark this is an album  in the album "Mindanao & Bangsamoro Basic Law - BBL"

The women weavers of Basey
by/Dennis Amata August 25, 2015

'If women weavers are empowered to negotiate and market, they will be able to get more income'
The town of Basey in Western Samar is known for its colourful and unique “tikog” handicrafts. Tikog is a native reed plant used as a raw material for mat weaving in the town.


Philippine mats - Banig: a symbol of Filipino culture - It's more than just a mat!

Remark this is an album in the album "Philippine Handicrafts"

A short documentary film featuring the lives of local mat weavers in a very small town in Leyte, Philippines. This documentary shows you how to weave eco-friendly Philippine mats (banig) and how this industry provides livelihood to the community. Banig is an earth-friendly handwoven mat made from an indigenous reed named tikog, is usually used for sleeping and organic beach mats. Director and Scriptwriter: Jovel Cipriano, Director of Photography and Editor: Dominic Lim, Producer: Travamat


Mat weavers of Tawi-Tawi ride the waves of change
The Sama Dilaut women struggle to preserve their craft on mat-weaving despite changing times. Jun 13, 2015

Look also the article HERE
by/Pia Ranada June 13, 2015


Rags to Riches - The Filipino Women Turning Rags into High Fashion

14 January 2013. In the slums of Manila, a determined group of women are literally turning rags to riches. In a city where the gap between rich and poor is clear to see, this pioneering new project brings the two closer together.

Remark this is an album in the album "Philippine Handicrafts"

Look also the article Riches from rags
May 25, 2016 By Jeandie O. Galolo

The TADECO Livelihood and Training Center (TLTC)

has been providing livelihood programs for the youth through the TADECO Youth Development council (TYDC) and for the families of the banana plantation workers since 1989.

Look also the Video

Filipino handicrafts like photo albums, frames, pillows, and bags are now making their way into the chic and upscale European market. Made from banana paper and t'nalak (abaca woven cloth), these are created by the skillful hands of the women from TADECO Livelihood and Training Center.

Remark this is an album in the album "Philippine Handicrafts"

The Kababaihang Iisa ang Layuning Umunlad ang Sambayanan (KILUS) is an all women organization based in Barangay Ugong, Pasig City that makes world-class bags and fashionable accessories out of other people's trash.

Look also the Video

Kilus, How to transform magazine sheets into fashionable accessories

The bags made of second chances
by Mick Basa October 02, 2017 - with Video

Yvette's Bags and Beads Collection employs inmates and former inmates from the Davao City Jail – a powerful message of hope and second chances.

Look the Video in HD HERE


Crafts - Making of Philippine Relicarios. Miniature Paintings by Gregory Halili Miniature watercolors paintings on vintage, pre-ban ivory and mother-of-pearl, encased in genuine Philippine antique reliquary and brooches.

The images are inspired by the saints of Semana Santa or Holy Week. The artworks are created between 2005 and 2011.


Forgotten Philippines: Gold of Ancestors
Ancient Visayan Goldworking


something used as a fan

Stoneware Pottery: The art of ceramics in Cagayan de Oro
by/Bobby Lagsa December 17, 2015

Rhodora Abella shares how she managed to run the pottery business after it was sold to her by her German employer.
For now, Abella is focused on Stoneware's survival. “I am not really for profit. This is a work of passion for pottery; this is for my co-workers,” she says.


Remark this is an album "The Art of Pottery - Ceramics"

The Art of Pottery - Ceramics

Potter throwing clay in a potter's wheel to craft a clay urn - Burnay Jar
Tiwi Ceramics

Tiwi, Albay province

These videos are documentaries that aims to promote the One Town One Product (OTOP) Models in the Bicol Region.


A palayok is a clay pot used as the traditional food preparation container in the Philippines.

Palayok is a Tagalog word; in other parts of the country, especially in the Visayas, it is called a kulon; smaller-sized pots are referred to as anglit.

Look the article as pdf HERE

Look also HERE

and about the Palayok dance HERE

Philippine Handicraft Industry: Their Benefits and Importance

Almost every family in the Philippines owns one or more handicraft products like baskets, brooms, feather dusters, bamboo sofa set, cabinets, and other furniture


Remark these are albums in the album "Philippine Handicrafts"


Crafts - Handicrafts for Exports - Local Distributions (general - many different examples)


Panay - Capiz Shell Craft Industry

A Success Story


Stones from Pinatubo turned into export-quality products

Mt. Pinatubo's eruption more than two decades ago caused death and destruction. But now, some Pampanga residents consider the eruption - a blessing. May 27, 2015


Bamboo Craft

Bamboo craft products by agrarian reform beneficiaries from ROBA Agrarian Reform Community (ROBA ARC) composed of barangays Roma Sur, Roma Norte and Battu, all in the municipality of Enrile, province of Cagayan (North) in Enrile, Cagayan are considered works of art and were included in the art exhibit at Paseo Reale Mall in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.


Filipino Handicrafts from Baguio and Leyte

Baguio called The Garden City of The Philippines, City of Pines is a mecca for bargain hunters and those looking for traditional Filipino handicrafts.

Leyte an island province in the Eastern Visayas has a wide range of Philippine crafts made from natural crafts found in the region including coconut, Abaca, sea shells, Pandon and Molave wood.


Handicrafts Made in the Philippines by Artist Jhun Tolentino

His medium varies from papier-mache sculpture, coconut craft, telephone cards to charcoal painting.


Modern wood crafts made in the Philippines


Danish Design, Philippine craftsmanship

The video shows the inspiration behind the Gastro Chef Brand, showcasing the best of two worlds. Exclusive gift items, and home accessories like Gastro Chef's chopping board, chef's knifes, knife magnet, trays, wine holders and much more. All hand made in Philippine Rosewood, Oak, Cherry, Teak, and Acacia wood


Philippine furniture in Cebu Philippines.

Manufacturer's of rattan furniture, outdoor furniture, contemporary furniture and some of the must beautiful furniture produced in the world. Fine craftsmanship of exotic and inexpensive furniture products


Philippine handmade bamboo and mahogany furniture here!
Jun 12, 2014 by "My Philippine Journey"
After passing by this place twice, I thought it would be great to stop and take a little tour to show you what beautiful handmade bamboo, rattan, and mahogany furniture looks like here in the Philippines.

Remark these are albums in the album "Philippine Handicrafts"

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Bamboo Furniture

These Bamboo Furniture are display in Minglanilla, Cebu.


Mindoro Jade (Nephrite), "Luntiang Bato"

The Iraya Mangyan of Mindoro risk their lives and limbs just to mine for what they call "Mindoro Jade," a mineral abundant in their area. Despite the hazards and the meager income they get out of it, the natives stick to the only source of income they've known all their lives. Date aired: May 23, 2015

Look also Philippine Jade Artifacts and Jade de Mindoro Products

Paranaque dollmakers

preserve traditions of 'sunduan' and 'komedya'

Boy Tsinelas: Crafting action figures out of flip-flops
by Aika Rey October 21, 2017

'Boy Tsinelas' Elmer Padilla gives The Hulk movie star Mark Ruffalo an action figure he made out of scrap materials

Look also HERE, HERE and the Videos

Philippine Cigars, Brands, History and production
Philippines Best Cigars
Handmade Cigars in The Philippines

Tabaqueria de Filipinas Cigar (TDF) may be one of the jewels of the Philippines.   Better than a Cuban cigar.

Tabaqueria de Filipinas (TDF)

The family has been involved in the manufacturing of Philippine cigars for over 40 years.

We invite you to try our quality, hand-crafted cigars and enjoy a taste of the Islands.


Remark this is an album "Cigar Production"

Cigar production Philippines 1960 - Girls roll cigars from leaves in La Flor de la Isabela, Inc. the Tabacalera van Manila

MichaelRogge wrote: Yes, I am very sure that this was taken at La Flor de la Isabela, Inc., which was a sister company of Compania General de Tabacos de Filipinas or Tabacalera. It is sad that La Flor was sold by Tabacalera to a chinese company some 15 years ago and they have relocated far from the original site. When I retired from Tabacalera in 1998 I have lost contact of La Flor, so I don't know if these girls are still with La Flor or are still alive.
Tabacalera roller wrapping cigars (2012)

A torcedora ("female cigar roller" in Spanish) at Tabacalera Incorporada adds a "wrapper" to a "bunch", giving the cigar its final look. The bunch forms the meat of the cigar.

Founded in 1881, Tabacalera is the Philippines' oldest cigar company and one of the oldest in the world.


Remark these are albums in the album "Philippine Handicrafts"


KABILIN Mga Naandang Mugna ug Pamaagi

Know the background and process of making brooms, feather duster and a lot more with this episode of Kabilin.


Stickbroom maker in Pampanga

Coconut palm with binomial name cocos nucifera and belongs to the family of Arecaceae. Speaking of great versatility when it comes to domestic and industrial, coconut is one of them, from its leaves to roots are usable, coconut leaves are the essential sources in making stick broom. The stick broom is frequently used in cleaning yards or gardens but not limited into that can be used also for dusting and removing spider webs on house's walls and ceilings. Stick Brooms can be found in traditional markets and very cheap household cleaner.

Crafts for a cause at Kultura Filipino

Look also Fine Furniture and Crafts at Kultura Filipino


Django Leather Art & Craft

established in 1993 by Antonio "Django" Valmores. Each design is the blend of the creative ingenuity of several indigenous artists of Boracay Island and Malay and the critical supervision of Django himself.

Look also the Video

Handmade leathers

located in Station 2, PLAZOLETA , Boracay

Remark this is an album in the album "Philippine Handicrafts"

Remark these are albums in the album "Pearls & Jewelry"


How pearls are made

Puerto Galera is a listed by the Club of the Most Beautiful Bays of the World, and is the only bay in the Philippines to be listed there. This coastal town is well known among tourists for its numerous pocket beaches and many snorkeling and Scuba diving spots. The area was designated a Man and Biosphere Reserve of UNESCO in 1973 and has some of the most diverse coral reef diving in Asia. The marine environment has benefited in recent years from the influx of tourist dollars. This has seen a huge reduction in the number of fishermen in the area, as they gain higher revenue from tourists.

Look also HERE


Golden South Sea Pearls

In 1979, a Filipino entrepreneur and a French pearl farming specialist established Jewelmer with the mission of producing and exporting South Sea cultured pearls, grown in the rare Pinctada maxima oyster. After 20 years of patience and passion, Jewelmer was able to produce the golden South Sea pearl - the rarest of the South Sea variety.

Look also "The Story of the Golden South Sea Pearls" HERE


Examples of Philippine Jewelry

Philippine fine jewelry industry - AVP


Bedido - Philippine Jewelry

Showcasing of Philippines best design of fashion jewelry. The best source of Philippines shell jewelry, Philippine wooden jewelry and Philippines coco jewelry. All are handmade to perfection.


Pinoy pride Jewelry, fashionable and patriotic pieces
Mar 17, 2017
The rich culture and heritage of the Philippines has become one of the biggest inspirations for local designers.

World-class jewelry with European design, Filipino craftsmanship
by Carol Ramoran July 09, 2017

Jewelry brand Konplott, which has 55 stores around Europe, sells jewelry exclusively made in the Philippines – a combination of European design and Filipino craftsmanship.


Romblon marble production from mining to the finish products

ROMBLON is the place where marble products are originaly made. It is the primary livelihood of the people there. there's a lot of marble products ROMBLON can offer. Romblon Marble is noted to be the strongest marble in the world, with many marble quarries located on the Island of Romblon. Romblon Marble Industry produces high quality Tiles, Tables, Slabs, with an unbelievable amount of hand carved marble products.

Look also about mining - general


and about Romblon province HERE

Modern Art

Filipino jeepney arts

Show of art murals on Philippine major roads With improvised CD Roms digital stereo sounds, TV and flares of real life stories The creative jeepney art designs have stories to tell.

Remark this is an album in the sub-album "JEEPNEYS" & Jeepney arts"

Look also about "Jeepney Arts Festival" HERE

Artes de las Filipinas is a website on Philippine arts and culture

the link is often down, then up, so try again later

Filipinoart has been showcasing filipino artist around the world since November 2003 is open to all Filipino artist , gallery , collectors,  and enthusiast to submit news about shows , activities, websites, reviews, essays and others.


5th Tam-Awan International Arts Festival 2014

In tandem with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) celebration of National Heritage Month (TAOID) in a bid to preserve local heritage, the 5th Tam – Awan International Arts Festival (TIAF) came to life, themed, "Cordilleran Stories: Rituals and Beliefs" last May 2014.

27 Aug 2014


Made By Hand In The Philippines
Many common objects and some less common objects are usually made by hand in the Philippines. Machines are expensive compared to people so it is usually cheaper to make things by hand. Materials are often natural or are recycled from manufactured items. Jul 7, 2015 by/Peter White

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Fibers, Weaving, Textiles etc.

Remark most of the videos in this section are albums in the sub-album "Textiles - all types - & weaving"

Look also about Costumes - Dresses - Etc. and  Ethnic groups - Indigenous peoples - Life & Culture - Etc.

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The Fiber Industry Development Authority - FIDA

Informations about the use etc. of

Abaca - Silk - Maguey - Piña - Coir - Salago

Industrial Fiber Plants of the Philippines

A Description of the Chief Industrial Fiber Plants of the Philippines, their Distribution, Method of Preparation, and Uses

by/Theodore Muller

Filipino Tribal Textile (and Tattoo) designs

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in the album "Overview, Costumes, Organizations, Projects, Past life, Games, Etc"

ABACA PHILIPPINES is the first, comprehensive reference guidebook on abaca plants and the numerous by-products that are created and marketed worldwide.
5 things to ask before buying indigenous weaves
by Vernise L. Tantuco October 21, 2017

Bright colors and cool patterns are making their way to our day-to-day outfits – but how do you make sure you're not appropriating a culture?


Creating Filipino Barong

Breed of craftsman gearing extinction.

Reviving Argao’s hablon
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 By Jeandie O. Galolo
A “DYING” handloom weaving industry in the town of Argao is being revisited by the Department of Trade and Industry, DTI
Through its Shared Service Facility, SSF project, DTI 7 launched yesterday a hablon facility consisting of 20 handloom weaving machines at the Cebu Technological University, CTU Argao campus

Look also Editorial: Reviving “hablon”
July 24, 2016
HABLON sa Cebu” is a community’s effort to revive a tradition that traces its beginnings to a period preceding the arrival of Spanish colonizers.

FEU, Kandama showcase creations of Ifugao weavers and designers
August 12, 2017

'The partnership reminds us that innovation and collaboration are crucial to worthy causes such as cultural preservation,” says FEU assistant VP for academic services Joeven Castro.

Showcasing the beauty of Mindanao
by/Ezra Ferraz Apr 04, 2015

Social enterprise Vesti wants Filipinos to go beyond the headlines about Mindanao and see that it has more to offer through its handcrafted textile products

T’boli family turns traditional ‘t’nalak’ weaving into a variety of products

Look also T’boli’s T'nalak January 23, 2016 or this as pdf HERE


Davao Ethnic Weaves

e.g. T'nalak

The Designer Host Brian Tenorio goes around ManilaFAME trade show with Bogart the Explorer from Davao and tries on pieces of authentic Filipino woven fabrics.


Dream Weavers etc. of the T'boli tribe

Videos about the T'boli dreamweavers their T'nalak cloth and other crafts. This tribe of South Cotabato, in the southern Mindanao province, relies on its cultural traditions of brassware, beadwork, and particularly the weaving of backloomed abaca fabric for providing income. For this they have maintained traditions that have continued for centuries, into the distant past.

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Traditional weaving

Clothing and costumes resonate the grammar of a culture that brings together the strands of history so that the weavers and their artistry are forever preserved through civilizations. Before seen in one major collection on weaving. It is a celebration of the weaving tradition, and a tribute to the indigenous women of the Philippines who have lovingly created textiles of refined craftsmanship and distinction.


The endangered art of hablon weaving

Weaving was pre-colonial Iloilo's economy’s driver. Modern day Iloilo struggles to preserve the rich tradition. Nov 12, 2015 Look more HERE

Weaving, Weddings and Wears

The Yakan people

a indigenous muslim tribe native to the tropical island of Basilan, located in the Sulu Archipelago in the most southern region of the Philippines. Recognised primarily for their remarkable technicolor geometric weaves and distinctive face decorations used in their traditional ceremonies

Look also HERE


is a fiber made from the leaves of a pineapple plant and is commonly used in the Philippines. Since piña is from a leaf, the leaf has to be cut first from the plant. Then the fiber is pulled or split away from the leaf. Most leaf fibers are long and somewhat stiff. Each strand of the piña fiber is hand scraped and is knotted one by one to form a continuous filament to be handwoven and then made into a piña cloth.


Pineapple leaf fibre fabric dates back to hispanic times
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Pineapple fibre processing and cloth weaving

Spanish Red

Documentary about the making prof pineapple fiber and fabrics.

and Pineapple Fashion

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Look also HERE


Weaving Piña Cloth

Pagkigue, paghugas, pagpisi, pagpanug-ot, pagtalinuad and paghaboe. These Filipino words come together to make the piña cloth - an exquisite and delicate handwoven cloth made from the fibers of the pineapple plant's leaves. Once used for traditional clothes like the Barong Tagalog, this pineapple silk is now becoming popular across the world for it's organic, airy textile. Uploaded Feb 13, 2012


Spanish Red

Documentary about the making prof pineapple fiber and fabrics.


Pineapple fibre processing and cloth weaving

Despite old age, crocheter works hard to make a living
Aug 12, 2017

Nanay Ely is one of the hundreds of Filipino senior indigents who are still working despite old age.

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Nanay Ely, the 82-year-old crocheter of Tayuman
by Raisa Serafica August 12, 2017
Nanay Ely is just one of thousands of Filipino indigent seniors who continue to work to make ends meet.

Can you help Nanay Ely, the elderly crocheter of Tayuman?
by Raisa Serafica August 15, 2017
The story of Luisa 'Nanay Nely' Pagindian, the 'manggagantsilyo' from Manila, inspires online users. Here’s how you can find her and support her small business.

These island women’s quilts have traveled abroad

Caohagan island, Cebu

By Cris Evert B. Lato

Silkworms give Philippine farming town a makeover
Silk Production Silk Production in the Philippines

Painters - Muralists - BodyPainters - Sculptors - Ceramic artists - Woodcarvers, etc. and their works

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Damian Domingo (1796-1834)

was active in Manila in the early part of the 19th century as a painter of portrait miniatures and religious images. He also produced albums illustrating the native costumes of the era for collectors. His place in Philippine art history is assured by his efforts to systematize the study of art along Western principles.

Look also the Video

A documentary by the Vibal Foundation/ Vibal Publishing House Multimedia.

Look the full description of the video and more about Damian Domingo HERE

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Portrait Artists' Society of the Philippines, Inc. (PASPI)
Juan Luna y Novicio

(born in Ilocos Norte on October 23, 1857, and died in Hong Kong on December 7, 1899) was an Ilocano Filipino painter, sculptor and a political activist of the Philippine Revolution during the late 19th century. He became one of the first recognized Philippine artists.

Look also HEREHERE and the Videos

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Juan Luna As An Artist by Jez Morcilla

Jez Morcilla wrote on Aug 2, 2010 - This is just a short presentation about Juan Luna for my Art Class (HUA 101). I personally made this as a tribute for his great artworks. Here, you can see Luna's different paintings. They are very historical, and sentimental, most especially with the Filipinos. They are truly interesting. Enjoy! Thanks!
Juan Luna's Paintings

Juan Luna was a Filipino painter and a good brother to Gen. Antonio Luna. he was one of the early group of painters trained in Europe whose themes and style broke away from the conventions of religious painting in the Philippines. A skilled realist, his famous "Spolarium" earned him the gold medal in the 1884 exposition in Spain. His achievement was celebrated by the Propagandists as a proof of how Filipino genius can stand to the talents of Europe.
Juan Luna sa Paris
Feb 29, 2016 - Date aired: February 27, 2016
Sa paghahanap ni Howie Severino sa dating tirahan at tambayan ng pintor na si Juan Luna, iba't ibang misteryo rin ang kaniyang natuklasan.
JUAN LUNA: Bakit pinatay ....? Reflections in Filipino - E. San Juan, Jr.

felixrazon wrote on Jan 31, 2010 - Sequenced images of Juan Luna's paintings, self-portraits, icons, and his milieu, including General Antonio Luna, Jose Rizal, Pardo de Tavera family, etc. to begin to provoke/evoke/elicit questions and inquiries into the slaying of his wife & mother-in-law, his mysterious death in Hong Kong, and Gen. Antonio Luna's assassination by Emilio Aguinaldo and his clansmen (as Nick Joaquin vividly describes it in A QUESTION OF HEROES)
Juan Luna's Spoliarium at the National Museum (2 videos in this sub-album)

Excerpt of heritage expert John Silva's remarks on Juan Luna's monumental painting Spoliarium, housed at the Philippine National Museum

The Spoliarium is a painting by Filipino artist Juan Luna. The painting was submitted by Luna to the Exposición Nacional de Bellas Artes in 1884, where it garnered a gold medal. In 1886, it was sold to the Diputación Provincial de Barcelona for 20,000 pesetas. It currently hangs in the main gallery at the ground floor of the National Museum of the Philippines, and is the first work of art that greets visitors upon entry into the museum. - Look the full description of the Spoliarium video HERE

The Juan Luna Shrine (Museum)

The recreation of Juan Luna's home in Ilocos Norte reveals not just the artist but also the simple man behind the person we know as a patriot

Badoc’s hidden gem, Ilocos Norte, is a reconstruction of the two-storey house in which the patriot and foremost Filipino painter was born on October 24, 1857 (The original house burned down in 1861). Luna was the son of Joaquin Luna and Laureana Vovicio. He was instrumental in placing Philippine art and culture on the world map. The restored two-storey residence of Juan Luna which now serves as a museum. The museum houses replicas of Luna's paintings and restored furnishings (old kitchen implements, glassware, furniture, horse-carriage, prayer room, etc.) but his original tools, palettes, brushes, and easels were there.

Look also HERE

Félix Resurrección Hidalgo y Padilla

February 21, 1855 - March 13, 1913

was a Filipino artist. He is acknowledged as one of the great Filipino painters of the late 19th century.

Fabian de la Rosa

May 5, 1869 - December 14, 1937 was the brightest name in Philippine painting after Luna and certainly the leading master of genre in the first quarter of the century. Particularly noted for being an outstanding painter of women’s portraits, alongside Juan Luna and his nephews, Pablo and Fernando Amorsolo.

Look also HERE and

the Video

Fabian de la Rosa and His Time

A video, produced by, in cooperation with the UP Vargas Museum, traces the life and career of the internationally-acclaimed 20th century Filipino master whose rightful place in Philippine art history has been obscured alongside his more illustrious predecessors, Juan Luna and Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, and his famous protégé and nephew, Fernando Amorsolo.

Fernando Amorsolo y Cueto

May 30, 1892 – April 24, 1972 was one of the most important artists in the history of painting in the Philippines. Amorsolo was a portraitist and painter of rural Philippine landscapes. He is popularly known for his craftsmanship and mastery in the use of light. Born in Paco, Manila, he earned a degree from the Liceo de Manila Art School in 1909

Look more about Fernando Amorsolo, the genius behind the brush HERE

Look also "Introducing Fernando Amorsolo to a new generation" HERE and the paintings HERE

Read about his brother Pablo Amorsolo HERE

Videos and Photos

Fernando Amorsolo y Cueto

The life and paintings of the great filipino painter


Perlas ng Silanganan: Animated Paintings of Fernando Amorsolo's Definition of Filipina Beauty
May 29, 2016
Just in time for Fernando Amorsolo's 124th birth anniversary, Artist Bryle Flores shares his tribute to the Maestro, an animated rendition of the Grand Old Man's paintings of Filipina beauty.

Check out the process in making this video HERE


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Featuring a lot of Paintings of Maestro Fernando Amorsolo


Bayan Ko

A patriotic song that portrays love to the Philippines with paintings of Fernando Amorsolo y Cueto


Dante Hipolito

Born in San Andres 1959. He is known as a Hyper-realists Artist. He studied at Philippine Women's University, 1977-81. Among his batch mates were hyper-realist Chris Mirang and Carlo Magno. In the mid 80's, he worked as an illustrator at Kalaro publishing ,doing a magazine for children under editor Lorna Kalaw Tirol. After a short stint as a seaman in Singapore, He went back to work as an artist at Adformatrix Agency, and then at FCB Intl. in 1993, He worked as an art director for a Saudi Arabian Advertising Firm, and was active with Pinta Pilipino Art Group.

Look the video "It's More Fun in the Philippines - Paintings by Dante D. Hipolito" by Hipolito Studio HERE

Look also HERE and HERE

Vicente Silva Manansala January 22, 1910 - August 22, 1981

Honored as National Artist in Painting in 1981, Vicente S. Manansala is considered the country’s pioneer in Cubism. He was one of the Thirteen Moderns led by Victorio C. Edades, and was one of the Big Three in the modernist movement, along with Cesar Legaspi and H. R. Ocampo. In addition, he formed the group of Neo-Realists together with Romeo Tabuena and Anita Magsaysay-Ho.

Look also the Video

Paintings of Vicente Silva Manansala

born: Santa Cruz, Manila 28 Apr 1911 dead: Caloocan City, 28 Dec 1978. National Artist in Painting. is a Filipino National Artist in the visual arts. He is also fictionist, a playwright and editor.


Look this as pdf HERE or Video

Serious doubts cast on newly emerged cache of HR Ocampo paintings

By Cid Reyes


From Social Realism to the Specter of Abstraction

Conceptualizing the Visual Practices of H.R. Ocampo

by/Jonathan Beller

Leopoldo Aguinaldo, Jr.

famously known as Lee Aguinaldo 5 September 1933-16 January 2007, was a pioneer of the modern abstract movement in the Philippines. He was considered among the foremost modernists in the country. He was among the first in the local art industry who adopted the ideas of Pop Art through incorporating objects and printed media. He is dubbed as "Mr. Cool of Philippine Art. - They say an artist is immortalized and lives on even after his death through his works. Such is the case for Leopoldo “Lee” Aguinaldo Jr.

Look also HERE and the Videos

Lee Aguinaldo

In Retrospect - Look the full description of the video HERE

A mini-biography of Lee Aguinaldo

Elmer Borlongan

(1967- ) is a contemporary Philippine painter. He is one of the CCP Thirteen Artists Awardees. He and his artist-wife, Plet C. Bolipata, live in San Antonio, Zambales.

He started taking painting lessons under Fernando Sena when he was 11. He studied at the UP Diliman College of Fine Arts, Major in Painting.

He has held numerous exhibitions in the Philippines and abroad. He was an Artist-in-Residence in ARCUS Ibaraki, Japan in 1996. He has works in the collections of the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Singapore Art Museum, BenCab Museum and the Pinto Art Museum. He currently resides with his artist-wife Plet C. Bolipata in San Antonio, Zambales.

Look also HERE and the Video

Get to know painter Elmer Borlongan as he talks about his life and his personal, artistic journey through the years

Reporter and interviewer: Carol Ramoran
Associate Producer: Dindin Reyes
Cameraman: Adrian Portugal
Visual Editor: Emerald Hidalgo

Shot at the Ayala Museum - Mar 14, 2014

Pacita Abad September 5, 1946 - December 7, 2004

was born in Basco, Batanes, a small island in the northernmost part of the Philippines, between Luzon and Taiwan. Her more-than-thirty-year painting career began when she traveled to the United States to undertake graduate studies: Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington, DC. She had over 40 solo exhibitions at museums and galleries in the U.S., Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America. She also participated in more than 50 group and traveling exhibitions throughout the world. Abad's work is now in public, corporate and private art collections in over 70 countries.

Look also HERE and about "Pacita Abad Center for the Arts" HERE


Anita Corpus Magsaysay-Ho 1914–2012

One of the Thirteen Moderns

Paintings of Anita Magsaysay-Ho, gnwa q present'n sa subj. "phil. vissual arts"

Look also HERE

Jose V. “Pitok” Blanco

and the Blanco Family Museum

Look HERE and about Blanco Family Museum in Angono

Cesar Legaspi 1917–1994

honored as a National Artist in Visual Arts in 1990, is considered the pioneer of neo-realism in the Philippines. Aside from the monochromatic works in his early years, he exploited the full potential of color in his paintings. A proponent of modern art in the country, Legaspi developed cubism in the Philippine context.

Look also HERE and the Video

Cesar Legaspi - The Survivor - Philippine National Artist

The Survivor, video documentary on Philippine National Artist Cesar Legaspi directed by Mario AV Guzman and written by Agnes Cayaban placed 2nd in the Video Documentary Category, 1995 Cultural Center of the Philippines Gawad Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video. Produced by Artes International and Friends of Mang Cesar, it is based on the book Legaspi: The Making of a National Artist by Alfredo Roces by The Crucible Workshop, 1993.

Mauro 'Malang' Santos
The hard knocks of Malang
Sunday, January 15, 2006 By Rome Jorge

Look also
Look On The Bright Side: Malang 1928-2017
June 18, 2017 - with video
Mauro 'Malang' Santos passed away on June 10, 2017 at the age of 89. Find out more about the life and times of the artist through the eyes of those who knew him best.
Malang was the creator of the comic strip Kosme the Cop (Retired), and later established the gallery Bughouse, which specialized in cartoons.
His art, characterized by vibrant colors and hues, reflect a happy life – devoid of the brooding, mercurial intensity often attributed to artists.
Look the video in HD HERE

Malang took painting – and life – lightly
by Coco Alcuaz June 20, 2017
'Can I help it if I had a happy childhood?' is one of his most repeated quotes

Jun Impas, portrait painter
By Jenara Regis Newman April 11, 2016

Look also HERE and the Video


Carlos Dennis Filart

The body of work of cancer-sufferer Carlos Dennis Filart looks more like the work of several: either idyllic and dreamy, bold and rough, local and unabashed Filipino, or epic and staggering. The subjects and the manners with which he expresses himself run the gamut; there are more than a handful of completely discrete styles.

Advertising art director and painter Carlos Dennis Filart joined his creator the 17th of April 2012. Ave atque Vale, Dennis. Hail and farewell.

Look more about Carlos Dennis Filart HERE

Look also all the photos of his paintings HERE

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National Artist Abdulmari Asia Imao

Abdulmari Imao is perhaps the most “Asian” of National Artists for the Visual Arts. Born and raised in Sulu, Imao celebrates his Mindanaoan heritage by drawing inspiration from Tausug and Maranaw art and lore, and from the richness of Southeast Asian mythological traditions. With his consistent and successful use of folk themes, myths and legends, his work strongly links Filipino, Malay and Indonesian cultures together.

Abdulmari Asia Imao is the first Moro, and the only one to date, to be honored as National Artist of the Philippines. Named National Artist for Sculpture in 2006, he articulates Philippine Muslim art and culture through his work not only as a sculptor but also as a painter, photographer, ceramist, documentary film maker, cultural researcher, and writer.

Angel C. Cacnio, pre-eminent Malabon artist

Mr. CACNIO is known for his chronicles of Philippine heritage - historical events, heroic deeds, Filipino legends, traditions and values. He also paints people and scenes from his hometown Malabon that immediately evoke feelings of nostalgia in townmates. His deft strokes are brilliant and bold - leaving no doubt in the viewer's mind about the passion that the artist suffuses into his work.

Look also the article about a visit to the house cum art gallery of Angel Cacnio, a new house with a bahay na bato look and filled with the artist's work of arts, paintings and scultures, including those of his son Ferdinand Cacnio HERE

Look also the video HERE

Celso Duazo Pepito

is a graduate of Fine Arts in the University of the Philippines Cebu College in 1981. For him, ' art is not only about beauty but goes beyond it'.

Look also

30 years: Celso’s evolution
December 20, 2016 By Chelzee G. Salera

and HERE and the Videos

Art - Celso Duazo Pepito of Cebu

Celso Duazo Pepito, is one of Cebu's leading artists and believes that visual artists have the capacity to help promote tourism by depicting scenes that would entice people to visit.

Notable Cebuanos: Gabriel Abellana, artist

 comes from a family of artists. His father is a sculptor, musician and a dentist. His uncle is considered as one of the most influential artist in Cebu. He is a graduate of Fine Arts at the University of the Phillipines Cebu College.

Look also HERE


by/Christiane L. de la Paz

Joven Ignacio

is a fine-artist, naturalist and educator whose varied interests provide endless opportunities for exploring the world and sharing his own unique perspective of it. An advocate for nature, the artist/architect has been continuously invited as speaker for various schools and professional organizations for his work as a green designer and for his heritage architecture preservation efforts. He spent his early years at the Ateneo de Manila University before moving on to take up Architecture at the University of the Philippines.

Look the article as pdf HERE


Romeo Carlos

was born in Nueva Ecija, Philippines, in 1945. He graduated from the College of Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines and has been a full-time artist and painter of commissioned portraits, landscapes and other subjects since 1984. He has had six solo art exhibitions and been part of several group shows, both in the Philippines and the United States.

Many great different Paintings e.g.

Landscapes - Nudes - Portraits

by Romeo Carlos

Look more about Romeo Carlos HERE

Look the many different paintings in full size on the site

Federico Aguilar Alcuaz

was a Philippine painter known for his modern abstract works, visual arts, painting, sculpture, and mixed media.

UP Fine Arts and Academia de San Fernando in Madrid. International Shows at the Madrid Museum of Contemporary Art, Galeria Layetanas, Galeria Duntel, Protesen Prague, Winchell and Vermeer in NY, Grayson in Chicago, Philips Cultural Center in Holland - among others.

Look also HERE and the Video

Federico Aguilar Alcuaz

Tribute Video for Maestro Federico Aguilar Alcuaz, Gawad Tanglaw ng Lahi awardee at the 2010 Special Academic Convocation at the Ateneo de Manila University

and few paintings


Victorio C. Edades

December 13, 1895 – March 7, 1985 was a Filipino painter who was the leader of the revolutionary Thirteen Moderns who engaged their classical compatriots in heated debate over the nature and function of art. He was named a National Artist in 1976.

Look the article as pdf HERE

Look also HERE and HERE and the Video

Victorio C. Edades

Few paintings

Rolando Bautista - Robau

Metro Manila, NCR

Look also the Video

Rolando Bautista - Robau Pastel Paintings
Juvenal Sanso

was born in Reus, Catalonia, Spain in 1929, but moved to Manila five years later, where his family established El Arte Espanol, a wrought-iron business. The young Sanso spent his boyhood in Paco and had many wonderful memories of halcyon days swimming in the Pasig River and family outings to Montalban in Rizal.

Look also about Touring San Juan's new Sanso Museum

Yolanda survivor and renowned mixed media artist

Dante Enage

Look also

Tacloban artist paints Duterte's portrait using coconut wine
by Jene-Anne Pangue August 08, 2016
Aside from using tuba as a medium, Dante Enage uses his art to raise awareness on relevant issues in society

Mario Parial

(born August 13, 1944) is a Multi-awarded Filipino painter, printmaker, sculptor and photographer.

Look also the Video

Mario Parial

Multi-awarded Filipino painter, printmaker, sculptor and photographer

Michelline Syjuco

Look also

Phantasms and fairytales: Michelline Syjuco's 'Revelations
by Tedrick Yau January 13, 2018

As one of the country’s illustrious talents, Michelline Syjuco is known for her multifaceted approach to art.
She is known primarily for her contemporary jewelry, accessory designs and for her radical work incorporating torched and rusted hand beaten metal, hand carved wood, and industrial hardware.


Alan Cabalfin

An Iloilo painter and sculptor - ceramic artist - visual artist

Look also

Alan Cabalfin - an artist of mixed persuasions

Although originally breaking into the Iloilo art scene as a watercolorist, he became well-known as a ceramic artist


Edward Defensor

An Iloilo painter and sculptor - visual artist

and in a sub-album:

The making of "Ang Lin-ay Sang Iloilo" - The Lady of Iloilo.

Read an excerpts of the artist’s speech during the unveiling of Ilonggo Pride Statue, Lin-ay sang Iloilo, atop the New City Hall in celebration of 74th Charter Day August 25 2011 HERE or as pdf HERE

Benedicto Reyes Cabrera, better known as "BenCab",

 born August 27, 1942 is a Filipino painter and was awarded National Artist of the Philippines for Visual Arts (Painting) in 2006. He has been noted as "arguably the best-selling painter of his generation of Filipino artists."

Look also HERE and BenCab Museum HERE and the Video

BenCab: Finding his muse in the highlands

National Artist Benedicto "BenCab" Cabrera found his sanctuary in Baguio City. How does living in the highlands inspire his work as an artist?

Dec 10, 2014

Rafael Maniago

Rafael was born in the Philippines and has been drawing since childhood.

He attended the University of the East in Manila, where he studied Fine Arts and Commercial Advertisement.

Look also HERE


Rustpaintings of Ramon Lopez the first filipino rust painter

Rustpainter (huwaran program) San Jose City - Uploaded Feb 1, 2011

Good News Gamit sa paglikha ng mga obra Ramon

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Look more about Ramon Lopez HERE


Anthony "Tonyo" Ebanio

from Benguet has found a unique medium for his masterpieces. He paints with coffee.

May 28, 2015

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Homer Fernandez´s Paintings

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Look Homer Fernandez - biography & gallery HERE

Camille Dela Rosa

In her early career, Camille produced spontaneously and exhibited her gardens, churches, landscapes, flowers, portraits, nudes, people in various endeavors, and her abstracts. She was tagged as the "Youngest impressionist painter in the Philippines". Yet suddenly in her 8th year as artist, she became restless and an urge to get out of the doldrums besieged her. She felt the gnawing call to unravel her real psyche. By the year 2009, Camille surprised the art scene when she completely departs from those hedonistic or pleasant to the senses subjects and explore the surreal, the morbid, the mechanical, and the unknown.

Look also HERE and the Video


Te de Jesus a.k.a Bruha Eve

was born and raised in Cotabato, Southern Philippines is recognized as the first Filipino woman artist who successfully mounted her first solo art exhibition in the Kuwait. She is also a model, actress and animal lover. She was the first Filipina artist to have an exhibition in Kuwait where her paintings were showcased. She donates half of all proceeds from the sale of her paintings to the Al-Danah Foundation which is dedicated to building day care centers for children and livelihood centers for women in the Philippines.

Bruha Eve - Portrait Of An Artist

Jane Nolasco on TMT featuring Bruha Eve (HD)

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Romeo Castillo MananQuil

1942 Born December 1 in Caloocan, Rizal, eldest of five children of Alfonso Paras Mananquil, Sr. of Pampanga and Gloria Malicdem Castillo of Pangasinan.

Romeo C. MananQuil met an unpaintable culture shock when he decided to relocate his family to Canada in 1985. Everything was alien to him. And he was an alien to everybody. He landed a job as a visual artist - his passport to that subcontinent covering 9,922.33 sq. km. However, he had to grapple with nostalgia. All that he could do to connect with the old country was to reminisce his happy and successful life and career in the third world country of his birth.

The site shows many photos of his great work.

Look also Romeo Castillo MananQuil designed the P500 bill with Marcos face, The bill which was never circulated HERE

Danny Castillones Sillada

(born April 27, 1963) is a Filipino surrealist painter, poet, philosopher, essayist, musician, performance artist, and literary, art & cultural critic from Mindanao. He was a recipient of 2003 "Pasidungog Centennial Awards" for literary and visual arts, a centennial event that was attended by the president of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in his hometown province in Davao Oriental.

Look also HERE, HERE and HERE and the Video

Danny Castillones Sillada

a Filipino multidisciplinary artist – an accomplished surrealist painter, sculpture, installation and performance artist, philosopher, multilingual poet, essayist, musician, photographer. He is also a critic-writer on art, literature, and culture in Manila Bulletin, one of the leading daily papers in the Philippines.

Aris Bagtas

Aris Bagtas’ origin traces back to Obando in Bulacan where he grew up to draw inspiration, is a man who is spiritually guided, a very evident characteristics which he most share in his artworks. As a visual artist, his paintings evolve from the fertile vision of Obando to the Passions of Christ and into the realms of local churches with his murals. A gifted artist who already made numerous solo exhibits under his name and continues to showcase his masterpiece, not just in the Philippines but also abroad, such as London and Vienna, just to name a few.

Look also the Videos

Aris Bagtas

Portrait of an artist

Nelson Marcelo Castillo, Father of Philippine Miniature Paintings

Over 100 Awards in Different Art Competitons in USA and Philippines
Born in Alaminos Laguna
University of Santo Tomas Graduate - Bachelor of Fine Arts

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Miniature Paintings by Multi-Awarded Filipino Visual Artist / Painter NELSON M. CASTILLO, originally known as the "Father of Philippine Miniature Paintings" with over 100 Awards in Different Art Competitons in USA and Philippines. Born in Alaminos Laguna. University of Santo Tomas Graduate - Bachelor of Fine Arts.

 Romel de la Torre

Born in Cebu City, Philippines in a community of artists, Romel de la Torre's artistic interest started at a very young age. With the encouragement of his parents he began sketching the world around him. He started getting awards and recognition from school competitions and at age 10 appeared on TV after receiving a medal for his painting.

In the late 70's Romel and his family migrated to the United States where he began going to museums studying and learning on his own; works of famous artists like Sargent, Sorolla, Fechin, Mucha, and the American Impressionists. The exposure to these masters' paintings laid a strong foundation to his belief of what great art is.

Look also these sites with many great photos of his paintings HERE and HERE

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 Romel de la Torre

Video - slideshow of many great paintings

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Alvaro Malig Jimenez

Jimenez specialized on abstract in oil and Philippine Scenery in watercolor until he pioneered leaf paintings and other indigenous materials. After a lot of research and experiments he advanced the art by devising a unique method of preserving Japanese orchid leaves and banana stalks. He is basically a self-taught artist. He finally perfected his medium with treated leaves and banana stalks.


Handicapped painters show works of art

Mayroon mang kakulangan, hindi pa rin matatawaran ang kanilang galing at talento sa pagpipinta. Katunayan, nakakabilib ang kanilang mga obra na akala mo ay gawa ng mga taong walang kapansanan. Jul 30, 2015


Ilonggo doctor's paintings feature local Aetas
In Iloilo City, a doctor has captured the beauty of the local Aeta community through charcoal painting. – ANC, The World Tonight, July 22, 2016

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Junk artist Jezir Lascuña

Conducting Junk art workshops for fun and setting an environmental awareness to save the EARTH.

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Trash to art: Manila's dirty water create masterpieces
May 24 and 25, 2016

Water pollution, though it is one of the most aggravating issues in the country, tends to be too big of an idea for people to chew.

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Family of painters in La Union bond with art
by Carmela Jimenez, Apr 05 2017

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La Union's family of painters
Published on Apr 6, 2017
Meet a family in Luna, La Union who's members all have a talent for painting.

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Carlos Modesto Villaluz Francisco (November 4, 1912 – March 31, 1969), popularly known as Botong, was a muralist from Angono, Rizal.

His great works include Blood Compact, First Mass at Limasawa, The Martyrdom of Rizal, Bayanihan, Magpupukot, Fiesta, Bayanihan sa Bukid, Sandugo, Portrait of Purita, The Invasion of Limahong, Serenade, and Muslim Betrothal. Some of his murals have suffered damage over the years. The "Pageant of Commerce" emerged from several years of restoration in 2000. His murals in the lobby of the Philippine General Hospital were restored for the 3rd time in 2007.

He died in poverty from tuberculosis but he was given the highest recognition, the title National Artist of the Philippines - Visual Arts posthumously in 1973.

Look many of his works HERE and the Videos

Carlos "Botong" Francisco


Look also this Video: BARONG TAGALOG - A Balitaw composition by Prof. Santiago S. Suarez as interpreted and recorded by Ruben Tagalog in 1963, where details from two famous mural paintings of costumes by National Artist Carlos "Botong" Francisco are featured in the video.


Alfred Galvez

A muralist by profession, Alfred Galvez is also an exquisite Body Painter, Muralist and a dynamic Decorative Artist. His passion for the arts is limitless as he embarks via these paintings to express his own personal thoughts and emotions


A group of young dedicated bodypainters whose goal is to bring to the Filipinos and Asians, the true meaning of body painting as an artform and not just a form of entertainment or accesory to a naked body.


Collection of Bodypainting from 2006 - 2011


Alfred Galvez Murals
Murals at Hotel Elizabeth Cebu
Ceiling Mural of a Narnia Map

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Nino Gallardo Malatag

My beginning as legally recognized individual occurred November 23, 1983 at Cavinti, Laguna but I was raised in the beautiful city of seven lakes, San Pablo City. I was named Nino Gallardo Malatag, a self thought artist.

I realized my talent since when I´m in high school that lead me to join several competitions. I took up Bachelor of science in industrial education to hone my skills... My Body painting was inspired by fashion fusion with nature and abstract concept. I want to be known in my own style and I´m exploring new techniques that will enhance my craft... I Joined several face and body painting competitions since 2010... by God grace I got ranked and recognized and I become popular in my own style

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Ben-Hur Villanueva

Sculptor, painter, educator and lecturer, Ben-Hur Villanueva regularly expresses his artistic flair and creative passion at art exhibitions in Manila, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Singapore, Helsinki, and Havana, Cuba.

Ben-Hur has also served as a president for the Society of Philippine Sculptors (SPS); Art director for the Ephpheta Foundation for the Blind, Inc. and vice president-treasurer for Unescos International Art Association (IAA).

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Ben-Hur Villanueva

The life and art of Ben-Hur Villanueva

Arko ni Apo Art Gallery


 Alfredo N. Duenas - master filipino sculptor

National Artist and sculptor of the Philippines located in Pampanga

National Artist Napoleon Abueva

(UPDATED) The Father of Modern Philippine Sculpture died on Friday, February 16, 2018 was 88

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Sculptures of Napoleon Abueva

Napoleon V. Abueva is known as the "Father of Modern Philippine Sculpture" and recipient of the most prestigious award, National Artist of the Philippines in 1976 in the fields of Visual Arts (sculpture). He is known also as master of both academic representational style and modern abstract.

Abueva utilized almost all kinds of materials from hard wood (molave, acacia, langka wood, ipil, kamagong, palm wood and bamboo) to adobe, metal, stainless steel, cement, marble, bronze, iron, alabaster, coral and brass.

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IN PHOTOS: The late National Artist Napoleon Abueva’s iconic work
February 16, 2018
The National Artist for Visual Arts (Sculpture) created some of the most famous statues and landmarks we see every day.

Anselmo B. Day-ag

was an Ilongot-Ifugao Sculptor, whose works consist of mural relief, monumental landmarks and garden sculptures. His medium - stone, wood, metal, synthetic materials, sand and cement. He was born in 1935 at Nueva Vizcaya and he died in 1980.
He was a fine arts graduate, major in sculpture, minor in ceramics, at the U.P. Diliman in 1957.

Some of his sculptural works are still standing today such as the: the lion's bust in Baguio City, eagle arch in la union, Lapu-lapu shrine in Cebu City, Kiangan war memorial shrine in Kiangan, Mt. Province, Mla. Peninsula arch. facade, Sofitel Htl.'s poolslide, quezon monument and stone carvings in hundred islands.

Look also the many photos of his works etc. HERE


Eduardo De Los Santos Castrillo

(born October 31, 1942) is an award-winning Filipino sculptor. He was born in Santa Ana, Manila, the youngest of five children of Santiago Silva Castrillo, a jeweler, and Magdalena De Los Santos, a leading actress in Zarzuelas and Holy Week pageants in Makati, Philippines. Castrillo was a Republic Cultural Heritage awardee. He is also a jewelry artist and designer.

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Sculptor Eduardo Castrillo dies at 73
May 20, 2016
Eduardo Castrillo was the artist behind the People Power monument in EDSA and more iconic sculptures around the country

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Eduardo De Los Santos Castrillo

Interview with Mr. Eduardo Castrillo

The Heritage of Cebu Monument.

Sculpted in bronze and cement by National Artist for Sculpture, Eduardo Castrillo

Joe Datuin

Filipino artist Joe Datuin is taking his work to the global stage with sculptures and mixed media pieces inspired by his childhood in Manila. As an artist, Datuin utilizes simple forms, such as circles and lines that intersect, to reflect what he sees as a culture of tenacity and collaboration inherent among Filipinos. Now he takes inspiration from the Japanese paper art of origami, rendering Japanese motifs in stainless steel in his latest exhibition.

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"Pinoy artist makes origami-inspired metal art" in the album "Joe Datuin"

Jun 1, 2015

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Kublai Millan

Kublai started his career when he made all the artworks both inside and outside of his family's hotel; Ponce Suites. He is the manager's son and prolific artist, Kublai Ponce Millan. Kublai was born on July 8, 1974 in Cotabato City. He finished schooling at the University of the Philippines with a degree of Fine Arts after which he dedicated his life back to Mindanao, painting and sculpting the culture from where he grew up, as a human being and as a soul.

He is responsible for two giant works; "Kampilan" by Sultan Kudarat in the city of Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao and the "Risen Christ" in the church of Tagum City. He is also responsible for the giant durian monument in Davao International Airport, the giant eagle and Bagobo children in People's Park, Davao City

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Kublai Millan

"Artist Kublai Millan: Art brings peace. Oct 24, 2014 - Aug 10, 2015"

"School of digital communication project (kublai)"

Ferdinand Cacnio

humanizes the metals

By FILIPINA LIPPI November 28, 2011

Ferdinand finished his studies at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, with degrees in BS Psychology and BS Civil Engineering. With no formal training in the arts, he has been nurtured in the aesthetics of fine arts since childhood with the mentoring of his artist-father and members of the Philippine art world.

In 2005, his career as a sculptor started with a successful solo sculpture exhibit “The Dancer.” Ferdie Cacnio is a member of the Tuesday Group of Artists, Art Association of the Philippines, Sining Tambobong and Society of Philippine Sculptors.

Juan Sajid Imao

multi-awarded sculptor, (son of the National Artist Abdulmari Asia Imao) represents a story with each artwork that he creates. This is particularly true for his collection, Open Endings. Each piece symbolizes a personal experience that he believes has made his life more meaningful and contributed greatly to his personal transcendence.

Daniel De La Cruz

De la Cruz developed techniques of melding and shaping lead, copper, brass, iron, nickel and bronze, known only to him. The sculptures manifest intangible factors that lend richness, distinction and power. Many of his subjects are human figures moving dynamically in space.

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Daniel De La Cruz presents his sculptures

Kylo Chua

a modern Asian sculptor, casts abstract sculpture artworks in the Philippine art scene by drawing on contemporary and modern artistic techniques in the field of figurine model sculpting

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Kylo Chua:

Abstract Sculpture

The Framework of Sculpture

Kylo Chua and Seb Chua, Sculpture Generations on RPN Newswatch

Metal Art. Cebuano architect Jonas Pacifico

Sketched in metal
By Archt. Karl A.E.F. Cabilao, UAP April 04, 2016
For Jonas Pacifico, metal is not merely a material that he uses in his architectural projects but an important element when he takes a break from the hectic hours in the office.

Augusto “Ugu” Bigyan

Ugu’s place, from his store-gallery to his workshop, is as picturesque as his artworks. With his distinctive craftsmanship and contribution to the development of Philippine Arts, there is no doubt Ugu will become one of our National Artists someday. Augusto "Ugu" Bigyan is best known for his unique pottery and culinary skills. Among his creations are leaf-shaped dinnerwares, tiles and accent pieces which reflect his strong fascination with nature. Ugu's works are exhibited in his quaint abode cum workshop in Lusacan, Tiaong, Quezon. He also regularly conducts lessons for those who wish to learn pottery.

Look also Ugu Bigyan’s Pottery Garden and Restaurant

and also HERE, HERE and the Videos

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Sculptor on dying Paete tradition

Benjamin Dalio, a sculptor from the town of Paete, Laguna, talks about the languishing tradition of Paete, which established artists want to revive by training young people who can pursue the arts.

The Paete Artist Guild has their works showcased in UA&P for the Banhay Art Exhibit, February 2011

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Sculptor centers on Pinoy values for artworks

Through her artworks, Pinay interior designer-turned-sculptor Aia Halili aims to reconnect Filipinos to who they really are, preserving traditional Filipino values in her obra maestras. Dec 3, 2015

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Gabriel Imutan Barredo

is a sculptor who is known for his works to bear a relation with painting in their linear refinement and rich imagery. He was born on 6 October 1957 in Manila. He studied sculpture at the University of Santo Tomas.

His career as a sculptor made its mark when he held his first one-person show at the Gallery Genesis at the Megamall in 1993. Barredo’s sculptural technique is not of the conventional type. He uses found objects such as rods of electric fan covers, broken particles of car windshields, wood, paper, wrought-iron, antique radios, coconut husks, bottle caps, bed springs, fire-hose coils, conveyor belts, wooden beads, computer and refrigerator parts, and cement grinder as elements of the sculptural form of his works.


Asphalt by Gabriel Barredo - Art Fair Philippines 2013

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Asphalt as the eye can see: Taking centerstage as Art Fair Philippines’ special exhibit is “Asphalt,” a rambling installation from sculptor Gabriel Barredo, an intriguing, fantastical folly imbued with the amazing creative and mechanical genius of the artist.

Look more about Gabriel Barredo and "Asphalt" as pdf HERE

Rey Paz Contreras: Powerful Voice of the Ethnic

Rey Paz Contreras (born August 31, 1950) is a prominent Filipino sculptor working with urban refuse and environmental materials as artistic media.

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LyeanArt Rock Balancing Philippines Art Exhibit

Paseo Rizal Art and Music Festival 2010

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Maestro Juan C. Flores.

The Father of Pampanga Sculpture and Woodcarving.

A Documentary produced by the National Commision for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), - (circa 1997) tracing the life of Juan Flores and showcased his immense talent and one of a kind artworks, the man who pioneered and started the Renaissance of Sculpture and woodcarving in Betis and throughout Pampanga.

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Justino 'Paloy' A. Cagayat Jr.

is a third-generation woodcarver from Paete, Laguna.

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Last Supper (Huring Pamanggi)

woodcarving housed at Paulino family chapel in Ponso, Polangui, Albay.

This marvelous sculptural work is an obra maestra of master carver Justino 'Paloy' Cagayat Jr. of Paete, Laguna.

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Look also the above link about Justino 'Paloy' A. Cagayat Jr.

Look the Image of the Last Supper (Huring Pamanggi) in Semana Santa processions Holy Wednesday, March 31, 2010 and Good Friday, April 02, 2010 along the streets of Ponso, Polangui, Albay HERE


Felix "Kid" Baldemor

is a well known artist who lives in Paete, Laguna in the Philippines. Youngest brother of Mr. Fred Baldemor (famous sculptor, painter and artist) and cousin of Mr. Manuel Baldemor (international Artist)

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Wilfredo Tadeo Layug

(Willy Layug)
The Ecclesiatical Artist from Betis
Carving on the classical foundations of Betis’ wood carving tradition; In the vanishing culture of this town, wood sculptor Willy Layug has carved his own niche as the premier artist of the craft in the small town of Betis, Pampanga for more than 30 years. Within his shop, Betis Galleria, his talent and job as a “escultor” (wood carver/sculptor) paved the way to new trends and dynamic style in religious icon-making and retablo-building in Betis.

This is the conferment ceremony of the Presidential Medal of Merit Award given by sculptor Willy Layug of Betis, Pampanga in his outstanding achievement in the field of ecclesiastical art. The award was given by The President of the Republic of the Philippines, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

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Benji Reyes

is an artist, sculptor and furniture designer who brings reclaimed wood back to life in a grand scale. One of the greatest appeals of Benji’s work is his predilection for the sculptural and malleable possibilities of wood.

Look "Filipino Craftsman Creates a History Lesson in Wood" as pdf file HERE and look also HERE and Benji Reyes´ Facebook HERE


Paete woodcarving

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Woodcarvers in the Philippines

by/jones jottings

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The Woodcarvers of the Philippines

by/ Rosanna C. Rogacion

Bamboo seen as savior of woodcarving industry

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The Ifugao Wood Carvers’ Village or Itogon Wood Carvers’ Village

is a tourist site in Baguio where workshops of Ifugao wood carvers can be found. High quality wood carvings of various types and sizes are sold at the village


Interactive art museum in Quezon City

Art in Island: 3D paintings from floor to ceiling
Address: 175 15th Ave., Brgy. Socorro, Cubao, Quezon City

It's a unique museum with visually stunning 3D artworks you can interact with, and be part of

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Look also the article "IN PHOTOS: At this 3D art museum in Cubao, you're part of the artwork" by/Nile Villa Feb 14, 2015 - Look this article as pdf HERE and the Facebook

Graffiti Art (or Crime) - Etc.

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Philippine Graffiti Art

Filipino graffiti artists tend to be very polite. Usually, in other countries, graffiti art is done on the sly on walls where it shouldn't be, and the artists do it when no one's looking to escape arrest.

But in the Philippines,

it is done on broken down walls of old buildings which no one would care about anyway. Suddenly the abandoned walls become special because someone, or perhaps a crew, used these walls as a canvas. Just look at this piece, the amazing movement on it makes this the beginnings of what could be a beautiful mural.

Who colors the streets in Cebu?
May 17, 2016

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Amante: Marking our streets
September 02, 2017 By Isolde D. Amante

Rai Cruz Graffiti on Canvas

Rai’s body of works has become part of the urban streetscape of Las Piñas City, particularly along Zapote-Alabang road where mural-size graffiti showing strange creatures that seem to call one’s attention and stare back at viewers, shocking passersby with bold colors and glaring eyeballs.

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Filipino Graffiti

Graffiti and Filipino Writers

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Art galleries - Etc.

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The BenCab Museum

Baguio City

is one of the most awesome museums in our country today.

It houses our National Artist Ben Cabrera's art collection. This is also where BenCab lives and where his actual workshop is located. Exhibits of exciting contemporary artists in Manila can be found here, too.

Look more HERE and HERE

Look more about Benedicto Reyes Cabrera, better known as "BenCab" HERE

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Philippine Art Gallery (PAG)
The woman and gallery that spurred Philippine modern art
by Coco Alcuaz September 17, 2017 - with Video

In the aftermath of the war, Lyd Arguilla provided a home for some of the Philippines' greatest artists to create a new scene.

Touring San Juan's new Sanso Museum

Whether in person or through his work at the new Fundacion Sansó museum, Juvenal Sansó is a pleasure worth knowing
Fundacion Sansó at 32 V. Cruz Street in San Juan City opened to the public on December 1, 2014.

It chronicles not only his evolution as an artist, but also colorful life he had as man who lived in interesting times.

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The GSIS Museo ng Sining

was established in April 1996. Its creation is a tribute to the creative endeavors of the contemporary Filipino. Its vision is to help define the growth and glorious flowing of Philippine visual arts.

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Kulay Diwa

Philippine Contemporary Art


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Blanco Family Museum

The famous family of painters welcomes visitors to their private museum, housing their vast collection of artworks. The head of the clan, renowned artist Jose "Pitok" Blanco has obviously handed down to his children his creativity and talent. His wife also does paintings and all of them are known for their colorful canvasses, which depict rural life.

Address: 1312 Ibañez St., Brgy. San Vicente, Angono, Rizal

Hiraya Gallery

A Gallery of Philippine Contemporary Art whose goal is to discover and promote the works of young, talented but deserving Filipino Artists and to foster cultural interaction and exchanges with the local regions and other countries. Website contains info about the current exhibit, updates, and works and biography of various artists

Macuha Art Gallery

An online Art Gallery for Philippine Visual Arts and Filipino Artist
Content: Collection of Artworks from Filipino Artist; Filipino Artist Profile; Blogs for news and updates

Artasia Gallery

An online gallery and a platform for online exhibitions of Filipino artists. Concentrates on the contemporary concepts revolving around modern painting and sculpture in the Philippines

La Trinidad, Benguet residents unite to beautify their local community
June 24, 2016
June 23 was the unveiling of the Stonehill, Botiwtiw, and Sadjap (STOBOSA) Hillside Homes Artwork – the first and largest community artwork project in the Philippines.
Tourists visit the town of La Trinidad, Benguet to see the strawberry and flower farms and to buy fresh vegetables. Now, there is another reason to make the trip.

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Additional P3.2M for La Trinidad hillside art murals
December 26, 2017 by Lauren Alimondo
After a year since its enlistment as one of the tourist destinations in La Trinidad town, the hillside art murals in Balili is prepared to undergo further development.

and HERE, HERE and the Videos

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Theater - general - Etc.

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and Theater, Opera and Choirs - Etc.

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Philippine Drama

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Phil drama and theater

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History of Philippine theatre The history of Philippine theatre

The Indigenous Theater
The Spanish Colonial Tradition
The American Colonial and Contemporary Traditions

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Cebuano theater

Cebuano theater refers to the theater arts of the Cebuano people and those, which are conducted in the Cebuano language.

From Zarzuela to Sarwela From Zarzuela to Sarwela

The Zarzuela is one of the few theater art forms one can clearly say conveys an old Filipino sentiment. In spite of it being inherited from Spanish colonizers, the zarzuela was utilized, enjoyed and later transformed by the Filipinos into its now more popular type the Filipinized Sarswela. This article attempts to see how far the Filipino sarswela evolved from its roots in the zarzuelas of Spain and how it provided jobs and creative venues for Filipino composers, musicians and theater artists during the time of its inception. It is also known as sarswela/sarsuela.

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Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA)

is a non-stock, non-profit and non-governmental theater organization based in the Philippines. It is engaged in the development of society and people, enriching theater forms and techniques that express local, national, and universal themes.

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Film art general and Production & Education

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The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP)

is one of the agencies under the government of the Republic of the Philippines. It is directly under the Office of the President.

The Film Development Council of the Philippines is the government-backed lead agency for film in the Philippines ensuring that the economic, cultural and educational aspects of film are effectively represented at home and abroad.

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Movie and Television Review and Classification Board

(Lupon sa Pagrerepaso at Pag-uuri ng Sine at Telebisyon; abbreviated MTRCB) is the government agency responsible for rating television and film for the Philippines.

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The MTRCB Film Ratings Infomercial - den 29/06/2013

Produced and directed by Milo Sogueco, Written by Vic Acedillo Jr., Line Producer: Maria Hilda Yaneza, DOP: Alma Dela Pena, PD: Elmer Pueblo, Editor: Mikael Pestano, Musical Scorer: Francis De Veyra, PM: Popo Diaz, AD: Karla Pambid, Live Sound Recordist: Drew Millalos, Sound Engineer: Addis Tabong, Stylists: Adrianne Concepcion and Edlene Cabral, MUA: Maike Sogueco and Angelu Dominguez.


MTRCB Android App

The Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Awards

also known as FAMAS Awards

is the awards of the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences, an award-giving body for film composed of Palanca Award-winning writers and movie columnists and writers.

Look also HERE and "Stars step out for 2014 FAMAS Awards" HERE

Cinema in the Philippines from 1897 to present time

Cinema in the Philippines (Filipino: Pelikulang Pilipino or Sine Pilipino) started with the introduction of the first moving pictures to the country on January 1, 1897 at the Salón de Pertierra in Manila.

Tracing the history of Cebuano cinema
September 12, 2016 By Chelzee G. Salera

THE reemerging and colorful Cebuano cinema in the present has a rich history which has been lost for quite some time. Intrigued by its mystery, two American authors who run the University of San Carlos (USC) Graduate School of Cinema Studies took the challenge of compiling and tracing the far-reaching branches of Cebuano Cinema through history.

Film Academy of the Philippines

Established in 1981 as mandated by Executive Order No. 640-A, the Academy has been able to forge an alliance among the various guilds of the movie industry. Serving as the umbrella organization, the Film Academy oversees the welfare of the guilds thru an assortment of subsidies, projects and opportunities that would bring about the upgrading of the knowledge and expertise of the guild members.

Film production companies of the Philippines


International Academy of Film and Television - IAFT

(founded in April 2004) is an international film school owned by Bigfoot Entertainment. Its campus is located in Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines

with offices in Los Angeles and Hong Kong.

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IAFT Commercial 2012-1 - Jun 17, 2012

IAFT Film School Review by/Burris Film - Nov 11, 2012


a non-stock non-profit social welfare, educational, and industry development foundation organized and established in 1974 by then San Juan Mayor and President of the Philippine Motion Picture Producers Association (PMPPA) Joseph E. Estrada for the welfare of workers in the Philippine motion picture industry.

It has expanded the Manila Film Festival to become the now-popular Metro Manila Film Festival Philippines (MMFFP)

Ang Pambansang Museo ng Pelikula - PMP

At long last, a home for movie memorabilia

The Pambansang Museo Ng Pelikula - is the Philippines' one-of-a-kind museum that puts on display a wide array of film and film-related artifacts. Educational and entertaining, the Museum is set up for the enrichment and cultural appreciation of students, teachers, and the general public of the country's moving image heritage.

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