Art and Culture · Cavite · Festival

Paruparo Festival, Chasing the Butterflies

The City of Dasmarinas, Cavite celebrates the Paruparo Festival every 26th of November. The first Paruparo Festival was launched in November 26, 2011 coinciding with the 2nd Cityhood Anniversary of Dasmarinas. The metamorphosis of the butterfly resembles the events that the city underwent towards becoming a progressive city. Due to the rains in November 26,… Continue reading Paruparo Festival, Chasing the Butterflies

Art and Culture · Rizal

Exploring Pinto Art Museum: A Gem in Antipolo, Rizal

Pinto Art Museum has a lot of things to offer. Indeed, there are many interesting contemporary and traditional paintings, sculptures and crafts which affirm the unique abilities, resourcefulness and creative minds of the Filipinos. From its name itself, Pinto Art Museum opens a door to many possibilities, bringing to reality the things that you have… Continue reading Exploring Pinto Art Museum: A Gem in Antipolo, Rizal

Art and Culture · Rizal · Travel Adventures

When in Antipolo: Day Trip Tips

If you are looking for a quick getaway, try an art tour and buffet lunch at Antipolo City in the Rizal Province. The province is located 25 kilometers east of Manila; so after an hour ride, get ready with your discoveries. Interesting facts about Antipolo Antipolo City is known as the Pilgrimage Capital of the… Continue reading When in Antipolo: Day Trip Tips

Art and Culture · Batangas

Happy Moments at Tampuhan Cafe

 This eye-catching signboard along Calle Agoncillo at the Heritage Town of Taal would make you wonder how this coffee shop was named. The café was named after the painting of Juan Luna, where a male and female local looked to opposite directions as if they are not in good terms. Tampuhan Café, owned by Mr.… Continue reading Happy Moments at Tampuhan Cafe

Art and Culture · Batangas

Balisong Art by Master Ona

The balisong, or “butterfly knife” or “fan knife,” takes on unique designs in Taal, Batangas, the Balisong Capital of the Philippines. The balisong industry in the Philippines began in 1905. The products are crafted in a barangay in Batangas that bears its name. Bali means “to break” and sung means “horn,” in other words, balisong means “broken… Continue reading Balisong Art by Master Ona

Art and Culture · Rizal

Taking Pride of Angono’s Street Murals

The art tour at Angono will not be complete without delving into the National Artists’ zone. We hailed a tricyle going to Doña Aurora Street at Brgy. Poblacion Itaas, where the residence of our very own National Artist for the Arts, Carlos “Botong” Francisco, is found. I heard his popularity during our history class in… Continue reading Taking Pride of Angono’s Street Murals

Art and Culture · Rizal

Angono’s Blanco Family Museum

Three decades, more than 400 collections from a family of artists… Anyone visiting Angono should not miss dropping by Ibanez Street to explore Blanco Family Museum. The museum, which occupies 1,200 sq. meters, parades more than 400 paintings created by the founder, Jose “Pitok” V. Blanco, his wife Loreto (“Loring”), and his seven children since… Continue reading Angono’s Blanco Family Museum