Asia Art Link 2008 and TAMA 'O8

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Works of Filipino contemporary artists from the Philippines;
is still on view at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum
until 27 April, 2008

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artworks from the Philippines

Too late for our kababayans in Vietnam. The exhibit ended yesterday. Anyway, I still posted this exhibit as a shoutout to our ka-baler Jeho Bitancor who is now based in the US. I was in Manila last week and met two other persons whose works are included in the Hanoi exhibit, Noel Pama Sr. (who went to Baler a few years ago for the Sining Silangan workshop) and Buddy Ching. Metz invited me to this art event called TAMA 08, the 5th Tupada International Action Art Event at the Kanlungan ng Sining in Luneta. I will post the pictures later. Rommel “Metz” Espinosa is a part of the event. He is Participating Local Artist No. 12. His performance will be at Dagupan. Here’s a poster with him on the picture:


More info here

DENR to dispatch legal team to stop illegal logging in Aurora


A combined team of legal and law enforcement agents will be dispatched by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to Aurora province to check on reports of fresh illegal logging activities in Dingalan town.

The order came after Environment Secretary Lito Atienza learned of the illegal logging activities in the said town through “independent sources in the area.”

“All steps must be taken to stop illegal logging in Dingalan and other parts of the country. To allow illegal logging to continue is like begging for a catastrophe with epic proportions to happen,” Atienza said.

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Wow! A quick response. Never read something like that in a while. Anyway, we should always consider the magic words in this logging problem of our dear Province which is “illegal loggers”. We appreciate the DENR’s action to stop illegal logging but i think the ones that poses more danger are the “legal” loggers. What do you think?