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Rafael Pacheco Finger Painting
Rafael Pacheco, a local artist, has a unique way of expressing
his artistic talent. He uses bare fingers, knuckers and palms
to complete a masterpiece in 20 minutes mainly on flora, fauna
and underwater life.
Location: No. 332 Tomas Claudio
How to get there: Take the Morong-bound bus at the EDSA Central
Complex, Mandaluyong City. From the town proper, the gallery
can be reached by tricycle.
Travel time: 90 minutes from Manila
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Start a Collection
Give the children an activity that can last the entire summer and maybe beyond. Starting
a collection is a good way to learn more about a topic and can be the start of a new
hobby. A good summertime activity is to begin a nature collection or book.
If your child is interested in a particular collecting genre it would be best to go with that
first (seashells, stamps, hockey cards, etc.) but if they don’t and you want to introduce
them to the world of collecting here are some easy suggestions. Start a Collection
Motivational & Inspirational Quotes: We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. T. S. Eliot
It is better to travel well than to arrive. Buddha
Source of Information:
Department of Tourism, Philippines
Nemiranda Arthouse and Atelier
The Arthouse filling up the whole 1,012 square meters lot (one
block) is the product of Nemiranda's natural wit and ingenuity,
all poured into transforming Angono's indigenous and recycled
materilas like bamboo, nipa, sawali, abacca, old wood as well
as its artifacts into this function art. Like a labyrinth, the
Arthouse is an environment-friendly architecture concept where
trees, birds and ornament plants play a major role. It has become
the venue for countless art lessons, sysposia, art competitions,
exhibitions and other complimentary activities primarily for
the artists of Rizal, making it a credible witness to Nemiranda's
commitment to elevate the province into an Artists' Village.
A wide collection of the artist's paintings masterfully implying
figurative realism in the artworks portraying rural life and
folkloric art is on display.
Location: No. 10 Doña
Elena St., Doña Justa Village, Barangay San Roque, Angono
How to get there: Take a tricycle from the town proper or from
the Manila East Road or Angono Highway to the gallery.
Travel time: About 10 - 15 minutes
Vicente Manansala Historical
Declared by the National Historical Institute as a historical
landmark in June 1978, it now houses the relics of national artist
Vicente Manansala. It is also features some of his well-preserved
original paintings and paraphernalia.
Location: No. 73 Gloria St. San
Carlos Hights Subd., Tayuman, Binangonan
How to get there: Take a tricycle from the second gate of San
Carlos Heights Subdivision
Tiamson Art Gallerie
A painter, a musician and transmedia artist all rolled into one
- this is the young Orville Tiamson. His style ranges from the
conventional to new age.
Location: No. 203 Doña
Nieves, St. Angono
How to get there: It will take a one (1) minute walk from the
municipal town hall to reach the place.
Blanco Art Gallery
Jose V. Blanco is the partriarch of an entire family of painters.
A protégé of Carlos "Botong" Francisco,
he is the father and indisputable master of Philippine genre
painting. He projects what it is to be a Filipino in folk tradition
and contemporary ancestry. His works and those of his wife and
sons are frequently displayed in world expositions in Europe
and the United States of America.
Location: 312 Ibañez St.,
How to get there: A jeepney ride from Cubao takes one to the
main streets of Angono. From the center, take a tricycle to the
Blanco Art Gallery
Travel time: 3 minutes from the town center..
Angono Artist Village
Rizal is the province of choice and a definite tourist destination
particularly in the field of arts and crafts. It is known as
the home of recognized and national artists and musicians. It
is for this reason that the Angono Artists Association prodded
the creation of an Artists' Village located at the foothills
of the Sierras.
How to get there: Take the Angono-bound buses at the Shaw Boulevard
Terminal. Upon reaching the town proper, take a tricycle going
to the area.
Travel time: 45 minutes from Shaw Boulevard
The Tariki dance was copied and adopted by the natives from the
movements of the "tariki" birds seen hopping from one
bundle of palay to another. It is performed by five pairs of
boys and girls dressed in white shirts and pants and blouses
and skirts, respectively.
How to get there: Take the Tanay-bound bus at the EDSA Shaw Boulevard,
Travel Time: 2 ½ hours from Shaw Boulevard
World Sikaran/Arnis Brotherhood
of the Philippines
Sikaran/Arnis (Foot game/Sword Play) are a combination of two
kinds of martial arts that are unique Filipino. In sikaran, the
players move around like boxers. Each one aims to knock his opponent
down by kicking the latter's legs. The kicks are delivered with
considered force and agility and sudden upward and backward movements
of the foot. The use of the feet is necessary in winning over
the opponent thus, the name "sikaran" which menas "to
kick" came about. In playing the arnis, the players use
rattan or wooden sword and strike each other's sticks. The player
who is able to touch his opponent's body first with the point
of his wooden sword or force him to drop his weapon is declared
Location: No. 20 Katipunan St.,
Barangay San Jose, Baras
How to get there: Baras town is accessible from Manila by bus
from EDSA Central Complex at shaw Boulevard.
Travel time: 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on traffic situations.
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