Eastern Visayas: Ang Pasasalamat
“We have been given another lease in life, and for that, we are forever grateful.”
Thus the collective statement of the visual artists/Yolanda survivors from Eastern Visayas who have been exhibiting their works of art at Mabuhay Restop in Rizal Park, Manila.
On May 30, Friday, they once again gather, this time for a Thanksgiving tribute to those who have given them hope, and chances for a better life. EASTERN VISAYAS: ANG PASASALAMAT is the culminating activity organized with the Department of Tourism Region VIII Director Karen Tiopes. Since April, 23 artists from Leyte, Samar and Biliran have been exhibiting their artworks, weavers and entrepreneurs have been displaying their mats, bags, food and delicacies to the Metro Manila market, as their way of showing that they are indeed moving on after the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan six months ago.
Leyte’s Samleyaw Dance Company will be performing various dances, and friends and supporters from and of Eastern Visayas will be jamming this evening to celebrate two months of exhibition of strength and beauty of the region. Join the Silent Auction to help sell the more than 50 pieces of artworks on exhibit, and hear about inspiring stories of Gawad Kalinga rebuilding efforts on the ground. The public is invited to rally behind our brothers and sisters who have inspired the whole world with their various stories of survival.
Mabuhay Restop, a Gawad Kalinga-inspired social enterprise, is a travel cafe museum located in Rizal Park, Kalaw corner Roxas Blvd. It firmly believes in celebrating the Philippines through food, art, music, merchandise, and tours. The Mabuhay Regional Festival Series showcases a region every two months, with media partners Business Mirror, WhenInManila.com, and Voice of the Youth Network.
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