Tabang Tambayan: PIN-TAYO’s Color Bursting at Sip and Gogh
When In Manila, a paintbrush, when used with many other things, can create a multitude splashes of different vibrant colors, spark a gazillion dreams and touch a million lives – it can give life meaning and make a difference.
It was more than an appreciation for the beauty of the aesthetics and the passion for art that ignited the Pin-Tayo benefit workshop spearheaded by Tabang Tambayan, “a series of events aimed to bring together artists and artisans as a means of providing assistance to our Yolanda survivors.”
The workshop which was held at Sip and Gogh in Capitol Hills Golf and Country Club last Friday, February 28, 2014 was the 3rd of the series of Tabang Tambayan events which started last year. The Pintayo organizers include The Silver Lining Project, Primarch Entertainment, SparkMyIdeas, individual organizers, Kamilla Sumagui, Bryan Favorito, Jansie Hernandez and Kris Garcia, and several volunteers.
Tabang Tambayan’s beneficiaries are the AirJuan, Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary-401 Squadron, PCGA-Coron and proceeds of the workshop will go to the relief support, rehabilitation and rebuilding of Sitio Maricaban in Coron, Palawan, the project’s adopted site.
A benefit concert entitled Pamasko ni Juan held last December 14, 2013 was the first of the series of events followed by Bagong Bukas, held last January 31, 2014 which was a benefit event showcasing performances from several dance groups, as well as parkour stunts by the Philippine Parkour and Free Running Association.
Set at the laidback ambiance of Sip & Gogh overlooking the city nightlights, a painting session while sipping wine could be nothing more but a grand way to spend one’s idle time – an idle time made meaningful because it was done for a special purpose: to help and serve others by paying it forward.