Flores Para Los Muertos Mural Paintings at Manila North Cemetery

Flores Para Los Muertos (Flowers for the Dead) was a joint project between of Pino Art Museum, Davies Paints, Boysen and the Manila city government last October 6, 2019.

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butterflies and birds

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Caesalpinia pulcherrima is a flowering shrub introduced to the country during the Spanish colonial regime.

Locally called peacock flower, caballero, bulaklak ng paraiso or paradise flower.

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heliconia

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hibiscus or gumamela

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bougainvillea

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lilium hybrid or commonly called star gazer

Collective Art

There were at least 300 creative artists from Ilocos Sur, Tarlac, Bulacan and Rizal provinces volunteered to come together and paint this mural.

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sunflowers

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 hydrangeas or milflores

Mr. Ferdie Montemayor ( artist) spearheaded in organizing the volunteers, together with other artists from the Pinto Art Museum.

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 looked like santan or ixora

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The team managed to paint the whole mural in just 10 hours which included 3rd district Congressman John Marvin ” Yul Servo” Nieto.

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bird of the paradise

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Managed to visit the wall few days after they painted the perimeter walls of the Manila North Cemetery.

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chrysanthemum

This also gives more time for the paint to age and the art work to mature.

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toucan and butterflies

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tulips

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roses

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Project

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 The project hoped to brighten the bare white wash walls of the cemetery which borders Manila and Quezon City.

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Zanthedeschia hybrid and Rapidophora leaves

The wall paintings is located along the 500 meters perimeter wall along Andres Bonifacio Avenue.

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Vanda hybrids

According to a long time resident of the area, The local government should also improve on the street lighting along the stretch of the avenue.

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Vanda sanderiana and hybrids

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Phalaenopsis hybrid aka moth orchids

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anthurium

The most popular flowers which the artists painted were orchids, hibiscus ( gumamela), tulips, anthuriums and bougainvilleas.

The public is also advise not to put graffiti or destroy the wall painting.

8 Exciting Reasons to Visit Worldbex 2015

World Trade Center , Senator Gil Puyat Avenue ( Buendia Street) , Pasay City – Philippines 8.) Business Opportunities – Worldbex expo is now on its 20th anniversary, The show is getting bigger and with larger number of participating companies both local and international .

 20th anniversary logo

There are over 600 participating companies and there are an average of 20,000 to 30,000 visitors .

Co Ban Kiat Hardware

Co Ban Kiat Hardware is one of the oldest still existing hardware company in the country .

Website: http://cbkhardware.com/

Meeting buyers and sellers is the key – the event makes it easier to transact between parties. It is also the biggest architecture, supplies, industry , construction based event.

Mr. Kyle Malig ( marketing manager ) and Ms. Anne Lucas ( sales and marketing administration)

Smart house -prefabricated warehouse , kiosk , house, pre-fab villas and insulated materials

Website:http://smarthouseprefab.com.ph/

Ms. Lalaine C. Sepnio ( Sales Officer) and Mr. Benny Lopez ( Sales Officer)

Rize Innovations, Inc.

Address:168 Ignacio Street, Pasay City 1300

Website: http://www.rizeinnovations.com.ph/

Mistercool -With Mr. Christopher Dela Rosa ( Sales Representative)

7.) Practical Equipments – There are a whole lot of innovative and practical equipment being sold or displayed during the event.   Mistercool Mist Fans are designed to coll semi-indoor areas such as patio, garden . Schools, Barangay , Outdoor event organizers and even in memorial parks and would use the products.

Address: 1001 West Parc Birch Condominium Alabang, Muntinlupa City , Philippines

Phone# 672-38-27 / 672-38-27/542-1861 Mobile : 942-394-9886

Mr. Regie Lopez ( Sales Consultant )

Trendway Builders , Inc. with their anti-heat solution with nano coating developed by students of DLSU .

Sol-Gel and Nano Technology – Nano coat is an advance coating that is a product of Sol-Gel and Nano Technologies. It comes in liquid solution and forms a seven micron thin solid layer within an hour of application on the glass surface through the combination of these technologies .

Website: http://www.trendwaybuilders.com/

China Pavilion- Several companies from mainland

6.) International Pavilion – There are over 200 exhibitors and commercial companies from Asia, Europe and North America which participated in the exposition showcasing their products and new technologies .

With the theme, “Building Vision in the Realm of ASEAN Integration”, WORLDBEX 2015 is primarily recognized to fortify and develop the economic resilience of the construction and architectural industry among the ASEAN countries.

Among the most prominent are from China, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Germany, Brunei, Spain, Italy, Australia and the United States of America.

There is also a GRAND Embassy Pavilion which showcase not only their country’s tourist destination spots but a commercial trade attache and investment promotion agency. I was fortunate to meet Mr. Steve Lim ( Manager -left) Korea Business Center in Makati ( KOTRA ) Korea Trade -Investment Promotion Agency

Korean Business Center – Unit 1504, 15F, BDO Equitable Tower , 8751 Paseo de Roxas Street, Makati City  Telephone (02) 893-32-44 1183 Fax (02) 817-3369

Vietnam inspired landscape ( Grand Prize Winner)

5.) Landscape -Architects , Landscapers, Garden Enthusiasts and Plant lovers will surely be amaze with the different  landscaping techniques and styles.

 Cambodia inspired landscape exhibit

landscape architecture graduating students were also asked to transform their respective sections of the World Trade Center outdoor lawn into works of art as part of the DELAXX competition. The DELAXX competition was hosted in partnership with the Philippine Association of Landscape Architects. There is also an inter-ASEAN country ( landscape )  interpretive competition where Vietnam emerges the grand prize winner.

Gardens by Sanders Inc.

Contact : 890-0454 , 728-52-71

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GardensbySanders

Mr. Faderon John Rersk- Philippine Women’s University ( Indonesia) 1st runner-up ” Best Design ”

Website: http://www.pwu.edu.ph/

4.) Obra Maestra Competition – Outstanding representatives from eleven of the metro’s top design schools participated the annual competition. The Winner is chosen via the public voting and visitors stubs. Aside from bragging rights, the winner also won cash prizes.  This year’s theme is ASEAN

School of Fashion and the Arts ( Grand Prize Winner)

 Obra Maestra Competition is a way to recognize and celebrate the potential of young Filipino talent. All of the exhibits in competition was in cooperation with the Council of Interior Design Educators , Wilcon Depot,  Guests will also be happy to see the creativity and skill of the participating interior design mentors and students.

Website: https://www.sofa.edu.ph/

Ms. Anne Charisse Gail P. Bantiling ( designer of the exhibit )

Contact information : +63-928-585-2910

 3.) Interior Designers’ Gallery– The gallery which features the different works of the Philippine Institute of Interior Design members.  Guests can meet  and greet interior designers and learn more about what they can do for residential and commercial spaces. The featured artists and designers can also promote their creative styles .

2.) Architects’ Gallery– The gallery is located at the Philippine Trade Training Center  side.  Presented in the gallery are some of the country’s top architectural and design firms .

Ms. Clara Buenconsejo

1.) Cause Oriented Groups and their Advocacies- One notable group is the HCS-Y and the Escolta Commercial Association Incorporated ( ECAI)  participating in this event.

message board by architectural students

The group wanted to preserve the Queen of Manila street ( Escolta ) and the grandeur of the old buildings and they group conduct some guided tours around the commercial district for a minimal fees.

Note: The WorldBex 2015 show will end tomorrow March 15. There is no entrance fees, However -visitors must bring their business cards and pre-registration is a must , due to the extent and scale of the event, which tend to have a long queues at the registration area.