Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Here are some of those cards Nimfa and i made for the Artists Tiangge:
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Convened by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and the CCP, the summit helped discussed issues confronting indie filmmakers and come up with solutions to address them.
Bayani San Diego, Jr. in his Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 17, 2008 article, reported that a major problem pointed out by 53 participants from government, media, and indie community is oversupply.
Considering the number of the indie films aired last year and up to the first quarter of this year, the need to create a central booking agency to facilitate the smooth traffic of indie films into the market also surfaced.
Despite the frequent conflicts in showing schedules, filmmakers still want commercial runs which are only possible by going through the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MRTCB) but the producers find the PhP 8,000.00 fee needed to secure a permit as too steep. Discounted rates, however, are not totally out of the question according to MRTCB.
With these issues raised, Digna Santiago, Philippine Film Export Services Office (PFESO) executive director added that the art of making films has to be complemented by the business of making movies and that these movies have to be seen and reach audiences here and abroad.
As a solution, alternative venues where indie films can make headway were suggested and identified along distribution, ancillary sales and policy-making.
Stakeholders of the film industry came-up with action plans with specific points on creating a committee to develop policies, meeting with the MTRCB and Cinema Evaluation Board along with representatives of the Department of Education and other policy makers, mounting of an indie film festival in Metro Manila.
There is also the plan to lobby for the classification of indie films as part of a creative industry so filmmakers could avail of incentives from the Department of Trade and Industry. Indie filmmakers, thus, need to prove that they can contribute to the economy and that their films have export potentials.
As response to such need, a second summit is slated on November 28, 2008 to focus on international distribution for indie and mainstream films.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Finally, after a decade and after some prodding from Nimfa and Vic Ursabia and Christian Tamondong, I now have the guts to showcase my art stuff in a solo exhibit. I chose my great grand dad's home and also home to Philippine Independence to pay homage to my roots and to my fellow native Caviteño artists.
Billed "Filtrographs by Angelo J. Aguinaldo", the show is supported by the National Historical Institute, Microcadd , and BaliGarden.
Other sponsors include my dear friends Dr. Gabby Gabriel, Jose Elmer Francisco, Reylie del Rosario, PCCI-Cavite Chapter President Teresita Leabres, Letty L. Ramos, Don Roberto's Mango Wine, Joseph Michael Aguinaldo, and Shey Aguinaldo.
The patronage of Jun Matias of PC Clinic Sta. Rosa (049-5345167), Junard Tablan, Rebecca Rieta, Edna Ibrado, Joseph and Phel Jarin, Emil Aguinaldo, Nimfa Ursabia, Gina Ayran, Tinay Ramirez of Elements of Style, James Jao, was equally of great help! The exhibit runs November 20-22, 25-29; December 2-6, 2008. Please come and share my happiness!
Monday, November 3, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
I will be joining 20 other members of Klub Natur where I also serve as communication officer. Our exhibit booth will be a zen garden set-up designed and sponsored by IC Architecture and Landscapes with rustic wood furnitures provided by Marboza Handicrafts. Thanks guys!
Thanks also to L.A. Ducut and Co. for the invitation and to my niece Carmen Aguinaldo-Tagle and cousin Emilie Aguinaldo-Edquid for sponsoring two of my filtrographs in the Show.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Based on UK standards and adopted for the Philippine setting, the Eco-House Initiative targets 25% more energy efficient house as specified in the Code for Sustainable Homes in the Philippines. The house will be constructed after the Show for an OFW family in Cebu.
Products used in the LuzViMinda ECO-House will also be showcased at the MANILACON 08. These are products that meet at least a D-Class according to The Green Guide specifications to construction materials 2008 edition.
The initiative is a joint undertaking between LA Ducut and Company, Inc (LADCI) and ModernA, the project proponent. ModernA is a newly organized club of emerging Architects from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao whose primary objectives include establishing public advocacy to foster professional development in enhancing man-made environments. The LuzViMinda ECO-House articulates ModernA's advocacy for the sustainable building environment.
LA Ducut and Company, Inc (LADCI), a professional event organizer and manager, has been pursuing such projects that inject more social relevance to the trade exhibitions that it does and more specifically, on being substantial and sustainable.
Klub Natur's trust on heritage consciousness compliments LADCI's vision.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
My Art Stuff at Klub Natur Exhibit, first Philippine International Flora and Fauna Garden Exposition '08
Here are the two (2) works I exhibited:
More of my art and images are uploaded in http://angeloaguinaldo.i.ph and prints and other merchandise available at http://angeloaguinaldo.deviantart.com/store/
Friday, July 11, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
The Heritage Conservation Society featured Prof. Tim Long, landscape and architectural photographer for the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust and Chicago Historical Foundation in its 3rd Architectural Conservation Lecture Series on Architectural Photography, June 21, 2008, Museo ng Maynila (Army and
Prof. Tim Long shared insights on the documentary project: “Daniel Burnham’s Enduring Vision for the
According to Long,
Long also cited
With the important facets of the Burnham Photography Project imparted to architecture and photography students and other enthusiasts, it is hoped that the project makes an important addition to Burnham’s contribution to architecture and city planning. Burnham, a
Prof. Long, having a 25-year experience in photography, also gave notes on taking accurate and compelling photos of architecture. He simply zeroed in on perspective or angles- slowing down as one carefully studies the ideal angle for the shoot instead of experimenting on snapshots, learning how to crop, being responsible for every part and corner of the subject, and knowing the value of the structure. Long also emphasized the projection of the subject or landmark as how they are useful to people.
Long, who also teaches photography at
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
As I sat and listen to him, I realized that he really never ceases to intrigue the restless mind. And one may continue to go on exploring and dig dipper into Tamondong’s fancy as he mounts “Pajama Party”, a look into an insomniac’s gray matter, on July 12 -31, 2008, at blanc, Crown Tower, 107 de la Costa St., Salcedo Village, Makati City. .
“Pajama Party” mirrors that consciousness. To cite an example, “Pillow Fight” is an attribution to throwing ideas and the battle of these thoughts in one’s brain.
His “Truth or Dare” simply reflects the game– a reality where one chooses either to open up or withhold at the mercy of the spinning empty bottle. “Jack & Company”, takes on one’s security blanket – a toy that becomes a witness, a sort of a friend to everyone and company to one’s mood and thus, becomes a source of inspiration.
“Bitch”, says Tamondong is a study on life’s bitchiness. One has to go on with the flow of life’s complications. And for the insomnolent life, there is always a stalker in oneself. There seem to be these omnipresent eyes that watch him on every thing he does. The body, no matter how restless, gives in and the mind simply tones down.
It’s a busy life with relentless creation amidst isolation. There is no resentment but the thought of the unadulterated life in "Missing My Once Calm Self", gives Tamondong's hyperactive mind a respite. AA
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Ube Jelaya. What’s the fuzz, I asked myself when offered a serving at the Star Café of Kabayan Hotel Pasay.
Fried and wrapped it came on the table! And like with any other food offered to me, this fried ube jelaya (jam) may be worth the experience.
One spoonful of this vibrant purple jam that landed on my excited taste buds was enough to evoke thoughts on how this yam that thrives across
Anyway, there may be myriad ways, based on one’s culture, on how to deal with the manner of cooking or preparing this ube jelaya. What touched my palate is a recipe from Quezon province. Fried or simply painstakingly stirred for an hour or more until the pasty consistency is achieved, the ube jelaya is meant to be a star among our own Pinoy desserts.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
The First Wagayway Festival kicked off last May 24, 2008 amidst jovial spirit of town folks and guests. Gracing the opening activitiy of the 5-day festival were Congressman Pidi Brazaga and his wife Dasmariñas Mayor Jenny Barzaga. The kick off parade was participated in by senior citizens groups, socio-civic groups like IBAC, Lions Club and Bankers Association of Imus, teachers and administrators of public and private schools of Imus, municipal employees, youth and cultural orgs,Toyota Alabang Inc. and the Pagsanjan cultural group, bands, drum and lyre, and rondalla from the Philippine Marines, FEU and PNU.
The event derived its title "Wagayway" from the fact that the first Philippine flag which was sewn by Marcela Agoncillo in Hongkong was first unfurled in Imus on May 28, 1898 following a victory by local revolutionaries against the Spanish forces at what is now known as "Battle of Alapan".
The holding of the annual festival is aimed at reclaiming the Philippine town of Imus' rightful place in the country’s history even as it also seeks to make itself known as the nation’s flag capital.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
They found out that the “kutsinta” has been produced by an entrepreneur for over 40 years now in her backyard using a traditional grinding stone or “gilingan”. Inspired by such discovery, Dinio,
Complimenting the existing Kakaninderia as distribution and retail establishment that sells “kakanin” and other local products, the online version www.kakaninderia.com was put up by the three excited graduate students to expand the market reach of these products.
Though the products offered are limited to the best from small “kakanin” producers of Imus,
The “kakanin” includes “kutsinta” (red rice cake), “pitchi-pitchi” (ground cassava cake), “sapin-sapin” (three-layered rice cake), “pinipig pitchi-pitchi”, “empanada”, and Don Roberto’s Mango Wine. Orders are currently limited to customers within
Those toying on the idea of ordering and tasting these “kakanin” are in for a gastronomic surprise for they are to have a share of this “bite idea.”
Friday, May 9, 2008
Be a VIP, a Very Important Pinoy, that is, at Kabayan Hotel.
Stepping in the hotel premises, one begins to feel at home and enjoy authentic Pinoy hospitality that he longed for while away from home.
As the sun is up, a Kabayan VIP may enjoy breakfast he craves for – tocino, tapa, daing na bangus and more. Blend in some freshly brewed Kapeng Barako or local hot chocolate for the complete pambahay breakfast.
Then go on with the great Pinoy experience and indulge with more good food prepared for that Pinoy appetite at Kabayan’s Pinoy Star Café.
It’s not only food that Kabayan Hotel offers to honor the all-important guest. Kabayan Hotel has rooms that fit one’s budget and taste- from Premium Rooms to Pads.
For the premium rooms, each air-conditioned room is designed with bedside control panel, cable TV, telephone, internet connection, private toilet and bath.
The budget conscious may enjoy Kabayan’s Pads, a single occupancy room with set breakfast at PhP 800 net.
For the whole family, be at home with spacious and furnished family rooms that come in unique designs and functionality at reasonable rates.
The list does not end here. For the VIP, hotel staff goes an extra mile to assure comfortable, safe, clean, and secured accommodations. They are always ready to welcome the VIP with sunny smiles into the lobby and Bayanihan lounges, function/meeting rooms, internet ready business centers, prayer room, and well-guarded parking lots.
Kabayan has safety deposit boxes, closed circuit cameras, secured luggage room, room service for coffee shop, on-call masseurs, and a 24-hour car rental for the VIP’s convenience.
The VIP is certain to find refuge in “there-is’no-place-like-home” atmosphere of Kabayan Hotel. So find out how it is to be a Very Important Pinoy, the VIP. Come home to Kabayan Hotel Pasay at
For reservations and inquiries, call 7022700 to 04 or visit www.kabayanhotel.com.ph .
Kabayan shall welcome you home!
IMUS, Cavite, Philippines- This bustling municipality is gearing up for a series of festive activities aimed at reclaiming its rightful place in the country's history even as it also seeks to make itself known as the nation's flag capital.
Organizers of the project dubbed "Wagayway Festival 2008" led by Mayor Manny Maliksi and Vice Mayor Mandy Ilano have expressed optimism that this year's activities will finally usher in a new era and create a new identity for their municipality.
Wagayway means to wave, display or unfurl something that is folded such as in the case of a flag or a banner. The event derived its title from the fact that the first Philippine flag which was sewn by Marcela Agoncillo in Hongkong was first unfurled in Imus on May 28, 1898 following a victory by local revolutionaries against the Spanish forces at what is now known as "Battle of Alapan".
In an interview, Mayor Maliksi pointed out that the five day festival which will begin May 24 and culminate on May 28 will jumpstart what they envision will be an annual activity comparable in magnitude and influence to such famous festivals in the country.
"It is guaranteed to become even more colorful than other festivals because we will fill almost every area of our town with Philippine flags to dramatize our claim to being the country's flag capital while also highlighting the bravery of our ancestors who fought against the Spaniards" Ilano elaborated.
That victory battle paved the way for the eventual birth of the First Philippine Republic and the declaration of the Philippine Independence on June 12 of the same year by President Emilio Aguinaldo where he also unfurled the same flag in the nearby Kawit town. That single act of Aguinaldo led to the common notion among many ordinary Filipinos that it was in Kawit where the country's flag was first unfurled.
However, both Mayor Maliksi and Vice Mayor Ilano are confident that the activities they lined up will establish Imus as a historic town as it will also make a name as one of the top tourist and investment destinations in the country. Aside from an array of festive activities, they also invited several well-known TV and movie personalities to liven up the event and attract more visitors.
The festival shall commence with the colorful Flag Parade, giving a deeper respect to the icon of nationhood. Festivities shall include a game show, the “Lutrina” Sagala, motorcycle show, on-the-spot mural making contest, “Talakayang Kasaysayan” public forum, “Galing-Kalye” hip-hop showdown, “Kasaysayawan” ballroom dance olympics, “Birit Hear-It!” singing contest, “Concierto 110: Rock the Flag” concert. The festival will be capped by the re-enactment of the "Battle of Alapan" and the momentous Flag Raising Ceremony on May 28.
Friday, May 2, 2008
Zoo La La, Tamondong’s ninth one-man show last March, 2008 paid tribute to common animals in colorful menageries.
With inspiration drawn from a 6-week holiday in Thailiand, his show reflected the desire to "start a move whereby people treat animals with more love and respect." Back in Thailand, Tamondong noticed how well the Thais "took care, not just their pets, but animals in general." So he translated this high regard for these creatures on canvas in whimsical strokes and shapes.
In this exhibit at the Gallery Art Verite, Serendra, The Fort, Tamondong consistently conveyed his love for playfulness, humor, vibrant colors, and enchantment.
Monday, March 17, 2008
For those wondering who Simon Saulog is, kindly read my previous entries and explore the works of the master painter from Cavite, Philippines.