Artifract, previews the country’s first Fine Arts NFT collection featuring Juvenal Sansó

The first Fine Arts NFT collection in the country, showcasing the work of Juvenal Sansó, was sold out at a special dinner by Artifract, an arts NFT platform developed by UBx and operated by Unit 256.

Fundacion Sanso, a non-profit organization that exhibits the works of the globally famous painter Juvenal Sanso, expressed its excitement about this collaboration to safeguard the integrity and security of all Fundacion Sanso paintings for future preservation.

The event also hosted a private auction. It has sold out, selling off Juvenal Sansó’s NFT collection listing Serendipitous Visions and Flower Vendor to various art collectors. The next auction will presumably be conducted in October 2022.

“We in the foundation believe that NFTs are the latest and one of the most promising art platforms of both today and the future. It is a medium that many of the young, aspiring, and technologically-minded individuals and collectors can easily identify with,” Fundacion Sanso said in a statement.

“We are happy and honored that Unit 256 chose as its very first project artworks by Presidential Medal of Merit Awardee Juvenal Sanso,” it added.

Artifract, a forerunner in fine arts NFT in Asia, aims to help art estates, museums, private collectors, and artists preserve fine arts by securing the copyright of each piece and ensuring the continued viability of these collections through the utilization of blockchain technology.

Unit 256, an art-tech venture that aspires to make Philippine Arts accessible and help institutions in art preservation, and the company that manages Artifract have announced their plan to launch Juvenal Sansó’s Fine Arts NFT collection in September 2022.

“We intended to do a private dinner to feel the art community’s response to the technology we are introducing with UBx. We did not expect such a warm reception, selling out tiles of the initial Sansó masterpieces,” Unit 256 stated.

“With such successful precedent, the Artifract team looks forward to launching publicly this September 2022. We are also excited to share that soon enough, we will be launching partnerships with more Philippine Masters.”

John Januszczak, president and CEO of UBx, the leading open finance platform in the Philippines, has likewise expressed appreciation for the growing partnership

“It is not just about digital and it’s not just about NFTs, what it is about is unlocking the value of these works of art so we can enable organizations like Fundacion Sanso, the galleries, and the museums to come to further the cause of fine art in the Philippines,” he said.


(Backrow L-R): Atty. JR Joaquino, Edison Tsai, Stephanie Oller, Atty.Pearl Ganzon Alcantara, Atty. Mercedes Joaquino, Mae De leon (Fundacion Sanso Deputy Director), and Phyl Pangilinan; (Front row L-R): Brian Poe Llamanzares, Marvin Agustin, Jack Teotico (Fundacion Sanso Chairman), and Ricky Francisco (Fundacion Sanso Director).


Fundacion Sanso, under the leadership of Chairman Joaquin M. Teotico, Managing Director Ricky Francisco, and the founders of Unit 256, Brian Poe Llamanzares, Marvin Agustin, Stephanie Oller, Edison Tsai, and Magellan Fetalino, inked the partnership agreement in July of 2022.

“This event of launching NFTs of several of Sanso’s seminal works can only give us great pride and joy. We offer our best wishes for a very successful launch, and may Unit 256 be blessed with even more successful projects in the coming years,” Fundacion Sanso stated.


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Artaverse looks at promoting Art x Tech through its show in Singapore Marina Bay Sands

Known as one of Asia’s largest NFT x ART Exhibition Events, presented by Mastercard and supported by Web3.0 major players such as Animoca Brands, L2 Capital, MetaMask, and MADworld. ARTAVERSE has successfully allowed visitors to experience an all-immersive exhibition in Hong Kong. The event facilitated the exploration of multifarious interesting activities to interact with digital art exhibits and explore the blend of art and technology.

ARTAVERSE in Singapore is officially partnering with local talent XD Media as a co-organizer along with Dify and Emerge eSports as their Stage and Media partner. These collaborations with local expertise would enable the Singapore event to have a success level relative to the previous Artaverse exhibition held in Hong Kong which saw over 50 thousand people in attendance.

Art x Tech

The core theme of ARTAVERSE is the collaboration between Art and Technology, along with all its subsets. The Art-Tech aspect of the exhibition would broaden the focal point to include along Music related art, Voxel art, Local Art, Virtual economy, and more. This would also assist in promoting the seamless integration between Art and Technology and also inspire more members of the public to join along this evolution into the Art x Tech sphere.

Through ARTAVERSE, the team also wishes to encourage a new generation of art fans and lovers to not only understand and comprehend traditional and digital art – but also to educate them on the concept of Art appreciation and collection, even to the extent of creating some of these memorable art pieces.

This seamless showcase of collaborations between Art and Tech, through ARTAVERSE, would also allow and enable the creation of a new community of fans – one that encompasses both the Artistic and Technological aspects. This would open up a plethora of new opportunities to display the prowess of both sectors.

Artaverse Singapore

To better appeal to Singapore society, the ARTAVERSE Singapore initiative is three-pronged:

The exhibition, Concert and EDM Party. These areas of focus will span 4 days, from 11 am to 3 am, aptly suited toward the youngsters in recent times. The novel EDM Party will share similarities to ARTAVERSE prior concerts while having an added twist. With nightlife having finally returned to pre-COVID days, people will be able to let loose while interacting with exciting artworks during ARTAVERSE snazzy events.


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Forging forward with ManilART’22

Now in its 14th year, the National Art Fair continues its onward and upward momentum with the theme, “Forging Futures” this October 19-23 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Taguig. Past years have focused on Visions for a Future Reimagined (2020) and Continuing Legacies (2021) – giving novel approaches a space in well-established traditions.

Arts and culture evolve with the times. Participating in the creation of our cultural landscape, the here and now contribute to chronicling Philippine art history-in-the-making. In 2021, we saw the first look at new technologies alongside traditional media: the art fair was made accessible for online patrons through 360-degree digital walkthroughs, and Augmented-Reality copies of artworks were presented alongside original physical pieces through a first-ever “phygital” showcase.

ManilART 2020: Visions for a Future Reimagined.
ManilART 2021: Continuing Legacies.

ManilART’22 Highlights

Going phygital. The debut of the phygital on ManilART’s stage bridges the gap between digital and traditional spaces. Digital artworks are minted as Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs) which are valued as extensions or digital prints of the physical piece. Ownership of these NFTs is tied to the blockchain in the form of a crypto work that enables itself to be valued and traded in virtual art galleries and crypto markets.

Learn about blockchain with Binance. Binance, the largest cryptocurrency platform, is set to hold educational talks during the art fair — opening the floor, and expanding digital literacy not just to those with experience. Hearing insights straight from them will benefit both newbies and veterans alike. In particular, learning more about NFTs opens up a new realm of creation, trading, and supporting artistic works.

Shades of Happiness exhibit by Wrady at the German Pavilion Dubai Expo 2022.

Read the room with Vrady’s Joy United. We can expect this year’s iteration of ManilART to have more interactive surprises and booths in store. This year spotlights Joy United, an art installation by German media artist duo Juliana and Andrey Vrady that will explore and reflect the moods of fairgoers in real-time. Machine sensors will “read” guests’ emotions, and run them through the artists’ software codes, and AI will generate an artwork based on the collective’s feelings—interpreted as vibrant lights and color.

ManilART maintains the future as its focus these next few years. Artists and audiences are discovering new techniques, and setting trends through advancements in the digital age. Progressively younger audiences have the means to see art in the online sphere, which has arguably democratized its consumption through online exhibit walk-throughs and social media. Art practitioners and enthusiasts of all ages are invited to forge onward towards the future of ManilART, and trailblaze new paths in Philippine art at large.

“Orlina Mother and Child 2021 First Edition”

This year’s participating exhibitors are 371 Art Space, AC 388, Annual Sculpture Review, Art For Space, Artes Orientes, AT Art Gallery, Dry Brush, Espacio Manila, Galerie Artes, Galerie Du Soleil, Galerie Francesca, Galerie Raphael, Galleria Nicolas, G9 Online, Gallery Nine, Historia Arts, M Gallery MNL, Museo de Pacis, Philippine Art Nation, Pugad ni Art, Renaissance Gallery, The Artologist, Village Art Gallery, and Ysobel Art Gallery.


ManilART 2022 is set to run from October 19-23, 2022, at the SMX Convention Center, 3rd Level, SM Aura Premier, Taguig City. Call (0977) 807 3369 or visit for details.


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Artist Mylene Quito hopes to inspire women through her art

For her forthcoming second solo exhibit in October, the artist will showcase her “Belle Fleur” series calling for women’s empowerment.


There is truly no limit to what a woman can do. Artist Mylene Quito proves this with her second solo exhibit this coming October 2022 at Ayala Malls Manila Bay featuring her “Belle Fleur” series calling for women empowerment. She hopes to inspire women to follow their passion, continue to reinvent themselves, and bloom.

The black backdrop in the Belle Fleur collection symbolizes all the dark times and failures she experienced throughout her art journey. Quito recalls all the painful storms she went through and reminisces an episode where a critic said she will not make it. Claiming she wasn’t talented enough, and would never succeed without their help . . .  all of which she now feels thankful for as she realized it only made her stronger.

Every painting in the collection are flowers that symbolize the diversity of women – soft, sweet, powerful; all silhouetted with golden linings – symbolic of rebirth and indestructibility.  “No matter what a woman’s flaws and imperfections are, we are uniquely beautiful,” Quito shares.

The Lotus is one of her favorite pieces, a testimony of human resilience and unwavering spirit; also a flower often associated with rebirth and enlightenment. Latched in mud, it submerges in the river and blooms sparkling clean in the morning. Similar to life, we are filled with different problems and anxieties but we will always find a way to rise.

From her La Familia exhibit inspired by her childhood roots, Quito pushes for more greatness beyond as she conquers the Philippine art industry.

From one woman in bloom to another, she says, “Once you become a successful woman, remember to raise others. Start a domino [effect] through your kindness and always remember to stay grounded.”


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Lebajo Studio: A legacy of more than 50 years of artistic pursuits

The studio is a ground-breaking project of one of the respected icons of Philippine visual arts, Raul Lebajo.

This year marks the 80th birthday of one of the respected icons of Philippine visual arts, master surrealist Raul Lebajo. What makes the celebration significant is that it coincides with the fulfillment of his ground-breaking project – a studio – which now houses his masterpieces, old and new, and can showcase them to a range of art lovers and collectors, even to up-and-coming artists.

Nestled inside the sprawling Lebajo ArtFarm and family resort in Sinaliw Malaki, Alfonso, Cavite, the studio is a two-floor edifice with wide spaces. The roof interior is made of bamboo sticks, which emits a cool atmosphere and looks exquisite aesthetically.

The first floor serves as the main studio. It displays various works of the Lebajo patriarch and his two sons Nikulas and Gio, who both pursued their father’s artistic inclination to arts. The second floor or the loft is where the working area of Raul can be found. It is here where Raul stays most of the time painting to his heart’s content while having a view over the verdant surroundings of the farm.

The main studio is where all the paintings of the Lebajo patriarch are being displayed.


Nikulas Lebajo’s masterpiece (left) and Raul Lebajo’s huge artwork adorn the main studio.


“Inspiration comes from a wellspring of imagination – what I see from my surroundings – from simple to the most extraordinary, things I can draw motivation from,” Raul shares. “I just keep on painting. No one forces me to paint. It’s like a stream of thoughts, which keeps flowing when creativity is at its peak.”

Raul believes that an artist is someone creative, passionate, and effective. He is someone who is not constrained by money. Ultimately, the reward will come when people see the value of your work, he quips.

“I’m grateful that I can leave behind a legacy that my children and grandchildren will carry on,” Raul muses.


Two masters: Raul Lebajo welcomes National Artist BenCab to ArtFarm.


Not too far from the main gallery is the basement, where the master’s bedroom is located, then the guest room, and kitchen area. The look and feel of the property all came from Raul’s ideas.

One of the best parts of having the studio in this location is to be closer to nature. The scenery is delightful and tranquil. The air is a lot cleaner and fresher, too. You feel relaxed. You can look forward to a picturesque sunrise and be fascinated with the chirping of the birds around you while doing your gardening activities.


Raul and his wife Elena nurture together the ArtFarm.


The kubol area for a relaxing family staycation.


Staying in this kind of healthy and comforting environment makes the artist more productive in creating masterpieces that resonate with his present views of the world at the time of the pandemic.

For the time being, the studio accepts visitors by appointment only. For inquiries, call +639296956656 and look for Gio Lebajo.

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K11 Brings Never-Before-Seen ‘Phygital’ Art to the Public as Part of ‘Symphony of the Future’

K11, the cultural pioneer that has been bringing global art and culture to the masses since 2008, is presenting yet another unique art program to the public.

 Symphony of the Future’, open to the public from 23 June to 18 December along the Promenade of K11 MUSEA, the Avenue of Stars, and Salisbury Garden in front of the iconic Victoria Harbour, is a meticulously curated public art program that reflects K11’s mission to be at the forefront of the evolving art world and demonstrates its ongoing commitment to combining art, lifestyle a, and technology. 

The three featured art pieces that have been contributed by international and local artists, namely, HΞXAVΞRSΞ (2022) by Don Diablo*, Looking Up (2022) by Tom Friedman, and a prelude for the future (2022) by Olivier Cong, explore the use of new technology and mixed media to bring foresight to a hopeful future.

Dutch Artist Don Diablo. Photo: Jasper Suyk

In collaboration with Sotheby’s – HΞXAVΞRSΞ by Don Diablo: A one-of-its-kind “phygital” portal to the Metaverse

 A key highlight of ‘Symphony of the Future’ is HΞXAVΞRSΞ by Dutch artist Don Diablo. HΞXAVΞRSΞ is the embodiment of physical-meets-digital (“phygital”) art and offers insight into Diablo’s vision of the future. Two editions of the same sculpture will be on view simultaneously at K11 MUSEA and K11 Shanghai respectively.

This is Diablo’s third and latest art project in partnership with Sotheby’s, with whom K11 also maintains a long-standing relationship. This collaboration and undertaking to bring diverse forms of art to the public are reflective of both K11 and Sotheby’s missions as cultural pioneers.

The visionary HΞXAVΞRSΞ – a one-of-its-kind “phygital” portal to the Metaverse – features videos illustrating Diablo’s vision of the future of the Metaverse. The artist invites the audience to peek through the futuristic doors to view the videos of the sculpture that are embedded inside and embark on a journey of imagination. The videos are remotely transmitted by Diablo himself to the audiences in Hong Kong and Shanghai through the internet, and the content will evolve  Featuring multimedia art and music, HΞXAVΞRSΞ is a cross-disciplinary creative endeavor for the public, transcending cultural and geographical boundaries.

 The heated discussion about the Metaverse both scares and excites people as they look forward to its endless possibilities but also fear the impact on our social community. Diablo hopes to bridge the gap by bringing a piece of the Metaverse into the real world through HΞXAVΞRSΞ and to open the door to invite people to discover what lies beyond the physical world and also within their imaginations.

Diablo has been leading the way in the world of digital art and NFTs, and his previous “phygital” NFT works INFINITΞ FUTURΞ and DΞSTINATION HΞXAGONIA were highly sought-after. This time, he has converted HΞXAVΞRSΞ’s videos into NFT, transforming them into an NFT sculpture.

 Other works featured in ‘Symphony of the Future

Besides HΞXAVΞRSΞ, ‘Symphony of the Future’ also features Looking Up (2022), an augmented reality piece by American conceptual artist Tom Friedman. Friedman draws from personal experiences to recreate prosaic moments that inspire reflections of everyday life. Viewers are invited to interact with the artwork in a different dimension by simply scanning the QR codes shown in Salisbury Garden with a smartphone.

Looking Up (2022) is an augmented reality (AR) piece from Tom Friedman’s celebrated Looking Up series of outdoor sculpture.

In addition, a prelude for the future (2022), a performance by Hong Kong artist Olivier Cong which reinterprets In a Landscape by American composer and music theorist, John Cage, will be broadcast from 7 pm to7:30 pm daily along the Avenue of Stars, and a virtual livestream of Cong’s performance can be viewed by scanning the QR codes made available along the Avenue of Stars. The artist himself will also give live performances in Salisbury Garden to re-enact the virtual livestream. Cong is a contemporary music artist and composer known for his evocative performances. He has collaborated with numerous cultural organizations including Hong Kong Light Pulse Festival and West Kowloon Cultural District Authority. a prelude for the future explores our contrasting expectations of the physical and digital realms and their differences.

 Inspiring imagination through innovation and education

K11 has always supported the sustainable development of art, aiming at fostering the link between art and the public. Therefore, alongside this public art program, an extended program of community-focused and educational tours, as well as a webinar will be lined up for all ages to understand more about art, providing an opportunity for more imagination beyond the physical world. 

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“Ebb and Flow: Return to Nature” exhibition

The “waves” in the seas are often a source of merriment and joy. Feeling the splash of the waters gives us a feeling of relief and comfort. Diving in the deep waters and discovering the beauty of marine life is an awesome experience.

All these and more are the emotions captured in “Ebb and Flow: Return to Nature”, an exhibition of the best and most distinctive paintings, prints, photography, and sculptures at the Yuchengco Museum in Makati.

Grab this chance to be mesmerized by the wonders of water in all its forms. European and Filipino artists have come together: to show the beauty of water, its importance, and what happens when water and the life that it sustains are nurtured or are ruined.

Curated by César Caballero, the exhibition also counts with works by Kizel Cotiw-an (Philippines), Ramon and Romina Diaz (Philippines and Italy), Louis Dumont (Belgium), Henri Etéve (France), Jeanette Kamphuis (Sweden), Radha Makitalo (Finland), Fara Manuel Nolasco (Philippines), Ann Pamintuan (Philippines), René Reiter (Germany), and Viviana Riccelli (Italy).

Enrique’s Circumnavigation by Ramon Diaz

The “Ebb and Flow: Return to Nature” exhibition is part of the Viva Europa 2022 cultural festival, which aims to highlight shared European cultural heritage with Filipinos. This is also in celebration of the founding of the European Union.  The exhibition fittingly coincides with the EU Green Week (30 May to 5  June) and the lead-up to the UN Ocean’s Conference (Lisbon,  27 June to 1 July 2022).

European Union Ambassador to the Philippines, H.E. Luc Véron,  Madam Yvonne Yuchengco, Chairwoman, Yuchengco Museum, and Mr. César Caballero, Curator, inaugurated the exhibition.  The exhibition is ongoing at the Yuchengco Museum, Makati City, from 20 to 31 May 2022.

Ambassador Véron said that the title of the exhibition “Ebb and Flow” is an invitation to meditation. “An invitation to meditate on life. No life without water. Yet, as we, sailors, know very well, water is indomitable. Our planet is blue, yet man cannot conquer the ocean. We are just its humble servants”, he said.

César Caballero, Curator described the exhibition as a “gathering once again of multi-disciplinary artists from the Philippines and several European countries maintaining connections on vital and important questions for life and the transcendental co-existence of the identity of communities and their individuals”.

He aptly stressed both the diversity and uniqueness of each citizen and the need to respect people’s beliefs and decisions.

The exhibition is an initiative of the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines and the Yuchengco Museum, Embassies of Belgium, Germany, Spain (together with Instituto Cervantes Manila), France (together with Alliance Francaise de Manille), Italy (together with the Philippine Italian Association and Galleria Duemila), Finland, Sweden, and artists from the University of the Philippines, Baguio City.


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Larry Alcala: Slices of Life, Wit, and Humor

At the height of his career, Larry Alcala was part of every Filipino’s life. Picture a day in the life in the Philippines: the bright pops of color brought on bypassing jeeps and tricycles on Manila’s busy streets, the chitter-chatter of neighborhood gossip outside their houses, children climbing trees and playing wherever they can, and the warmth of the tropical sun shining down on all of this. Of all the Filipino artists who worked with these subjects, perhaps none was more prodigious or influential for generations to come than Larry Alcala.

The common and endearing subjects and scenes portrayed by Alcala are a fitting celebration and offering for National Heritage Month, with its theme “PAMANANG LOKAL: Binhi ng Kulturang Pilipino.”

Larry Alcala: Slices of Life, Wit, and Humor opens at the SMX Convention Center Aura in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig on May 31, Tuesday. The exhibition features a collection of archival reproductions of Alcala’s works alongside works in drawing, print, and digital media of selected artists influenced by Larry Alcala, including members of the organization Ang Illustrator ng Kabataan (INK), which thrives to this day.

The exhibition received curatorial guidance from visual communications educator and award-winning illustrator Professor Ruben “Totet” de Jesus of the University of the Philippines Diliman College of Fine Arts. In the 2018 essay for the occasion of Alcala’s conferment to the Order of National Artists of the Philippines, de Jesus writes that “Filipinos from all levels of society can appreciate Alcala’s art. His galleries are the dailies. There is mastery in his simplicity. There are messages in his images. Most of all, every Filipino is part of his family.”

The exhibition at the SMX Aura is complemented by the M’s education and public programs from June to July: an M Collab participatory project, inviting 18-25yo participants to share “à la Alcala” digital art contributions online. M Art Inspires (online conversation) on 04 June will feature insights and stories from Prof. de Jesus, visual artist-illustrator Aldy Aguirre, and writer-speaker Carl Javier. At the end of June, we invite young artists to join our M Online Studio Studies with storytelling through comics and illustration workshop with visual artist-cartoonist Manix Abrera.

Larry Alcala: Slices of Life, Wit, and Humor opens on May 31 with a special reception at 4:00 P.M., and will be on view until June 6 at Function Hall 1, SMX Convention Center Aura, SM Aura Premier, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. The exhibition is presented by the Metropolitan Museum of Manila and Filipino Heritage Festival, Inc., with support from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, in partnership with SM and venue partner SMX Convention Center Aura. The exhibition is also made possible with the support of the following partners: BusinessWorld, DDB Group Philippines, Security Bank, The Manila Times, and the family of National Artist Larry Alcala.

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Featured photo: Self-Portrait of Larry Alcala courtesy of Prof. Ruben de Jesus

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Lenten exhibit “Takip Silim” depicts the passion and sacrifice of Christ

Araneta City held recently an exhibit of religious relics in Ali Mall to remind the public this Lenten season of the passion and sacrifice of Christ.

Invitingly titled “Takip Silim”, the exhibit depicts Jesus Christ’s passion, crucifixion, death, and burial which ended during the day’s dusk (or takip silim). More than 40 religious images and replicas from different parishes around Metro Manila and Rizal were on display in the exhibit.

Notable images displayed are vintage holy week images of Nazareno, Mater Dolorosa, La Esperanza Macarena, and San Juan Apostol, to name a few. These inclusions mirror the religious processions held in cities and provinces across the country during Good Friday.

“We are bringing to Ali Mall this timely Lenten presentation to bring the Passion of Christ closer to our patrons and nearby communities. May this exhibit make the faith of our mallgoers stronger, especially in this period of recovery,” Aileen Ibay, Property Manager of Ali Mall, said.

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A ‘Heart to Art’ exhibit at Gateway Gallery

The J. Amado Araneta Foundation (JAAF) and Araneta City’s Gateway Gallery partner with public interest law organization ImagineLaw in hosting an art anthology exhibit to celebrate the culmination of Philippine Heart Month.

Titled ‘Heart to Art,’ the anthology exhibit features crowdsourced art pieces by local Filipino artists that depict personal stories and experiences on heart disease and COVID-19. It is open for public viewing for free at the Gateway Gallery until March 15, 2022.

In the Philippines, coronary heart disease (CHD), a type of cardiovascular disease, is responsible for taking over 120,800 lives annually making it the number 1 cause of death in the country. Health conditions like heart disease, also aggravate the symptoms of COVID-19. About half of Filipinos who died from COVID-19 also suffered from comorbidities, most of which were found to be CHD.

Erica Rielle – A Love That Heals And Knows No Boundaries

Behind this statistic are real people, with real stories to tell. The realities faced by people with heart disease cannot be expressed through numbers alone.

The art exhibit aims to raise awareness of heart disease as a prevalent concern among Filipinos, and build support for the issuance of trans fat elimination policies in the country. TFA is a toxic compound commonly found in partially hydrogenated oil (PHO) food items, such as prepackaged and baked and fried street and restaurant food. Poor diet high in TFA increases the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) like heart attacks, known comorbidity of COVID-19.

The Heart to Art exhibit represents a fervent call to strengthen efforts to combat cardiovascular diseases’ risk factors. It is hoped that through this exhibit, one’s eyes are opened to the urgent need to enact policies that will prioritize Filipinos’ heart health. 

To know more about the exhibit, you may contact Eloah (09162219846,, or Ma-Anne (09178130632,

Gateway Gallery is Araneta City’s museum devoted to the promotion of Philippine arts and culture. It is a free-admission museum, open daily from 10 am to 6 pm at 5F Gateway Tower, Araneta City, Quezon City. For inquiries, you may call at 8588-4000 local 8300, or email at

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