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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3 reasons why you should check out Shopee’s 9.9 Super Shopping Day

Shopee has officially launched the start of its year-end shopping season, and this year, the e-commerce platform is giving Filipinos even more reasons to check out. From Mas Mura Sa Shopee* offers, an exciting new game that will surely thrill shoppers and not-to-miss entertainment, here are what users can expect this 9.9 Super Shopping Day:

1. Discover Mas Mura Sa Shopeedeals until September 11

Grab a wide range of ₱1 deals on your daily essentials and trending products by visiting the “₱1 Deals” page. Enjoy even bigger discounts when you claim free shipping with no minimum spend that you can use on your 9.9 Super Shopping Day buys.

Shopee is also the perfect place to score your favorite brand products at irresistible deals, with thousands of brands offering exclusive discounts of up to 90%. Shoppers can look forward to special offers and storewide discounts from leading brands such as P&G, Olay, OPPO, Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, Pedigree, Garnier, Huawei, Adidas, Xiaomi, POCO, Ace Hardware, Uni-Care, Abbott, GameXtreme, Belo, INSPI, and more.

Beyond unbeatable deals on essential items and trending products, the 9.9 Super Shopping Day offers Filipinos greater value for money when they use ShopeePay. This September 9, enjoy even more rewards and mas mura perks when you pay bills, buy load, and buy from offline merchants using Shopee’s integrated mobile wallet:

  • Activate and verify your ShopeePay for a chance to get free ₱70
  • Settle your bills from Meralco, Maynilad, Converge, and more to earn up to 120 coins cashback per bill category
  • For only ₱1, get 1GB of all-access data to your favorite sites and apps, available on all networks
  • For as low as ₱1, get up to 20% discount vouchers that you can use to pay at ShopeePay’s partner merchants such as Potato Corner, Gong Cha, and Wendy’s on September 9

2. Win up to ₱1 million with 9.9 ShopeePay Shop & Win and more

Until September 9, get a chance to win ₱1 million with the all-new 9.9 ShopeePay Shop & Win. To join, you need to purchase on the Shopee app and claim the code from September 1 to 9 to be eligible for the draw. Viewers of the draws leading up to September 9 also stand a chance to win exciting prizes with Guess to Win, a daily in-app game that rewards one lucky viewer with ₱10,000 cash via ShopeePay.

Start testing your luck when you tune in to the 9.9 Shopee Budol Live, happening until September 4, for a chance to win up to ₱50,000 when you play the Shopee Live version of the 9.9 ShopeePay Shop & Win game.

  3. Watch the 9.9 Super Shopping Day TV Special and bring home exciting prizes

 Be treated to an evening of entertaining performances from local stars such as Shopee’s own Primetime Queen Marian Rivera, Primetime King Ding Dong Dantes, Michael V, Carla Abellana, Bianca Umali, Victor Anastacio, Luane Dy, Ken Chan, Tuesday Vargas, Sanya Lopez, Rodjun Cruz, Sef Cadayona, Zack Tabudlo, Zephanie, Jessica Villarubin, and more during the 9.9 Super Shopping Day TV Special this September 9, 9:35 PM on GMA 7 and Shopee Live.

Exciting prizes are up for grabs, as lucky viewers who play Shopee Shake during the TV Special stand a chance to win up to ₱50,000 and a House & Lot from Lumina Homes. A total of ₱1 million cash from Shopee and Uratex, ₱500,000 worth of Uratex products, and a brand new MG ZS Crossover SUV also await the winners of 9.9 ShopeePay Shop & Win during the show.

 Visit the 9.9 Super Shopping Day for more information.


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JAAF, Red Cross organize Operation R.E.A.C.H. for quake-hit Abra

J. Amado Araneta Foundation (JAAF), in partnership with Red Cross Quezon City Chapter, conducted Operation R.E.A.C.H. relief drive to extend support to the families affected by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Abra last July 27.

R.E.A.C.H stands for Relief Efforts of Araneta City-zens to Help, the Operation R.E.A.C.H. collected pledges from Araneta City’s customers through a donation box located at the concierge desks of Ali Mall, Farmers Plaza, Gateway Mall, and Gateway Tower.

The relief goods were handed by representatives from JAAF, Helen Valenzuela, and Glenda Carlota, and were turned over to Red Cross Quezon City Chapter representatives Nick Barry Guttierez, and Michelle Marcelo in a ceremony held at Gateway Tower. Bottled waters, canned goods, rice, mats and blankets, face masks, alcohol, and hygiene kits will be distributed to the families settling in evacuation centers.

With the landslides, collapsed houses and infrastructures brought by the strong earthquake, and the risk of experiencing aftershocks, the locals of Abra and nearby provinces in northwestern Luzon were evacuated. The province is slowly recovering from the disaster with support coming from various government agencies, LGUs, local and international organizations, the private sector, and foundations such as JAAF.

As part of its vision of providing gateways to opportunities, JAAF continues to provide immediate relief assistance to meet the basic needs of disaster and calamities-affected communities. JAAF believes that giving value and extending a hand to communities, especially in times of calamities, are ways in creating a caring community.


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The First AlikeCup 2022 Golf Tournament

Alike Inc., in partnership with Sta. Lucia Land is set to tee off its inaugural AlikeCup Golf Tournament this October 14, 2022.

Set in Cavite’s scenic Orchard Golf & Country Club, players may expect some of the country’s best fairways while playing 18 holes at The Orchard’s iconic Arnold Palmer Course.

The Prize of Success Industry, discipline, grit — traits that people rediscovered in the pandemic, characteristics of the perfect golf swing, and the very values captured in Alike Cup’s steampunk-style trophy. Crafted by master sculptor Ram Mallari, the trophy is one-of-its-kind in the golfing world and serves as a grand prize in all categories, along with other prizes supplied by chief sponsors CocoLife and Second Skin Industries.

Cooperation through Competition

Open to everyone ages 21-75 with an avid passion for golf, Alike Media Founder and CCO Chari Mendoza hopes the event “brings together different golfing communities in the spirit of sportsmanship, friendship, and revived partnerships, both in sport and in business.”



Expected to be one of the most anticipated golf tournaments of the year, the AlikeCup 2022 is also expected to be the most memorable – replete with a 5-star golfing experience complimented by an evening fellowship buffet, live band, and awards ceremony. “We pulled out all the stops for this one,” says Alike’s CEO, Rosemary Tolentino, “while this is our first ever tournament, we asked around about what people liked and made the event as seamless of an experience as possible from the start to finish.”

For more inquiries, please contact or 09153867854.

Alike Inc. is an omnichannel media company cited as one of the top ten entities according to a survey by Business Mirror. It specializes in media brands representative of the millennial A-B market in the Philippines.


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Landco Pacific Raises the Bar for Premium Resort and Leisure Living

An outlier that pioneered in offering premium leisure developments in the country long before it became a trend, Landco Pacific Corporation continues to evolve as it celebrates more than 30 years of operations.

Peninsula de Punta Fuego, a premier seaside private residential community situated on 88 hectares of the pristine coast of Nasugbu, Batangas was developed in 1990. Offering the finest in leisure and resort living, the sprawling development has become the inspiration for the company’s expansion.

Through the decades, Landco Pacific offered distinctive leisure communities and townships catering to the ever-changing needs and lifestyle of the upscale market. It understands the sense of prestige and a taste for the good life that savvy businessmen and women, heads of families, techpreneurs, and go-getters aspire for in their real estate investment.

Master-planned projects were built with design concepts centered on unique architecture and aesthetic values, resulting in 1,000 hectares of residential and mix use premium residential properties in its portfolio across the country.  These communities make residents, investors and visitors feel at home in artfully-designed spaces that complement and protect the natural environment with sustainable features.

Landco’s portfolio includes Peninsula de Punta Fuego and Terrazas de Punta Fuego; Ponderosa Leisure Farms in Silang, Cavite; WoodGrove Park in San Fernando, Pampanga; Waterwood Park in Baliuag, Bulacan; Montelago Nature Estates in San Pablo, Laguna; The Courtyard at Lakewood Golf Estates in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija; Woodridge Garden Village in Zamboanga City; and Hacienda Escudero in Tiaong, Quezon and Landco Canyon Woods in Lemery, Batangas.

Its BeachTowns include Playa Laiya and Club Laiya in Laiya, San Juan Batangas; Playa Calatagan and CaSoBe – Calatagan South Beach in Calatagan, Batangas and Playa Azalea and Costa Azalea in Samal island, Davao.

The BeachTowns are Landco Pacific’s latest developments located in scenic seaside tourist spots that are the highly coveted developments in Batangas and Samal.  A modern home that can double as a business in the BeachTowns, is steps away from the white sand beach and complemented by resort and leisure amenities under the Millennial Resorts Corp. brand.

Recognizing the demands for a healthier lifestyle and seaside living as the country and the global community recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, Landco Pacific ramped up its offerings of its BeachTowns with soon-to-be-launched premium condominium developments in upscale communities in Batangas.


The 15-hectare CaSoBe is a master-planned development that offers mix-use residential and commercial lots, situated in the rising business hub and resort destination. The development features wide open spaces and beautiful promenades, with parks and retail landscapes.

Setting it apart from other beach properties, CaSoBe elevates the resort lifestyle with inviting details such as blue roads, street art, and creative lamp posts.

Hospitality amenities like Crusoe Cabins, Cocoons, Aquaria Water Park, and Captain Barbozza restaurant and bar are already fully operational and managed by Millennial Resorts. The first EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies) Certification for a resort hospitality project in the country was awarded to Crusoe Cabins at CaSoBe. Recently, Millennial Resorts opened the 300-capacity event space called Canopy, serving the growing tourism market of Calatagan.

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-registered CaSoBe is a sustainable development envisioned to contribute to the quality of leisure tourism and property development targeting environment, economic, and social sustainability.

Landco Pacific Corporation President and CEO Erickson Y. Manzano.

Club LaiyaThe 24-hectare Club Laiya is located in Laiya, San Juan Batangas. It is also a LEED-registered and master planned estate that features leisure living in a true supra resort community highlighting wide open spaces and beautiful promenades, with parks and retail landscapes.

The Seaside District at Club Laiya provides various offerings serving both the tourist market and the serious investor. For the leisure seeker, apart from having access to Laiya’s expansive white sand beaches, they can also avail of the resort amenities of Millennial Resorts such as the Cocoons, Captain Barbozza restaurant, and The Beach Club.

Designed as a contemporary resort destination, it is a place to see and be seen, property owners and tourists alike enjoy an active lifestyle with water sports and activities such as windsurfing, kayaking, and yachting.

The Spinnaker at Club Laiya and The Residences at Terrazas de Punta Fuego   

Continuing to evolve, Landco Pacific is in the planning stage of its latest developments – premium condominiums The Spinnaker at Club Laiya, San Juan, Batangas, and The Residences at Terrazas de Punta Fuego, Nasugbu, Batangas. These are going to be low-rise and low-density upscale resort condominiums. Current residents and investors will be given priority in availing of these resort condominium units.

An MPIC company

After more than 30 years of pioneering sustainable leisure landscapes, Landco Pacific unfolds a new chapter in its story.

Corporate tycoon Manuel V. Pangilinan, among the country’s biggest visionary business leaders, announced in April and May the full acquisition of Landco. He shared that the listed conglomerate he chairs Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) has raised its stake in Landco Pacific, making the upscale real estate developer now a 100-percent owned subsidiary of MPIC, from 38 percent previously.

MPIC was previously strong on real estate and property until it divested into infrastructure and tollways. But realizing the value that Filipinos have put on resort living, Pangilinan said MPIC is once again building up its presence in real estate development and tourism.

This further strengthens Landco Pacific which already has a strong track record in creating leisure and luxury home communities in the Philippines for more than 30 years. The evolution continues for Landco Pacific, backed by MPIC, one of the country’s biggest conglomerates.

Landco Pacific Corp. is a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation and known for pioneering premium landscapes for more than 30 years. For more information about Landco and its BeachTowns Club Laiya and CaSoBe, its hospitality provider Millennial Resorts, and upcoming developments, view the video on this link:  or visit their website or Facebook page.


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9.9 Super Shopping Day: Shopee delivers bigger, more rewarding experiences for all Filipinos

Driven by its goal of serving Filipinos wherever they may be, Shopee continues to deliver ease and convenience for all through its highly-anticipated double-day sales. With the upcoming 9.9 Super Shopping Day, the start of its year-end shopping season, Shopee gives everyone much to look forward to with a new community-building project, the greatest selection of deals, entertaining activities, and exciting prizes.

Win a Shopee-sponsored Community Project for your Barangay

Beyond offering the best deals through its double-day sales, Shopee continues to work towards utilizing its resources and technology to help underserved communities across the Philippines. Especially crafted to welcome the start of the 9.9 Super Shopping Day, Shopee has launched Barangay Shopee, the newest initiative under its Shopee Bayanihan CSR program, where users can win a sponsored community project for their barangay, such as a new basketball court, multi-purpose hall renovation, and public school supplies.

From August 25 up to September 9, Shopee users from all over the Philippines can nominate their barangay for a chance to win a community project of their choice that addresses their barangay’s needs. To join the initiative, users simply need to post their video entries on Facebook and submit the link via the Barangay Shopee page in the app.

“Mas Mura sa Shopee” deals and upsized brand promos at the 9.9 Super Shopping Day

From August 26 up to September 11, users can enjoy unbeatable “Mas Mura sa Shopee*” offers on a wide variety of essentials, sitewide free shipping with no minimum spend, and exciting ₱1 Deals on the 9.9 Super Shopping Day. Shoppers also get to enjoy discounts from leading brands such as INSPI, Garnier, Dreame, Sabbat, OPPO, GameXtreme, Huawei, Colgate-Palmolive, Crocs PH, Uni-Care, Johnson & Johnson, Abbott Philippines, Pedigree, and Whiskas, Belo Essentials, P&G Beauty, Unilever, Ace Hardware, Adidas, Xiaomi, POCO, Bosch, Chef’s Classics, Enfagrow, and Lactum.

Shop & Win up to ₱1 million and more exciting prizes

Big rewards await lucky shoppers with Shopee’s newest game, 9.9 ShopeePay Shop & Win Up to ₱1 million. To join, users need to purchase on the Shopee app and claim their code from September 1 to 9 for a chance to win up to ₱1 million at our draw. Viewers of the draws from September 2 to 9 also stand a chance to win exciting prizes with Guess to Win, a daily in-app game that rewards one lucky viewer with thousands of cash via ShopeePay when they guess the winning bag.

Non-stop fun and entertainment at the 9.9 Super Shopping Day TV Special

Filipinos can also look forward to big giveaways, fun, and entertainment when they tune in this September 9 at 9:35 PM on Shopee Live and GMA 7 for the 9.9 Super Shopping Day TV Special. Exciting performances are lined up for the event with Shopee’s own Primetime Queen Marian Rivera, Primetime King Dingdong Dantes, Michael V, Carla Abellana, and more Kapuso stars.

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, shared “We are thrilled to be welcoming the busiest sale season of the year with our users, sellers, and communities from all over the Philippines. We aim to be a platform that harnesses the power of technology to help all of our stakeholders and the community — whether it’s through our impactful CSR initiatives or exciting double-day sales. We invite everyone to join us in making this our most meaningful 9.9 Super Shopping Day celebration yet.”

To learn more about the 9.9 Super Shopping Day and Barangay Shopee, visit the app’s 9.9 Super Shopping Day page and the Barangay Shopee page  page and the Barangay Shopee page on the app. Download Shopee for free on App Store or Google Play Store.


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The Logic in Logistics: Beverly Arcangel of Prozone Xpress Logistics   

PXL has established a network coverage of 150 cities in 75 countries across six continents. It is now one of the country’s top logistics superstars.


It is 4 in the morning and Beverly Anne Arcangel is already getting out of bed. These early hours are precious for the Managing Director of Prozone Xpress Logistics INC. (PXL) because it won’t be long before her phone starts ringing off the hook. Though the majority of PXL’s clients are from China and Intra-Asia, Europe and the United States are also at par so she needs to be awake when they are.

The 43-year-old begins her routine with a session/flow of Jin Shin Jyutsu (JSJ), a traditional Japanese practice that helps harmonize one’s energy by holding different parts of the body. Beverly puts herself in a state of peace and relaxation. After that, she makes her way towards the fairway, yoga, or Pilates studio, but manages time to reply to every e-mail in her inbox.  By the time the sun is shining bright, she already managed to put on her #GirlBoss hat even before she arrives at the office.

“I wear different hats in the office, “ she says while explaining her daily routine. Being in the logistics industry means new and unexpected situations happen daily. As Managing Director (without a General Manager), it is up to Beverly to be on top of everything – making sure her team is running like a well-oiled machine. While Prozone Xpress Logistics Inc. is a relatively new company, Beverly and her team have quickly elevated it to become one of the country’s top logistics superstars. They handle diverse industries from the shipment of luxury furniture and lifestyle items to medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, appliances, construction materials, retail, trading, and essentials (IT, telecommunication, water, agriculture, etc). PXL has established a network coverage of 150 cities in 75 countries across six continents.

Power team

Prozone Xpress Logistics Inc. maneuvered during the pandemic by being quick and agile. She also credits her partner, her co-Managing Director at PXL along with her colleagues whose hard work, commitment, and passion for logistics made them the ideal power team. Taking pride in their unique customer service approach which makes them different from competitors, “I always say, I don’t just give a quotation to the customer, I ensure to give them a solutions-focused and client-first approach that require precision, timing, foresight, and flexibility. I listen to their requirements then I customize our services depending on their needs,“ she explains. “I always tell my team, that it is all about personalized service.”

“I always tell my team, that it is all about personalized service,” says Arcangel.

While many companies were minimizing manpower during the pandemic, Beverly did the exact opposite. She made sure that PXL’s clients always had somebody to talk to directly about their concerns. Her way of doing business helped foster strong relationships with her clients, who ultimately trusted the company with all their logistical needs.

The business of logistics

The business of logistics is high stakes and nerve-racking. One small mistake could cost millions. “If you miss information like the correct chargeable weight or correct volume in a cubic meter of a shipment, then everything changes. And a mistake translates to a monetary loss in dollars, not in pesos. This is the reason why it is called LOGISTICS – because this work requires LOGIC.”

Remembering her journey was an emotional process for the successful businesswoman. Throughout the interview, she held back genuine tears. Beverly was somebody else’s employee for a good 19 years, and now she is calling the shots. Yet, her success has not gone to her head. She remains humble, knowing that her quiet strength can be harnessed into gold. “Last June 2022, one of the Philippines’ leading shipping lines called a meeting with me. Announcing that Prozone Xpress Logistics Inc. was noticed as one of the top 10 importers/producers for their line. I was so proud to be in a roster of the big logistics players in the country.” As we ended the interview, I realized that life can indeed begin at 40. All you need is a little strength, a lot of prayers, and a lot of logic.


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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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Filipino delegates joined Huawei AP Seeds for the Future, starting an inspired digital journey

Huawei launched Asia Pacific Seeds for the Future 2022 last Friday (August 19). The program will bring together 120 outstanding students from 16 countries across the Asia Pacific region for a 9-day digital boot camp in Thailand, including 10 students from the Philippines. From August 19 to 27, ten Filipino delegates who are ready to demonstrate their talent and abilities will join the journey this year.

The opening ceremony was attended by both local government officials and representatives of multiple international organizations. They highlighted multi-party collaboration’s important role in creating a solid foundation for the region’s digital talent ecosystem.

Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Dato Lim Jock Hoi stressed that digital talent will be the driving force in the construction of a Digital ASEAN: “The private sector can play a pioneering role in realizing this vision. In this regard, I commend Huawei Asia Pacific’s initiative: Seeds for the Future Program. This project underscores the long-term commitment of Huawei to collaborate and prepare the ASEAN youth for the changing world of work and industry demands. I hope that such efforts could also be extended to the other ASEAN Member States.”

Executive Director of ASEAN Foundation, Dr. Ms. Yang Mee Eng said: “The growth of ASEAN Digital Economy is entirely dependent on the capability of the region’s young people to participate in it. To nurture a generation of digitally savvy and innovative problem solvers, it is pivotal for stakeholders of ASEAN to create a robust learning ecosystem that allows our youth to advance their digital skills.”

Director for the ICT Industry Development Bureau of DICT in the Philippines, Ms. Emmy Lou V. Delfin delivered her message, “Thank you to Huawei for this partnership with the DICT in developing Filipino youth to become entrepreneurs through ICT. Huawei Seeds for the Future program is so timely and relevant especially for our college students. Getting the right skills and training builds for a brighter future. Just as your tagline says – inspiring talents to shape the future.”

The participants will get immersed in technologies and cross-cultural experiences, and propose technical solutions to address social problems through Tech4Good projects. 56 of the 120 participants this year are women, making the 2022 cohort the most gender-balanced in the region since the program was initiated.

Huawei Seeds representatives from AP countries.

Asia Pacific Seeds for the future 2022 is not only about knowledge learning but also about how to transform ideas into initiatives and projects that will provide a decent, quality, and happy life for all. Deputy Minister of Education of Thailand Khunying Kalaya Sophonpanich agreed that “The Seeds for the Future program is important for students interested in ICT and digital technologies as it fills the gap between theory and practice. The Ministry of Education envisions a greater focus on morals and ethics, whereas education should also emphasize digital skills. This is regarded as the most significant development in the Thai education sector; boosting the quality of education, in all forms, to advance education to a global level.”

President of Huawei Asia Pacific Mr. Simon Lin reiterated Huawei’s commitment to talent development: “The ‘seeds’ represent hope, passion, and future. As the corporate-level flagship CSR project with the longest history, this program has been brought to nearly 140 countries and regions, reaching over 12,000 students from 500 universities. The ‘Seeds’ have grown to a global ‘forest’.” “Digitalization is the driving force for our future. Talent is the key to digital transformation and sustainable growth. We deeply believe that the young generation will grow as the constructors of Asia Pacific when pursuing their tech dreams,” Simon Lin added.
The opening ceremony ended with 16 Seeds representatives performing the song “Dream it Possible” together in their languages.

From today, they would embark on a cultural and digital journey filled with site visits including the United Nations Regional Hub in Bangkok, the Metaverse Expo, and the Grand Palace in Bangkok. At the same time, the participants will be provided training in cutting-edge technologies like 5G, AI, and cloud computing from industry-leading experts.
During the digital camp, the participants will be expected to team up and create a “Tech4Good” pitch where they will share their visions for a better digital world. The winning teams will be given a place in an accelerator camp in Singapore that will be held from August 29 to September 4. This camp will allow them to meet top-notch entrepreneurs and investors and further develop their initiatives and bring their ideas to the market.

Seeds for the Future is Huawei’s flagship Corporate Social Responsibility program that brings together young talent from top universities around the world. Huawei Philippines launched the program in 2015 to inspire ICT talent and encourage them to tackle social challenges with digital solutions. As of the end of 2021, the program had been reaching over 200 students from over 30 universities in the country.

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Featured photo: Mr. Simon Lin, President of Huawei Asia Pacific

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