Angono artists celebrate Filipino heritage on iconic Rebisco biscuit cans

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The young artists of Angono depicted everyday Angono life in their paintings. Photo from Municipality of Angono.

Three young artists from Angono in Rizal joined well-known masters Dominic Rubio of Paete in Laguna and Aljo Pingol to showcase Filipino heritage in the 2019 edition of the iconic Rebisco biscuit Special Designer Tin Cans.

Aljo Pingol celebrates Filipino heritage in his design for the Filipino biscuit company through painting Filipino family values and customs which he says are often forgotten.

Pingol’s paintings of a family praying together and paying respects to the elderly are delivered in his trademark style of Pinoy optimism using vibrant colors.

Renowned painter from Paete, Dominic Rubio, displayed Filipino pride in his paintings bearing his unique long-necked characters which he says are his way of saying, “I am proud to be Filipino”.

The well-known artists are joined by budding young painters from the city’s first and only art-based academic school, the Regional Lead School of the Arts of Angono (RLSAA).

Dave Dauz used his Realist Art to paint the Angono’s world-famous higantes (giants) paper mache figures paraded during fiestas. Dauz’s painting shows a family creating a higante.

13-year-old Julia Baluyut’s painting depicts a usual scene in Angono, of the day’s fish catch being prepared for buyers.

Grade 12 student Lyra Lacanaria’s painting shows herself and the two other young artists in the Rebisco project together at a known tourist spot in Rizal and doing what their generation usually does – take selfies.

“When we say heritage, we refer to two things: The heritage of Angono as the cradle of art and cultural treasures, and the heritage of the Rebisco Special Designer Tin Can as an important part of the Filipino life,” says Rey de los Reyes, Marketing Director of Rebisco.

De los Reyes adds, “To most people, art is a hobby, a diversion, a passion or a collection, but to these students, art could be a ticket to a better life. We’re proud to say that some of the graduates of this school are now successful artists and art practitioners.”

The 2019 Rebisco Special Designer Tin Cans can be found in supermarkets.

Filipino heritage has been showcased in various art forms, among them, in murals along the national highway, in public transportation, in beauty pageant national costumes, and in song and dance as showcased at the 30th SEA Games opening.

CHECK OUT this video for the different designer tin cans art of Rebisco with their artists and SEND cheers to the Angono and Philippine artists community!

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