Bohol native Pedro Angco Jr. is advocating for cleaner seas through colorful artwork fashioned from collected ocean debris: slippers, discarded wires, plastic, and the like.
Photos of Angco’s residual waste artworks went viral online when Sangguniang Kabataan Federation President – Bohol, Kien Alphe Garsuta shared the photos to netizens on August 23, 2020.
The inspiring initiative and intricate art pieces from the Bohol artist garnered much support from Filipino netizens, many remarking that Angco’s powerful advocacy behind his art resonated deeply with them as well.
Pedro Angco Jr. is also a proud environmentalist. Angco’s recent work is dubbed “Seanelas”, a portmanteau referencing the sea and the Filipino term for slippers.
The Bohol artist champions upcycling recycled materials and converts them into brilliant sculptures and art pieces. One of his sculptures won the 2nd prize in the GSIS National Art Competition held on June 2017 at Pasay City, Manila.
Pedro Angco Jr. is also calling on all interested to watch his upcoming demo on converting recycled materials to artwork. You can tune in to Angco’s YouTube channel for updates here.
The 57-year-old Boholano artist says he had never expected his works to go viral and was overwhelmed by all the support from fans.
You can support this eco-friendly artwork by contacting Pedro Angco Jr. on Facebook.
Many Filipinos have also started efforts to save the environment amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Students from Dipolog city made use of discarded face masks to form a QR code on a beach to direct people to COVID-19 updates while sending an environmental message.
These alcohol refilling stations in Metro Manila promote the zero waste lifestyle and provide easier disinfection access for Filipinos. You can find them here.
You can find a list of proudly Philippine-made, eco-friendly face masks here.
SEND CHEERS in the comments below to Boholano Pedro Angco Jr. for his Seanelas artwork made from collected ocean litter.
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