Two murals, a decade apart


The twelfth of June marked the beginning of a tradition in the Artists’ Circle when a handful of brods gather to commemorate the anniversary of the Artists’ Circle’s best-known mural at the Palma Hall in UP Diliman. “Isandaang Taong Bukang-Liwayway” was commisioned by the College of Social Science and Philosophy (CSSP) through Dean Paz and Professor Defeo in 1996 to become the concrete illustration of the 1896 revolution’s 100th Anniversary.

The studies were made by Brod Jan Calleja ’93, who was then the fraternity’s Supremo. Since then it’s become a running fraternity trivia to know the embedded messages of the painting.  College of Social Science and Philosophy, which houses it, recognizes the mural as a very useful tool in identifying the ideals and aspirations of the college.

For gratitude towards the college, the brods and people who became the instrument of this timeless piece of art, a commemorative plaque will now be displayed beside the mural as soon as the approval from the College is received.

Another mural, which was done by the Alumni and residents who attended the recently held 34th Anniversary Celebration will now grace the tambayan at Amorsolo Hall. Although it was done in under a night for the purposes of serving as a memorable anniversary guestbook.

Among the artists who had their mark on the 7 X11 feet canvas are Brod Bim Bacaltos, Brod Benjie Cabangis, Brod Rodel Tapaya, Brod. Neil Doloricon and Brod Ian Aycocho. It will hang for one complete year.