Taliptip Art Project

The UP Artists’ Circle Residents conducted a workshop for children of Sitio Dapdap, Taliptip, Bulacan with the Ugatlahi Artists Collective and UP CFA Student Council.

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UP Artists’ Circle Fraternity supports the campaign to save the fisherfolk communities in Manila Bay!

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TALIPTIP ART PROJECT is a project of UP Artists’ Circle Fraternity in support of the fisherfolk communities in Taliptip Bulakan, Bulacan and of proper rehabilitation of the Manila Bay and the Philippine Environment.

Like the many urban poor and peasant communities near the Manila Bay, the fisherfolk communities of Taliptip will be displaced due to the Manila Bay Reclamation Project and the Aerotropolis project, a project of the San Miguel Corporation. Their displacement means losing their homes and livelihood. According to the locals, their existence and livelihood in the area were neither declared nor considered in surveys and public hearings conducted by the contractors and the DENR. In addition, the said projects will eventually cause flooding in the cities and places near the bay due to the extinction of mangroves and continuous land reclamation.

The Taliptip Art Project by AC aims to promote the existence of the fisherfolk town, its people, livelihood, and its wonders through art. This project will be a series of activities: basic masses integration with the fisherfolk, kids’ workshop and community exhibit, art production in the community using found objects such as shells and other usable materials. This will be followed by an exhibit and art sale. Part of the proceeds will be for the benefit of the #SaveTaliptip campaign.

The Fraternity opens the art project to all artists interested to join the cause and in support of the fight for the rights of the people of Taliptip. For further inquiries, contact Brod Christian Asoy ’19 at 09063406122 or Brod Crimson Aguilar ’18 at 09359847421.

#SaveTaliptip #RehabilitationNotReclamation #DefendtheBay