Showing posts from 2019

Victor Secuya Art

PROJECT TYPE: Website Development URL: Victor Secuya is a Davao-based visual artist known for his vibrant abstract expressionist works on canvas and steel. Mostly self-taught, his works have been in 25 solo exhibitions and various group shows for the past 30 years. Victor Secuya Art, the website, is Folkerie’s first undertaking into web development. It highlights a portfolio of Secuya’s selected painting series and sculptures, while his love for the written word is given particular emphasis with sample essays from his books and quotes as accents across pages. Launched on March 22, the site also includes photos of Secuya’s studio — aptly called The Sanctuary — a place of peace and quiet within the bustling city of Davao.  

The Birds of Davao City Exhibit and Book Launching

Martin Y. Pineda (left) and Kublai Millan (right) led the ribbon cutting ceremony of "The Birds of Davao City" exhibit at Abreeza Mall, March 13, 2019. A joint exhibit of wild bird photographer Martin Y. Pineda and artist Rey Mudjahid “Kublai” P. Millan and the launching of Pineda’s two-volume books on Davao City’s birds was held on March 13, 5 p.m. at Abreeza Mall, Davao City. The opening program started with an introduction on birding and wild birds from Alex Tiongco, President of Birders without Borders Philippines and Raptorwatch Network Philippines. It was followed by a short talk on preserving pockets of nature in the city by Dennis Salvador, Executive Director of the Philippine Eagle Foundation, Inc. From left: Alex Tiongco, Dennis Salvador, Martin Pineda, Kublai Millan Salvador said that “if we are to enjoy the many practical benefits of our green spaces, it also becomes a responsibility to help conserve them as well.” But that to want to conserve something, he emphas

The Head and the Heart Experience

There are bands that you listen to in passing and there are those who engrave their mark so deep you can’t get enough of them. For the authors of this blog, The Head and the Heart (THATH) belongs in the latter. For years, The Head and the Heart has been consistently on our playlists, and while we have been on the receiving end of these rewarding songs, we’ve realized we have not even given a proper tribute to the band. To make up for that, and to celebrate THATH’s 10th year anniversary, two of us will be answering four questions about our journey with the band. How did you discover The Head and the Heart? Julienne: It was in 2013 when I registered on a music website called 8tracks and there was this one playlist that I really, really liked. Composed of 11 tracks, the playlist featured new releases that time of indie folk music. Because of its upbeat and happy sound, it became my go-to playlist while working in the morning. One of the songs was The Head and the Heart’s “Shake.” In tim

UCOG Davao's 1st meet and greet

  UCOG Davao 1st meet and greet (Photo courtesy Antonette Venzon) The Urban/Container/Organic Gardening (UCOG) Davao Team, which was recently formed, held its first meet and greet on Sunday, February 24, 2 PM at the People’s Park in Davao City. Fifteen of its members joined the event, with some bringing their own backyard produce to share. Seeds and cuttings of herbs, vegetables and other medicinal plants were given away such as serpentina, blue ternate, insulin plant, different types of radishes, cucumbers, okra, etc. Free blue ternate flowers and seeds. (Photo courtesy Antonette Venzon) The members came from different backgrounds. There were organic farmers and a farm owner who focuses on native trees, but most are backyard and container gardeners who have developed a love for plants and clean living. Other matters pertaining to the direction of the group were also discussed. While officers were not yet selected, it has been decided that the finalization and formalization of the org