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Public diplomacy Programs

Through our programs; Artists, Educators and the community help build a sturdier foundation for cultural diplomacy. Our participative approach propagates camaraderie, unity in diversity and safeguards shared and unique heritages.

Her-Story and HERITAGE: Bayani, Pagkilala, Paggunita

Together with the  Philippine Embassy in Spain and Sentro Rizal Madrid, and Bahay Nakpil-Bautista we presented this program to relive and honor the life of Gregoria de Jesus, wife of Andres Bonifacio in this webinar and virtual tour of Bahay Nakpil-Bautista, an ancestral home and museum declared by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) as national cultural landmark, which housed our Philippine national heroes and other prominent figures. 


It is a series of Art tutorials promoting Philippine Heritage and World cultures to children.

Siningkwela Episode 2- Sarimanok Reminder Notepad

Siningkwela Episode 2- Sarimanok Reminder Notepad

Have you heard about the SARIMANOK? In this lesson, we'd like to take you to Mindanao and share legend of a mythical creature. The SARIMANOK is an omnipresent symbol of our Maranao Brothers and sisters in the Philippines. It is a fowl with colorful wings and feathered tail, holding a fish on its beak or talons. The head is profusely decorated with scroll, leaf, and spiral motifs. It is said to be a symbol of good fortune. The Sarimanok is derived from a totem bird of the Maranao people, called Itotoro. According to the Maranao people, the Itotoro is a medium to the spirit world via its unseen twin spirit bird called Inikadowa. According to the later Islamic legend, Muhammad found a rooster in the first of the seven heavens. The bird was so large its crest touched the second heaven. Its crow roused every living creature except man. Judgement day would come once this celestial rooster ceased to crow. So let's get acquainted with the SARIMANOK through this special art tutorial that we present together with the Philippine Embassy in Singapore in celebration of the National Heritage Month 2020. The materials that you will need are: 1. oil pastel 2. Colored paper or colored magazine 3. Glue or double sided tape 4. scissors 5. any white paper 6. tooth pick or any stick for etching details on the SARIMANOK 7. stapler 8. Marker 9. YOUR IMAGINATION! Share how your artworks turned out on our FACEBOOK PAGE (ARTDIALOGO ASIA) so we may feature it! Let's celebrate Pinoy heritage! #maranaoart #maranao #nhm2020 #mgakwentongpamana #nationalheritagemonth #philippines #sarimanok #artsandcraft #arttutorials


It is a Malaysia-Philippines Cross Cultural Webinar Series designed  to foster a dialogue on best practices on art education and resiliency through a cultural lens during the Pandemic. 

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