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The Golden Tribute to the History of Cebu

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Standing before the Insular Life Cebu Business Center stands a 40-foot sculpture created by Eduardo Castillo. “The Golden Tribute to the History of Cebu” was unveiled on the company’s 102nd anniversary, paying tribute to Cebu, as Insular Life CEO Vicente R. Ayllon said, “This will serve as an inescapable reminder to the Cebuanos about their cultural heritage.”

Crafted in a combination of brass and aluminum, the images of Lapu-Lapu, Ferdinand Magellan, Rajah Humabon and wife Hara Amihan, and the Sto. Niño are shown standing together in the center.

Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama was also in attendance at the 2012 unveiling.

Insular Life, founded on November 25, 1910, is known as the first life insurance company in the Philippines.

Insular Life, founded on November 25, 1910, is known as the first life insurance company in the Philippines.

Written by Paulo Loreto

May 10, 2014 at 8:21 AM

“We Never Fell”

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On display in front of the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) for the Singapore Biennale 2013, the collection of sculptures was created by Nguyen Tran Nam of Vietnam. The figures are meant to represent different sectors of Vietnamese society.

Given the rounded bottoms of the structures, if interacting with the sculptures, they do swing but remain standing. The overall theme of the sculptures represent human adaptability and resilience, in particular, looking at Vietnam’s history and the demonstrated ability for people to change.

According to the Singapore Biennale 2013 Program: "The harder one beats down on these sculptures, the stronger they bounce back in recovery and retaliation."

According to the Singapore Biennale 2013 Program: “The harder one beats down on these sculptures, the stronger they bounce back in recovery and retaliation.”

Written by Paulo Loreto

February 7, 2014 at 11:31 AM