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ProIife  Philippines Foundation Inc. has been promoting the Culture of Life for the past 37 years, and leads from the forefront in our society’s opposition against the scourges of abortion. We emphasize the sacredness of life in all its stages, from conception to natural death, and we are willing to fight for everyone’s right to life, a right which all other rights are hinged upon.

It is our  pleaseure to announce that Prolife Philippines will be holding an art exhibit entitled: PRO-LIFE IS PRO-ART here at 70 Main Horseshoe Drive, Horseshoe Village, Quezon City starting January 7, 2015.

This is a fundraising activity for Prolife in order to garner more funds for their daily operations, which also include crisis pregnancy counseling and giving educational and inspirational talks to the youth. 

The theme for this exhibit is all about the joys of motherhood versus the evils of abortion.  



Born on June 27, 95 in Paete, Laguna, the fourth of six children of Damaso Galaboc Ac-ac, a government employee, and Emeteria Kagahastian Balandra who ran a small food stall. Paternal grandfather is Hermogenes Balandra, better known as “Tandang Mini”, a fine furniture carver.

In 1972, he enrolled for a fine arts degree at UP-Diliman where he would be nicknamed “Numero Uno” by his classmates for his consistent high grades.  While still studying, in 1974, took a job as book Illustrator at the Bookman Printing and Kayumangi Press and as a apprentice under Napoleon Abueva to support himself through college.His talent in arts  was evident at a very young age:  official school artist of his elementary school, earned money to enroll in college through commissioned posters, illustrations, logos, charcoal portraits and pen and ink illustrations.

Graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from UP majoring in visual communications and minor in sculpture. At this time, he devoted himself fully to sculpting.

With the help of well-meaning friends, he mounted his first one-man exhibit of 35 pieces at the Vizcarra Gallery in Ermita in 1988.

In 1993, he signed up as a contract artist by Gallery Genesis where he presented his second one-man show, followed by another one-man show in 1995. Then in the same gallery, he held his fourth one-man exhibit in 1997. In the same year, he was commissioned to produce 25 pieces for exhibition at a Los Angeles fair called “Tatak Pinoy.”

Because of his talent, he was featured in local and international magazines and shows.

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He studied at the U.P. College of Fine Arts where he was  graduated in 1984.  Then he worked at Cacho Publishing House where his talent in drawing for children’s books  came to life.

After his stint with Cacho Publishing, Robert worked as a designer for Gibson Greeting Cards which he describes  as a “rewarding” experience.  Then he made a bigger step towards the big league when he worked as art director for McCann Erickson, one of the biggest advertising firms in the world.

His biggest project so far is Glico’s Great Adventure, a children’s theme park located at the Quad II of the Ayala Center.

Robert is the son of Papemelroti owners Corit and Benny Alejandro.  Papemelroti is a popular novelty gift shop with branches in the big malls in the country, and which sells mostly earth-friendly and recycled material, mostly paper, gift items. The name represents the first two letters of each of their childrens’ names.  Robert is the “ro” in Papemelroti. He actually designed Papemelroti’s new look.

One of his attempts at going international came true when one of his designs for a calling card and a shopping bag was chosen among so many design entries and was published in a graphic book called P.L.E. Graphics published in Japan.

His dream of designing really beautiful sidewalks, lamp posts and even manholes – things that would make people appreciate the things they normally ignore.”  For him, designing the earth, though far fetched, is vital in giving its inhabitants the inspiration to go on with life and be creative in whatever field they choose.

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International Awards

2010     2nd Place, Art Kudos International  Juried Art  Competition,  “My Bike”

2002    Golden Web Award, International   Assoc. of Web Masters & Designers, Planetang Pinoy website

2001    Golden Web Award, International Assoc. of Web Masters & Designers,   STI website

1983    1st Prize, UNISPACE Poster Design Contest, United Nations  Unispace Program – lone Philippine Entry

National Awards
2012     Runner-Up, 1st Pagcor National Art Competition
1993     2nd prize, Philippine Basketball Association Logo Design Contest
1988     1st prize, UTAK Awards for Medical Literature
1987     1st prize, UTAK Awards for Medical Flyer (Best Concept)
1982     Finalist, Uod at Rosas Film Poster Contest


2012         “Life Begins at 40, Kwentong Cachero II”, 2nd One-Man Show, San Beda Alabang Museum, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
“Kwentong Cachero”, 1st One-Man Show, Art Asia Fine Arts Gallery SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City

Pasig Art Club 55th Anniversary Exhibit, Art Plaza, Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City

“It’s More Fun in the Philippines”, Pagcor Casino Filipino,Parañaque City  “Harmony” – Cachero, Santiago, Vicedo 3-Man Show Art Asia Fine Arts Gallery, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City

“Maasahan ng Lingkod Bayan”, GSIS Museo ng Sining

“On the Trail Blazed by the Pioneers”, University of Santo Tomas GSIS Museo ng Sining

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A native  of Paete, a town famous for its sculptorsm painters, musicians and poets, Paul Cainto Balan is a descendant of Pablo Bague, one of Paete’s master sculptors. He began drawing at a young age inspired by the land and folk lore he then heard as a child.

Paul was an active participant in the Philippine art scene during his studies in fine arts at University of Santo Tomas in Manila. He entered numerous competitions, including the Annual Metro Bank’s Young Painters and the Art Association of the Philippines, where his pieces were among the finalists and named juror’s choice.

Many of Paul’s religious work, ranging from murals to stained glass, can be seen at various churches in the Philippines. At the age of 17, he designed all of the stained glass windows at the St. James Apostles Parish in Paete, Laguna.

In May 2001, Paul immigrated to Chicago, IL. He continues to produce a wide range of pieces. Paul’s work has been featured at the June 2001 Filipino Art Exhibition at the Rizal Center and Daley Center during the 103rd Anniversary of the Independence of the Philippines Celebration, and the 19th Annual Juried Art Show at the Elk Grove Village Art Center in 2003.

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Described in the 60s and 70s as “avant garde”, Castrillo was known as the country’s forerunner in all-metal (bronze and brass) sculpture mixed with non-traditional media such as plexiglass, neon lights, ivory and wood. He experimented and produced works in various art modes.  He culled the hammer-out reliefs, movables, environmental works, religious monuments and ritual functional pieces, gallery pieces, functional pieces, sculpture couture, commemorative medallions all done in dazzling ranges of metal finishes: oxidized bronze, polished brass, chrome-plated  steel, rusty iron, polymer coat etc. The wide variety, materials, modes of  techniques, attest to the Filipino artistic genius of Castrillo.

His sculptural redirection is both technical and a matter of vision: at a time when local sculptures were content with the exploitation of readily available materials, Castrillo has had the courage and tenacity to explore new materials such as plastics, plexiglass, and worked with less pliable materials such as welded smithed metal.

The choice of medium and the impact of his works, opened a new dimension to sculptural works in the country. In his works, Philippine sculpture stepped into the contemporary technology, opening possibilities in outdoor monuments heretofore considered impossible in the country.

After Guillermo Tolentino and Napoleon Abueva, both National Artists, Castrillo ranks as a giant in the Philippine sculptural scene. No other sculptor in the succeeding generations will be able to match the versatility, depth and genius of this man.


Aside from historical monuments and socio-political works, Castrillo’s works include religious monuments, environmental figurative and abstract outdoor sculptures, functional art, sculptured art jewelry, gallery pieces, site specific installations.


Technique of cutting, forming, welding and constructing metal sheets for monumental and mural sculptures (where such sculptures have been sent to Europe for casting)

His movability concept of abstract sculpture

His elevation of jewelry craft to the stature of serious art

His introduction and mastery of the copper hammer-out or repousse series as a medium of contemporary art

His practice of functional art such as sculptured doors, trophies, medals, medallions, sculpture-couture, and architectural sculpture

His creations of abstract sculptures of monumental proportions

His practice of donating his art for public monuments for provincial communities, and coming up with his Cultural Heritage Series

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The youngest of seven siblings of  renowned sculptor/comics illustrator   and writer/director Amado Castrillo.  He began his journey as a sculptor at a young age. Now in his late 30’s  Sandro is ready to emerge and continue the family legacy.

He has already had several fund raising exhibits      and monumental art pieces. His works includes the tallest brass Cristo Rey monument in the world owned by Honorable Justice Magdangal B. Elma, the Centennial Medallions for the Archdiocese of Lipa’s centennial celebration, the “Centennial Star” for De La Salle Schools, The United Gamefowl Breeders Association sculptured trophies, and several fish artworks collection of Engr. Honey Yu and family. His works were exhibited at St. Joseph Seminary, Mendez Cavite, St. Joseph church, Greenhills San Juan Manila and San Beda Museum of Arts, Alabang just to name a few.

In his years of crafting, he learned that excellence and fame means nothing if there is no self fulfillment when an artist creates for a cause and not for the cost.

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Filipino artist Joe Datuin is taking his work to the global stage with sculptures and mixed media pieces inspired by his childhood in Manila. As an artist, Datuin utilizes simple forms, such as circles and lines that intersect, to reflect what he sees as a culture of tenacity and collaboration inherent among Filipinos. The  interweaving of these forms is a personal interpretation of traditional Filipino weaving, which he uses as a template to form symbolic patterns that represent the strength of family in the face of adversity.

Datuin, 52, is known for his modernist idiom which he had acquired as a Fine Arts student at the University of Santo Tomas where his mentors included National Artist J. Elizalde Navarro, Cenon Rivera, Angelito Antonio, Leon Pacunayen and Mario Parial. He had also apprenticed under National Artist Arturo Luz at the Design Center of the Philippines (1977-1981).

A former graphic designer, Datuin favors clean, immaculate lines and seeks to create a purity of form. This is also the reason that he prefers working with stainless steel, which he describes as an “honest” material that tells a story through its form alone, accentuated by its unique luster and clarity. The artist also recently began working with mosaics, inspired by murals he encountered in Italy. Whatever he creates, Datuin hopes his artwork will serve as an emblem of hope and inspiration for people struggling to achieve their dreams.

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Horacio “Ace” Dimanlig is an artist in every sense  of the word. Whether it is with his landscape architectural works or with his captivating pen and ink pieces, all is a reflection of the spontaneity in every stroke and sincerity  that is poured out of his heart and soul.

A true blue Pasigueno, his art mirrors the influence of the sights of the city that has fostered his creative eye. His many sketches and drawings include the countryside vistas and historical landmarks of his native town and nearby provinces. Having a special connection to natural and urban landscapes, Horace is able to represent the essence and character of both environment. His flair for details in his artworks shows in every line coming together perfectly to create forms and textures that make breathtaking compositions.

A W A R D S    A N D    R E C O G N I T I O N

Outstanding Pasigueno Award in the Field of Landscape Architecture
City Government of Pasig 2006

Outstanding Landscape Architect of the Year
Professional Regulatory Commission 1995

First Prize- Philippine Orchid Society Garden Pavilion Design 1970

First Prize- National Competition for the Design of New Monetary Vignettes
Central Bank of the Philippines 1967

Solo Exhibits

Ace Dimanlig: Pen and Ink Sketches 2002-2012
Pasig Art Club Monthly Exhibit Series, 25 February – 15 March, 2012. Arte Paigueno Gallery, Pasig City

HEDimanlig: Pen and Ink Sketches

UP College of Architecture, 31 August – 25 September, 2009. Museo ng Arkitekturang Pilipino.UPCA Complex, UP Diliman

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If art is innovation, then Ramon Orlina is an artist par excellence. For the last three decades, Orlina has been transfiguring glass into art. He was the first to carve figures out of blocks of glass using the cold method, cutting, grinding, and polishing his work with improvised instruments – a feat at that time yet unreplicated even in highly industrialized countries. That he was self-taught,   with hardly any predecessor, mentor, or influence to emulate, makes his achievement all the Orlina’s reputation extends to art circles and patrons in Asia, Europe and the United States. Among his art awards is a special prize he won called “Mr. F Prize” in the 1999 Toyamura International Sculpture Biennale, Japan. Subsequently in the year 2000, he won the First Prize in the Sculpture Category of the II International Biennale of Basketball in the Fine Arts, Madrid, Spain. His masterpieces place him, in international appraisals of the art, among the gurus Dale Chihuly of the United States and Bertil Vallien of Sweden.

He has been conferred two prestigious ASEAN Awards in the field of Visual Arts and recently in 2006 he was bestowed The Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) Award for having led a life of excellence in the field of Arts and having contributed immensely to public welfare and national development.

Born in Manila, Philippines. After completing his architectural degree at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, he practiced architecture until 1974. He then began his career in art painting, eventually turning to sculpture. Drawing from his experience as an architect, Orlina chose to create sculptures from glass which he felt at that time had most potential in expressing his visual imagery. Exploring forms though glass cullets or crystal blocks, the artist continue to exploit their translucent quality and smooth finish produced from months of reshaping and grinding.

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A founding member of the Guevarra and Blumentritt Group of artists, Dominic Rubio was born in Paete, Laguna, the Lakeshore town famous for its woodcarving tradition. He studied University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts where he majored in commercial arts. He first worked briefly as artist in one of the largest multi- national advertising agencies in the country, Puris Lintas of Manila. Later, he lived and worked in Pearl Farm, an upscale resort located Davao del Sur. It was here that as part-time in-house artist he found time to travel around the       Caraga Region in Northern Mindanao, learning about the Mandaya and Tiboli tribes. He also lived with the Bilaans and the Badjaos farther down south of Mindanao.

Rubio’s first exhibition was dedicated to the painting of ethnic Filipinas in their roles as a child, a woman and a mother.

Since then Rubio who has become a favorite among major collectors in Asia, the U.S. and Canada has held major exhibitions where his signature figures in turn of the century garb with elongated necks have been a big hit with audiences. Dubbed as “people types,” art critics have said that with these figures, Rubio has shown a proud race that can hold its own in the community of nations. Rubio’s works have done well in auctions such as Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Borobudur, Larasati, and Masterpiece.

In 2006, the then unheralded Rubio, presented a solo exhibition that would make him internationally recognizable and respected as a contemporary artist of our time

Rubio has held several major exhibitions and his works are being extensively acquired in Asia, USA and Canada.

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Fidel Malig Sarmiento, a son of Manila , born in Dapitan Sampaloc, is an acknowledged master in his chosen field of art. He has been President of the Art Association of the Philippines (AAP) for three consecutive terms – a testament to the respect and support he has earned from his peers for four decades of selfless dedication and exemplary achievement in the art community both here and abroad.

Sarmiento’s interest in colonial houses stemmed from his initial college work while taking up an architectural degree course at MAPUA Institute of Technology. After one year, he found out that architecture was too linear and too technical in its approach to drawing. He realized that he was fascinated with the vintage appeal of period houses, more than the logic of the structure. He readily shifted to a fine arts course in painting at the Feati University. Enjoying a university scholarship, he was armed with pure essence in what was to become his art.

Sarmiento, having gained the respect and support of his fellow artists, was elected President of the Art Association of the Philippines (AAP) for three consecutive terms. He opened new horizons for the members by fostering relationships with the artist’s groups in other Asian countries and encouraging art competitions sponsored by both private and public companies.

Current President — I.S.M.- Isang Samahang Makasining

President – Art Association of the Philippines – ( 3 TERMS ) 2002-2004, 2004-2006 2006 -2008


– MAGITING na MANGGAGAWA 2007 Award – Magiting na Manggagawa Foundation Inc
– Grand Prize, DENR Water Art Festival (On the Spot Sail Painting Competition) Boracay,
– First Prize, UNCTAD IV Art Contest 1976
– Gold Medal / Best Entry-NCR – AAP Centennial Painting Competition 1998
– 2nd Prize, AAP Annual Painting Competition 1996
– Juror’s Choice, AAP Annual Art Competition 1999
– Juror’s Choice, AAP Annual Art Competition 1997
– Juror’s Choice, AAP Annual Art Competition 1992
– Juror’s Choice, (1 of the 50 Finalists) Philip Morris Philippine Art Awards 1998
– Juror’s Choice, (1 of the 50 Finalists) Philip Morris Philippine Art Awards 1997
– 6 Times Runner Up, Kulay sa Tubig Invitational Watercolor Competition –
from 1986 to 2002
– Finalist, Diwa ng Sining / NCAA Rotary 1994
– Finalist, UST On the Spot Painting Contest 1982
– Finalist, ASEAN Art Competition 1982
– Finalist, Manila Zoo On the Spot Painting Contest 1979
– Hi-‘Yer, Abada Chapter YMCA 1976 – 1977

6th One Man Show Kanlungan ng Sining – 2nd Alay Kulay Para sa Alma Mater 2006
5th One Man Show Esteban Abada High School –Alay Kulay sa Alma Mater 2005
4th One-Man Show (Old Houses of Pampanga) Assumption University Museum , San Fernando Pampanga 2001
3rd One-Man Show Gallery Genesis 1995 ( Oil – Old houses and Still life )
2nd One-Man Show Print Collections Gallery 1984 ( Oil )
1st One-Man Show Print Collections Gallery 1982 ( Watercolor )
SAIL PAINTING Exhibit- Ubuntu Village, Johannesburg, South Africa
United Nation World Summit 2002


Sarmiento – Kim Eun-ok Gallery Genesis 2005
Kim Eun-ok – Sarmiento Soo Yong Hwa Gallery – INSADONG South Korea 2006
Kwong – Sarmiento Gallery One, Greenhills, San Juan 1982
Sarmiento – Kwong Print Collections Gallery, Manila 1983

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Prominent visual artist Fernando “Nanding” Belen Sena, was born on 30 March 1948 who came from a family of humble needs in Tondo, Manila. His passion and love for art and painting has emerged during his childhood when he would try to sketch the drawings in the comics and newspapers he was  selling. Back then, he dreamed of finishing his studies to give free art workshops to the people in the depressed areas.

Showing off his potential to be a visual artist, he was granted a college scholarship, which allows him to obtain his degree in Fine Arts at University of the East School of Fine Arts in 1972.

A simple living Sena  in realizing his personal function, he surrounded his house with paintings and has had his works on exhibit in such venues as Sining Kamalig, Gallery One, the National Library, the City Gallery, the Manila Hotel, and the Philamlife Lobby.

He established Kabataang Tondo Art Group (KATAG) in 1975 with the help of Msgr. Celso Ditan, and Art Discovery and Learning Foundation, Inc. (ADLFI) aiming to discover more youngsters who have a potential to be a painter.

This realist painter has received numerous awards and recognitions. In 1979 he was cited as one of Ten Outstanding Manilans. For his tireless efforts in imparting his knowledge and talent as an artist to all who wish to learn and be taught by him, he has gained the reputation of being the “Father of Philippine Art Workshops”.

The 1995 awardee of the Araw ng Maynila’s Patnubay ng Sining strongly believes nothing will happen if an artist keeps his expertise to himself. “Walang mangyayari sa iyo kung ikaw lang ang uunlad. Kapag naging artist ka, ibahagi mo ang talento mo sa ibang tao depende sa kakayahan mo. Huwag mong solohin sa sarili mo ang mga talentong ibinigay sa iyo ng Panginoon.”

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From Hagonoy Bulacan, a filipino realist,started out as a comics illustrator in the ‘80s .From there, he started doing covers for pocket books. By 1995 he was painting full time recognized and earned award of merits for his excellence in many prestigious exhibitions and competitions in the country sponsored by Gallery Genesis, Heritage Art Center, UP-PGH and many others. Some of his works were twice featured in philArt, a magazine on Philippine art, published both locally and internationally. His excellence in the exacting and challenging medium of watercolor, his favorite among his mediums of oil and acrylic, catches the eyes of museum curators and featured his artworks in a series of one-man watercolor exhibitions

Vistan paints in an illustrative-graphic style, the paint thinly applied, displaying his works in an uncanny ability to capture life in its simplicity on his favorite subject: children at play.

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Mr. Joseph Renta will be the curator for this exhibit.



Illustrator, Professor, Museum Curator & Administrator, Interior Designer

Joseph Renta is an artistic academician. Born in 1974, he completed a Commerce degree major in Marketing at San Beda College Mendiola, a Diploma in Basic and Advanced Interior Design from the Philippine School of Interior Design, a Masters degree in Cultural Heritage from the University of Santo Tomas and a Masters degree in Global Development and Social Justice from St. John’s University in Rome, Italy.

He is a college professor and handles administration of a number of museums and art and heritage centers. On the side, he creates highly detailed art illustrations of religious images.

Professional Experience

2013-present – Humanities and Visual Arts Professor, Miriam College, Katipunan Ave., QC

2013-present – Curator, Museo Dioceano de Pasig, Pasig City
2010-2012 – Curator, Museo Walo, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
2009-2011 – Lecturer, Architecture, Industrial Design and Built Environment, Mapua Institute of Technology, Intramuros, Manila
2008-present – Curator, Philippe J. Lhuillier Museum, Ayala Alabang
2008-2013 – Humanities Professor, San Beda Alabang
2008-2009 – Consultant, Museo de La Salle, Dasmariñas, Cavite
2007-2013 – Administrator/Curator, San Beda Alabang Museum
2006-2007 – Museum Director, San Beda College Manila
2003-2008 – Humanities Professor, San Beda College Manila


Please help us and share it also to other art collectors that you know.

Be assured that every article purchase from this exhibit will be of great help to Pro-Life Philippines for us to continue serving the nation and our fellow Filipinos through our advocacy. 

To defray expenses for the exhibit, we will ask for a P20-peso donation.For more details, please contact us at 655-6202 / telefax: 571-6550 / CP: 0919-2337783 or email us at


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“What  Can One Person Do?

Every Single person, in his own little way, can do a lot to save a life”

+Sr. Mary Pilar Verzosa, RGS

Foundress, Pro-life Phil. Fdn. Inc.

Sept.24, 1944-Sept.9, 2012


Pro-Life Philippines Foundation, Inc is a non stock, non-profit, nationwide organization that functions as an Educational body coordinating pro-life groups, providing information on life issues it also functions as a political and legislative lobby group that advances the principles and policies with the pro-life and pro-family cause.








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