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Arts & Culture: DAKILA calls Filipinos to stand for truth through art on Philippine Independence Day

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Philippine collective for modern heroism DAKILA and its Active Vista Center invited Filipinos to creatively commemorate Philippine Independence Day by joining BANDERA!: Itaguyod ang Katotohanan, an alternative art exhibition.

BANDERA! called for all youth, artists, collectives, communities, and organizations in the Philippines and overseas to take part in the exhibit by creating their own banners that stand for truth and freedom. The exhibit took place all over the world on June 12, 2022 as participants hung their banners in locations easily seen by their communities or the public.

“Habang tayo ay naghahanda sa pagtatapos ng isang rehimeng may bakas ng dugo at sasalubong sa panibagong administrasyong may kasaysayan ng panlilinlang at kasinungalingan, kailangan nating isipin: Paano tayo umabot sa ganito?” DAKILA artist Jun Sabayton said.


This year’s BANDERA! was the alternative exhibit’s second run. It was launched last year, garnering around 200 submissions from the Philippines and overseas in different art mediums.

All submissions were collated and featured in an online broadcast published on DAKILA’s Facebook.

“A nation blinded, muted, and deafened proves to be fertile grounds for the acceptance of lies and rejections of fact-based information and evidence. Now more than ever our fight against the distortion of our history and our values is critical. Resist! Expose! Surface!” Active Vista Communications Director and Bandera co-organizer Christine Alvarez shared.

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