Once shanties, houses located along the mountain side of Barangay Balili’s Sitio Botiwtiw and Stone Hill in La Trinidad, Benguet have been transformed into a work of art that will remind you of the favelas of Rio de Janeiro or Busan’s Gamcheon cultural village.
Part of DOT Cordillera’s Rev-Bloom campaign, 150 houses were repainted and transformed into a giant mural, giving the structure-filled mountainside a refreshing look for both residents and visitors.
Tam-awan village artists, along with student and police volunteers, took charge in painting the mural; they chose the sunflower as their main theme. “Pinili ng artists 'yung sunflower kasi dati itong puno ng mga sunflower,” artist Jordan Mang-Osan said in an interview with ABS-CBN News.
While the mural will be formally unveiled on June 23, the project will take two more months before it is completed. Definitely another tourist destination we should watch for!
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Banner photograph from Baguio Smile Facebook page.