Birds of a feather flock together

Birds of Tubbataha Poster

Opening on the 13th of October, a collaboration between two Filipino masters
— noted photographer Melvyn Calderon and celebrated painter and print artist Benedicto Reyes Cabrera better known as BenCab.

The Exhibit runs ’til the 19th of December. BenCab Museum, Tuba, Metro Baguio, Philippines.

*Tubbataha Reef in the Philippines is world-renowned for its diverse ecosystems. Adjudged one of the top dive sites in the world, Tubbataha is also a bird sanctuary located in the Sulu Sea, about 12 hours by boat from Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. Specifically the tip of the South Atoll supports a huge number of masked red-foot boobies, terns, and frigate birds resting during their annual migrations. Declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in December 1993, the site that showcases natural heritage is under protective management by the Philippine Department of National Defense and under technical supervision by the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. 

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A Peek into the BenCab Museum

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Went up to Benguet for Brandon’s second national mt. bike downhill race in Mount Sto. Tomas, Tuba. He had all of Saturday for his practice — a good reason, though, for being late to explore the BenCab Museum.

I read that the museum is a project of the BenCab Art Foundation, a supporter of the arts and environment, co-founded by National Artist of the Philippines for Visual Arts (Painting) Benedicto Cabrera better known as BenCab; BenCab’s partner Annie Sarthou; BBC presenter/artist Rico Hizon; multi-awarded historian Ambeth Ocampo; architect Bobby Gopiao; Patricia Coseteng and Jeffrey Co.

Besides the arts, there’s more to love about the BenCab Museum. It houses Café Sabel, an aviary, an organic farm and garden. Wishin’ to be there again soon.

BenCab Museum, Km 6 Asin Rd., Tuba, Benguet, Philippines Open daily except Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day from 9:00AM to 6:00PM (last entry at 5:30PM) Tel No.: (+6374) 442 7165

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