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Pasig City's Newest Mural Spans More Than 100 Meters Long

It showcases the history and culture of the city.
IMAGE COURTESY OF PASIG CITY PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
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One hundred meters is as wide as a football field or as long as two laps in an Olympic-sized swimming pool; but in Pasig, it's the length of their newest mural—111 meters to be exact—that was unveiled on February 17. The work of art, which can be found on the walls of Rizal High School, features the history and culture of the city. It is made by artists from Sining Pasigueño and art and design students from Rizal High School.

Photo by COURTESY OF PASIG CITY PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE.
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Photo by COURTESY OF PASIG CITY PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE.

A part of the mural showcases the "Old Pasig" painting series of Pasigueño sculptor Federico Estrada. He was behind the eagle casting and fountain project at the Manila Hotel and the statues found on the columns of the San Agustin Church in Iloilo. There are also portraits of Senator Jovito Salonga (1931) and Senator Rene Saguisag (1955), who both graduated from Rizal High School; renditions of childhood games from Franscisco Coching's Komiks; images depicting traditions of each of Pasig's 30 barangays; and paintings of some Pasigueño delicacies.

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Photo by COURTESY OF PASIG CITY PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE.
Photo by COURTESY OF PASIG CITY PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE.
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The 111-meter mural is in partnership with the Pasig City Museum and supported by the Pasig Art Club. It is made possible through the initiative of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, local government of Pasig City, and private donors.

This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by Esquiremag.ph editors.

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