May 24, 2024
FOREIGN COUNTRY FEELS — Muslims from the south were among the throngs of tourists spotted taking group photos with the famous Stobosa Hillside Homes Artwork in Km. 3, La Trinidad, Benguet as their backdrop. The Tam-awan group of artists has partnered with the municipal government of La Trinidad and Davies Paints in repainting the houses in this part of the valley. Launched in 2016, the project was inspired by the Favela Paint Project in Brazil, where Sao Paolo and Rio de Janerio shanties were transformed from an unappealing sprawl of makeshift houses into fabulous murals. — Ofelia Empian