ANGELES CITY -- Angeles City Mayor Carmelo ‘Pogi’ Lazatin Jr. on October 12, 2021 met with Norman Tiotuico, an Angeleño painter, to exchange views about the proposed mural that will be installed at the back of the Museo Ning Angeles and at the Santungan Cultural Hub Project under the Abacan Bridge.
This is to uplift the cultural scene in the city and to develop cultural awareness among Angeleños through art.
Lazatin was joined by Chief Adviser and Tactician IC Calaguas and Angeles City Tourism Officer-in-Charge Anneleen Sugui during the meeting with Tiotuico.
This is part of Lazatin’s show of support to local artists who continue honing their craft, especially amid the pandemic.
“Nais kong pasalamatan ang mga Angeleño artists na boluntaryong nagbahagi ng kanilang talento at panahon upang matulungan ang city government sa pagtataguyod pa ng sining at kultura sa siyudad,” Lazatin said.
(I would like to thank the Angeleño artists who voluntarily shared their talent and time to help the city government further promote art and culture in the city.)
Part of the agenda in the meeting also was to request a resolution from the City Council urging business establishments to support the activities of local artists.
Lazatin also vowed to extend his full support to Angeleño artists and guarantee them that they can display their artworks at the soon-to-launch Book Café inside the Angeles City Library.
The Book Café will serve as a venue for residents of the city to enjoy a good book and appreciate amazing artworks while sipping locally produced Angeleño coffee.
Tiotuico is a Kapampangan language and indigenous script (kulitan) advocate whose love for his language is matched by his love for his art. He is also an installation and visual artist and is considered as one of the deviant artists in Angeles City. (Angeles City Information Office)