Devotion and dissent: Art in the time of Duterte

6/25/2022 3:18:00 PM

This is how the President's six years have shaped the art of Filipinos

Filipino Artists, Duterte Administration

This is how the President's six years have shaped the art of Filipinos.

This is how the President's six years have shaped the art of Filipinos

Duterte has enjoyedidolatry surrounding DutertewebsiteIn what is perhaps one of the more extreme acts of devotion, one artist even used his blood to depict Duterte.,“, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency’s unitary report on the drug war, said that 6,252 people died in anti-illegal drug operations between July 2016 and May 31, 2022.

(newest and truest)” numbers on the drug war, human rights groups estimated the total death toll to reach 30,000, including victims of vigilante-style killings.

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Support on the one hand, criticism on the other – Tahimik’s small interactions with the President are perhaps an example of the duality of the Filipino art world’s relationship with the head of state. Duterte has enjoyed throughout his term, a telling sign of his enduring popularity. Several activist and media websites have been ordered taken down, while dozens of farmers and advocates have been arrested, detained and charged. The idolatry surrounding Duterte gave rise to many tribute art pieces – portraits of the President made by adoring fans. Rappler reporter Dwight de Leon chronicles Duterte’s activities as he makes the most out of his last days in the Palace.  Japanese artist Ayumi Endo first painted Duterte in 2016 “to fight against the black propaganda in the Philippines, which was widespread across the country at that time,” according to her website . The rainbow flag will be unfurled and not kept in any closet. For “Touch and See” – Endo’s art project to make 3D pieces for the visually impaired – it was Duterte’s face that she chose to depict, placing its 3D form at the center of a canvass surrounded by other Filipino symbols: the national flag, Manny Pacquaio’s boxing gloves, a durian fruit, a tarsier – a simplistic collage of Filipino culture as told from a foreigner’s eyes.

In what is perhaps one of the more extreme acts of devotion, one artist even used his blood to depict Duterte. Arlene Brosas, ACT Teachers Rep. On drug addiction: “These human rights [advocates] refuse to believe that when the addiction is there in the system, in the body, it’s like a monkey riding on your back. Elito Circa, also known as Amang Pintor, regularly uses blood and hair in his work. He painted his portrait of Duterte in October 2016. Raoul Manuel are set to refile the SOGIE Equality Bill. At the time, he said , “Bilib talaga ako sa kaniya.” On the New People’s Army: “I asked drug addicts to leave Davao City, or if you want a peaceful Davao, drop the drugs. Minsan negatibo siyang magsalita, pero parang kaibigan lang ‘yan na naiintindihan mo kahit iba pa ang pananalita niya . It means that for the LGBTs of this country, they see that the fight for change continues despite a terrible election outcome.

“ (I believe in him. Sometimes he speaks negatively, but he’s just like a friend that you understand even if he speaks differently. When Ferdinand Marcos Jr. I’m a lawyer.) The portrait rendered in blood early on in Duterte’s term faintly foreshadows what the President’s rule would turn out to be – and what other artists would go on to criticize in their work. , the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency’s unitary report on the drug war, said that 6,252 people died in anti-illegal drug operations between July 2016 and May 31, 2022. (The other would be from the national democratic activists who have announced protests. While the report claimed to show the “ pinakabago at tunay (newest and truest)” numbers on the drug war, human rights groups estimated the total death toll to reach 30,000, including victims of vigilante-style killings.com.

Must Read Killing as policy: Duterte’s drug war that Marcos will inherit Many artists turned to their craft to respond to this hallmark of Duterte’s rule, giving Filipino art at this time a strong undercurrent of protest. Together, we learn more about the plight and aspirations of many Filipinos who continue to be denied of the full benefits of citizenship. At the 2018 Art Fair Philippines, writer and composer Erwin Romulo, photojournalist Carlo Gabuco, composer Juan Miguel Sobrepeña, lighting designer Lyle Sacris, and sound engineer Mark Laccay set up a chilling installation called “Ang Mga Walang Pangalan (Those Who Don’t Have Names).” In a dim room lined with grisly photos of drug war victims, lights flickered and a voice recording of a drug war orphan was played as the actual chair her father was shot in was set under a spotlight at the center. If the LGBT movements and its allies successfully organize and mobilize to win the passage of the SOGIE Equality Bill and force the hand of Marcos to sign it into law, it would be a long-overdue victory of all Filipinos. INSTALLATION. Grisly photos capturing President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war line the walls in an installation called ‘Ang Mga Walang Pangalan. Regardless though, we need the SOGIE Equality Bill to be passed into law.

’ File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler In an online exhibit by the University of the Philippines’ .