BAGUIO CITY – (May 22, 2024) The Chinoy mural project will significantly highlight the vibrant and blossoming relationship between the Filipino and Chinese communities within the city along Kisad Road.

The Project conceptualized last year wants to be a tribute to the contribution to the Filipino-Chinese community headed by Peter Ng together with the officers of the Baguio Filipino–Chinese Community.

Attended by local government of Baguio officials headed by Mayor Benjamin Magalong represented by Executive Assistant Samantha Jean Hamada, Congressman Mark Go, represented by his better half Madam Soledad Go, City Councilor Leandro Yangot Jr., Councilor Jose “Joemol” Molintas, President of the Baguio Pines Creative Council Ms. Marie Venus Tan, Baguio Museum Executive Director Estela De Guia, City Tourism Office Engr. Alec Mapalo, CEPMO Head, Atty. Rhenan Diwas, DPWH District Engineering Office Head Engr. Rene Zarate, Mr. Fernando Tiong, President of Megapines, Realty Development, Lead Artist Chino Chow, Edmund Andrada, Master Artist Jet Alangui, Boysen Paints represented by Lawrence Dacumos and Jerry De Guzman, and to officers and members of Filipino-Chinese Executive Committee cut the ribbon together during the inauguration.

A message of Mr. Ng is, “This art piece shall depict our city as a true melting pot of people where the assimilation of the Filipino and local Chinese arts and culture have colorfully intertwined. The mural shall also be our distinct contribution to help promote the creative community of the city, as well as support artists to express their creativity and showcase their talents.

“We are hopeful that this novel project will enrich mutual understanding of people to understand and appreciate the blending of our two unique cultures, and consequently, promote peace and unity to all. Let us continue fostering closer relationships, uphold friendship, and build a stronger Filipino-Chinese community for the generations to come,”

“Thank you very much and mabuhay po tayong lahat,” Ng concluded’

Councilor Yangot also delivered a message in support of the project and Ms. Tan expressed her inspirational message for supporting the project

According to lead artist Chino Chow, “The Chinoy Mural symbolizes the unity and mutual relationship of the Cordillerans and the Chinese community.

“It has been a collaboration between the Cordilleran and Chinese since the Chinese went here as early 1918 since then ginawa na nilang tahanan ang Baguio so, marami na silang contribution nagawa,”

“The Chinoy Mural is the longest in the city of Baguio it has a total of around 60 meters and about 200 feet and its height is about 13 feet.

“Naipapakita natin yun pagkakaisa ng Cordillerans that’s why may mga iba-ibang elements ng chinese at the same time may mga elements ng Cordillerans like dancers from different tribe like pugo ng Cordilleran.

“The wall of the DPWH was given to the office of the city councilor Leandro Yangot and he asked us if we wanted to have a mural so, we are very thankful to the city government of Baguio for allowing us to do this and we painted the story of how our ancestors went here in the city of Baguio, to our officers and members of the Baguio – Chinese Community, and to my co-artist Edmund Andrada, Master Artist Jet Alangui and all the volunteers who support us for the success of this inauguration,” Chow concluded. ### Photo by: Mario Oclaman //FNS

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