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Tacloban artists unveil mural for Eastern Visayas police efforts

Four well-known artists in Tacloban City have unveiled their latest artwork, depicting how the police are doing their job in Eastern Visayas.

Artists Dante Enage, Philip Salem, Archie Prisno and Clint Gonzales completed the mural at the police headquarters in Palo, Leyte after over a month of work. Photo courtesy of Dante Enage
Artists Dante Enage, Philip Salem, Archie Prisno and Clint Gonzales completed the mural at the Philippine National Police headquarters in Palo, Leyte after over a month of work.

The mural inside the camp shows policemen during disaster rescue, gift giving, and medical mission, among other police activities.

It also shows an image of President Rodrigo Duterte and some known tourist spots in the region.

Measuring 20 by 60 feet, the painting was finished on July 4 after the artists started the coloring works on June 1.

Over 20 cans of paint were used to finish the mural, said Enage, the lead artist of the group.

According to Enage, the project is also their way of showing gratitude to the policemen during their relief and rescue operation during Super Typhoon “Yolanda” in 2013, which claimed over 6,000 lives in Tacloban and nearby towns.

While he don’t support the killings of alleged drug suspects, Enage said the police also deserve credits for lessening the drug activities in the region after numerous areas in Eastern Visayas have already been declared “drug-free.”

Enage disclosed that their latest work was commissioned by then-Police Regional Director Chief Supt. Gilberto Cruz. 

Topics: Tacloban City , artwork , Eastern Visayas , Dante Enage , Philip Salem , Archie Prisno , Clint Gonzales , President Rodrigo Duterte
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