HeARTstrings: Philippine Contemporary Arts from the Regions (The Padayon Series)
Brings students into the exciting world of contemporary art in the different regions in the Philippines which embodies a 21st century world view that combines indigenous and traditional elements with global and technological trends to create new and unique artistic forms.
Author/s: Fanny A. Garcia, PhD and Anna Marie S. Oblepias
Level/s: Senior High
Enhances students’ understanding and appreciation of the development of contemporary Philippine art by introducing them to our National Artists and Gawad Manlilikha ng Bayan awardees whose works have laid the foundation, set the standard, and provided inspiration for our current generation of artists in the regions
Provides a rich variety of creative activities that will develop the students’ skills in research, internet navigation, media literacy, team-building, cooperative learning, integration, and other competencies that are required for success in the 21st century while further honing their knowledge-retention, critical thinking, and presentation abilities
Encourages students to discover their creative potential and to explore their local communities for materials and resources that can be utilized in their own artistic productions and performances, thereby contributing to the enrichment of art and culture in their own regions with their original contemporary work Accommodates students’ individual learning styles by discussing academic concepts within a highly readable text, illustrating lessons with colorful visuals, and demonstrating ideas and tasks through online videos and other electronic teaching-learning aids
Complies with the Department of Education’s curriculum goals and requirements for the K to 12 program
Dr. Ernesto Y. Sibal was one of the few Filipinos in academic publishing who can irrefutably lay claim to these three titles—Patriot, Pioneer and Innovator. A staunch patriot, Dr. Sibal fiercely advocated the vision of designating Filipino-authored books for young Filipino learners. This vision was enabled by the establishment of Alemar’s Bookstore in 1958, and through the foresight and drive of Alegria Rodriguez, who shared in the vision of her husband, she helped galvanize then fledgling Alemar's Bookstore as the place to go for textbooks and school needs, propelling it to become the first established bookstore chain in the country.