Sunday, September 22, 2019

Istorya ng Kultura at ng mga Obra Natin (I.K.O.N.)

Wazzup Pilipinas!

This year’s Istorya ng Kultura at ng mga Obra Natin (I.K.O.N.) marked another Milestone in the events’ scene in Tagaytay. A weeklong celebration of arts, culture, native products, talents and people in the heart of the South was truly remarkable and authentic. FORA Filinvest Lifemalls in partnership with When in Manila, DTI Cavite and NDN Entertainment Productions celebrated the Heroes Month last August 26 to September 1, 2019 with a bang at FORA Activity Center. This week-long celebration of our ARTS, CULTURE, PRODUCTS, CRAFTS, TALENTS and ARTISTRY is entitled IKON (Istorya ng Kultura at ng mga Obra Natin, and is now a signature event of FORA Mall Tagaytay. Attracting an average of 800 foot traffic daily, more than 50 exhibitors and participants were very satisfied with the maximum exposure of the event, giving them the opportunity to advertise their local products and their works of art. This event also is a collaborative effort of different groups of artists, media, celebrities and many more.

I.K.O.N. 2019 featured the following;

Artreach Missions founded by Cowee Pascual

Tagaytay Moms of Kat Ambion

KREON Community founded by Karen Aya

Alfonso Cavite Organic Farmers Agriculture Cooperative with its President Noel Cruz

Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Tagaytay artworks

headed by Jail Captain Aris Villaester

Sketch Pinoy of Jay Gatdula

Kable by Armando Nero Sr.

Department of Trade in Industry Cavite led by Ruy Manaog

La Liga De Los Artísticos

Nitya Lila, Artist Advocate for Climate Revolution at DAKILA, founder of YOGI Fair

Edwin Uy, King of the Philippines’ National Costume and designer of

Designers Circle Philippines

Manny Halasan, Fashion and Jewelry designer and Crown Maker

Cris Villanueva, Actor, Sculptor, Artist

Zharine Villanueva, Fashion and Jewelry designer, Painter, Artrepreneur

Vidal Crafts

Sequins and Pearls of Donna Elortiz, an inspiring Makeup Artist from Silang Cavite

Spoken Word Performances from Malayang Tala

Kenn Piczon

Van Dela Cruz

Pepe Mangubat

Cultural Song performance by ABAKA or Ang Bagong Kalinangan Group

Cultural Dance Performance by La Salle Filipiñana Dance Company

Song Performance by Kaye Panopio, Tawag ng Tanghalan Semi Finalist

VIP presence of Mayor Randy Salamat of Alfonso Cavite and

Vice Mayor Raymond Ambion of Tagaytay.

The event was hosted by Super Mac, Miss World 2017 Second Princess and 2018 Miss Tourism Worldwide Zara Carbonell and the country’s most influential and controversial motivational speaker, Manu Respall, a.k.a. MR Speaks.

To honor this year’s outstanding Filipinos in Cavite for their exemplary work, IKON awarded a pottery plaque created by artist EJ Espiritu of Cornerstone Pottery Farm. This year’s honorees were! Ms. Cowee Pascual of ARTreach Missions Inc., Ms. Katrina Ambion of Tagaytay Moms, Mr. Armando Nero Sr. of Kable, Kreon Community, Mayor Agnes Tolentino of Tagaytay City, and Ms. Nitya Lila of Dakila.

Fora Mall intends to hold this event every year and to continue to provide a platform for people to discover and enjoy art while promoting the local art scene. Watch out for another fun-filled and colorful event in the IKON 2020.

I.K.O.N. (Istorya ng Kultura at ng mga Obra Natin) is FORA’s advocacy to honor and feature silent heroes, celebrating culture, love of country and the arts. This year’s celebration will not be possible without the collaborative efforts of FORA team headed by Filinvest Lifemalls VP Joy. R. Polloso, Miss Maria Martha Asuzano, Miss Jingle Medriano, Cristel Colapo and Mr. Adrian Legarda. Also, I.K.O.N. event was spearheaded by NDN Entertainment Productions headed by their President, Norilyn D. Nero, General Manager, Mac Nero, Marketing, PR and Social Media Account Manager, Ricardo Osita, Production Team headed by Dave Cortez, RJay Mayo, RJay Libramonte and Armando Nero Jr.

I.K.O.N. would also want to thank our partners who helped us in staging this one of a kind event,, A2Z TV, Passion. Fashion. Trends., ARCOM, RAMP Inc., Vloggers Association, MR Speaks, GRABETY Media, Village Pipol, Modern Moms World, Critical Beauty, Experience Travel and Living, Iconic Manila, Quezon City Traveler, Filipino Vines, Hollywood Weekly, Entertainment News Portal, Designers Circle Philippines, WoW Very Good Live, Trifoglio, and Bioessence Tagaytay, and Miss Timmy Cruz’ Uptimmystic.

This Annual event is really an authentic event that we Filipinos should be proud of. Visit Tagaytay City and #CreateTheMoment with your family and friends at FORA Mall. To stay up-to-date with the mall’s events and activities, follow them on Facebook @FilinvestLifemallsFORA and Instagram @foramall.

Let us continue championing the cause for Filipino artists and our love for our country, culture and the arts through our future initiatives. See you at I.K.O.N. 2020!

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