Friday, July 6, 2012

the LGD memorial unveiling event

bidibidi's short note 
4 july 2012
Luis Guevara Dato's 106th birth anniversary
armi, daughter of the late LGD looks on the newly installed memorial marker
there are many reasons why we establish memorials for people.  some are created as a way of coping with grief while others are built as a remembrance of the person.
the family of Luis G. Dato:  Jeanette Botor-Dato, Agnes Nodado-Olano, Armi Dato, Remedios Esplana-Dato, Vicente Dato, Jr.
for centuries, commemorative statues, monuments have been erected in memory of those who have touched lives and done great things.  such is the reason why we are doing this for Luis Guevara Dato, so future generations will understand and know him and the genius he had in the realm of literature, journalism and poetry.
burikbutikan artists collective, inc:  cesar gumba, julius bicaldo, paulix robosa, al oliva, bidibidi, frank penones jr., jofrey botor, kristian cordero, OsacnaB
the burikbutikan artists collective, inc., my group, is composed of artists from Baao:  Paulix B. Robosa, who made the LGD medallion, now mounted on the pedestal, Julius B. Bicaldo, Fr. Nunilon Arnold F. Bancaso Jr. 'OsacnaB', Jofrey I. Botor and myself, and artists from neighbouring towns and cities of Baao: Frank Penones Jr., Kristian S. Cordero, Al Oliva - all three from Iriga City, Cesar Gumba - Buhi, Pano Carumba - Bula.  
frank, paulix, jofrey & julius
Fr. Nunilon Arnold F. Bancaso, Jr. 'OsacnaB'
Bernadette De Los Santos 'bidibidi'
Frank V. Penones, Jr.
we aim to make art and recognize and honour people who have stepped up and showed exemplary achievements in their own fields and talents in the arts.  who knows, this hhh park might just be the place to be known for having the most number of erected memorials, given the fact that our town, and the rinconada area is so blessed with not only rich and verdant natural resources, but also a pool of geniuses and achievers.
the burikbutikan artists collective with the LGD family and friends

it is the dream of my group to re-create and re-invent baao to be a place of culture and arts, a place where pilgrims would come to know about the town's great sons and daughters.  and today's event is but a first in a long list of plans and projects.
Kgd. Dante O Bismonte - sponsored the SB resolution
we are a lucky group in that we have political leaders who recognize the community's need to see, experience and be immersed in the arts, for it is the arts that feed the soul.
Ernie Verdadero
Kristian Sendon Cordero
Neva Bermundo

Dante Adan

we thank everyone for giving us their precious time and we implore and request that this memorial be given what is its due - value, repect and appreciation.
the Luis G. Dato memorial marker by Paulix Robosa
bidibidi gives this short note

ABS-CBN covers the event
thank you and good afternoon.


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Luis G. Dato

Luis G. Dato
a poet, 
a teacher, 
a politician, 
a son of Baao.