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Written by Joseph G. Lariosa   
Saturday, 12 June 2010 07:07



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President GMA and Ambassador Gaa Reach Out to Filipino Americans


Artist Fred DeAsis Presents Workshop

on the Ancient Philippine Lost Art of the “Kut-kut”



C HICAGO (JGLi) – Philippine Ambassador to the United States Willy C. Gaa urged Filipino Americans “to continue reaching out to all your fellow Filipinos in the United States, and join hands in your pursuit of a strong and formidable Filipino American voice.”


On the eve of the 112th Philippine Independence day Friday (June 11), Mr. Gaa lauded “the Filipino-American community, whose clear vision for the Philippines and active noteworthy efforts, make them a significant partner of the Philippine government in nation-building.”


He echoed the message of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who said, “the theme for the 112th Anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine Independence, 'Kalayaan 2010: Tagumpay ng Bayan', highlights the many successes and triumphs we have achieved as a nation.


“It also reminds us of the many goals and dreams we have yet to achieve for our country,” Mrs. Arroyo said.


Saying that “the Philippines has advanced steadily towards greater growth, guided by a common vision for a better future and powered by the sinew and might of the hard working and dedicated Filipino, including our more than eight-million Filipino workers abroad,” President Arroyo also thanked, “our Overseas Filipinos, for your demonstrated commitment to help uphold, protect and promote our Filipino heritage. I am confident that you will continue to do your part in contributing to the full development of your motherland.”


The Filipino Lost Art of the “Kut-kut”


M eanwhile, Filipino-American international artist Fred DeAsis invited his fellow Filipino American community members to watch a “hands-on demo/workshop on ancient Philippine lost art – “kut-kut” at the Philippine Independence Week celebration at the Chicago Children's Museum, Navy Pier for three days from June 10 to 13.


Mr. DeAsis said there will be parade, folk dances, Philippine food tasting and lots of activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


A free Philippine Ancient Art Workshop on Sunday, June 13, will be split into two sessions – 12 noon to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. This is open to public.


He said participants will learn the history of the exotic lost art and experience the ancient art technique. All materials provided including ancient tool used by indigenous tribes. Participants will bring home their exotic artwork.


For more information about his artworks, interested parties may visit his website:


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