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18/06/2010: Showcasing Filipino Nationalism through the Visual Arts

18 JUNE 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ambassador Willy C. Gaa addresses guests during the launching of the exhibit “Lupang Hinirang,” by Chicago-based visual artist and sculptor Paul C. Balan.  Ambassador Gaa cited Balan for the vivid imagery of his works that were inspired by the lyrics of the Philippine National Anthem.  The exhibit of Paete-born Balan was held as one of the events commemorating the 112th anniversary of the declaration of Philippine independence. END