Photos by Mau Victa / Frank Cimatu
They speak of where the heart of the city is. The public market just across. The story of its beginnings, the images of the first trades, the landscape of old, and the sentiments of the now.
They say it is time to tear down the market because it is old. But it is in the many faces of what it survived throughout the ages that makes it a treasure. It is afterall a 100-year old space that holds the stories of generations as it watched the city grow.
Thirty panels of poems, essays, images, paintings, newspapers clippings, photos, infographics, that weave together the many reasons why we can’t turn the charm of a local colorful homegrown market to another mall with no soul.
Come to the exhibit set up by Baguio artists led by Kawayan de Guia and be one with the pulse of preserving a market that belongs to the people…our very own. .