Personnel of the Baguio Fired Department and police interns from the University of the Cordilleras assigned at the Baguio City Police Office – Station 5 Monday helped Sin-Agi artists in cleaning the eight by 100 feet biking mobility Climate Action Wall along Legarda Road prior the application of protective material for its launching and turn-over to the city on February.
Sin-Agi convenor councilor Leandro Yangot, Jr. said the Monday cleaning paves the way to the application of granite top coat that will protect the new art wall from the weather – sun and rain – and soot from vehicles plying the road to and from Marcos Highway.
“We will use granite top coat. We will need a sprayer. I am waiting for the availability of the skilled worker that spray…,” Yangot told fellow artist Gladys Labsan, Wigan Nauyac and Ged Alangui, the last two were at hand during the Monday cleaning.
Yangot said that the wall is almost complete despite the delay due to him falling ill right after New Year and was bed ridden for more than two weeks.
“We are 98 percent finished with some details just to be included and the logos of those who helped make the project a reality,” said Yangot, who launched the painting with mayor Benjamin Magalong in December of last year, during the mayors birthday to address climate change through reduction of carbon footprint.
Yangot said that the February 1 launching will also coincide with the country’s celebration of art month and the biking mobility mural as the group’s offering to the month-long event where the group is expected to launch its own art bank, a series of workshops for students, particularly high school.
“It will be a busy month for Sin-Agi,” said the councilor, who coined the term to his new group that means helping among family members with the older providing assistance to the younger ones, which has been his advocacy the past two years with the Free Arts Lessons at the Park for young aspiring artists.
In fact, beside him and the three veteran artists, graduates of the free arts lessons helped in the painting of the 100 foot long mural.
Yangot is looking at the remaining 50 foot portion of the Legarda wall below the Europa Condominium and before the Baguio Police Station 5 for the Buyog Watershed mural which is a call to stop tree cutting and encroachment at the watershed which is one of the city’s main sources of water and agreed upon with Magalong during a meeting last year.
“We want a stop to tree cutting at the Buyog watershed now,” cried Magalong as he expressed sadness at the plight of the watershed which every year is dwindling as concrete structures continue to grow in numbers. Pigeon Lobien