Artist turns over to GenSan ‘Bangkapayapaan’

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The city government of General Santos led by Mayor Ronnel C. Rivera has received from artist Kublai Millan his masterpiece landmark located at Apopong-Sinawal junction Tuesday, October 15.

The landmark is named as “Bangkapayapaan,” the first of Millan’s series of peace monuments built in different areas in Mindanao.

The “Bangkapayapaan” concept and design that encompasses the symbolism of unity amidst diversity was presented to, and was approved by the 18th Sangguniang Panlungsod, under the leadership of the former Vice Mayor Shirlyn L. Bañas who champions strong advocacies for arts and tourism, the city government said.

Rivera thanked Millan for his generosity and kindness in donating the said landmark.

Councilor Shandee O. Llido-Pestaño, Chairperson on Tourism, Culture and the Arts, said the location of the landmark is perfect because it connects the airport (westward), fishport (southward), neighboring municipalities (northward), and other developing barangays (eastward).

Millan’s other famous artworks in Mindanao include the the 25-foot durian sculpture at Davao International Airport among others.