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November 4, 2023

Garbo Sa Kabisay-an: A Buglasan Photography Exhibition Opens at Mugna Gallery

Mugna Gallery | Buglasan Festival Committe 2023
Valencia, Negros Oriental, Philippines

The Opening Reception for Garbo Sa Kabisay-an: A Buglasan Photography Exhibition on November 4 started its run at Mugna Gallery.

In attendance were members of the Buglasan Festival Committee 2023, headed by Buglasan Directress Glynda Descuatan, who represented the province during the recognition of the winners.

The event served as the official awarding ceremony of the top twenty finalists, as well as the three winners:

1st Place – “Hala Bira Mabinay!” by Dennis Gamarcha
2nd Place – “Gentle Smile” by Dennis Gamarcha
3rd Place – “Vibrance of Expressions” by Hannah Bella Ragay

Top 20:
“Thriving for Freedom” by Rufino Alub
“Iconic” by Craig Estrada
“Win or Lose” by Melvin Catan
“The Gentle Faces” by Daryll Don Mercurio
“Siga Siga” by Francis Wayne Dafielmoto
“Under the Searing Sun” by Ryly Dre Patrick Juan Pontino
“Leveled Emotion” by John Aldwin Alaton
“Embracing the Sun with a Smile” by John Matthew Mangulabnan
“Enjoy Every Moment ” by Joemie Bercades
“We Love the Philippines” by Richter Jansen Tia
“Panagway Sa Kalipay” by Carlo Alcazar
“Raise High” by Nicarter Fontelo
“Smile” by Jhev Sagario
“Behind Every Libo, There is a Ngiti” – Myke Kristoffer Catilogo
“Whimsical Phantasm” by Seigfred Vince Teves
“Blue Horizon” by Aldrich Jan Callueng
“X Marks the Spot” by Tyron Jhonrey Sanoy

During the event, we also awarded the winner of the People’s Choice, which was decided via an online vote:

People’s Choice – “Genuine Happiness for Others’ Success” by Neil Floyd Morales

The gallery welcomes visitors to view the photographs during its gallery hours on Wednesdays through Sundays, from 12 pm to 8 pm.

The exhibition runs alongside Kamugnaan until November 26th.

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