Just like the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the houses in the sitios of Stonehill, Botiwtiw and Sadjap (STOBOSA) in Barangay Balili in La Trinidad, Benguet were painted in different colors and designs.
|Balili, La Trinidad, Benguet Mural Houses|
This project is a part in their campaign called "RevBloom" (revitalize and bloom) led by the Department of Tourism (DOT) in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).
"The community should make a joint effort to re-dedicate its mountains to flowers and trees as part of sustainable tourism activities," said the DOT secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr when the giant mural was unveiled.
"Solar artist" Jordan Mang-osan with a team of Tam-awan artists where the ones who painted the houses into a one big mural, and also paid homage to what he claimed to be the area's origins as a mountain of sunflowers and limestone rock formations.
In Baguio, Quirino Hill in particular will also hold the same project in time for its Panagbenga festivities.