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Paintings done by Munti PDLs on display for sale at SC lobby

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THE Supreme Court (SC) has allowed the display of 66 paintings in oil and acrylic done by prisoners or persons deprived of liberty at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City at the main lobby of the Supreme Court (SC) in Manila.

The Valentine’s Art Exhibit and Sale dubbed “Mga Pinta ng Pag-asa Mula sa Puso ng mga PDL” will be at the SC’s lobby until Feb. 16.

Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo led the opening of the PDLs’ art exhibit. He was joined by Associate Justices Alfredo Benjamin S. Caguioa, Ramon Paul L Hernando, Amy C. Lazaro Javier, Rodil V. Zalameda, Ricardo R. Rosario, Jose Midas P. Marquez, and Antonio T. Kho, Jr.

The SC said the art collection is part of the output done by PDLs at the NBP’s medium and security compounds and are the expressions of “the PDLs’ thoughts, aspirations, and emotions.”

The artists are from the Kulay Group of Artists, Maximum Security Compound; School of Fine Arts, Education and Training Section, Medium Security Compound; and Work and Livelihood Section, Medium Security Compound.

It said those interested in buying any of the paintings on display may contact the office of Associate Justice Marquez through (02) 8525-713.  The proceeds will be turned over to the PDLs.

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