Sustainable artistry: Fernando Manipon’s leaf creations on display

Art lovers can now experience the brilliance of Filipino leaf artist Fernando “Pando” Manipon, whose unique creations are currently showcased at the Manila Hotel Art Gallery.

Manipon, renowned for crafting pieces that initially appear to be oil paintings, employs dried leaves, corn husks, and garlic peels in his artistic process, blending artistry with sustainability. Enjoy free admission until the exhibition’s conclusion on September 18.

Hans Sy: Ultimate green warrior

Hans Sy, the 4th of the Sy-blings, as Bilyonaryo calls them, sat down with me to explain his green initiatives in the SM Group, a chat that turned into an interesting look into how he became a sustainability champion, the lessons he learnt from his father, Henry Sy Sr., and legacy-building.

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