Road Trip to Angono


Angono, Rizal is said to be the art capital of the Philippines. It is about an hours drive from Makati CBD (depending on the traffic… which I know is very unpredictable).

The town traces its artistic roots to Angono Petroglyphs in Binangonan, the oldest rock art in the Philippines, with over 127 stone carvings

The one who discovered these Petroglyphs was none other than Botong Francisco, one of the town’s pioneer artists.

Next stop was the Blanco Family Museum.

A sampling of the Higantes Festival, a local festival held annually In Angono, Rizal, Philippines. This can be seen on the entry to the museum.

This celebrates the artwork of the whole Blanco family. The museum is headed by renowned painter Jose “Pitok” V. Blanco, a muralist and National Artist nominee known for his colorful works.

And then there’s his seven children, Glenn, Noel, Michael, Joy, Jan, Gay, and Peter Paul, who are all involved in the arts. And then there’s his wife who is painting as well. All practicing artists and all doing realistic style.

But what impressed me most was how young some of them started painting.

On the back gardens of the Blanco Museum

Art galleries and museums abound, which have become favorite places among local and international guests visiting the town like Balaw-Balaw Restaurant and Folk Art Museum.

There we had lunch…supposed to be exotic dishes but were unavailable.

Just a short walk is another quirky place called Nemiranda Atelier Museum, which is also a cafe. And this is my nephew…

There’s more artsy things going on but that’s for another date and blog

For Jo’s Monday Walk

Dan’s Thursday Doors Challenge

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge . CFFC

Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge

Natalie’s Photographing cPublic Art Challenge


  1. restlessjo says:

    What a fantastic display of artistry, Teresa! By the end of the post you’ve almost forgotten the beginning and the rock art, there’s so much to see. Love the look of the Blanco Museum. Many thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful trip!

    1. Teresa says:

      And that was just in one day… yes so many art pieces. Thanks Jo ❤️

  2. picpholio says:

    A very exciting place, thans for sharing.

    1. Teresa says:

      My pleasure…we a lot of fun!

  3. Toonsarah says:

    Anywhere described as an ‘art capital’ is likely to be right up my street, and this didn’t disappoint 🙂 The quality of work by those Blanco children is amazing!

  4. Dan Antion says:

    This is a wonderful post, Teresa. The best part about these doors is what they lead to. I love the artwork. IT’s so bright and colorful.

    1. Teresa says:

      It was fun searching for doors! Thanks Dan.

  5. jazzytower says:

    Seems there is art everywhere in the town. Sounds like a nice trip.


    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, it was a wonderful art road trip! And would be posting more soon.

      1. jazzytower says:


  6. Miss Andi says:

    Wow, you were in the middle of so much creativity! I’m also astonished at the paintings of those from their childhood, most children would still be learning the concept of shapes and ratios at that age. Very impressive! They probably did that together or inspired by their family.

    1. Teresa says:

      I know, we were so amazed too. I guess it runs in the family…so we can’t expect for anything less!

  7. Natalie says:

    Teresa, Thank you for your PPAC contribution. Looks like a wonderful road trip with so much colourful and beautiful art to discover.

    1. Teresa says:

      So much fun indeed! Thanks Natalie!

  8. slfinnell says:

    Amazing art by the children! Love this!!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks, they’re really talented!

  9. XingfuMama says:

    It looks like you are having a wonderful trip. I love the bright colors and creativity in these photos.

    1. Teresa says:

      This trip turned out to be an Art and foodie trip for me 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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