JAAF, Araneta City Launch #LivingHeroes Photo Exhibit

As a tribute to exemplary and inspiring acts of ordinary Filipinos during the COVID-19 pandemic, J. Amado Araneta Foundation (JAAF) is opening a special National Heroes Day Photo Exhibit — both virtual and physical — featuring select modern-day heroes.

UPDATE: The exhibit has been extended and is still up on the website. The onsite gallery will be relocated and will be announced once open for public viewing.

In partnership with the J. Amado Araneta Foundation (JAAF), the social development arm of the Araneta Group, the City of Firsts launches the #LivingHeroes photo exhibit that features individuals whose generosity, ingenuity, and inspiring deeds created ripples of hope to those who are heavily affected by the ongoing health crisis.

“The COVID-19 pandemic brought out the best in most people. The J. Amado Araneta Foundation recognizes the contribution of these individuals who have inspired a lot of people here in the Philippines and abroad with their stories of sharing, innovating, and giving in this very challenging time,” JAAF Executive Director Diane Romero said.

Experience the exhibit virtually via the JAAF official website  https://jaaf.aranetacity.com/living-heroes-virtual-exhibit/

 and witness the different facets of kindness and generosity that transpired to help communities and frontliners through the stories of Dr. Aileen Alinsub of Southern Leyte, Animal Welfare Advocates of the University of the Philippines, Mr. Jojo Vergara of Cebu, ACT as ONE PH, and the Bread of Salt and Aerosol Boxes initiatives.

Get to know the contribution of some of the country’s brilliant minds who have sparked improvements on how the country can battle the pandemic through the stories of Dr. Abundio Balgos, Professor Eilene Narvaez, Professor Anthony James Bautista, AIM Master of Science in Innovation and Business Class – ENDCOV Team, Ken Ibasco and the Citizen Budget Tracker Tea, Dr. Mahar Lagmay and the UP Pandemic Response Team, and Dr. Raul Destura.

Get additional inspiration and hope from the stories of Mr. Raymund Papellero, Melissa and Miara Villasenor and their team of tailors, Dr. April Andal, the AFP Kitchen, Teacher Michelle Rubio, OFW Nurses Sinclaire Larong and June Coleto, Ms. Kay Junatas and Mr. Raymund Narag.

A physical #LivingHeroes photo exhibit is also open for viewing on August 28 at the Gateway Mall Activity Area. Each panel in this on-ground exhibit are equipped with a QR code to allow viewers to have a different virtual feel of the exhibit.

The #LivingHeroes photo exhibit is part of Araneta City’s celebration of the 2021 National Heroes Day, with series of events that give credit to exemplary and heroic deeds of Filipinos from different generations.

[Submitted by Glenda Carlota, J. Amado Araneta Foundation, Inc.]