[Politiko] Iloilo's Diversion Bridge gets colorful makeover
The two groups turned the plain-colored bridge spanning Iloilo River in Mandurriao district into a colorful attraction for the city.
Mayor Jerry Treñas said the transformation was inspired by the colourful Alkaff Bridge in Singapore which was a work of Filipino artist Pacita Abad (https://dailyguardian.com.ph/diversion-bridge-gets-colorful-makeover/).
He said several vacant walls and another bridge in the city will also be transformed into vibrant art scenes as the city continues to promote street and public art.
Since 2019, the city government partnered with local and Manila artists to turn vacant walls in the city into colorful mural paintings.
The first mural project of the city government was inaugurated by Treñas in Brgy. Sambag in Jaro district last October.
It was then followed by mural projects located at the corner of Solis Street and Muelly Loney in City Proper district and the series of walls stretching in front of the Iloilo City Community College (ICCC) in San Pedro St. in Molo district.
The mural paintings did not only showcase the key attractions in Iloilo City but also paid tribute to the rich culture of the city.
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