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Apo Whang Od “Ang Mambabatok”

The Filipino in Me - Insights into Living Heritage

Entry by Noel Balbin. Edmonton, Alberta


Apo Whang Od “Ang Mambabatok”

A living symbol of our heritage.

Woodburn on a used cutting board and took me almost 40 hours to finish.

About the Artist

I’ve been in Canada for almost 14 years and have been living in Edmonton since I arrived as a foreign worker. Now I’m a citizen with my wife and three kids and woodburning is just one of my hobbies that I truly enjoyed a lot. I’ve been doing woodburning for two years now and I’m hoping to do more artwork which will show and promote Philippine Culture and stuff, and share the world the uniqueness and beauty of my Filipino culture.


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