Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Help “Send a Child to School”

An auction of donated original work of art by SHEILA LUIS TIANGCO, one of the known Filipino visual artists will be held on December 12, 2014 at  United Services Recreation Club (USRC) at 1 Gascoine Road, Jordan, Hong Kong. She has donated her huge painting “Sampaguita, Paborito ni Tatay”. This is a large piece. Round, 36" in diameter. Acrylic on canvas.

You get the beautiful painting and you send children to school, that's the difference.

If you want to bid  for this painting and make a difference, please contact Emilie Veringa:

Mobile:  +852 5191 0902; +852 56607706  (whatsapp or Viber)


Sheila Luis Tiangco is one of the known and established Filipino visual artists.  Flowers have always been the subject of Sheila’s art. Rendered in larger-than-life illustrations, her works are inspired by the beauty of nature, in response to the awesome magnificence of the One who created it. 

Sheila's blooms are characterized not so much by color, but more by the boldness and daring in which her works are magnified. There is nothing small about her flowers. For Sheila, each piece of work represents an outpouring of prayer, a celebration of life, her worship and intimate dialogue with her God, to whom she attributes all things. Flowers symbolize life. When offered, they express feelings which the giver hopes to convey in the most eloquent way.

Sheila is a member of the Saturday Group Artists, the oldest and most prestigious group of critically-acclaimed painters, sculptors and mixed media artists. The group takes pride that 8 of Philippine National Artists in the Visual Arts came from the Saturday Group.

Through the Saturday Group of Artists, Sheila participates regularly in various arts exhibits. The most recent is Lingkod: An Art Exhibit” held last Nov. 15 to 22, at Greenbelt 3 lobby in Makati organized by ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc. (ALKFI).  

Sampaguita, Paborito ni Tatay
Size: 36” in diameter
Medium: Acryclic on Canvas
Year: 2012

A very generous person, Sheila regularly donates some of her paintings for charity. WIMLER Foundation Hong Kong is very grateful to receive one of her paintings to be auctioned on December 12, 2014 during the charity dinner to be held at USRC. The proceeds of the painting will support WIMLER’s “Send a Child to School” project.

Own this beautiful painting. BID NOW!

“I did choose to support WIMLER because I want to be a part, even in a small way, of the good work it is doing for the underprivileged.”                         
  – Sheila Luis Tiangco 

“The works of Tiangco, though encapsulated in still-life genre, are potentially alluring to the viewer. A wife and a doting grandma who dabbles in flower painting, Tiangco comes off as a realist who, like Georgia O'Keeffe, magnifies her subjects by rendering them in larger-than life and allegorical mode.”

Monday, December 8, 2014

New date set for the conference

Due to typhoon Hagupit (Ruby),  the  conference titled "The Role of Migrants and their Remittances in Sustainable Development"  originally scheduled last December 6-7, has been postponed to  JANUARY 24-25, 2015.

While we believe that the impact of the typhoon is minimal in Davao City, we cannot risk the lives of our speakers and participants who will be flying during the weekend of December 5-6 morning from Manila , Iloilo, Cebu, Samar, Dumaguete, and other provinces outside Mindanao. Many also preferred to stay with their families during this uncertain time.

We cannot also afford to act as if "business as usual" when we know that some people living in threatened areas have to experience severe conditions. It is not also responsible for speakers and participants get stranded in Davao City as many have other commitments after the conference.

Davao del Sur was  placed under Alert B and this can mean a lot. It might be that the weather is just fine with some rains and thunderstorms but it can also be worse (flooded) We cannot predict what will happen. We chose to take the safe side. We cannot afford to see the participants worrying about their families when the weather gets worse, So we follow the official directives. Be prepared.

We believe that this is the right thing to do. We are ready for the conference but the threat is also real. Better safe than sorry.

I hope you understand our decision.

Participants who have already registered will be contacted soon. The organizers still welcome new participants. Please contact :

Jose Miguel Lisbona
Mobile: +63 920 967 5082 |
Email: jmlisbona@gmail.com

We hope to welcome you on January 24, 2015!