TO paint the city with hope and unity amid challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, Quezon City 5th District congressional candidate Patrick Michael “PM” Vargas launched the Pag-asa Murals, a project with youth artists of Novaliches.
The murals were painted by young volunteer artists from the Youth for Progressive Movement (Youth for PM) Coalition, a network of youth organizations campaigning for inclusive development, youth empowerment, and good governance in the Fifth District of Quezon City.
The Pag-asa Murals were launched in three community locations specifically at Nenita in Brgy. Gulod, Balagtas in Brgy. Sta. Lucia, and Pascualer in Brgy. San Bartolome, Quezon City for the whole month of March 2022.
In his speech during one of the launches, Vargas lauded the spirit of volunteerism and creativity of the volunteer youth artists.
“Dahil sa galing at talento ng kabataan, talagang pinapatunayan ninyong kayo ang pag-asa ng bayan at may pag-asa pag magkakasama,” Vargas said.
Youth for PM Convenor Andrea Mendiola thanked the congressional candidate for his warm support to youth projects in communities.
“We want to leave an impression to whoever sees the Pag-asa Murals that amidst the pandemic or any difficulties, the Bayanihan spirit is alive and that the youth will always forge a path for the future,” Mendiola said.
The theme of the mural project is “May Pag-asa pag Magkakasama” (“There is Hope when we’re together”), a reminder for local residents to work together and keep moving forward.