The Visayans’ gifts of hope


Much has been said about 2013’s calamities in the Visayas—the earthquakes and the super-typhoons—that brought much devastation and tragedy to the region.  Amid all these, the Filipino’s resilience and strength has amazed and inspired the world.

An elegant multi- strand wood coin bead from the Visayas is a gift of beauty, as well as a gift of hope

An elegant multi- strand wood coin bead from the Visayas is a gift of beauty, as well as a gift of hope

Rebuilding the people’s livelihood in the affected areas is one challenge, as these disasters leave many people jobless in the aftermath, and the need for more opportunities for entrepreneurship are needed.

Filipinos are known as resilient people, they always try to move forward even in very little ways. The value of bayanihan has led to building small communities and the strengthening of local entrepreneurship. They will continue to strive, because “hope” for them stays.

That is why Kultura Filipino’s collection of items from Visayan communities is a window of hope to boost livelihood in the region.  These gifts of hope also highlight the ability of Filipinos to brave all storms in life.

More than that, these are items that celebrate the artistry and creativity of the Visayans. There are the exquisite fashion accessories made from natural materials; world -class items for the home made from capiz shells; as well as Cebuano delicacies like premium fruit cookies and dried mangoes covered in Belgian chocolate.

Kultura Filipino encourages the public to support the local products from the Visayas. For in our own little ways, we can give hope to our brothers and sisters from the Visayas, because they are simply worthy of it.

Kultura Filipino stores are located at SM Makati, SM Megmall, SM City North EDSA, the SM Mall of Asia, and SM Aura Premier.  In the provincial areas, the stores can be found at the Northwing of SM City Cebu and at SM Lanang Premier.


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