Music Room, Malacañan Palace
November 7, 2016
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte received another portrait of himself from a 27-year old artist named Alvin Hipolito as he welcomed him in a courtesy call at the Malacañan Palace.
Alvin Hipolito is the son of the late visual artist Dante Hipolito, who was known for his painting “Salubong” that portrays Pope Francis with some Filipino celebrities in a rural setting. According to Alvin, it was his father’s dream to have a portrait of President Duterte.
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