Months ago, I attended a convention conducted inside the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). It was the first time that I entered the country's largest convention center, which was built by the Central Bank 1n the 1970's.
|The Philippine International Convention Center.|
There are some interesting things located at the front of the PICC. One of these is this sculpture of the unborn.
I like this sculpture, simply because I am active in the pro-life advocacy. :-)
Another one, located near the entrance is this “bell tower”:
The lobby of the PICC is very big! It is like a spacious cave. Hanging from the ceiling are the stick-like lights, which might be thought of as a well-arranged stalactites.
A mural located on the second floor caught my attention.
A closer look gave me the idea that...
...the mural depicts the Battle of Mactan, wherein a native tribal leader defeated Spanish conquerors led by Magellan.
There are many paintings posted on the walls of PICC. This caught my attention while I am on my way to the convention hall:
It is a painting of a face that have a drawing of people and writings on it. I read “ihanda na luhuran” (prepare the kneeler), “ala sais” (6 o'clock), and “sindihan na kandila” (light the candle). I realized then that the face looks like the face of the Sto. Niño.
The painting made me wonder. What does the painter want to convey? Is he depicting the devotion to the Sto. Niño in a negative sense?
The PICC is really made for conventions, seminars and big meetings so I didn't expect to see many interesting things in this place. It is a big place but dimly lighted. I can now say that I entered the PICC.