A set of nine Filipino figures made by Filipino sculptor Kublai Ponce-Millan would be among the Nativity scenes to be put on display in Saint Peter’s Square in the Vatican beginning Dec. 24.
According to CBCPNews, the official news service provider of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), the Philippine-made statues depict a Filipino family in a boat pulling a net with a plentiful catch from the sea.
The other figures were portrayed playing different indigenous musical instruments. To complete the set, there were baskets filled with different Philippine tropical fruits, vegetables, fishes and shells, highlighting the bountiful harvest of the earth and the sea. Read the full story on the Philippine Star
Thanks to Mr. Exequiel Sabarillo for the alert.
Maligayang Pasko at Mapagpalang Bagong Taon sa inyong lahat! Feliz Navidad y un Año Bendecido a todos!