Francis Magundayao aims to raise awareness on the Filipino farmers in last weekend’s ABS-CBN Ball. Francis Magundayao took the opportunity to pay tribute to the hardworking Filipino farmers during last weekend's ABS-CBN Ball. The actor wore a barong with a design that aims to raise about awareness about the farmers in the Philippines.
Francis said, "For most of my life, I have been part of a large artist collective, and with it, I have realized that part of being an artist is to tell the truth. This is the truth. In light of Ms. Gina Lopez's legacy I was also inspired to share my own advocacy. Our farmers have long been oppressed by big capitalist powers, and it's our duty as Filipinos to raise such awareness. Mr @paolobaltazar26 helped me pay tribute to the hard work of our local farmers by designing a minimalist piece inspired by the details found in grains of rice."
He added that his designer utilized real rice husks on his barong.
"He embellished it with real Palay for a truly eye-popping, 3D effect. Finally, He added the colors of our nation’s flag on the right arm to give thanks for the hard work and sacrifices of our farmers and show our pride in The Philippines!" Francis stated.