December 2019

Agroecology Fair 2019

December 1, 2019, 9 AM to 6 PM, Flower Garden, Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City

The Synergy for Sustainable Development Inc. (SSD), through the support of Belgian NGO Solidagro, will launch an Agroecology Fair on December 1, 2019, at the Flower Garden of the Quezon Memorial Circle.

The partners of SSD and Solidagro and other invited organizations and individuals will sell their organic and eco-friendly products, showcase their crafts, and exhibit their works. Mini-talks and demonstrations will also be held throughout the day on various topics such as urban gardening, mushroom propagation, bee keeping, bio-waste management, seed banking, etc.

MSHS Mini Book Fair

December 2, 2019, 9 AM to 5 PM, Manila Science High School, Manila

BLTX IX: This is Information

December 14, 2019, 7 PM to 1 AM, Sikat Studio, Tomas Morato, Quezon City

It’s that time of the year, friends – Better Living Through Xeroxography a small press expo Manila Year IX! It comes with the usual BLTX guarantee: walang academic o mainstream press, mabibilang ang Palanca winners sa dalawang gitnang daliri!

Featuring these fine young specimens of small press greatness:
After Lunch
Aika Velasco
Alyana Walde
Andie Strannyy
Andy Tubig + Alfonso Manalastas + Vincen Gregory Yu
Ang Sabi Nila PH
Angelo Quijano
Annix Sarmiento
Apol Sta Maria & Mich C feat. Friends
Arn Echano
Art – ATAK
Balangay Books
Bianca Maranan
Bunny Luz
the Cabinet
Carl Cervantes
Cavite Young Writers Association
Chen Lapuz
Corin & Carlo
Cubao Editions
the De Leons
Deeney de Jesus
Dianne Fernando
Flamingmeow Studio
Fran Alvarez & Pergy Acuña
Gabby & Francis
Gantala Press
Gerome Soriano
Golden Homies
Grave Babe
Ibong Adorno
Isa & Ryan
Janssen Cunanan
Jewel Enrile
Jo Galvez
Kalapati Retrograde
Kapok Collective
Kat del Rosario
Kowtow Komiks
Leanne Johnson
Magpies Press
marren, kristian, jeba
Maya P & Camillektea
Me & My Veg Mouth
Mel Cabral
Miggy Escano
Nanoy Rafael
Pancho Karambola
Part-Time Poets
Philippine High School for the Arts
Photozinethesis x JW-2098
Pol Belisario
Project Citoyen
Rea Robles
Retrograde FM
Sari Collective
Save Our Schools
Sejuru Emina
Sean Sonsona
SLF & Kataga – QC
Stef Tran
Studio Soup Zine Library
Tep Atento
Try Lang
UP Writers Club
Vlad Jocson
the Youth & Beauty Brigade
Zeempleng Tao

Tell your friends, tell your lovers, tell your nemeses! Come join us! Nothing will stand in our way!

BLTX IX: Culture Jamming Independent Artists Congress

December 14, 2019, 4 to 7 PM, Sikat Studio, Tomas Morato, Quezon City

Dear Friends,

In light of the ongoing state crackdown on activists resulting to socio-political unrest, Better Living Through Xeroxography (BLTX) Year IX spearheads Culture Jamming: An Independent Artists Congress on December 14, Saturday at Sikat, Inc., 305 Tomas Morato Avenue, Quezon City. 

The small press expo aims to gather small / independent artist collectives / individuals to strengthen and expand alliances in promoting awareness about pressing issues such as tyranny, impunity, and injustice. In the forum at 4 PM, Sama-samang Artista para sa Kilusang Agraryo (SAKA), Kamandag, Magpies Press, Gantala Press, Me & My Veg Mouth, SIKAD, and Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP) will discuss the importance of art and cultural work in the fight for social justice. The speakers will share their best practices in working with communities like peasants, workers, and the urban poor; as well as possibilities of art in building solidarity with the powerless, whom it must serve. There is no entrance fee to the forum and expo.

If you would like to contribute to / collaborate with any of the artist groups mentioned above, or are interested in joining the BLTX network / alliance of artists, please register one or more representatives of your group (name, group, brief description of the group) at on or before December 9, 2019 with the subject line: “Culture Jamming.” Please feel free to pass this invitation to friends and allies.