ARTISTS, students, teachers, and cultural workers in Cavite are uniting for the second edition of Paghilom, an artist-initiated arts festival in the province. “Paghilom” means healing or renewal, and the festival focuses on art and its production as transformative acts necessary to cure individuals, communities, and society of its maladies. The three-day Paghilom Arts Camp and Festival at the Alitaptap Artists Village in Halang, Amadeo, Cavite runs from Feb. 28 to March 2. The event includes a sportsfest, zine festival, an on-the-spot-painting competition, public art installations, murals, an art exhibit, art talks, workshops, improvisation jamming, dance and theater performances, art fora, and Spoken Word. The festival will culminate with a concert led by Joey Ayala, The Wuds, Chickoy Pura, and Borrachos. All Paghilom 2019 events are free and open to the public. For more information on the festival, contact Henry Ancanan at 0923-703-4451 or check out the Paghilom Facebook page.