The City Government of Malabon joins the nation in mourning the passing of acclaimed Malabonian artist Angel Cacnio.
Cacnio was a world-class artist known for his “Tatlong Sabungero” that won the Shell National Student’s Art Competition in 1953. His “The Capture of Mabini” subsequently won the Apolinario Mabini Centennial Art Competition in 1964. Cacnio designed 25- and 50-centavo coins that circulated during the early 1980s, as well as 20-peso and 100-peso bills that are currently in circulation.
Cacnio received the Gintong Ama Award for Arts and Culture in 1996, and the Centennial Gintong Ama Award for Arts and Culture.
In 2017, the City Government of Malabon inaugurated a mural made by Maestro Cacnio, in collaboration with artists Ernesto Patricio, Carlito Fernandez, Glunio Faraon, Eric Mercado, and Domingo Santos. This mural is still displayed at the Malabon City Hall Lobby.
“He was very supportive of our programs in the City, lalo na kapag para sa Malabonian artists. His death is a great loss sa art industry naten,” Mayor Lenlen Oreta said.
The local chief executive also thanked Maestro Cacnio for sharing his “work of art to the world.”
The remains of Maestro Cacnio will be interred at the Loyola Memorial Park. Viewing, however, will be limited to family members due to public health protocols.(JEdlS)