FILCOLS' Executive Director Alvin J. Buenaventura delivered a talk on copyright as human right last 23 February 2013 at the Event Center, 3L, SM City Masinag, Antipolo. His talk was part of the Copyright Orientation Forum that was intended to help the community of artists deepen their knowledge about intellectual property and copyright. FILCOLS partner Siyudad ng Antipolo Artists Guild (SINAG) headed by visual artist Rizaldy Arbozo organized the event as part of the Artipulo Festival 2013. The Festival is the city's contribution to the nationwide celebration of the National Arts Month this February.
After Buenaventura's engaging lecture, a FILCOLS member went up the stage to talk about the process of writing. Beverly Siy also shared some stories from her life (hardships included) as a creative writer in the Philippines. After FILCOLS' presentation, the FILVADRO team conquered the stage.
FILVADRO or Filipino Visual Arts and Design Rights Organization was represented by its president Miss Karen O. Flores. She talked about artists' rights and introduced the concept of collective management as a service for the visual artists. A short animated film also helped in introducing FILVADRO to the audience which was composed of teachers, students, writers and artists from the province
Then came the open forum. Miss Flores was joined by Atty. Mark Robert Dy, a creative industries consultant. He is also FILVADRO's legal counsel. Together, they answered queries from the audience and addressed the issues that were presented by some members of the audience.
The event ended with an invitation for membership from FILCOLS and FILVADRO and the distribution of certificates for all the participants.
This event was made possible through the efforts and generosity of SINAG and SINAG Viva Art Group in cooperation with SM City Masinag.