The 2017 grand winner of Vision Petron Water-Based Media Painting Category hails from Matatalaib, Tarlac City.
Christian Aaron T. Bondoc, a graduate of Tarlac State University, brought home the grand prize of 70,000 pesos for his painting that went under the theme "Pangarap sa Likod ng Isang Litrong Liwanag".
The Vision Petron competition aims to preserve the Philippine culture, values, traditions, and art for the enlightenment of the Filipino youth. The said competition also gives opportunity for the students to showcase their talents in different fields of art.
The categories of the said competition are: Painting (Oil/Acrylic, Water-based Media), Photography, T-shirt Art Design, Video Making, and music/OPM.
Aaron, also a former Student Council President and athlete of Tarlac State University, struggled to find time in joining art competitions. Despite the many challenges, his passion and love for the arts continued to inspire him to compete and carry the Tarlaqueno brand of artistry.
He also takes much time to give back to the community serving in the Sangguniang Kabataan of Matatalaib.
Christian Aaron Bondoc, one of the Natatanging Tarlaquenos, continues to give pride and honor for our hometown.