12 Stunning Artworks By Local Artists Featured in CBTL's 2019 Giving Journal

Stamp-collecting has never been so rewarding.

(SPOT.ph) You know the ‘ber months are upon us when you start OD’ing on cup after cup of coffee or tea to collect stamps so you can claim your free planner for the coming year. It’s become somewhat of a tradition, and one that stays true to the Christmas spirit, especially if you’re collecting stamps for The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s Giving Journal, which benefits the Real LIFE Foundation, an organization that aims to help the underprivileged youth through educational assistance, character building, and values formation.

For the 2019 Giving Journal, CBTL tapped local artists who also happen to be their own customers. In their works, the artists each gave a unique spin on the central theme: generosity.

Here’s a glimpse into the artwork you’ll find within the pages of the Giving Journal: 

January

June Digan drew a colorful heart-shaped island peppered with acts of generosity.

February

Kelly Liwanag created a cup full of caring and sharing for the month of February, inspired by CBTL's Caring Cup Program.

March

Denise Celones imagined a plant of hope in the shape of a heart, for a “heart that gives is a heart that grows.”

April

Here’s a heartwarming scene by Jake Sans Relano depicting a young girl sharing her favorite toy with a sick boy.

May

Jean Yanga’s “Apartment of Good Deeds” shows people doing good deeds for each other within a tiny space.

June

Resa Embutin’s piece uses an hourglass as a metaphor for a journey towards a lifetime of generosity.

July

Jun Almarines gives us an image of two people helping someone stand up, illustrating what it means to help others.

August

Elijah Rebollos opted to demonstrate generosity through a man helping another climb the “Mountain of Encouragement.”

September

Wilbert Wee shows us that we need time to make our talents grow, and they can bear fruit when shared with others.

October

Aldrin Jake Suan shows a whimsical assortment of talented Filipinos sharing their talents for a greater purpose.

November

We see how art can offer a helping hand for other people’s talents to grow, thanks to Randolf Martinez’  work.

December

And for the last month of the year, Ram Chua gives us an interpretation of something we all need: hope.


All of these pieces—plus food and beverage coupons—can be found in CBTL’s 2019 Giving Journal, which comes in four different covers. You can choose between two cork covers and two hardbound covers in gold foil stamping.

To get your own CBTL Giving Journal, get 12 stamps for buying your favorite drinks—including their featured holiday beverages, the caffeine-free Ube Ice Blended drink and the Chocolate Nut Latte or Ice Blended (available starting November 12)–at any CBTL branch. You may also purchase the planner for P1,999.

For the full mechanics, visit CBTL’s Facebook page. To learn more about The Caring Cup, visit their Facebook and Instagram pages.

Promo runs from October 27, 2018 until January 6, 2019.

Per DTI-FTEB Permit No. 17709 Series of 2018

This article was created by Summit Storylabs in partnership with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®.
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