Destination Discoveries By Nescafe-In-A-Can Part II: Pinto Art Museum

When was the last time you discovered something for the first time?

Few weeks ago, I was so fortunate to experience an exciting weekend adventure together with my co-bloggers. To those who follow me on Instagram and Twitter, you may have noticed I posted several photos and tweets  from an art museum in Antipolo, Rizal with hashtags #weekenddiscoveries. Apart from these, I also posted here the first part of our Destination Discoveries.

Just a short recap, our adventure commenced with a hefty breakfast in Mom and Tina’s followed by a tour in Crescent Moon Cafe where we discovered how to make pots. To those who are waiting, this is the second installment of my weekend discoveries.(Warning: Picture overload!!!)

Next destination: Pinto Art Museum

The Door
The Door

Pinto Art Gallery is a contemporary art space/museum situated in Antipolo City. Named as such, since it considers itself as a threshold open to all forms of contemporary art practices.  “Pinto” is the Tagalog word for doors.

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Upon entering the Pinto Art Museum, we are welcomed by these images.

Just a brief background, its main structure was originally built to serve as a storage space for artworks in 2001. Eventually, it was developed by its designer, artist, Antonio Leano, as a venue for exchanging exhibitions for modern and contemporary art.

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Numerous religious antique statues are exhibited in Pinto Art Gallery.

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This is made of a cold cast marble by Datu Arellano and named “Take Your Time.”
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This one is made of pieces of  ceramic tiles.

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Visiting an art gallery was a whole new experience for an inartistic person like me. I don’t have a creative imagination to interpret the meaning of the paintings and the different artworks displayed there. But, through the help of our guide who patiently explained to us the concept of each painting, it was easier for me to grasp the message that each work of art conveys.

Finally, during lunch time, the company who invited us for Destination Discoveries was revealed.

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Lunch was served by Bizu

Nestle introduced its new product – Nescafe-in-a-can. It is a ready-to-drink coffee capped in a can and best served cold, perfect for people on the go who want to make the most out of life and make every moment count. It has three variants:


*Nescafe Latte – milky cup at 29 php SRP

*Nescafe Mocha – coffee with a hint of chocolate at 29 php SRP

*Nescafe Espresso Roast – with  intense shot of espresso at 18 php SRP

Nescafe-in-a-can’s New Campaign:
Long Weekend Discoveries

“More and more people are becoming mobile, making their weekends the official time to discover new places and new experiences. Always on the lookout for for seat sales, travel promos, they make new discoveries and fun ways to bring their friends and loved ones together.

Nescafe-In-A-Can is a discovery in itself, making it the ideal companion in making new discoveries wherever you are , whenever. Nescafe-In-A-Can’s delicious cafe-coffee taste  gives you that delightful kick, gearing you up for your next discovery destination!

Discover long weekends, discover cafe in a can.Discovery is in your hands.”

Nescafe-in-a-can’s Brand Ambassador:

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Ms. Bianca Gonzales, host, writer, commercial model and blogger, is Nescafe-in-a-can’s new endorser. She loves to travel and is passionate about a lot of causes. She perfectly embodies the combination of Nescafe RTD flavors, sweet but daring, bold yet smooth.

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Feeling like real Nescafe-In-A-Can’s models (with Ms. Levy and Ms. Olga)
Ms.Bianca Gonzales with Ms. I Love Keisha
Of course, I didn’t let the day pass without having a photo with one of the persons I look up to – Ms. Bianca Gonzales.

After the launch of Nescafe’s newest product, we had a second tour at the Pinto Art Gallery. Here are some of the photos:

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After the 2 destinations we visited, we passed by a stall selling Antipolo native delicacies where we bought pasalubong like kasuy, kalamay, suman, sweet tamarind, etc.

Heading home, one last surprise awaited us. We parked at Shell gasoline station along Marcos Highway where the mascots of Nescafe-In-A-Can stayed bringing a coleman with different flavors of Nescafe-In-A-Can.

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Thank you Nescafe-In-A-Can for this wonderful and remarkable adventure! Thank you for my unforgettable weekend discoveries!

To all my readers, what are you waiting for, grab Nescafe-In-A-Can at your nearest CONVENIENCE STORE, GROCERY or SUPERMARKET nationwide and make it part of your weekend discoveries.

And, please watch out for more Destination Discoveries on trade, out-of-home, and events check out and like Nescafe’s Facebook Page  for regular updates.



No. 1 Sierra Madre St., Grand Heights, Antipolo City, Rizal, Philippines
Wednesday to Sunday (9:00 AM to 6:00 PM)
Special tours are by appointment only.
T: (02) 697-1015
E: [email protected]

Entrance fee:
Adult: Php 150.00
Senior: Php 120.00
Student: Php 75.00 (with ID)


  1. April 17, 2013 / 10:36 pm

    i have been wanting to see the Pinto Museum ever since I watched about it on the telly. Rizal is not that far from Bulacan, + hopefully we can find some time to visit it when we go to Avilon Zoo soon! 🙂

    • Maica Ocfemia-Figuracion
      April 18, 2013 / 2:03 am

      Please find time to visit this gallery. It’s really a beautiful and relaxing place. You can also learn a lot here.

  2. April 17, 2013 / 11:39 pm

    Those are GORGEOUS art pieces. I wish I can have one of those paintings to hang in my wall.

  3. April 18, 2013 / 12:13 am

    Pretty art work collections. I would like to have one of those.

    • Maica Ocfemia-Figuracion
      April 18, 2013 / 2:02 am

      Paintings are worth the investment most especially to those who are really into arts.

  4. April 18, 2013 / 12:41 am

    how cool! looks like you guys had a blast…what a great event to attend to…I love looking at those arts…very nice!

    • Maica Ocfemia-Figuracion
      April 18, 2013 / 2:01 am

      Yes, it was a very happy and exciting adventure.

  5. April 18, 2013 / 1:33 am

    You have some lovely photos of your visit to the Gallery and things about Nescafe-In-A-Can event. You and Bianca both look lovely. What a great cause! I have never tried the Nescafe-In-A-Can and I would love to try them all. I doubt if they have it available in the US, but if they are I would surely buy some. Thank you for sharing your lovely photos and lovely trip.

    • Maica Ocfemia-Figuracion
      April 18, 2013 / 2:00 am

      Thank you Ms. Adin! I hope you can get to try this product, it really tastes good and it’s affordable.

  6. April 18, 2013 / 1:36 am

    museum is a great place to visit.. hopefully I can visit the museum in the city again..

    • Maica Ocfemia-Figuracion
      April 18, 2013 / 2:00 am

      Yes Ms. Gven. Visiting a museum is quite therapeutic most especially in our modern age today.

  7. April 18, 2013 / 2:49 am

    Such beautiful pieces of work of arts, I love the man and woman creation.

  8. April 18, 2013 / 3:14 am

    I find pieces so amazing. I especially like the cow in colorful tiles and I find the man surrounded snails so depressing.

  9. April 18, 2013 / 3:27 am

    hhhmmmm! you got me thinking for a second right there… I think when I first arrived here in America thats when i discovered a lot of things that were used to be a myth and turned out to be facts

  10. April 18, 2013 / 8:02 am

    This is definitely a place my family and I would love to visit. 😀 Amazing art pieces indeed!

    Oh and you weren’t kidding when you said Picture Overload.. 😀 Loved it though, it made me “feel” the place more. 😀

  11. April 18, 2013 / 2:44 pm

    looks like a very special day and a beautiful place that’s worth visiting.

  12. April 19, 2013 / 2:24 am

    this is a great place to visit.. the arts are so pretty..

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