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Pinoy holds exhibit for child cancer awareness in London

By Patrick Camara Ropeta, ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau
Posted at 11/22/2012 9:45 AM | Updated as of 11/22/2012 9:45 AM



LONDON - A photo exhibit by a Filipino care worker was unveiled at the Philippine Cultural Centre in the British capital to raise awareness of child cancer.

“Kulay”, a collection of images by Elija Paul Villanueva, is a snapshot of life in the UK through the eyes of an overseas Filipino. The photos feature nature, landscapes, portraiture and fashion.
Philippine Ambassador to the UK, Enrique Manalo, attended the ribbon cutting ceremony, joined by a handful of Villanueva’s friends, supporters and collaborators, including several members of various Filipino groups in the UK.


 

Young photographer’s images of hope

​Joyce Fernandez, Manila Bulletin, 23/02/2013

LONDON - When Elija Paul Villanueva came to the UK four years ago, he brought along his second-hand Canon Rebel xti camera to document his new life overseas. "I was aware I was entering a new phase of my life and I wanted to record it as much as possible," he recalls. Only 21, he had responded to the call of family duty and put his newly-minted nursing degree to good use, securing a job as a carer in London, to support his family in Manila.



The UK capital, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, with its heritage, arts, architecture and urban energy, certainly had much to captivate Villanueva, who had acquired some photography skills working as marketing associate for a studio in Manila. He started snapping away at familiar London sights as a pastime.

His eye for detail soon caught the attention of members of the Filipino community in London, who asked him to take pictures at community events. Before he knew it, he became an "official" photographer" in a very active Pinoy social calendar,

Knights of Rizal honors youngest member in London
by Jomel Anthony Gutierrez, ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau
Posted at 06/20/2012 12:03 PM | Updated as of 06/20/2012 12:03 PM

LONDON – The Order of the Knights of Rizal honored their youngest member, a leadership and management student, with knighthood in an investiture ceremony that coincided with the 151st birthday of Philippine national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal.


Elija Paul Villanueva, a disc jockey, is also a photography enthusiast who looks up to Rizal as his inspiration and model.

Mr. Philippines UK 2011 
by Diana Ong, Hello Philippines Newspaper UK
Posted: October 2011

Elija Paul G. Villanueva won the Mr. Philippines UK 2011

Another Successful event was held Last September 17, 2011 at Camden  Town Hall, a yearly pageant organized by Eva Macadangdang

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