May 31, 2023


News and Information

Local government units (LGUs) across Metro Cebu celebrate the new normal with a splash of color.

The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (RAFI), in partnership with Metro Cebu local government units, launched the Shots of Hope Graffiti Contest, a massive information, education, and communication campaign promoting COVID-19 vaccination and the new normal.

The program brought color and hope to communities as LGUs continued with their efforts in getting Cebuanos vaccinated. Shots of Hope worked with local government in beautifying public spaces and reimagining life in local communities that are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

The winners of the Shots of Hope Graffiti Contest are the following LGUs: First Place: Lapu-Lapu City, Second Place: Mandaue City, and Third Place: the Municipality of Minglanilla. Other participating LGUs were the Municipality of Consolacion, Talisay City, and the City of Naga. To beautify their public spaces, LGUs partnered and worked with local artists painted large murals to the theme of “A Shot of Hope: Imagine a fully vaccinated LGU.” The massive murals can be found in key locations in their respective cities and towns.

Winners of the Shots of Hope Graffiti Contest were awarded based on the significant steps LGUs took in getting their constituents vaccinated. The contest measured number of vaccinated constituents (60%) and creativity of graffiti murals (40%, 50% of which was scored through public voting).

“All the LGUs created stunning visuals of the new normal. It was truly inspiring to see their beautified public spaces and the all the work they put into their local vaccination campaigns. All our LGUs have placed a lot of thought, effort, and time in reaching their constituents and promoting the COVID-19 vaccination,” said Estee Marie Plunket, Assistant Vice President for Brand Development of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc.

The Shots of Hope was organized by RAFI in partnership with the Municipality of Consolacion, Mandaue City, the Municipality of Minglanilla, Lapu-Lapu City, Talisay City, and the City of Naga, Island Paints, Julies Bakeshop, the Creatives Cities Network, and Cebu Design Week.