Thursday, October 4, 2012

Shop for a Cause: UNICEF Auction for Action 2012

In celebration of the 20th year of National Children’s Month, UNICEF Philippines presents UNICEF Auction for Action, an online auction to benefit children in the Philippines and worldwide, and runs on until October 7, 2012.

For the second time, this online auction brings together more than 70 pieces of work from admired artists in design, furniture, art and jewelry for a good cause. Curated and presented by UNICEF Special Advocate for Children Daphne Oseña Paez, the online auction is a product of UNICEF and Daphne’s collaboration to bring the world of art, furniture and design together with her advocacy on children. 

UNICEF’s Auction for Action offers art lovers and collectors from all over the Philippines, the chance to bid for high quality items at discounts starting at 40% off. Items such as the Bloom from designer Kenneth Cobonpue, Fly Up from artist Michael Cacinio, and a golden strand of South Sea Pearls from Jewelmer will be offered from October 1-7 only. The highest bidders win the item on offer.

Kenneth Cobunpue's iconic "Bloom" chair
                                Jewelry and Fashion accessories are also available for bidding....
Amina Aranaz's "Aranaz Delujo-Pavo Real"

Joyce Makitalo's "Arjuma Pendant"

S.C. Vizcarra's "Nanna" Leather tote

Nicole Whisenhunt's "Sayuri" necklace

“Buy a beautiful item, and help children at the same time, what could be better? Many people don’t realize that UNICEF relies entirely on voluntary donations from individuals, companies and governments and the funds raised from the auction will go towards education, health and nutrition, protection and emergency programs for children who are the hardest to reach and most in need,” said UNICEF Country Representative Tomoo Hozumi.

Bid for one-of-a-kind pieces from notable Filipino artists and designers and help make a difference for children. UNICEF Auction for Action went live on Oct. 1, 2012 via and runs until Oct. 7, 2012.  Find out how you can join the auction HERE.

Participating artists:
Manuel Baldemor, Otep  Bañez, Plet Bolipata, Elmer Borlongan, Gregory Halili, KawayanTech, Raymond Legaspi, Popo San Pascual, Baby Valencia, Bernard Vista, Reg Yuson, Willibald Zeck

Galerie Joaquin Gallery:
Aldrino Abes, Jovan Benito, Vincent de Pio, Jomar Delluba, Hamzah Marbella, Mario Parial, Dominic Rubio, Juvenal Sanso, Lydia Velasco

Exhibition Center for Contemporary Arts:
Remy Boquiren, Antonio Daleon, Adler Llagas, Jun Martinez, Nemy Miranda, Jun Morondez, Ranino Quinto

Art Circle Gallery:
Eberle Catampongan, Rico Doronio, Anthony Geduspan, Joel Mahilum

Filipino Portrait Artists Guild, Inc.:
Don Artificio, Angelito Balmes, Carlos “Cee” Cadid, Romy Carlos, Ben Infante, Norlie Meimban, Felix Jesus “Ely” Meimban IV, Jonahmar Salbosa

Secret Fresh Gallery:
Arnold Austria, Dex Fernandez aka Garapata Man, Epjey Pacheco, Paolo Vinluan, JJ Zamorano, Whoop

Michael Cacnio, Seb Chua, Daniel dela Cruz, Pete Jimenez, Ramon Orlina, Agi Pagkatipunan, Isabel Roxas

Furniture & Home Accessories:
Kenneth Cobonpue, Heima Store, Debbie Palao, Ito Kish, Daphne Oseña Paez, Luisa Robinson, Danny Rayos del Sol, Vito Selma

Jewelry & Fashion Accessories:
Accessory Lab, Amina Aranaz, Kristine Dee, Janina Dizon, Jewelmer, Joyce Makitalo, Paul Syjuco, Nicole Whisenhunt

For more info, please visit or LIKE UNICEF Philippines on Facebook HERE.

In the Philippines for over sixty years, UNICEF works through partners to reach disadvantaged children and communities to ensure children are healthy, educated and protected from harm. UNICEF is quick to respond in emergencies to ensure affected communities are reached and provided with services from local governments and other service providers. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. For more information about UNICEF and its work visit


  1. Oh got to have that Arjuma Pendant and Sayuri!!! I hope the starting bid could favor me for a good sign… Thanks for sharing!!!

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