The Eastern Visayas is a region of beginnings as well. It is where the famous Tinikling dance originated from. It was the first region that accepted the Spaniards but also the first to bear arms against them. It is also where General MacArthur landed during World War II bringing along considerable reinforcements against the Japanese, which marked the end of the occupation and the beginning of independence.
Sinirangan and the Eastern Visayas Group of Artists bring about a new era in Philippine Art from the point of origin, promises and dreams.