Friday, March 03, 2006

Third in a RIO!

My younger brother Rio, an editorial cartoonists of daily sheets Sun.Star Cebu won in the national editorial cartoon contest on the centennial year of Filipino migration in Hawaii.

His entry titled "Hand in Hand"was adjudged second prize, besting 21 other entries from newspapers all over the country

--including Philippine Daily Inquirer, People's Journal, and Manila Bulletin-- and other community newspapers from all over the country. The contest theme was "100 Years of the Filipino Legacy in Hawaii."

This award is Rio's third national prize in five years. In 2001, he bagged the grand prize for editorial cartoons in the competition of the National Aids Society of the Philippines, which won him $500 and a trip to Thailand. Last year, Rio won first prize in the national cartooning contest celebrating the 38th founding anniversary of the Asean (you can see the article i featured in my blog months ago here).

Just posting this to say I'm proud of you, bro. And having inspired you to take up drawing and made it as a career only feels so rewarding.

Full newspaper article as it appeared on March 02, 2006 is HERE.