The colors, the beat and the frenzy of the annual Sinulog festival all make for a delightful subject for our featured artist, Phoebe Kates Monterde. She roamed the streets of Cebu a few days prior and during the event. Here are a couple of her first sketches. There will be more to come.
IN HER OWN WORDS “Actually, I am a late bloomer when it come to arts.. I have attended different contest while I am still in grade school years but back then I am not convince that I am good at it. It was in my 3rd year highschool when I discover that I actually can draw. I didn’t attend any training because my family is not actually supportive about my hobby but still, I pursue doing what I love and what I am best at. Today, my parents are still not supportive about it because they want me to pursue medicine , it also my dream.. but As of the moment, I am making the best out of my time and improving what God has given me.
I’m a registered Medical technologist, currently working at Department of Health- Barili , Cebu 22 yrs old From Gingoog City Misamis Oriental Only child of Mr and Mrs.Plutarco C. Monterde.”