Sofronio Ylanan Mendoza, better known by his initials S.Y.M., passed away peacefully on September 21, 2021. He was 87.
I want to pay tribute to a great artist, mentor and friend.
Allan Matudio traded nano-chemistry and analytical chemistry for pencil and paper in his quest to learn more about his Filipino heritage. His debut graphic novel Kasama (companion) chronicles the adventures of Kia and Allison in the fictional city of Orkidias where they come across dark forces belonging to Filipino mythology.
A Canadian Filipino film stood out from the rest of competitors at the recent US-based South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival held virtually March 16 to 20. Islands, directed by Martin Edralin, garnered the festival’s special jury recognition for breakthrough performance for its breakout star Rogelio Balagtas.
Baisas brothers Antonio of Ottawa and Ross of Gatineau dominated Winterlude’s first ever virtual national ice-carving competition. The competition held virtually with participating ice sculptors located in seven cities in Canada, closed with almost 30,000 online votes on February 21 with winners announced the next day.