Adeste Deguilmo Filipino, b. 1965

Born in Basilan in the largest island of the contry Mindanao, Adeste Degilmo is based no
Cebin the Visayan region. Mentored as a young artist by the acknoledged master Martino
Abellana, he is qickly emerging, now in his mature years, and after decades of sustained critical triumph and well-deserved laurerls -- indeed, once winning five major painting awards within a year -- as a Filipino master in his own right. (Cid Reyes)