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Pinoy wins international ice carving contest in France

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Rogel Cabisidan is a Filipino from Paete, Laguna who recently has brought honor and pride to his name and that of the Philippines after he won in the 28th Edition of the International Ice Carving Competition in Valloire, France.

There were over 19 competitors in the contest and Cabisidan’s sculpture called “Sitting” won the jury’s prize as well as the public prize in the competition.

Sinabi ng jury na dapat yung ice ko transparent. Ang mga jury kasi gusto nila abstract. Ako naman ang gusto ko realistic. So pinaghalo ko yung abstract at realistic. Buong tao, pero 'yung katawan niya cube-cube siya tapos yung buhok niya diretso. Tapos, minentain ko yung transparent. Ayun, lahat ng jury sabi nila ang ganda ng ginawa ko,” Cabisidan said.
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Long time sculptor

Cabisidan has been joining compettions since 2012. He said he learned about ice carving when he was 14 years old in Paete, Laguna. After graduating from college, he said he worked as a sculptor/decorator in a hotel in Manila.

Cabisidan has also joined tournametna dn competitions all around the country.

Message ko sa mga kababayan ko, sa kapwa ko artist, ipagpatuloy ang pag-uukit kahit anong material pwede. Tuluy-tuloy lang ang pag-ukit para magkaroon ng maraming kaalaman,” he said.

Cabisidan says he works for a shipping company in France and it is in there that he learned more about the art of carving in ice, woods, fruits, vegetables, chocolate, and polystyrene.

Source: ABS-CBN