LOOK: Differently-abled cartoonist designs logo for 500th anniversary of Sto. Niño arrival in PH

Annie Perez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 04 2019 06:43 PM | Updated as of Dec 05 2019 03:22 PM

Cartoonist Ramesh Rosillo draws up a cartoon for an upcoming project.

CEBU -- Despite his crooked hands and feet due to in-born meningitis, 45-year-old Ramesh Rosillo keeps on doing what he loves and does best -- drawing.

An editorial cartoonist for a local daily in Cebu, Rosillo was given the opportunity to draw for the 500th anniversary of the arrival of the Sto. Niño in the Philippines after a logo-making contest for the quincentennial celebration came up.

"[I thought,] why not?" he said, recalling before he was assigned to draw the logo.

Rosillo explained that his strong faith in the Santo Niño de Cebú (Child Jesus) made him come up with a "very strong" concept for the design of the logo.

"I chose to have it in different colors, to express the likings of a child," Rosillo said in vernacular. 

The logo is in a shape of a pentagon, with each side representing the five centuries of Christianity. An image of the Sto. Nino, with hands receiving it from below, depicts the Cebuanos who first held it in 1521. 

An example of Rosillo's logo.

The galleon that carried the image of the child Jesus towards Cebu City, is also included in the logo.

"The concept just came because of my faith," he said.

Rosillo's logo will appear in some collaterals for the quincentennial celebration in 2021, which will start in the Archdiocese of Cebu.