Wilwayco, Norman

Norman Wilwayco, aside from being a multiple Palanca award winner (one being the prestigious Grand Prize for the novel in 2002), plays bass for a rock and roll band and designs multimedia web sites. He also writes for Filmless Films. He previously wrote for the popular television show Batibot and has contributed articles to Liwayway, […]

Vim Nadera

Tayabas-born but Sampaloc-bred Victor Emmanuel Carmelo D. Nadera, Jr. is an award-winning poet, fictionist, playwright, and essayist. A B.S. and M.A. in Clinical Psychology degree-holder from the University of Santo Tomas, he pioneers Poetry Therapy in the country. A series of free sessions to cancer patients led to “Asia’s first expressive art workshop” at the […]

Jose Y. Dalisay Jr., PhD

Dr. Jose Y. Dalisay Jr. (Butch Dalisay to readers of his “Penman” column in the Philippine STAR) was born in Romblon, Philippines in 1954. As of January 2006, he had published 15 books of his stories, plays, and essays, with five of those books receiving the National Book Award from the Manila Critics Circle. In […]


by Arvin Mangohig   I hardly knew James. By the time I met him, his life was practically over, in the sense that he had decided upon his mission, his end, his own death to be witnessed by Sharon Cuneta. His decision carried within it all the impetus he needed to carry out his complex […]

‘Umpilan’ hinggil sa panitikang Ilokano kasama sina Rambaud at Lucero sa Marso 11

Idaraos ng Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL) ang ikalawang “Umpilan”, ang serye ng mga panayam hinggil sa mga panitikan ng Filipinas, sa pagtalakay sa lagay at tunguhin ng panitikang Ilokano, sa Mar. 11, 2013, 4:30 pm, sa Natividad Galang Fajardo (NGF) Conference Room, Gusaling Horacio De La Costa ng Pamantasang Ateneo de Manila. Tampok […]

DepEd Sec Luistro to keynote 2013 ‘Ambagan’ conference on Philippine languages this July

Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro, FSC, will keynote this year’s “Ambagan: Pambansang Kumperensiya sa Paglikom ng mga Salita Mula sa Iba’t Ibang Wika sa Filipinas” on July 25-27, 2013, at the Ateneo de Manila University. Ambagan is spearheaded by the Filipinas Institute of Translation (FIT), and is held biannually. Held for the first time in […]

Kritika Kultura to launch Issue 20 on March 5

In its 20th issue (Feb. 2013), the journal Kritika Kultura addresses in its Forum Kritika section an apparent dearth in current scholarship and publication on Philippine Literature in Spanish. Forum Kritika has a feature on Philippine Literature in Spanish: this includes five articles by important scholars from universities here and abroad; the articles represent new and […]

Adarna holds 1 hour sale: 40 storybooks, 40 pesos each

Are you ready for the biggest & quickest storybook sale of the year? For an hour on March 2 (Saturday), our storybooks will be on sale for only Php 40.00 each. Our books usually go for Php 73.00, so this sale would mean a 45% discount across our storybooks! So on the morning of March 2, 2013, our […]