Fifteeen PRS 11 fellows announced

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From more than 130 entries, 15 fellows are chosen to join the 11th Palihang Rogelio Sicat on 16 -20 May, 2018 in Baguio.

The fellows are: Ricardo G. Patriarca of Cavite, and Kristinne Nigel Cenosin Santos of Malolos, Bulacan (Drama); Wilmor L. Pacay III of Makati (Flash Fiction); Charmaine Lasar of Sto. Tomas Batangas, Mubarak M. Tahir of Davao, Rene Boy Abiva of Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija,  and Rya Celine C. Ducusin of Marikina (Short Story); Mary Marvilyn M. Magalang of Marinduque (Essay); and Arvy Rose B. Mena of Quezon City, Glen Ayala Sales of San Pablo, Laguna, Michael Thomas M. Nelmida of Caloocan, Roy V. Aragon of Cagayan, Joy Vencel T. Osela of Lucena, Quezon, Abner E. Dormiendo of Antipolo, and Paterno Baloloy of Calauag, Quezon (Poetry).

PRS 11 trainors include Baguio writers (Malou Jacob, Frank Cimatu, Luchie Maranan, Chit Balmaceda, and Junley Lazaga), guest panelists (Jess Santiago, Jowie delos Reyes and Choi Pangilinan),  and UP Department of Filipino faculty members (Eugene Evasco, Joey Baquiran, Luna Sicat, Rommel Rodriguez, and Ferdinand Jarin).

Dr. Jimmuel Naval, PRS workshop co-founder, said “Many applicants are worthy of joining but the slots are limited to fifteen. We will do our best to increase financial support so we can welcome more writers in the future.”

PRS distinguishes itself as writing workshop that primarily employs the national language. The UP Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature (UP-DFPL) sponsors PRS in cooperation with Office of the President, University of the Philippines and the UP Sentro ng Wikang Filipino.

Contact person : Reuel Molina Aguila (Tagapagtatag ng PRS, Guro ng DFPP, eue927@yahoo.com)

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