April is National Literature Month

Ang Abril ay Buwan ng Panitikan ng Filipinas The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), led by its chairman Felipe M. de Leon Jr. and OIC-executive director Adelina M. Suemith, and the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) with National Artist Virgilio Almario as chairman is spearheading the celebration of the Buwan ng Panitikan […]


UP Press to hold Last Hurrah sa Singkwenta, 50th Anniversary Sale

Mark your calendars! March 14 (that’s a Monday) is our Last Hurrah sa Singkwenta, 50th Anniversary Sale day with 50 percent discounts on all University of the Press Titles. Part III will be all day from 8 am to 5 pm. The UP Press already held two very successful 50 percent sales to mark its […]


PETA offers summer theater courses

Create new memories and see life experiences through the lenses of theater with our Theater Arts for Seniors course!  Courses offered are: Children’s Theater 1 (ages 6 to 8) Children’s Theater 2 (ages 9 to 12) Teen Theater (ages 13 to 16) Creative Musical Theater (ages 16 & up) Visual Arts (ages 16 & up) […]


SALAMYAAN: Pagpupugay at Paggunita kay Cesario Y. Torres (1927-2004)

Inihahandog ng UP  Sandigan ng Mag-aaral sa Ikauunlad ng Kamalayang maka-Araling Pilipino (UP SIKAP)  at pakikpagtulungan ng UP Writers Club ang SALAMAYAAN: Pagpupugay at Paggunita kay Cesario Y. Torres (1927-2004). Magaganap ang nasabing programa sa ika-18 ng Pebrero taong 2016 sa Bulwagang C.M. Recto , Faculty Center, College of Arts and Letters, Unibersidad ng Pilipinas- […]


Cebu does Poetry Night with “Kasumaran: Pisik sa mga Tinagsip”

Cebu City’s monthly poetry night will be celebrating its first anniversary this month. Presented to you by UP Cebu TINTA, The Nomads, BATHALAD Sugbo, Handuraw Pizza Gorordo, and SuWhat, this month’s #BasaBalak will be called “Kasumaran: Pisik sa mga Tinagsip.” BATHALAD Sugbo started this monthly #BasaBalak years ago to gather fellow writers and read their […]


Maki-ALAB na para sa SANGHABI

Make your February more fun and meaningful! ALAB, an organization founded to celebrate Music, Literature, and the Arts, will hold its First Year Anniversary Open Mic, SANGHABI (One Weave), on February 27, 2016, 7-11:30 pm at Conspiracy Garden Cafe, Visayas Ave., Quezon City. Be part of our mini-Book and Lovers’ Fair and the Nuno sa […]


In this election year, short play “Gapok” urges everyone to listen to the voices of the urban poor

Three months before the May elections, community theatre group Tanghalang Mulong Sandoval offers a short play entitled, “Gapok” which tackles urban poor families’ everyday woes and struggles. To be staged in different urban poor communities starting February 12, Gapok is about an urban poor family confronting their conflicts one morning as the community is facing […]


Bikol adaptation of Trifles to be staged, one hundred years after play’s premiere in 1916

The Bikol adaptation of Susan Glaspell’s Trifles will be staged by Teatro Ragayano this month, one hundred years after the one-act play was first staged in Wharf Theater in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Hawla, Carlos A. Arejola’s adaptation of the play considered by many as “ahead of its time”, will be staged back-to-back with Gamgam, three monologues […]


PHSA celebrates MAKILINC

In celebration of the National Arts Month, the Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA) will offer the third Makiling Inter-Cultural Arts Festival (MAKILINC) on 1-7 February 2016.             Day 1 — from 9AM onwards — will be opened by National Artist Ramon Santos of the University of the Philippines […]


Four National Artists are the beating heart of UP Diliman Month 2016

The lives and works of four National Artists of the Philippines are at the heart of Panahon ng Luwalhati, UP Diliman’s celebration of the arts and culture month in February. The featured artists, all of whom observed their birth centennial in 2015, are: Lamberto Avellana conferred National Artist for Film in 1976, Manuel Conde (Film, […]