Business World: Gintong Aklat Awards honors best Philippine books of 2018

Originally published by Business World Online on September 26, 2018 | 12:03 am The best in Philippine books were honored during the Gintong Aklat Awards 2018, held at the SMX Convention Center during the 39th Manila International Book Fair which ran from Sept. 12-16. Organized by the Book Development Association of the Philippines, the […]

PhilStar: Excessive invention as historical fiction

Krip Yuson reviews Lapu-Lapu: The Conquerer of Magellan, a 1938 novel in Cebuano by Vicente Gullas, with translation into English by Silliman author Erlinda Alburo and annotation and scholarship by Cebuano Studies Center founder Resil Mojares. KRIPOTKIN – Alfred A. Yuson Originally published by the (The Philippine Star) on July 23, 2018 – 12:00am Link […]

INQUIRER.NET: Letters my mother Luning wrote

A daughter remembers her mom, ‘inveterate letter writer’ Luningning Bonifacio-Ira, through the late author’s words, from days spent in New York City, before the age of e-mail and Facebook. Read the full story here.

Manila Times: Luningning Bonifacio-Ira, 90

A tribute to fictionist Luningning Bonifacio-Ira. Bonifacio-Ira, whose short story “Tell Me Who Cleft the Devil’s Foot” was named by highly regarded writer and critic Isagani R. Cruz as among the Philippines’ best in the last century, died on July 5. She was 90. Bonifacio-Ira is the latest Filipino creative writer who died in the […]

Esquire: The Original Senator Vicente Sotto Was a Fighter for Press Freedom

Vicente Yap Sotto, the grandfather of the present-day Sen. Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, is also considered as the Father of Modern Cebuano Literature. Over his lifetime, he had produced a voluminous body of literature, including Filipino Stories; Mga Handumanan sa Sugbu; Mga Sugilanong Pilipinhon; Spanish-Visayan Dictionary; Abakadhan; Municipal Code and Amendments; Remembrances of Cebu: Our Dialect; Far From […]

The 35th National Children’s Book Day

Children of all ages are invited to the celebration of the 35th National Children’s Book Day (NCBD) on July 17, 2018 (Tuesday) at the Main Theater Lobby of the Cultural Center of the Philippines from 9:00am to 5:00pm with the theme Sa Aklat May Laya. Held every 3rd Tuesday of July, the NCBD highlights the […]

Damdamin sa Nobela: Kaya Bang Maisalin?

First of 3-part series of Pandesalin talks on translation. Hosted by Filipinas Institute of Translation and Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino. Event Page:

INQUIRER.NET: Fuga islanders stage rare ‘komedya’ in Aparri, Cagayan

Fuga islanders stage rare ‘komedya’ in Aparri, Cagayan

INQUIRER.NET: Prolific writer Ed Maranan writes 30

Prolific writer Ed Maranan writes 30

INQUIRER.NET: First King of ‘Balagtasan’: José Corazon de Jesus remembered, reinvented

First King of ‘Balagtasan’: José Corazon de Jesus remembered, reinvented