UP Press announces winners of critical essay writing contest

The University of the Philippines Press capped off its 50th golden anniversary and kicked off its 51st year with the announcement of the winners of its critical essay writing contest this March 16 at the UP Diliman Executive House. The event was attended by UP President Alfredo Pascual, UP Vice-president Gisela Padilla-Concepcion, former UP Press  directors, and other guests of honor from the UP System.

In both English and Filipino divisions, the primary object of evaluation and/or analysis had to be a UP Press book, which may be as old as the press itself (in other words, published between 1965 and the present). The first place winners are Laurence Marvin Castillo, an instructor from UP Los Banos, and Thomas David F. Chaves, from UP Diliman. Both took home Php 30,000. Christian Benitez from Ateneo won in both language divisions, also taking home [a combined] Php 30,000.

Judges for the English Division were Prof. Danilo Francisco M. Reyes, Dr. Ruth Jordana L. Pison, and Dr. Ronald Baytan (Chair). Judges for the Filipino Division were Dr. Jonathan O. Chua, Dr. David Jonathan Y. Bayot, and Dr. Eulalio R. Guieb III (Chair). Present to hand out the awards were UP Press director J. Neil Garcia, deputy director Gerry Los Banos, and Vice-president Padilla-Concepcion. Director Garcia also announced the forthcoming opening of the Press’s first commercial store in the UP Town Center, to be inaugurated in May or June this year.

The complete list of winners:


First Place

Ang Sarili sa Digma, Ang Digma Sa Sarili: Ang Pagtatalaban ng Indibidwal at Kolektibo sa Agaw-dilim, Agaw-liwanag

Laurence Marvin Castillo


Second Place

Kung Papaano Umalpas sa Panahon: Isang Pagbasa sa Dalumat ng Panahon sa Kuwadro Numero Uno ni Benilda Santos

Christian Jil R. Benitez


Third Place

Kung Bakit Mahalaga ang Pangungulit sa Nobela: Pagbasa sa Tutubi, Tutubi ‘Wag Kang Magpahuli sa Mamang Salbahe

Chuckberry J. Pascual


Fourth Place

Katawan ni Guillermo

U Z. Eliserio


Fifth Place

Ang Operasyon, Ang Aparisyon at ang Pilipinang Kalakal: O ang Domestic Helper sa Singapore, ayon sa “Anatomiya ng Isang Alila” ni Allan Derain at “A Stranger in the Room” ni Caroline Hau

Arbeen Regalado Acuña



First Place

Hamlet and His Problems of Politeness:

Rolando S. Tinio as Creative Rewriter

Thomas David F. Chaves


Second Place

Magical Metnonymies:

Spiritual Absence and Simplified Revolution in Eric Gamalinda’s My Sad Republic

Dominic Paul Chow Sy


Third Place

Towards The Unsurmountable You:

The (Non)presence in Mark Anthony Cayanan’s Except You Enthrall Me

Christian Jil R. Benitez


Fourth Place

Cultures & Texts – Representations of Philippine Society the Age of Anthropocene


Raul Pertierra

Photo credit: Alvin Encarnacion

Call for submissions to POZZIE PINOY: Essays and Stories about HIV-AIDS

The body is said to be the temple of the human soul. If this is true, then the body is a space where memories reside. It is a truth universally accepted that a person’s existence is not separate from the people that surround him/her for people bank on important and memorable experiences, be it painful or sweet. And whenever a conflict or struggle arises, the body transforms itself into a space of emotion, love, relationships, family, personal problems, realities, and many more. The culture of fear becomes a way to silence a person. It is time that writers, advocates, and People Living with HIV break this culture of fear.

In the case of HIV and AIDS epidemic in the Philippines, it is time to break the scare. There are condescending metaphors and clichés that are always attributed to a Filipino living with HIV and AIDS. There are many statistics.* There are many studies. Yet, where are the stories behind these numbers? Where are the stories that were silenced by the dominant clichés and metaphors of fear among those who were affected by the virus of our nation?

It is time to break the fear and silence. It is time to spread understanding and actively engage in the lives of People living with HIV. Writing becomes a space to heal the opened scars of the past. I urge you my comrades in the battle against HIV to open your notebooks, get a paper, prepare your pens or pencils, open a Word file, and start writing the stories of your life.

POZZIE PINOY: Essays and Stories About HIV-AIDS, an anthology project on personal narratives in a master’s class on Malikhaing Pagsulat 230 (editing/publishing) of the Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature, University of the Philippines-Diliman, is calling for submissions to those who would like to share their personal narratives or experiences with HIV-AIDS through writing.

If interested, here are the mechanics for submission:

1) Contributors may submit a personal essay/narrative, thought or opinion piece, short story, flash fiction/flash narrative, or photo with a caption about experiences with a or as a person living with HIV or AIDS. The anthology is open to all themes. You may share stories about the experiences from the point of view of a family, friend, lover, confidant, co-worker, advocate, classmate, health worker, and many more. 
2) All submissions will undergo a blind review. 
3) FORMAT: All submissions must be typewritten or submitted as a Word file (.doc or .docx), in font size 12 points, and may be in the following font styles: Times New Roman, Arial, Book Antiqua, Segoe UI, or Georgia. It must be double-spaced in 8.5 inches x 11 inches or letter-sized (short) bond paper with 1 inch margin on all sides. Place a page number at the bottome of the page. If the submission is a photo, include a caption saved as a Notepad (.txt) file. 
4) For personal essay and thought or opinion piece, the entry must be written from 500 to 2000 words. 
5) For short story, the entry must be from 10 to 15 pages only.
6) For flash fiction/flash narrative, the entry must be in 100 to 500 words or within 3 pages only. 
7) For photographs, it must follow the anthology’s theme ‘Pozzie Pinoy.’ Contributors may submit up to 5 photos only. It must be in JPEG or TIFF format with 1,600 pixels wide (for horizontal image) or 1,600 pixels tall (for vertical image). Include a caption which does not exceed 20 words. Save the caption in Notepad (.txt) format. Photos which won in competitions must be included with the caption. Entries may be in colored o black and white.
8) The anthology is open to writing in all languages of the Philippines. (REMINDER: If the entry is written in the language of the region, please include an English or Filipino translation.)
9) For confidentiality, you may change or hide your name. It is at your own volition.
10) Submit the file with a short BIONOTE which doesn’t exceed 100 words. 
11) Submit the contributions at pozziepinoyliterary@gmail.com with the subject format: 
(E.g. ENTRY: Personal Essay_Pozzie Pinoy_JUAN DE LA CRUZ)
12) For photos:
<NAME>_<entry number> of <total number of submissions>.<file format>
(E.g. Juan De La Cruz 1 of 2.jpg)
13) Deadline of submission: April 8, 2016 (Friday) until 12 midnight. All writers included in the anthology will have a complimentary copy.


According to Department of Health (DOH) this 2015, there are 21 reported cases of HIV infection every day in the Philippines. Many of the cases in the Philippines are related to unprotected sex and sharing of used needles.

Statistics show more younger people are tested positive for HIV. “Those infected are young with a median age of 27. HIV infection among 15-24 years old increased more-than ten-fold, from 44 in 2006 to 995 in 2015. The period of initiation to sex and drug use among key affected populations is as early as from 14 years old” (www.unaids.org). According to DOH, “Since 1984, 974 or three percent of the total HIV cases recorded were young adolescents or below 19 years of age… Of this number, eight percent or 80 were children” (http://www.philstar.com/).

DOH admits that “correct and comprehensive knowledge on HIV prevention and transmission” is low among target populations. In record, only 40% of “males and transgenders having sex with males (MTSM), female sex workers, at people who inject drugs (PWID)” have comprehensive knowledge of the disease. 

UP Press announces critical essay contest


As part of its golden anniversary celebration, The University of the Philippines Press is holding this contest to encourage Filipinos to read UP Press titles, and to promote the growth of critical literature about the multidisciplinary field of Philippine Studies.

1. The contest is open to all Filipinos, except those who are presently connected to UP Press, as permanent or contractual members of its board, editorial, marketing, and administrative departments, as well as their families up to the first degree of consanguinity.

2. The contest will have two divisions: English and Filipino.

3. In both divisions, the primary object of evaluation and/or analysis has to be a UP Press book, which may be as old as the press itself (in other words, published between 1965 and the present).

4. Submissions must be previously unpublished.

5. The critical essay, in either language, must be between 6,000 to 12,000 words, be of publishable quality, and hew strictly to the conventions of this form. References must be listed at the end of the article and follow the MLA style sheet.

6. Entries must be accompanied by an abstract, written in English, of not more than 350 words.

7. Entries must be sent to UP Press in the form of a soft copy in Open Office or Microsoft Word 2000, whether in CD or as an email attachment (the email address is found on the right side). Place UPP Critical Essay Writing Contest in the email’s subject line. The attachment’s cover letter must express the writer’s intent to join the contest, and must attest to the entry’s originality. 

8. Deadline for submissions is October 30, 2015. Only one entry per division for every person is allowed. 

9. There will be five winners in each division. The writer of the first-place essay will receive P30,000.00. The writer of the second-place essay will receive P20,000.00. The writer of the third-place essay will receive P10,000.00. Writers of the fourth- and fifth-place essays will receive P5,000.00 each.

10. The decision of the board of judges is final, except in cases where intellectual dishonesty (e.g., plagiarism) may be proven in any of the winning pieces. This will result in the automatic revocation of the award and its prize money.

11. UP Press reserves the right to first publication of the wining essays.

12. Finalists will be invited to, and their placements will be announced at UP Press’s collective book launch on November 27, 2015.

Address Communications to:

The Director
University of the Philippine Press
E. de los Santos Street
University of the Philippines Diliman
Quezon City 1101, Philippines
Tels. (632) 9282558
Email: uppress50@gmail.com

NCCA Gender and Development (GAD) launches short film documentary production, photography and essay writing contests

In the NCCA Gender and Development (GAD) Plan and Budget 2015, which was approved and endorsed by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), one of the major issues identified was the absence of initiatives to mainstream GAD in the culture and arts sector, primarily caused by lack of campaign materials on GAD. In order to encourage the participation of the cultural workers, artists and cultural organizations in the promotion of gender equality, the NCCA GFPS came up with competitions on short film documentary production, photography and essay writing.


All entries should adhere to the theme Filipino Women as Culture Bearers […as nurturers, as healers, as weavers…]


  1. Employees of NCCA, including their relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity or affinity, are disqualified from joining the contests.
  1. The Registration form should be accomplished and sent to NCCA together with the other   (The Registration Form can be downloaded at the NCCA website:  www.ncca.gov.ph)
  1. Winners must agree to the disclosure of their identities, announcement to the general public and that entries will be used in any activity, publicity or other media arrangements as deemed appropriate by NCCA.
  1. A distinct panel of judges will be formed to screen, select and declare the winners of the contests. The decision of the judges is final.
  1. Entries may be hand-delivered or sent thru courier delivery services, addressed to:

NCCA Gender Focal Point System Secretariat
c/o Ms. Bibsy Cadiz
NCCA Building, 633 General Luna Street, Intramuros, Manila 1002

  1. NCCA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any participant and/or to forfeit any prize from a participant who is found or suspected to have committed plagiarism or has undertaken fraudulent practice and/or activities harmful to these contests or the contest submission process.
  1. Failure of an entry to comply with all the requirements shall be sufficient ground for disqualification.


The entries should be submitted to the NCCA GFPS Secretariat within and not later than the said dates:

       Short Film Documentary: August 1 – October 15, 2015

       Photography: August 1 – September 15, 2015

       Essay Writing:  August 1 – September 15, 2015


Winners will be officially notified by the NCCA –GFPS Secretariat and will be invited to Manila, all travel expenses paid by NCCA, to receive their recognition and to attend the public screening and opening of the photo exhibit of the winning entries at the NCCA Building on November 17, 2015. 


  1. The competition is open to all male or female Filipino filmmakers – student, amateur and professional. We also welcome entries from film groups.
  1. All entries should be original, including the film’s scoring and all other elements. The filmmakers should secure permission to use all copyrighted materials (archival footage and photos, music, etc.) that appear in the film.
  1. The film should be in documentary film format with a total running time not exceeding 30 minutes.
  1. A filmmaker may submit more than one entry. The film should have English subtitles.
  1. Entrants are automatically giving the permission for NCCA to screen the submitted works for public viewing in different venues. Copyright of the film remains with filmmaker or producer.
  1. Entries must be in MPEG, MP4, MOV or M2TS formats. Video size should be 1920 x 1080.   One DVD per film entry. 
  1. All entrants must submit the following:
  • 2 DVD copies of the film entry
  • Curriculum Vitae of entrant
  • In a separate DVD:
  • 3 production still photographs
  • 1 high resolution poster file in jpg or pdf
  • Profile Photo of entrant
  • 100 word synopsis of the entry
  • List of production cast and staff
  1. The film should have been produced within the years 2014 and 2015.
  1. Works that have been commissioned by any third party shall not be eligible as entries.

Pre-Screening:  A screening panel from NCCA will pre-screen all submitted entries to ensure that the contestants have complied with the prescribed guideline.  After pre-screening, shortlisted entries will be endorsed to the Official Judges of the contest.  Finalists will be posted thru the NCCA website and social media pages. 

Pre-Screening/Shortlisting:    October 16- 23, 2015

Announcement of Finalists:  October 26, 2015 

Criteria for Judging: 

Relevance to the Theme – 50%

Technical Quality – 20%

Cohesiveness of the Narrative – 30%

Screening of Finalists and Deliberation of Winners by Judges:  November 12, 2015


Grand Winner :  Php60,000.00

1st Runner-up :  Php30,000.00

2nd Runner-up :  Php15,000.00


  1. The contest is open to all Filipino photography enthusiasts ages 15-25 years old.
  1. Each participant is allowed to submit a maximum of 3entries only.
  1.   Participants must submit a hard copy of their entries to NCCA.
  1. Entries to be submitted should include the following requirements/details:
    Caption for the photo, which must be accurate and complete enough to convey the circumstance in which the photograph was taken
    Where the photo was taken (town/municipality, province/city/country)
    When it was taken (completed date)
    Camera used
  1. Photos must be all original and only colored photos will be considered. Black and white or sepia photos will be automatically disqualified.
  1. Photos must be in digital JPEG or JPG format, in high resolution, 25MB maximum file size. (Recommended resolution: 3,000 pixels whether horizontal image or vertical image at 300 dpi.
  1. Photos must not be digitally altered (colorizing, toning, collage, photo composites, stitched panorama, adjustments in color, sharpness, contrast or digital equivalents are allowed.
  1. Watermarked photos and those that have been previously submitted or have won in any local or international photography contest will be disqualified.
  1. Photos to be submitted must have been be taken from January 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015.
  1. By participating in the 2015 NCCA – GAD Photography Contest, the contestant acknowledges that the submitted photograph is a single work of original material created and taken solely by the participant and no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the photograph.


Criteria for Judging:

Adherence to theme/content    (30%)

Creativity and originality           (25%)

Visual Impact                              (25%)

Photographic Quality                (20%)


 Luzon Winner – Php15,000.00

 Visayas Winner –Php15,000.00

 Mindanao Winner–Php15,000.00

 NCR Winner–Php15,000.00


  1. The contest  is  open  to  young Filipino writers ages 15-25 years old.  
  1. The essay must be original.

2.1  It must not have been included as an entry in any government–sponsored/administered essay writing contest.

2.2  It must not have been published in any medium, either in printed material or posted in websites.

2.3  Any form of plagiarism will result in the disqualification of an entry.  Hence, all quotes and references throughout the essay must be properly cited and clearly marked.

  1. Entries may be written in English or in Filipino, not exceeding 900 words.
  1. Entries must be written on an A4 size document, double-spaced, using Arial font type, size 12 and may be submitted either in printed or electronic form. Top/bottom/left/right margins must be one (1) i
  1. All printed entries including the entry forms must be placed inside a long size, white letter envelope.
  1. Electronic entries shall be in portable data format (PDF), sent through ncca.gad@gmail.com and  shall  be  acknowledged   upon  receipt.  The  NCCA-GAD assumes no responsibility for the loss or delay of or incomplete entries due to technical malfunction of server, traffic congestion on the net or a combination thereof.
  1. The title of the essay and the name of the writer/contestant must be indicated at the top left- hand corner and the pagination must appear at the bottom right-hand corner of each page.
  1. Only one entry per person is allowed.


Criteria for Judging:

Appropriateness to Theme – 40%

         [blend of ideas is consistent and relevant to the theme]

Originality and Creativity  – 30%

         [conveys uniqueness of its contents and components]

Style and Organization – 15%

 [Ideas are presented in a logical manner or way that is easy to


 Language Proficiency  – 15%

[Language must be clear, coherent and gender-fair] – 15%



Luzon Winner – Php15,000.00

Visayas Winner –Php15,000.00

Mindanao Winner–Php15,000.00

NCR Winner–Php15,000.00

Should you need further clarification or assistance, you may call Ms. Bibsy Cadiz, GFPS-TWG Head at tel. nos. (02) 527-2192 local 506, 0998-9664960 or through email at ncca.gad@gmail.com.

GMA News Online Lifestyle opens submissions for ‘Firsts’ and ‘Fiction Friday’

Do you have a story to tell? Share it with us!

GMA News Online’s Lifestyle section is looking for English-language essays about inspiring, heartbreaking, funny, embarrassing experiences in its upcoming multimedia column called “Firsts”.
Whether you are writing of your first job or the first time a loved one came back from a long absence abroad or a first-time death in the family, it’s probably a good fit for “Firsts.”
Similarly, if you are of a more imaginative bent and would like to find a home for your fiction, the Lifestyle section has another multimedia column for just that: “Fiction Friday”.
We are looking to serialize longer English-language pieces on a weekly basis. We are open to all types of fiction, whether realist or genre (we are not, however, open to erotica, explicit gore or fiction that shocks for the sake of being shocking).
Interested? Inquire at lifestyle@gmanews.tv. Subject line must be either “FICTION FRIDAY” or “FIRSTS”.


Call for submissions to the Kritika Kultura Special Literary Section on the Contemporary Philippine Essay

Contributions are now welcome for a special literary section of Kritika Kultura, the international online journal of language, literary, and cultural studies published by the Department of English of the Ateneo de Manila University. This issue section is intended to be an anthology of the contemporary Philippine essay; the section will appear in a future issue of Kritika Kultura.

Montaigne was supposedly the first to convert the French verb essayer—to try, to attempt, to experiment—into a noun to label a group of writings. Intrinsic to the form is the awareness that an experimental endeavor is being attempted, one whose relevance is found in its resistance to dogma—essayism as a disposition that describes the persistent counter to closed-endedness, rigidity, and a passive appropriation of modes.

The essay asserts that prescriptions are only as relevant as how they are still relevantly problematized. Play and unintentional success are embraced. An exhaustive yet arbitrary completeness is foregrounded over the illusion of totality. Truth and fact are presumed transitory constructions; in this way they stand a chance of being eternal. As a vehicle of thought, the essay is necessarily amorphous and hybrid.

This special literary section preoccupies itself with these definitions and characteristics in an effort to situate the Philippine essay and the Philippine essayist since their prior appraisals. It has been over a decade since the publication of Creative Nonfiction: A Reader along with its corresponding Manual, both edited by Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo. Several single-author essay collections in English have been consistently published since, as well as several theme-based anthologies.

The Philippine essay has most commonly been framed, by Hidalgo, as informal and thus separate from the rigor of philosophical, academic, and political inquiry. Though there is a strong tradition of reportage, to speak of the Philippine essay has been to speak of writings whose dispositions seem greatly influenced if not predetermined by venues like newspaper columns, lifestyle sections, and glossies, a personality-driven kind of writing that privileges humor if not the kind of exposition that aspires for a presumed universal emotional response.

Do these characteristics continue to persist? Is the Philippine essayist today similarly motivated and predetermined? Or has the Philippine essay matured towards becoming a form sure enough—at least for now—to display its own distinct behaviors in truly attempting to arrive at an albeit limited understanding—and therefore necessarily exhaustive in its incompleteness—of the discourses it deems relevant?

Several developments potentially excite approaches to the essay. The textual space of the World Wide Web, for example, generates a pulsating field of bottomless hypertextuality, never-ending textual networks, and infinitely replicable textual fragments riven through with disruptions, interruptions, breaks, and gaps. What effects do the issues regarding transparency of information, digital surveillance, piracy, big-data, and the more advanced technical resources for mass manipulation and cognitive control have on the essay as a form of personal and socio-political intervention?

Further, persistent follies in the Philippine narrative call for a reimagined approach to writing it. For instance, tireless issues of accountability (or lack thereof) in relation to government officials, private sector leaders, and those who claim the privileged subject-position to contextualize matters necessitate that the Philippine essay be accountable for the manner with which it analyzes, articulates, and enacts the things to which it must pose a more proactive resistance.

What would the Philippine essay be today if it were freed from the comforts of the back pages, the parameters of inches, and the promise of accessible recognition and universal appeal?

This special literary section hopes to be an investigation as it is a challenge. We seek to find out to what extent the Philippine essay is willing to be formally alert and critically engaged. We seek to discover the lengths to which the Philippine essayist today experiments an understanding of—ultimately a response to—who, what, and where she is.

Submission Guidelines

Please email your original and unpublished essays to kkliterary@gmail.com (cc: kritikakultura@gmail.com). You may send multiple submissions, but each essay must not exceed 10,000 words and must be suitable to the pdf format of the journal. An essay in Filipino, regional, and other languages must be accompanied by an English translation. Simultaneous submission is accepted, but Kritika Kultura must be notified immediately if the essay is accepted or published elsewhere.

For both the subject heading of the email and the filename of the submission, please follow this format: <last name_title of work_Special> (for instance, dela Cruz_The Lost Years_Special). Email your essay as a file attachment (.docx and/or .pdf format); please do not indicate your name within the pages of the attachment. As an in-line text in your email, include a brief bio-note (100 to 150 words), as well as your institutional affiliation and professional e-mail address.

All contributions must be submitted on or before April 30, 2015. Please give the editors a response time of two months after the deadline before you inquire about the status of your submission.

Kritika Kultura is a refereed electronic journal of literary, cultural, and language studies, accessible at http://kritikakultura.ateneo.net/. It is indexed in the MLA International Bibliography, Thomson Reuters (formerly ISI), and other major databases. For further details regarding editorial policy, please refer to the website of the journal.


Ramon Guillermo (bomen.guillermo@gmail.com)

Martin Villanueva (mvvillanueva@ateneo.edu)

Guest Editors, Special Literary Section on the Contemporary Philippine Essay

Panawagan para sa BTS anthology

Inaanyayahan na magpasa ng kontribusyon sa antolohiyang pinamagatang BTS (Behind The Scene).

Ito ay koleksyon ng mga personal na sanaysay ng mga kumikilos sa likod ng kamera tulad ng direktor, script writer, cinematographer, editor, production designer, atbp. Maaari nyong isulat ang inyong personal na karanasan sa inyong mga trabaho s apagbuo ng isang pelikula o ‘di kaya ang inyong sariling malikhaing proseso sa pagbuo ng isang pelikula.

Hinikayat kayong magpasa sa email na ito: bts.antholgy@gmail.com

Gawad Jose Villa Panganiban: Timpalak sa Pagsulat ng Sanaysay 2014 – Pambansang Punong Rehiyon (NCR)

Ang Gawad JVP: Timpalak sa Pagsulat ng Sanaysay 2014 ay bahagi ng pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa ng UST Departamento ng Filipino sa pakikipagtulungan ng Tanggapan ng Bise Rektor sa Gawaing Akademiko ng pamantasan. Ang timpalak na ito sa pagsulat ng personal na sanaysay ay bukas para sa mga estudyanteng nagpapakadaluhasa sa Filipino na may degring BSE – Filipino, BA Filipino, BA Araling Pilipino, BA Filipinolohiya at iba pang katulad na programa sa Filipino saanmang pamantasan sa buong Pambansang Punong Rehiyon (NCR). Nilalayon ng gawaing ito na palakasin ang aktibong pakikisangkot at pagpapatalas ng mga nagpapakadaluhasa sa larangan ng Filipino tungo sa pagkakabuklod-buklod para sa adbokasiya ng mga kampanyang pangwika at panlipunang pagbabago. 

Mga Tuntunin ng Timpalak:

1. Ang Gawad JVP sa Sanaysay 2014 ay bukas sa lahat ng kasalukyang estudyante na kumukuha ng programang Filipino sa anumang antas sa andergradweyt na saklaw ng NCR, maliban ang mga estudyante ng Unibersidad ng Santo Tomas. 

2. Ang timpalak ay dagliang pagsulat ng personal na sanaysay na isusulat sa aktwal na petsang itinakda. 

3. Isang kalahok lamang ang maaaring ipadala at magsisilbing kinatawan ng bawat pamantasan sa anumang kolehiyo o unibersidad na saklaw ng NCR. Hindi pahihintulutan ang higit sa isang kinatawan sa bawat pamantasan kahit pa higit sa isa ang programang Filipino nito. Samantala, kung ang isang pamantasan ay may sangay/branch na saklaw ng NCR, maaari itong magpadala ng sarili nitong kalahok. 

4. Pahihintulutan ang isang tagapagsanay/trainer sa bawat kalahok na inaasahang dumalo sa aktwal na timpalak. 

5. Ang sinumang kalahok ay kailangang magsumite ng sinagutang pormularyo ng pagsali kalakip ang mga kahingiang dokumento gaya ng photocopy ng registration form, larawan na may sukat na 2×2 at liham mula sa Tagapangulo/Koordineytor ng programa na makapagpapatunay sa pagiging lehitimong estudyante ng kalahok sa ilalim ng programang Filipino. (maaaring i-download ang pormularyo ng pagsali sa link na:http://www.docdroid.net/ed63/gawad-jose-villa-panganiban-pormularyo-ng-paglahok.doc.html)

6. Ipadala ang mga kahingiang dokumento na naka-scan bago o sa mismong araw ng Agosto 15, 2014 hanggang ika-5 ng hapon sa email na: gawadjvp2014.ust@gmail.com, magpapadala ng liham ng kumpirmasyon ang mga organisador sakaling matanggap ang kumpletong kahingian para sa timpalak.

7. Ang timpalak ay gaganapin sa AMV-College of Accountancy Multi-purpose Hall ng UST, Agosto 27, 2014 (Miyerkules), ganap na ika-8 hanggang ika-5 ng hapon. Kinakailangan sa rehistrasyon ang mga kahingiang dokumento na ipinadala sa email kabilang ang liham ng kumpirmasyon mula sa mga organisador ng timpalak. Magbubukas ang rehistrasyon mula ika-8 ng umaga at magsasara sa ganap na ika-9 ng umaga. Ang sinumang mahuhuli sa itinakdang oras ng rehistrasyon ay hindi na pahihintulutang makalahok sa timpalak kahit pa opisyal itong nakapagsumite ng mga kahingiang dokumento. 

8. Ang mga kalahok kasama ang kanilang mga tagapagsanay ay inaasahang nakasuot ng angkop na uniporme/pananamit na semi-formal sa araw ng timpalak. 

9. Ang mga magsisipagwagi ay tatanggap ng: 
Unang karangalan – P5,000 
Pangalawang karangalan – P3,000 
Pangatlong karangalan – P2,000 

At tatanggap ng mga medalya at Sertipiko ng Pagwawagi. Lahat ng lalahok ay tatanggap ng Sertipiko ng Paglahok kabilang ang kanilang mga tagapagsanay. 

10. Anumang pasya ng Lupon ng Inampalan ay pinal at hindi na maipaghahabol. 

11. Para sa karagdagang katanungan, makipag-ugnayan lang sa: 406-1611 loc. 8668 (hanapin si Dr. Roberto De Lara Ampil), Prop. Myra De Leon (0917 805 1681) o mag-email sa: gawadjvp2014.ust@gmail.com 


Narito ang link para sa pormularyo ng Gawad JVP sa Sanaysay 2014: Timpalak sa Dagliang Pagsulat ng Sanaysay-NCR http://www.docdroid.net/ed63/gawad-jose-villa-panganiban-pormularyo-ng-paglahok.doc.html

Sumali na sa KWF GAWAD SANAYSAY 2014

Noon pang 1967, itinataguyod na ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino ang Gawad KWF sa Sanaysay (dating Gawad Surian sa Sanaysay-Gantimpalang Collantes), ang taunang timpalak sa sanaysay kaalinsabay ng pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika. Nilalayon ng timpalak ang patuloy na pagpapatalas, pagniningas at pagpapataas ng antas ng wikang pambansa.

Ngayong 2014, ang timpalak sa sanaysay ay pagsulat na alinsunod sa temang Wika ng Pagkakaisa. Ang mga lahok ay kinakailangang dalhin nang personal o ipadala sa koreo hanggang 25 Hunyo 2014 lamang.  Ang mga ipinadala sa pamamagitan ng e-mail ay hindi tatanggapin.

Para sa iba pang detalye, basahin ang kalakip na graphic o bisitahin ang www.kwf.gov.ph.

2014 Ramon Magsaysay Youth Essay Competition now open

Calling all young Filipinos aged 15 to 24, you are all invited to join the 2014 Ramon Magsaysay Youth Essay Competition (RMYEC). This year’s essay theme is “My Favorite Ramon Magsaysay Awardee: Servant Leadership Qualities That Inspire Me.”

The essay writing competition is part of the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation’s effort to inspire the youth with living Asian heroes of change, and to encourage them to demonstrate the same kind of servant leadership manifested by President Ramon Magsaysay and the Magsaysay laureates.

Winners for each competition level will be announced at an appropriate awarding ceremony; they will also receive IT prizes (laptops, smartphones, and tablets) and have the special privilege of interacting with this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Awardees.

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