Sunstar: 10th Taboan Writers Festival in Bohol

Originally published by Sunstar on October 3, 2018 https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1767331 A flagship project of the National Commission of Culture and the Arts, the Taboan Writers Festival is an annual gathering of writers from all over the country. The festival sets up shop in a different region every year where writers, readers, scholars, researchers and lovers of […]


Event to highlight Cebuano literary giant

            A tribute to writer, composer and musician Msgr. Rodolfo Villanueva, a.k.a Renato Madrid, will be held on April 8 at 1-7PM at Robinsons Galleria Cebu. Paying homage to him are Cebu’s five major literary organizations: MAD (Mga Anak sa Dagang), NoMADS, TINTA, WILA (Women in Literary Arts), Bathalan-ong Halad […]


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 […]


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 […]


Film director Jade Castro tries theater in Virgin Labfest 11

Film, television, and commercial director Jade Castro, one of the most prolific and creative directors in the industry, tries theater for the first time, as he directs this year for VIRGIN LABFEST, now on its 11th year. Direk Jade, who’s known for his works “Endo” (Cinemalaya 2007 special jury prize and gave Jason Abalos his […]


Award-winning filmmaker Alvin Yapan to debut for Virgin Labfest 11

“TALO ANG WALANG ALAM” is among the “fresh” one-act plays to be featured in VIRGIN LABFEST from June 24 to July 12 in Tanghalang Huseng Batute of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).  Award-winning filmmaker Alvin Yapan (of past Cinemalaya films “Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa”, “Ang Panggagahaa Kay Fe”, “Debosyon”, etc) is […]


15th IYAS National Writers’ Workshop fellows named

The IYAS National Writers’ Workshop of the University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City, has selected 15 Fellows for 2015, out of 72 applicants nationwide.   The fellows for fiction (in English) are Deo Charis Mostrales and Arnel Murga; (in Filipino) Heidi Sarno; (in Hiligaynon) Meryl Panuncio; and (in Cebuano) Mechelle Centurias.   Fellows for […]


Call for manuscripts to 22nd Iligan National Writers Workshop

The MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology and the Mindanao Creative Writers Group are accepting manuscripts to the 22ND  Iligan National Writers Workshop (INWW) to be held on May 25-29, 2015 in Iligan City.               There are 18 slots available for writers who have attended regional writers workshops or creative writing […]


11th Lamiraw Workshop calls for fellowship applications

The 11th Lamiraw Creative Writing Workshop calls for applications to a 3-day writing fellowship on November 26-28, 2014 at Northwest Samar State University (NwSSU), Calbayog City, Samar. Panelists invited in said workshop are Prof. Merlie M. Alunan, Ms. Daryll Delgado, Ms. Yvonne Esperas, Ms. Jennibeth Loro, Prof. Januar Yap, and Mr. Dante Rosales.   Fifteen […]


“Selfie” ang salita ng taon ng 2014

Itinanghal na salita ng taon ang “selfie” mula sa labindalawa pang kandidato sa 2014 Sawikaan: Kumperensiya sa Salita ng taon na ginanap sa UP Diliman nitong Setyembre 25-27. Pinili ng mga iskolar, guro, delegado, at estudyante ang tatlong nagwaging mga entri, kasama ang “endo” at “Filipinas.” Ang kilalang direktor sa pelikula at telebisyong si Jose […]