UP Press to launch The Best of Philippine Speculative Fiction 2005 – 2010

The University of the Philippines Press is launching “The Best of Philippine Speculative Fiction 2005 – 2010” this Thursday, February 28, at 5:00 p.m. at Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman, Quezon City. The book is a selection of some of the best short stories from the first five years of the nationally- and internationally-acclaimed annual anthology […]

UP DECL’s Profernalia 2 this March 1

Profernalia 2 is back. Drop by FC Gallery 2, Bulwagang Rizal, UP Diliman, on March 1st for pre-loved books, journals, and baked goodies! Mementos and memorabilia from your favorite DECL teachers are up for grabs. The proceeds will benefit the incoming DECL scholars of AY 2013-14. For more information, contact Prof. Lorie Santos at lorie.santos@gmail.com  

UP Press to launch ten new titles this February 28

The wealth of creative, scientific, and scholarly knowledge in the country will be made even richer on February 28, 2013 with the launching of ten new books from the University of the Philippines Press or UP Press. The mass launch will be at the Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman, at 5pm. Lovers of fiction will surely […]

Rio Alma, maglulunsad ng bagong aklat ng mga ‘speculative’ na tula

Ilulunsad ang kapana-panabik na bagong aklat ng tula ng Pambansang Alagad ng Sining para sa Panitikan Rio Alma, sa Marso 8, 2013, 5 nh, sa UP Vargas Museum. Pinamagatang “Ang Romansa ng Pagsagip ng Osong Marso” (UST Publishing House) ang aklat na ito na maaaring kauna-unahang “speculative poetry” sa panulaang Filipino ay may kasamang salin […]


In its continued effort to promote a culture of reading and lifelong learning among the Filipino people, the NBDB initiates a series of training sessions and workshops in partnership with various government agencies, local government units, non-government organizations, and the private sector. Recent Booklatan sa Bayan programs were conducted in Currimao, Ilocos Norte and Taguig […]

Jun Lana Palanca-winning play opens casting call

Jun Robles Lana’s upcoming film “Barber’s Tales”, a 1997 Palanca award winning screenplay that has been selected for the Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum this year is now opening casting calls.  Set in a remote province at the onset of Martial law in the early 1970s, the story revolves around the free-spirited and newly […]

PANAWAGAN PARA SA PAGPAPASA NG ABSTRAK PARA SA AMBAGAN 2013: Pambansang Kumperensiya sa Paglikom ng mga Salita Mula sa Iba’t Iba

Sa pakikipagtulungan ng Ateneo Institute of Literary Arts and Practices (AILAP) at ng Kagawaran ng Filipino ng Paaralan ng Humanidades ng Ateneo de Manila University, nag-aanyaya ang Filipinas Institute of Translation (FIT) sa mga iskolar, guro, at masusugid na tagapagtaguyod ng wika na magpása ng abstrak para sa gaganaping “AMBAGAN 2013: Kumperensiya sa Paglikom ng […]

The Sky Over Dimas now a major play

DLSU Harlequin Theatre Guild presents the adaptation by Tim Dacanay of the Palanca award winning novel, The Sky Over Dimas, written by Vicente Garcia Groyon. The play will star Mr. Toby Alejar and Mr. Redjie Jimenez as George Torrecarion. Below are the schedules: March 21, 2013 – 6:30 PM March 22, 2013 – 10:30 AM, 3 […]

New Year Elegy

10.   In some cultures, clocks are stopped when there’s a death in the family.   My wristwatch insists on ticking.     9.   How to write an elegy, at the top of the page. Consider whom to address— the deceased or the bereaved— what verb tense to use, whether you can immerse yourself […]

At the Travel Agency, I Find

myself parceling thoughts into paragraphs to be mailed, as if he had already left. One: after three flights of stairs, how could he have guessed which was the right room, there being no sign on the door? Two: his sense of direction has nothing to do with the compass- shaped lighter in his pocket, yet […]