NBDB and Museo Pambata hold children’s literature festival

We’re holding a children’s literature fest next week! Join Museo Pambata and the National Book Development Board in a 2-day festival of fun and learning, featuring panel discussions, workshops, and a books and crafts fair. Register NOW for a festival celebrating children’s literature! The National Book Development Board’s “Little Lit Fest” will feature esteemed speakers […]


Amper, Rene Estella

Rene Estella Amper was born on October 18, 1940 in Boljoon, Cebu. As physician he has served as head of the Boljoon rural health unit; as poet, he has participated as an Asia Foundation Writing Fellow at the Silliman U. Summer Writers’ Workshop in 1968 and 1969. He has also shared the 2 nd Palanca prize […]


Añonuevo, Rebecca T.

Rebecca T. Añonuevo, a native of Pasig City , is the author of four anthologies of poetry: Bago ang Babae, Pananahan, Nakatanim na Granada ang Diyos, and the latest, Saulado, all winners of the Don Carlos Memorial Awards for Literature. She is also the author of Talinghaga ng Gana: ang Banal sa mga Piling Tulang Tagalog ng ika-20 Siglo, which […]


Alano, Rudy F.

Si Rudy F. Alano ay retiradong guro ng Literature, English, at Art Appreciation. Sa nakaraang 29 taon siya ay nakapagsagawa ng mga wokshops sa teatro at malikhaing pagsusulat. Naging fellow siya sa mga writers’ workshops tulad ng Dumaguete at UP. Maraming lecture na rin ang kanyang naibigay sa buong rehiyong Bikol tungkol sa literatura at wikang Bikol. […]


Añonuevo, Roberto T.

Si Roberto T. Añonuevo ay isinilang sa Maynila ngunit lumaki sa Pasig at kung saan-saang panig ng bansa ipinadpad ng mga lagalag na paa. Iginawad sa kanya ang Hall of Fame Award ng Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards para sa kanyang kalipunan ng mga tula . Sumungkit ng mga gantimpala ang kanyang mga tula sa Talaang Ginto: […]


Almario, Rosauro

A famous writer in Tagalog, graft-buster, and nationalist, Rosauro Almario was born in Tondo, Manila on August 30, 1886. He was the third among nine children of Estanislao Almario and Rosalia Cagne. His father, a cabeza de barangay, served as a clerk in a Spanish military company. His mother earned a living as a seamstress. He was only about 10 years old […]


Alfafara, Sergio

Born on July 27, 1920, Sergio Alfafara was the son of Epifanio Alfafara. He studied at the Seminario de San Carlos and later became parish priest of Tabunok, Talisay. He was publisher of Karon and editor of Lungsoranon. He wrote and translated Cebuano religious books and missals. He published in serial formSugboanon nga Gramatika, a disquisition on Cebuano […]


Antonio, Teo T.

Ipinanganak si Teo T. Antonio sa Sampaloc, Maynila noong Nobyembre 29, 1946. Siya ay kabilang sa mga pangunahing makata ng bansa. Tinuhog niya ang mga unang gantimpala sa mga timpalak-pampanitikan tulad ng Palanca noong 1973, 1975, 1976, 1986 at 1998. Awtor siya ng sampung aklat ng tula at ilan dito’y nagwagi ng Centennial Literary Prize noong 1998 […]


Agulto, Tomas F.

Born on 21 December 1953 in Hagonoy, Bulacan. He wrote poems at a young age and had them commented on by his family and neighbors. He further honed his poetic skills as a member Galian as Arte at Tula , and went on to work on various jobs, especially in non-government sector, in pursuit of […]


Abellanosa, Victorino

Dramatist Victorino Abellanosa is the brother of Ramon and Onofre Abellanosa. Born in Pardo on December 23, 1903, he is the son of Baldomero Abellanosa, well-known composer in Pardo. He started writing plays in 1921 and has to his credit some 20 plays, mostly zarzuelas, including Ninoy, Marti, King Solomon, and others. His plays have been staged in Cebu, […]