Paglulunsad ng unang antolohiya ng mga kuwentong pambata sa Kinaray-a

Buong pusong inihahandog ng Dungug Kinaray-a Inc., ang unang antolohiya ng mga kuwentong pambata sa wikang Kinaray-a. Ang antolohiya ay binuo ng sampung pinakabagong kuwentong pambata na sumasalamin sa karanasan ng mga batang lumaki at nagka-isip sa labas ng sentro, pagtuklas sa bagong tinig at paghahain ng dangal sa wikang Kinaray-a ang tanging layunin ng […]

RED returns to CCP

Award-winning play RED will be back on stage for the final time at the CCP! Next year’s show dates are 31 January, 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 February 2014. RED is open for block sales and show buying. For details, PM or call The Necessary Theatre at 0917 817 0463. If you are looking for a feel-good stage production […]

Call for auditions ng voice talent ng Adarna

Upang sundan ang Araw sa Palengke at But That Won’t Wake Me Up, binubuo na namin ngayon ang isa pang storybook app! Naghahanap kami ng maaaring magbigay-boses para dito. Kaya ikalendaryo na ang mga petsa para sa audition (ika-10, 13, at 14 ng Enero) at magiging recording (ika-17 ng Enero)  kung ikaw ay: babae, at may edad na […]

Cordero receives translation grant from Argentina

Ateneo de Naga professor Kristian Sendon Cordero has recently received a grant to translate a selection from the poetry collection of the acclaimed Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges into Bikol and Filipino languages. This was relayed through an official correspondence by Diego Lorenzo, the project coordinator of Programa Sur, a program by the Ministerio de […]

Sawikaan 2014 tumatanggap na ng lahok

Ano ang Sawikaan? Isang masinsinang talakayan para piliin ang pinakanatatanging salitang namayani sa diskurso ng sambayanan ng nakalipas na taon.   Ano ang mga salitang maaaring ituring na “Salita ng Taon?” ·         Bagong imbento ·         Bagong hiram mula sa katutubo o banyagang wika ·         Luma ngunit may bagong kahulugan ·         Patay na salitang muling binuhay   Sino ang maaaring […]

Call for submissions to the 30th Cornelio Faigao Annual Writers Workshop

The Cornelio Faigao Memorial Annual Writers Workshop is committed to promoting a community of committed writers and creative expression in the literary arts. The CFMAWW offers workshops to writers of different genres.  NEW! The 2014 Cornelio Faigao Memorial Annual Writers Workshop will have a back-to-back drama and performance playwright’s unit designed to develop a playwright’s […]

Kanto Collective goes on Sipat Aklat book drive

Kanto is officially starting SIPAT AKLAT bookdrive today. If you have books you wanna donate to build community libraries in the typhoon stricken areas in visayas, please drop them off at Kanto or the nearest designated drop off centers.  Particularly, we need childrens’s books, fiction and non fiction, reference books(almanacs, atlas, encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus), textbooks of any […]

UP DECL’s brings back PROFernalia

PROFernalia is back! See you on Friday, December 13, from 10 AM to 5 PM at the Faculty Center Galleria. Books and baked goods, and a whole lot more are up for sale. So if you’re looking for Christmas gifts and goodies, this is the best place for you.


In a country where singing has become a national sport and pastime, it is not unusual to find rows of KTV bars and karaoke machines in every home. In fact, most Filipino social gatherings lead to a glass shattering karaoke sing off shared by friends and family. Ending its 46th Theater Season, Philippine Educational Theater […]

Writers Night 2013–putting the fun in fundraising, and just a little bit more

Writers Night 2013, the annual gathering of writers and literature lovers at the UP Diliman, began with the announcement of the winner for the 13th Madrigal-Gonzalez Best First Book Award at the Claro M. Recto Hall, Bulwagang Rizal, on December 6. Poet Allan Pastrana won for Body Haul. Four other UST Publishing House authors were included as finalists out of a total of six: Silver Fish, Hook of Moon by Neal Imperial; After the Body Displaces Water by Daryll Delgado; Agueda: A Ballad of Stone and Wind by Anna Maria L. Harper; and, Falling Into the Manhole: A Memoir by John Jack Wigley. Have by poet Marc Gaba was also nominated. Pastrana is also an alumnus of the UST’s Conservatory of Music, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Music Literature.

On hand to award Pastrana (pictured above, right) the winner’s check worth P50,000 were writers Erlinda Panlilio (center), representative for the Madrigal-Gonzalez family, and Jose “Butch” Dalisay (left), UP ICW director. Award-winning fictionist Charlson Ong, award-winning poet Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta, and Prof. Shirley O. Lua, director of the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center of De La Salle University, made up this year’s panel of judges.