Virgin Labfest announces its harvest

The Virgin Labfest is an annual festival of untried, untested, unstaged and unpublished plays. Now on its tenth year, the Virgin Labfest has earned a solid reputation for its exciting and provocative line-up of one-act plays from playwrights both young and old. In addition to the main features, there are three staged readings and a […]


Panawagan para sa nominasyon sa Gawad Dangal ng Wikang Filipino 2014

Saludo ang Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino sa mga Bayani ng Wikang Pambansa!  Binubuksan na ang panawagan para sa Nominasyon sa Gawad Dangal ng Wikang Filipino 2014. Bukás na ang nominasyon para sa lahat ng indibidwal, samahan, tanggapan, o institusyon, at mga ahensiyang pampamahalaan o pribado na may natatanging ambag o nagawa tungo sa pagsulong, paglaganap, pagyabong, at […]


UP Diliman to host conference-workshop on education and K+12

The Language, Culture, Multiculturalism, Multilingual Education, and the K+12 Curriculum: Trends, Issues, Challenges, Practices: An International Conference-Workshop will be held on November 20-22, 2014, at the University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.Keynote speaker will be Dr. Gwang-Jo Kim, UNESCO Director of Asia and the Pacific. This International Conference is a joint collaboration among three leading Filipino language Institues […]


Call for submissions to Kritika Kultura Literary Section, Issue 24

Kritika Kultura is now accepting contributions to its literary section, for possible inclusion in the February 2015 issue. Writers may submit any one of the following for consideration:

1.    Suite of 3-5 poems or a long poem
2.    Short story
3.    Excerpt from a novel (please include a brief overview of the novel’s project)
4.    Essay
5.    Work of translation (please secure the permission of the author whose work you are translating, and include a brief introduction explaining your process of translation)
6.    Hybrid work that can be accommodated within the journal’s .pdf format


DLSU to host lecture by Sharon Delmendo

The De La Salle University Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center and Literature Department cordially invite the public to “In Time of Need, an Open Door: Holocaust Rescue in the Philippines,” a lecture by Dr. Sharon Delmendo, on June 5, 2014 (Thursday), 6:00 – 8:00 pm, European Documentation Centre, 13th Floor Henry Sy Sr. Hall, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. One of World War II’s unsung […]


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 […]


Scifi and fantasy take centerstage in NexCon Manila

End your summer with the biggest genre event of the year! Dubbed NexCon Manila, it is the ultimate celebration of all things science fiction and fantasy where fans can meet some of today’s important names in genre entertainment, and party while they’re at it! The event happens on May 31 to June 1, 2014 at the […]


Call for papers to the International Conference-Workshop on Mother-Tongue and National Language in the K TO 12 Curricular Enhancement as Framework for Development

The Departments of Filipino of the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman and De La Salle University (DLSU) will conduct the International Conference-Workshop on Mother-Tongue and National Language in the K to 12 Curricular Enhancement as Framework for Development with the theme Multilingual/Multicultural Education in a Global World: Theories, Methods, Challenges and Best Practices from […]


Gemino H. Abad to lecture at Silliman

​For poet, fictionist, literary critic, and anthologist Gemino H. Abad, the literary work is literary because it is both work of language and work of imagination: it isn’t so much written in a given historical language as wrought from it. For the writer, language isn’t a given, it is forged: rewoven, reinvented, made anew. The meanings of our words arise not so […]


Silliman University National Writers Workshop celebrates with The Word is Alive

The Word is Alive ​celebrates poetry in all its incarnations, including spoken word poetry and performance poetry. It also features a snippet of the Dumaguete indie music scene. It features readings by Bron Teves, Razceljan Salvarita, Mae Young, Susan S. ​Lara, Elle Divine, Simon Alvarez, Marjorie Evasco, Grace Monte de Ramos, Christian Renz Torres, Nino de Veyra, John Bengan, Gemino​ H.​ Abad​, Jessica Moldez, Cesar Ruiz Aquino, and Alfred Yuson. ​ It also features […]