Philippine PEN 2014 National Conference
2-3 December 2014 @ The Verdure, 5th Floor Henry Sy Sr. Hall
De la Salle University, Manila, Philippines
No registration fee. Open to the public.
“Never stray from the path of righteousness and justice . . . ”
(Mabini’s The True Decalogue):
Writing, Writers, Moral Regeneration and National Renewal
In commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Apolinario Mabini

Day 1 December 2, 2014
9:00-9:15 AM
Invocation / National Anthem
Reading of the PEN Charter: Edgardo Maranan
Opening Remarks: Bienvenido Lumbera, National Artist /Chairman, Philippine PEN
Welcome Remarks: Raymond Girard Tan, DLSU Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation
9:15 AM- 10:15AM Keynote Address
Introduction of the Speaker: Charlson Ong
Keynote Address: Madam Anna Maria “Bambi” L. Harper
10:15-1030 AM Coffee Break
10:30AM – 12NN First Literary Session
Writing and the crusade against corruption
Jose Victor Peñaranda (chair), Rene Azurin, Joel Pablo Salud, Raissa Robles
12NN Lunch
1:30-3:00 PM Second Literary Session
Popular culture and national renewal
Nicolas Pichay (chair), Floy Quintos, Dennis Marasigan, Clodualdo Del Mundo, Jr.
3:00-3:30 PM Coffee Break
3:30-5:15 PM Third Literary Session
Regional literatures and nation-building
Kristian Cordero (chair),Fr. Wilmer Tria, Junley Lazaga, Alex R. Castro, Zola Macarambon, Francis Allan Angelo
5:15-6:15 PM Booklaunching
Masters of Ceremonies: Kristian Cordero, Santiago Villafania
Marne Kilates
Time’s Enchantments and Other Reflections: New Poems (Ateneo de Naga University Press)
Frank Penones Jr.
P.I. and Cancion nin mgaTawong Lipod/ Songs of the Unseen (Ateneo de Naga University Press)
Rebecca Añonuevo
Talab: Mga Sanaysay sa Panitikan, Wika, at Pagtuturo (Ateneo de Naga University Press)
Maryanne Moll
Married Women: Stories (Ateneo de Naga University Press)
Jose Victor Peñaranda
Lucid Lightning: Poems and Prose (University of Santo Tomas Publishing)
Maria Fres Felix
Boy in the Platinum Palace and Other Stories (University of the Philippines Press)
Philippine PEN Journal, edited by Herminio Beltran, Jr.
6:15 – 8:00 PM
Solidarity Dinner
(for PEN members, conference speakers, and guests-of-honor only)
Venue: Roofdeck, DLSU Henry Sy Sr. Hall
Convenors of the Day: Glenn Mas, Jun Cruz Reyes, Amadis
Day 2 December 3, 2014
9:00-10:30AM Fourth Literary Session
History, heritage and moral regeneration
Ricardo Soler (chair), Gemma Cruz Araneta, Saul Hofileña Jr., Alejandrino Vicente, Bernardita Churchill
10:30-11:00 AM Coffee Break
11:00 AM – 12 NN The José Rizal Lecture
Introduction of the Speaker: Marjorie Evasco
The José Rizal Lecture: Justice Adolf Azcuna, Commissioner, International Commission of Jurists
12 NN Lunch
1:30-3:00 PM Fifth Literary Session
New media, new technology, new publishing, renewed nation
Karina Bolasco (chair), Nida Ramirez, Jun Matias, Carlo Vergara, Edgar Samar
3:00 PM Coffee Break
3:15 – 4:30 PM
Reading of PEN Resolutions
Presiding Officer: Lito B. Zulueta, Philippine PEN National Secretary
Election of the New Board 2015-2017
COMELEC Chair: Nicolas Pichay
Convenors of the Day: Herminio Beltran, Jr., Jose Wendell Capili
Overall Convenors
Bienvenido Lumbera, Lito B. Zulueta
With deep gratitude to our Patrons / Partners
De La Salle University
DLSU Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center
DLSU Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation
Galerie Joaquin
Atty. Saul Hofileña, Jr.
National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA)
PEN International
Solidaridad Bookshop
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
University of the Philippines
University of Santo Tomas The Varsitarian