Kian’s story wins the National Children’s Book Award

The story about a young victim of extrajudicial killing received recognition at the National Children’s Book Awards held July 17 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. “Si Kian” is a story about a 17-year-old high school student Kian Loyd Delos Santos who was shot dead by elements of the Caloocan police in its anti-drug […]


INQUIRER.NET: Letters my mother Luning wrote

A daughter remembers her mom, ‘inveterate letter writer’ Luningning Bonifacio-Ira, through the late author’s words, from days spent in New York City, before the age of e-mail and Facebook. Read the full story here.


Manila Times: Luningning Bonifacio-Ira, 90

A tribute to fictionist Luningning Bonifacio-Ira. Bonifacio-Ira, whose short story “Tell Me Who Cleft the Devil’s Foot” was named by highly regarded writer and critic Isagani R. Cruz as among the Philippines’ best in the last century, died on July 5. She was 90. Bonifacio-Ira is the latest Filipino creative writer who died in the […]


Esquire: The Original Senator Vicente Sotto Was a Fighter for Press Freedom

Vicente Yap Sotto, the grandfather of the present-day Sen. Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, is also considered as the Father of Modern Cebuano Literature. Over his lifetime, he had produced a voluminous body of literature, including Filipino Stories; Mga Handumanan sa Sugbu; Mga Sugilanong Pilipinhon; Spanish-Visayan Dictionary; Abakadhan; Municipal Code and Amendments; Remembrances of Cebu: Our Dialect; Far From […]


The 35th National Children’s Book Day

Children of all ages are invited to the celebration of the 35th National Children’s Book Day (NCBD) on July 17, 2018 (Tuesday) at the Main Theater Lobby of the Cultural Center of the Philippines from 9:00am to 5:00pm with the theme Sa Aklat May Laya. Held every 3rd Tuesday of July, the NCBD highlights the […]


ALBWW2018 Live Feed Video

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian ni Marina Lewycka, ang Galaw ng Asoge ni Cirilo F. Bautista, Lumbay ng Dila, at Marami Pa: Ilang Tala sa Nobela bilang Mambabasa at Manunulat” by Genevieve L. Asenjo here at the 3rd Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop. Lectures are open for the public at the University Hotel, UP […]


Mangahas, Rogelio

The late Rogelio G. Mangahas is a multi-awarded poet in Tagalog/Filipino. He is also a short story writer, playwright, translator, essayist, editor. He graduated from the University of the East (UE) with an A.B. degree, major in Pilipino, and President’s Achievement Award for being one of the Ten Most Outstanding Students in 1965. He took […]


Remembering National Artist Cirilo Bautista

WATCH: Interview with Cirilo Bautista, National Artist for Literature (via Rappler) https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/05/06/1812630/national-artist-cirilo-bautista-passes-away-76 https://amp.rappler.com/life-and-style/arts-and-culture/202045-poet-cirilo-bautista-baguio-city-muse http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/293547/national-artist-literature-cirilo-f-bautista-76-writes-30/amp/ https://ph.asiatatler.com/life/what-the-sea-cannot-touch-remembering-cirilo-bautista Cirilo Bautista and his lifelong affair with words


Pagkilala sa Buhay at mga Akda ni Rogelio Mangahas

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/lifestyle/artandculture/659154/renowned-poet-rogelio-mangahas-has-passed-away-at-79/story/ https://www.rappler.com/life-and-style/arts-and-culture/206452-filipino-poet-rogelio-mangahas-death Modernist vanguard poet Rogelio G. Mangahas; 79 Poet, essayist Rogelio Mangahas dies at 79  


Wikang Filipino: Wika ng Paglikha, Paglingkod sa Kapwa Buwan ng Wika 2018 sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas, Diliman

Ang Sentro ng Wikang Filipino – UP Diliman, sa suporta ng UP Opisina ng Pangulo at Opisina ng Tsanselor ng UP Diliman, at sa pakikipagtulungan ng Alliance of Concerned Teachers – Philippines, Save Our Schools-UP Diliman, UP Main Library, at  DZUP ay magdaraos ng iba’t ibang aktibidad kaugnay ng pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika 2018 […]