The National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) honored LIKHAAN: The UP Institute of Creative Writing with an Award for Outstanding Institution at the Annual Scientific Conference held March 11, 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center.
“The institute is recognized for its outstanding contributions in strengthening the role of creative writing in the national and cultural development of the UP System and the country,” writes the NRCP on their website. “Established in 1978, the Institute stimulates writers from all parts of the Philippines and asserts the leadership of UP in creative writing, at the same time recognizing the assistance of the University to the government in the formation of policies and programs related to the development of culture, particularly of creative writing.”
The NRCP annually gives recognition to individuals, institutions or agencies that show their support and contribution to the development of basic sciences and humanity in the country. They awarded eight outstanding scientists and researchers, two member emeriti, and two outstanding institutions for their performance in 2018 at the recent conference.