Another Look at Teaching Poetry

Another Look at Teaching Poetry by Cirilo F. Bautista With summer around, can teachers’ conferences be far behind? For the teachers of literature, these will be for the purpose of assessing and evaluating their effectiveness in the pedagogy of fiction and poetry. With poetry specifically, there are certain questions that will have to be re-answered in […]


Ang Bugtong sa Panulaang Tradisyon

Ang Bugtong sa Panulaang Tradisyon ni Florentino H. Hornedo ANG salitang “tradisyonal” ay madalas ginagamit bilang maaklaw na pantawag sa isang napakalawak na bahagi ng oraturang aborihinal ng Filipinas. Dahil dito minarapat kong ituon na lamang ang paglalahad at talakay sa isang elemento ng tinatawag na “panulaang tradisyonal”-ang bugtong sa panulaang tradisyonal. Ngunit bago talakayin ang […]


Si Nigang

Si Nigang ni U Z. Eliserio Synopsis Ang dulang ito ay tungkol sa pag-ibig, panggagahasa at sinigang. Literal na tungkol sa pag-ibig, panggagagahasa at sinigang, ang mga bida’y nagngangalang Pag-ibig, Boy Rapist, Serial Rapist at Nigang. Isang bayan sa Bicol ang lulan ng kwento, bayang biktima ng tagutom. Anak si Nigang ni Manong Carinderia, ang may-ari […]


Karitas at Damaso

Karitas at Damaso ni U Z. Eliserio Synopsis Isang musical. Pagsasadula ng banal na soneto ni John Donne, kung saan nagsasalita ang isang makasalanan, na tumatawag sa Diyos, at ang katapusang linya’y: “[I am] never chaste lest you ravish me.” Eksaminasyon ng papel ng pananampalataya sa ating mga ideya hinggil sa sex, pag-ibig at tungkulin. MGA […]


Uuwi na ang Nanay Kong si Darna

Uuwi na ang Nanay Kong si Darna ni Edgar Samar Tuwang-tuwa si Tatay sa balita niya sa akin. “Uuwi na ang Nanay mo!” sabi niya habang nasisilip ko na halos ang ngala-ngala niya sa kaniyang pagtawa. Hindi ko alam kung matutuwa rin ako. Kasi, hindi ko pa naman talaga nakikita nang totohanan si Nanay. Alam […]


The Great Sky Parade

The Great Sky Parade (An add-your-own-image poem) by Imelda Morales A man whose robe  had slipped beneath  the trunk of jewels behind him Became a snake  with one great bell dangling from its tail-like steam That faded white  into a witch  with pointy hat on her head Which covered hair  That reached her shoes, A sharp-nosed […]


Strange House

by Imelda Morales Something weird happened one day Inside our old family house. It started with a painting floating away Then the cups, and my vest, And even grandma’s jewel chest. Up went the white new sheets and shirts My brother’s slippers, my butterfly earrings All hovered above like strange little birds. Soon even the house […]


Strange House

by Imelda Morales Something weird happened one day Inside our old family house. It started with a painting floating away Then the cups, and my vest, And even grandma’s jewel chest. Up went the white new sheets and shirts My brother’s slippers, my butterfly earrings All hovered above like strange little birds. Soon even the house […]


Sandosenang Sapatos

ni Luis P. Gatmaitan, M.D. Sapatero si Tatay. Kilalang-kilala ang mga likha niyang sapatos dito sa aming bayan. Marami ang pumupunta sa amin para magpasadya. Ayon sa mga sabi-sabi, tatalunin pa raw ng mga sapatos ni Tatay ang mga sapatos na gawang-Marikina. Matibay, pulido, at malikhain ang mga disenyo ng kanyang mga sapatos. “Paano mo ba […]


HEADLINE: MANANANGGAL IN FORBES PARK!

by Carla M. Pacis BLAG! Cely woke up with a start. A loud noise had intruded into her dream just as Señorito Ricky was about to plant a kiss on her eager, waiting-forever lips. She tried to go back to sleep hoping the dream would resume where it had left off. BLAG! There it was again! […]