The University of the Philippines Press will be launching ten new titles this September 5 at the Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman Campus, Quezon City. The titles run the gamut of biography to poetry and fiction, criticism to media theories, and art studies to science. The launch will begin at 5 p.m. Discounts will be given on all new book titles. For more information, please call the UP Press Marketing Division at 926-6642, or visit on how to order.

The ten new titles are:

Cesar Virata: Life and Times

Through Four Decades of Philippine Economic History

Gerardo P. Sicat

Business professor, college dean, management expert, Cesar Virata emerged as the most prominent technocrat during the presidency and martial law rule of Ferdinand Marcos. He rose to prime minister in the parliamentary government. Thereafter, he returned to the private sector as banker, respected citizen and community leader, and senior statesman.

Dates: September 23 and 25, 6-9 PM

Culminating Activity: September 27, 3-6 PM

What was your favorite story as a child? The stories we read and listened to as children sticks in our memories, cherished tales that we hold dear. But now, there’s a new generation of children who are growing up and they need new stories to read and listen to. If you think you have a story inside you that needs nurturing and crafting, then sign up for Ayala Museum’s basic workshop on writing for children to learn about the tools you need in bringing your story to life. Let your words take flight.


-           Open to ages 18 and above

Here's a treat for opera and theater lovers... Antonín Dvořák's RUSALKA! Showing at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium of the UP College of Music on September 23 and 24, at 6:30 pm. Tickets at P500.

Dvorak's RUSALKA will also be onstage at the CCP LITTLE THEATER on September 11 and 12 at 8pm. Tickets are available at TICKETWORLD for the September 11 show.

For tickets and inquiries, please call the UP College of Music at 926.0026 or 9296963 or through UP trunkline at 981-8500 local 2639.

Malugod na iniimbitahan ang lahat na dumalo sa Pambansang Kumperensiya sa Pagpapayaman ng Wikang Filipino at Sawikaan 2014: Pagpili ng Salita ng Taon (Tema: Wika ng Kahandaan, Kahandaan sa Wika)  na itinataguyod ng Filipinas Institute of Translation (FIT) sa pakikipagtulungan sa Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF), National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), UP Kolehiyo ng Arte at Literatura (UPKAL), Kagawaran ng Edukasyon, at Commission on Higher Education na gaganapin sa 25-27 Setyembre 2014, 8:00 nu-5:00 nh, sa Pulungang Recto, Bulwagang Rizal, Fa

The National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Manila Critics Circle (MCC) are pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s National Book Awards.  

33rd NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS FINALISTS for Books Published in 2013


Alfonso T. Ongpin Prize for Best Book on Art

1. Balay Ukit: Tropical Architecture in Pre-WWII Filipino Houses, by Maria Virginia Yap Morales, Anvil Publishing; Seeing the Balay Ukit, directed by Paul Alexander Morales, National Commission for Culture and the Arts

Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University, in cooperation with the Rizal Library, will organize a series of university-wide roundtable discussions on interdisciplinarity. In the roundtable series, different academics from various fields gather to talk about the recent developments—foremost of which is the implementation of interdisciplinarity—in higher education.

The Ateneo Library of Women’s Writings (ALiWW) cordially invites you to CONVERSATIONS ON ARCHIVAL RESEARCH (with focus on the ALiWW holdings), on Monday, 1 September 2014, at 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., at the ALiWW Reading Room Basement, Rizal Library Special Collections Building. Moderated by the Executive Director of the Ateneo Library of Women’s Writings, Jema M. Pamintuan, PhD, the session will feature the following:

For its 28th Theater Season, CCP and Tanghalang Pilipino present Pahimakas ng Isang Ahente ni Arthur Miller (salin ni Rolando Tinio mula sa Death of a Salesman). 

This powerful modern drama has been performed many times since its opening in 1949, in both English and non-English speaking countries, and in diverse range of languages and cultural contexts. Over the years, the play has stirred a number of intriguing interpretations. 

The country’s biggest book event is right around the corner: the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF), which heads back to the SMX Convention Center at the SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City on Sept. 17-21, 2014.

September is just around the corner! This year’s Manila International Book Fair, the biggest convention of local and international publishers in the country, will be held from September 17 to 21 (Wed-Sat) this year, still at the SMX Convention Center.


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