Ilulunsad sa Politeknikong Unibersidad ng Pilipinas ang SAGUPA: Antolohiya ng mga Tula ng mga Makatang Guro ng Kagawaran ng Filipinolohiya ng PUP sa Pebrero 17, 2016 (Miyerkules), ika-1 ng hapon, sa Bulwagang Bonifacio, PUP Sta. Mesa, Maynila. Kabilang sa antolohiya ang mga tula nina Jomar Adaya, Arlan Camba, Jhonley Cubacub, Marvin Lobos, Maricristh Magaling, Romeo Peña, MJ Rafal at Soliman Santos na pawang mga guro sa ilalim ng Kagawaran ng Filipinolohiya ng PUP at ang nagbigay ng panimulang salita sa antolohiya ay ang premyadong manunulat na si Rogelio L. Ordoñez.

The body is said to be the temple of the human soul. If this is true, then the body is a space where memories reside. It is a truth universally accepted that a person’s existence is not separate from the people that surround him/her for people bank on important and memorable experiences, be it painful or sweet. And whenever a conflict or struggle arises, the body transforms itself into a space of emotion, love, relationships, family, personal problems, realities, and many more. The culture of fear becomes a way to silence a person.

 The Dalubhasaan ng Umuusbong na Mag-aaral sa Araling FIliipino (DANUM), CLA Graduate Student Council, Filipino Department, College of Liberal Arts and De La Salle University will be conducting the 2nd National Conference for Philippine Studies for students, academicians and scholars in the field. It is the aim of this conference to strengthen the studies and researches in Philippine Studies. Likewise, the conference committee will be accepting papers concerning but not limited to topics pertaining to Philippine Culture, Language and Media.

Food Magazine associated editor Ginny Mata will give a talk on food and food writing titled “Tasting Words” on February 11, Thursday at 5:30 PM at KRI Restaurant along Silliman Avenue. This is part of an ongoing lecture series sponsored by the Edilberto and Edith Tiempo Creative Writing Center of Silliman University.

Three months before the May elections, community theatre group Tanghalang Mulong Sandoval offers a short play entitled, “Gapok” which tackles urban poor families’ everyday woes and struggles. To be staged in different urban poor communities starting February 12, Gapok is about an urban poor family confronting their conflicts one morning as the community is facing demolition from state forces and a private corporation. 

The Bikol adaptation of Susan Glaspell’s Trifles will be staged by Teatro Ragayano this month, one hundred years after the one-act play was first staged in Wharf Theater in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Hawla, Carlos A. Arejola’s adaptation of the play considered by many as “ahead of its time”, will be staged back-to-back with Gamgam, three monologues by Eilyn Nidea based on Arejola’s Mga Ibon sa Maaraw na Alas-Siyete.     

Mananatiling pagtatangka ang pagtatangka ng isang manunulat na makapag-ambag sa panitikan kung walang pag-aalay sa kanyang kaligiran, sabihin pa, sa kanyang pinananahanan. 
Sa ganitong punto sinisipat ng makatang si Alvin Capili Ursua, kasama ng organisasyong Kataga - Lucena (Panitik at Tanghal), ang paglilimbag ng aklat.

Kaya't sa darating na Pebrero 12, 2016, 3 n.h., ilulunsad ni Ursua ang aklat niyang Lucena: Dagim at Dagitab sa Maryhill College, Lungsod ng Lucena.

Eminent journalist and author Marites Danguilan Vitug will deliver the 2016 Adrian Cristobal Lecture, which will be held on 22 February 2016, Monday, 3:00PM, at the AIM Conference Center Manila (ACCM), J.V. del Rosario Building, Benavidez cor. Trasierra Sts., Legaspi Village, Makati City. Her lecture is entitled “Democracy beyond elections: overcoming impotence.” 

Famed novelist Ninotchka Rosca will deliver a talk on Writing the Faraway on 5 March 2016, Saturday, 2:30PM-4:00PM, at the European Documentation Centre, 13th Floor Henry Sy Sr. Hall, De La Salle University, Manila. The event is open to the public. Admission is free. For gatepass, please email or call (632) 5244611 local 233. 

Kritika Kultura Lecture Series presents Mark Sanchez

Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University will be hosting a lecture by Mark Sanchez titled  “Human Rights and the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines: Religious Opposition to the Marcos Dictatorship.” The lecture will be on Feb. 15, 2016, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at SOM 111, Ateneo de Manila University. The lecture is open to the public.


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