Ginawadan nin plake nin pagmidbid kan Sumaro Bikolnon Inc. an Bikolnong parasurat na si Clemente Bolocon Alejandria (1895 – 1981) sa Ika-6 na edisyon kan Padurunongan na ginibo kan Agosto 20, 2015 sa banwaan nin Canaman, Camarines Sur.

Si Alejandria sarong kompositor nin kanta, poeta asin mahigos na paraambag sa Calendariong Bicol, Sanghiran nin Bikol, Bicolandia, Bicolnon asin iba pang mga babasahon pangkultura poon kan dekada 1920 sagkod sa mga huring taon kan saiyang buhay. 

Gawad Emmanuel Lacaba is the annual literary contest of the College Editors Guild of the Philippines-Luzon. Emmanuel ”Eman” Lacaba, considered as one of the greatest Filipino poets, was also a dramatist and student journalist. He served as an editor of The Guidon, the official student publication of the Ateneo de Manila University and one of the founding campus publications of the Guild. In his student days, Lacaba joined the protest movement and fought against the Marcos dictatorship. He went underground and died as a revolutionary martyr at the age of 27 at Asuncion, Davao del Norte.


1.    Gawad Digmaang Rosas 11 is open to Kapampangan Youth participants who are 15-30 years old before November 6, 2015 (ceiling age as defined by R.A. 8044 or the Youth in Nation-Building Act).
2.     “Umalpas: Pagtatalaban ng Kaalaman at Karanasan” serves as the theme for the awards night which will be held in January 2016. Entries may or may not bear the theme.
3.    Participants who are not residents of Pampanga but have Kapampangan roots may join.
4.    Entries may be written in Kapampangan, Filipino or English. Entries should show Kapampangan sensibilities.

Call for Papers for 3rd Literary Studies International Conference (Universitas Sanata Dharma, Indonesia)

The 1965 Coup in Indonesia: Questions of Representation 50 Years Later
Conference date and venue: Oct. 21-22, 2015 at Universitas Sanata Dharma, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Department of English Letters, English Education, and the Graduate Program of English Language Studies, Universitas Sanata Dharma, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in cooperation with Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University and Reading Asia, Forging Identities in Literature (RAFIL), a consortium of universities in the Asia-Pacific region with programs and projects in the field of Asian literatures

The deadline to submit an abstract has been extended to Aug. 31, 2015.

In 1965, one of the worst massacres of the 20th century occurred in Indonesia. At least 500,000 citizens were murdered without trial following what has been portrayed in the country’s “official” history as an abortive leftist coup. The political dissidents were called by the Army “Gestapu” (Gerakan September Tigapuluh [The Movement of the 30th September]) after the Nazi secret police.
Observers have noted that the cracking down of any form of resistance to the regime became a systematic political strategy of the “New Order,” a term used by Suharto to refer to his regime, and henceforth also used to refer to the years 1965-1998 in which Suharto ruled. With “Pancasila” as the national ideology, the New Order is said to have been propped up by widespread proliferation of representations of the “coup” in the regime’s historical accounts, mainstream historiography, and in the major media such as films, demonizing and blaming the victims themselves for the tragic event.


As part of its golden anniversary celebration, The University of the Philippines Press is holding this contest to encourage Filipinos to read UP Press titles, and to promote the growth of critical literature about the multidisciplinary field of Philippine Studies.

The Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL) or The Writers’ Union of the Philippines will hold the Writers’ Congress on 29 August 2015, from 9:00AM to 5:00PM. Venue will be the Escaler Hall, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.

26-28 August 2015
Escaler Hall, Ateneo de Manila University 
Loyola Heights, Quezon City

Organized by the Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL) (Writers' Union of the Philippines) in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) (Commission on Filipino Language), and the Ateneo de Manila's Department of Filipino.

Inaanyayahan ng UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies (UST CCWLS) ang lahat na dumalo sa TABAS NG DILA, ang ikatlong kabanata ng UST Authors Series. Dito ilulunsad ang tatlong bagong aklat ng mga Resident Fellow ng UST CCWLS, ang TITSER PANGKALAWAKAN (Visprint, Inc.) ni Joselito D. Delos Reyes, ISANG GABI SA QUEZON AVENUE AT IBA PANG KUWENTO (UP Press) ni Mar Anthony Simon dela Cruz, at KUMPISAL: MGA KUWENTO (UST Publishing House) ni Chuckberry J. Pascual. 

by Joseph F. Nacino

Any overview of Philippine Speculative Fiction needs to look at not only at its current shape and form but also the context of its rise. 

Thus, it may seem that Philippine Speculative Fiction had its start in 2005 when writer Dean Francis Alfar came out with the first volume of the Philippine Speculative Fiction series. However, there were already a number of stories in Philippine literature published before 2005 that would fit in the same category. 

by Emil M. Flores

The komiks, long part Philippine popular culture, has gone through a number of phases. What was once known as the “literature of the masses” since the 1950s practically disappeared in the new millennium. Now, through the efforts of dedicated creators, the komiks has found new life in the digital age. 

The Komik Strip and Komiks Magasin

     The first comic strip by a Filipino is “The Monkey and the Tortoise” by Jose Rizal published in Truebner’s Record in London in 1889. It was part of a piece on Asian folktales.


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