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Pagsapit ng Karimlan sa “Karimlan”

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Pagkatapos ng halos isang taon na hindi ako nakakapag-update sa blog na ‘to, panahon na para ilagay ‘to sa freezer.

Pero huwag akalaing pati ako’y nanlamig at walang ginagawa sa buhay. Buhay na buhay ang mokong na ‘to. Bantayan ang aking:

Ayown. Takits sa mga blog ko diyan.

Pupunta Ako sa UP National Writers Workshop…

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

…pero hindi bilang Fellow hehe.

Isa ako sa mga Staffer ng UPNWW 2009. Kasama ko sa Secretariat sina Butch Guerrero (head), Vic Nierva, at Eva Garcia-Cadiz. Si sir Rio Alma (Virgilio S. Almario) ang Workshop Director sa taong ito.

Heto ang opisyal naming press release (hindi updated ang unang lumabas sa Panitikan.com.ph):

Fellows of the 48th UP National Writers Workshop Announced

The University of the Philippines Institute of Creative Writing (UP ICW) announces the fellows to the 48th UP National Writers Workshop to be held from April 12 to 19 in Camp John Hay, Baguio City. The fellows and associates of the UP ICW selected twelve writers in mid-career to participate in the annual workshop. This year’s workshop director is National Artist for Literature Virgilio S. Almario.

This year’s fellows for English are Angelo Suarez and Carlomar Daoana for Poetry, Felisa H. Batacan and Francis Dean Alfar for fiction, and Criselda Yabes and Carljoe Javier for creative nonfiction.

Fellows for Filipino are Mikael Co and Ayer Arguelles for tula, Jing Panganiban and Vlad Gonzales for sanaysay, and Norman Wilwayco and Alvin Yapan for kuwento.

The workshop panelists are all advisers, fellows, and associates of the ICW. Aside from National Artist Almario, the panelists are National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera, ICW director Jose Dalisay, Jr., Gemino Abad, Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo, Neil Garcia, Charlson Ong, Conchitina Cruz, Jun Cruz Reyes, Victor Carmelo Nadera, Rolando Tolentino, Mario Miclat, and Romulo Baquiran, Jr.

Unlike most national writing workshops, the UP National Writers Workshop is only for advanced writers. The UP ICW is the only institution that holds a workshop of this kind in the country. The current workshop format was borne out of the need to address the dearth of venues for writers in mid-career to exchange ideas on their craft and their current literary projects.

Prior to the new format, the UP ICW has held the annual UP National Writers Workshop for the country’s most promising beginning writers since the 1960s. Through the years other writing centers of other universities have instituted their own workshops for beginning writers, thus freeing the UP ICW to address other concerns.

To qualify for the workshop, writers must satisfy the following requirements. (1) must be writers in English or Filipino; (2) must have attended at least one creative writing workshop (national/regional, including the UP National Writers’ Workshops), or earned a degree in Creative Writing/Malikhaing Pagsulat, or won at least one national/international literary award; (3) must have published at least three poems or two short stories or two pieces of creative nonfiction (e.g., essays, memoirs, profiles) in reputable collections or anthologies, journals, magazines (including campus publications), or refereed Internet web magazines, or have had a play staged.

The UP ICW is setting up a blog hub to keep the public abreast of the developments in the workshop. The hub will bring together blogs of the panelists, fellows, and staff. It will also contain more information on the workshop participants. The blog hub, which will soon be accessible, is accessible at http://upwritersworkshop09.tk.

Alas singko ng umaga bukas, Linggo, ang alis namin mula UP Diliman papuntang Baguio. Sa 19 ang uwi namin. Ikatlong balik ko ‘to sa City of Pines sa loob ng walong buwan.

Bantayan niyo lang ang official blog hub ng UPNWW ‘09 (na pinaghirapan namin ni ser Vic). May wi-fi sa Igorot Lodge kaya magiging daily ang updates sa blog. Sisikapin ko ring maglagay dito sa aking Multiply ng ilang pics at balita.

(Mula sa aking Multiply blag.)

Ikalimang Isyu ng Bulawan Online

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Magandang araw!

Lumabas na po ang ikalimang isyu ng Bulawan Online, tampok ang mga tula, sanaysay, pagsusuri, at panayam nina Roberto T. Añonuevo, Romulo P. Baquiran Jr., V.E. Carmelo D. Nadera Jr., at Virgilio S. Almario.

Magpunta lamang po sa www.bulawanonline.com.

Patuloy naming hinihikayat ang mga batikan at nagsisimulang makata at manunulat na magpasa ng kanilang mga akda sa lathalaan. Nais naming magtampok ng mas maraming akda sa dalawang susunod na isyu ng BUL-OL bilang pagdiriwang sa nalalapit na unang anibersaryo ng magasin sa Hunyo.  

Mula sa mga editor:

ISYU BLG. 5. Ipinagmamalaking ilathala ng Bulawan Online sa isyung ito ang katangi-tanging mga akdang pampanitikan sa mga buwan ng Pebrero-Marso 2009.

Tampok din sa isyung ito ang retrato ni Phillip Kimpo Jr., ang The Spring of Spring / Unang Sibol (Manaoag, Pangasinan).

Mga sipi mula sa mga akda:

Pag-Ibig, tulang tuluyan ni Roberto T. Añonuevo:

“Tagak sa gitna ng putikan ang maglalaro sa iyong guniguni. Lilipad ang ibon at darapo sa iyong balikat. Mapuputikan ang iyong balikat, at ang iyong balikat ay waring likod ng matandang kalabaw na nalulungkot dahil nawawala ang kaibigang kalakian.”

Lipat Ospital, sanaysay ni Romulo P. Baquiran Jr.:

“Sa matino ba ako inilipat? Bakit puro may tattoo ang mga katabi kong pasyente? Hmm. Napasok ako sa ward ng mga kasangkot sa gang. Susme, mga literary gang lang ang alam ko. Sabi agad ni Manong sa katabing kama na itago ang maganda kong cellphone at baka agawin. Sa loob ng ospital? Okey, inilagay ko sa bulsa ang phone.”

Ang Kalaparan ng Kapalaran Ayon Kay Khavn de la Cruz, pagsusuri ni V.E. Carmelo D. Nadera Jr.:

“May kalaparan ang kapalaran ni Khavn. At nanganganib nga lamang siya na maging kalat ang kanyang pagkalat, kung hindi man sabog ang kanyang pagsabog, sa kanyang mga kapangyarihan bilang artista o artiste!”

Pormula ng Romansa sa Dulang Pantelebisyon, pagsusuri ni Roberto T. Añonuevo:

“Walang pinagbago ang pormula ng romansa sa dulang pantelebisyon, lalo sa dalawang pangunahing network. Inuulit-ulit lamang sa panibagong disenyo, usapan, at artista ang lahat ng kumbensiyonal na kuwento, ngunit ang esensiya ng salaysay ay nananatiling panahon pa ng kopong-kopong.”

Katahimikan, Pagnanasa at Etika ng Babae sa ”Ang Mundong Ito ay Lupa”, pagsusuri ni Romulo P. Baquiran Jr.:

“Sa isa sa pinakahuling nobela ni Edgardo M. Reyes—Ang Mundong Ito ay Lupa—may mga puwang sa salaysay na puwedeng sinadyang ginawang gayon upang hayaan ang mambabasa na siyang maglagay ng interpretasyon. Magsisilang ito ng mga katanungan at pagpapakahulugan na puwedeng nasa mismong nobela ang kasagutan. Ngunit posible ring nasa mambabasa na ang desisyon (sa pagsulat ng akda, tapos na ang trabaho ng nobelista) kung alin ang mas angkop na pagbuo ng kahulugan.”

Saan Ba Nagmula ang Panitikan?, panayam ni Virgilio S. Almario:

“Sa katà nagmula ang makatà—ma+katà, ang ibig sabihin, “marami o mahusay sa katà.” Dito natin mauugat ang popular na haka sa makata bilang sinungaling (“manlulubid ng buhangin,” “manunungkit ng bituin”) kung hindi man mapangarapin (“lumilipad ang isip.” “laging nakatuntong sa ulap,” “lumilikha ng wala”). Sa isang bandá, isang sumpa ito sa mga mambebersong bolero at matamis ang dila at ginagamit lamang ang tula upang mang-aliw ng madla o mang-akit at manlinlang ng dalaga.”

Nilalaman din ng bagong isyu ang mga bahaging:

  • Mula sa Inyo — “Nabasa ko po…ang mga panukalang batas na magpapatibay sa Ingles bilang wikang panturo sa paaralan…Nakikipag-usap po ba ang mga [kapisanan ng mga manunulat] sa ating mga mambababatas upang mahimok silang tangkilikin o, kahit man lang, kilalanin ang potensyal ng Filipino bilang wikang pangkomersyal at akademiko?”
  • Rio Almanac — Alamin kung sino sa mga pinagpipitaganang manunulat at makata ng Filipinas ang isinilang sa Pebrero at Marso.
  • Buklatan –  Mga bagong aklat na pampanitikan o sa panitikan.

LIRA Poetry Clinic 2009, Bukas Na ang Aplikasyon!

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Tumutula ka ba o gustong matutong tumula? Sumali sa Klinikang Pampanulaan ng LIRA para sa taong ito! Narito ang opisyal na press release ng LIRA (may English version sa baba):

Paanyaya para sa LIRA Poetry Clinic 2009

Pormal na manunumpa sa ika-5 ng Marso ang siyam na bagong kasapi ng Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika, at Anyo (LIRA). Naging bahagi sina Mariane Abuan, Teofilo Catanyag, Perfecto Edilo, Noel Fortun, Deborah Nieto, Willester Robles, Renato Santillan, Natalie Sepe, at Ryan Tanauan ng taunang klinikang pampanulaang isinagawa ng LIRA na naglalayong isulong at paunlarin ang panulaang Filipino.

Kasabay nilang manunumpa ang bagong halal na Pamunuan ng LIRA na binubuo nina Phillip Kimpo Jr. (Pangulo), Francisco Monteseña (Pangalawang Pangulo), Vivian Limpin (Kalihim), Enrique Villasis (Ingat-Yaman), at Ynna Abuan (Tagapag-Ugnay).

Bukas nang muli ang LIRA sa mga nais magpatalâ upang lumahok sa klinika. Ang mga regular na klase, Sabado at Linggo mula 9:00 n.u. hanggang 5:00 n.h, ay tatagal mula Hunyo hanggang Agosto, subalit magkakaroon pa rin ng mga klase hanggang Disyembre.

Upang makapagpatala, magpadala ng isang Word Document file na naglalaman ng mga sumusunod: isang pahinang bio-data, ID picture, numero ng telepono, at limang tula sa Filipino sa palihan@liraonline.org. Maaari rin mag-iwan ng isang sobreng naglalaman ng mga kailangan sa pigeon hole ni Prof. Vim Nadera sa UP Institute of Creative Writing, 2/F Faculty Center, College of Arts and Letters, UP Diliman. Ang huling araw ng pagpapatalâ ay ang ika-30 ng Abril, 2009.

Ngayong 2009 ay 24 taong gulang na ang LIRA, isang samahan ng mga makatang nagsusulat sa wikang Filipino. Ang LIRA ay itinatag ni Virgilio S. Almario (mas kilala bilang Rio Alma), Pambansang Alagad ng Sining para sa Panitikan, noong 1985, at kinabibilangan ng mga premyadong makata tulad nina Roberto at Rebecca Añonuevo, Romulo Baquiran Jr., Michael Coroza, Jerry Gracio, Vim Nadera, at Edgar Samar.

Para sa dagdag na kaalaman tungkol sa LIRA, magtungo lamang sa www.liraonline.org.

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Call for Submissions: LIRA Poetry Clinic 2009

On March 5, the nine new members of Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika, at Anyo (LIRA) will be formally sworn in. Mariane Abuan, Teofilo Catanyag, Perfecto Edilo, Noel Fortun, Deborah Nieto, Willester Robles, Renato Santillan, Natalie Sepe, and Ryan Tanauan are products of the yearly poetry clinic being held by LIRA in pursuit of its mission of championing Filipino poetry.

The newly elected officers of LIRA will also take their oaths alongside the new members. They are Phillip Kimpo Jr. (President), Francisco Monteseña (Vice President), Vivian Limpin (Secretary), Enrique Villasis (Treasurer), and Ynna Abuan (Public Relations Officer).

LIRA is now accepting sign-ups for its next poetry clinic. All those interested must submit one Word Document file containing the following: one-page bio data, ID picture, contact numbers, and five (5) poems in Filipino, to palihan@liraonline.org. An envelope containing the requirements may also be dropped off c/o Prof. Vim Nadera at the UP Institute of Creative Writing, 2/F Faculty Center, UP Diliman, 1101 Quezon City. All submissions should be in on or before April 30, 2009.

The regular clinic period is from June to August and will be held every Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Classes will continue until December.

Celebrating its 24th anniversary this 2009, LIRA is an organization of poets in Filipino. It was founded by National Artist for Literature Virgilio S. Almario (a.k.a. Rio Alma) in 1985 and counts among its members award-winning poets such as Roberto and Rebecca Añonuevo, Romulo Baquiran Jr., Michael Coroza, Jerry Gracio, Vim Nadera, and Edgar Samar.

For more information about LIRA, visit www.liraonline.org.

Gaya ng sinasabi ko sa mga kakilala, marami kang matututuhan mula sa LIRA workshop kahit English writer ka, o kaya nama’y fictionist, essayist, playwright, o anuman. Kahit nga ang non-writer (i.e. teacher) ay maraming mapupulot na kaalaman.

Excited na rin ako sa Workshop 2009, dahil (1) ito ang unang workshop ko bilang Pangulo ng LIRA, at (2) gusto kong makita kung mahihigitan o mapapantayan ba ng mga bagong salang ang nagdaang Batch Aranya, na pwedeng tawaging ‘exceptional’ sa kasaysayan ng LIRA.

Magpasa na sa LIRA Workshop!

Bagong Pangulo ng LIRA (At Isang Bagong Simula)

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

Noong nakaraang Linggo, inihalal ang bagong officers ng LIRA. Pagkatapos ng problemang kinaharap ng aming pamilya nitong Enero (pagkakadawit ng pangalan ni Daddy sa Alabang Boys case), pinadalhan ako ng Diyos ng isang napakagandang pagbabago sa buhay.

Isa lang ang masasabi ko, at sasabihin ko nang paulit-ulit: Nasa huli ang biyaya.

(Sa mga di-nakakaalam, ang LIRA ay isang samahan ng mga manunulat at makatang Filipino na itinatag ng National Artist for Literature Virgilio S. Almario a.k.a. Rio Alma nong 1985.)

Mga kaibigan, ang bagong Pamunuan ng Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika, at Anyo:

  • Pangulo (President) - Phillip Kimpo Jr.
  • Pangalawang Pangulo (Vice-President) - Francisco “Kiko” Monteseña
  • Kalihim (Secretary) - Vivian “Beng” Limpin
  • Ingat-Yaman (Treasurer) - Enrique “En” Villasis
  • Tagapag-ugnay (Public Relations Officer) - Mariane Amor Romina “Ynna” Abuan

[Para sa mga retrato namin, magtungo sa orihinal na blog post sa Multiply.]

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Liham Ko sa The Philippine Star

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

A Letter from the Son of One of the Prosecutors in the “Alabang Bribery Case” (Save Our Honest Prosecutors!)

(Note: Portions of this letter appeared in the Jan. 5 issue of The Philippine Star, in Mr. Jarius Bondoc’s column at page 11. It’s a reaction to the Jan. 2 column of the same writer. It can also be found online at: http://thecorsarius.multiply.com/journal/item/42/My_Letter_to_The_Philippine_Star )

Dear Sir Jarius Bondoc,

May you have a blessed 2009! Please let me introduce myself. My name is Phillip Kimpo Jr., 23, a writer, poet, and blogger. I am a member of the LIRA Filipino poetry group and of UMPIL (Writers Union of the Philippines).

If my name sounds familiar, maybe it is, albeit for the wrong reason. I am the only child of Senior State Prosecutor Phillip I. Kimpo, one of the prosecutors falsely and unfairly involved in the alleged Php50-M DOJ bribery attempt.

First, a disclaimer: I am not writing on behalf of my father. I believe that he would discourage me from writing this if he knew. He would not let me get involved in matters of his work. I am writing this as a son who deeply cares for his one remaining parent, a son who has lived a simple and sometimes difficult life because his father maintains to this very day an honest lifestyle. (I even like to call him “honest to a fault.”)

I have always regarded you as a journalist and columnist of high integrity. Thus, it came as a painful shock to read your January 2 column in The Philippine Star.

Being a writer myself, I know that it is perfectly right to express one’s opinion, especially in one’s own newspaper space. But it was very disheartening to read your own take on the matter:

“As it turned out in the case of the ‘Alabang Boys,’ the narcs were dedicated to duty. But not the prosecutors on whom they relied for the requisite criminal proceedings…The PDEA found out that P50 million changed hands for the three suspects to get out of jail before Christmas…It is likely that the prosecutors did mess up the case.”

You wrote of the changing of cash as if it were historical fact, not mere allegation. As far as I know by keeping tabs on the news, PDEA has yet to present proof of the alleged bribery attempt.

On the other hand, there was strong evidence for the case’s dismissal, as stated in the investigating prosecutor’s resolution. Quoting Inquirer’s own January 2 news article:

“The resolution dismissed the case because of the illegal warrantless arrests and warrantless searches on the vehicles of the three suspects.

The resolution also noted the excessive use of force against the respondents, pointing to several grave improprieties of the PDEA agents such as the mauling of Brodette while his hand were tied and the shooting of the right front tire of a Honda Accord. It also pointed to seven other bullet holes.

In their sworn statements, the respondents complained to the DoJ that one of the PDEA agents said that if the operation happened outside the posh subdivision in Alabang, they would not be alive.

“Kung sa labas ito nangyari at walang witness, tigok na sila (If it happened outside [the subdivision], and there were no witnesses, they would have been dead),” the PDEA agent was quoted as saying.

The resolution particularly noted that Joseph was “under the control of the PDEA agents without the presence of any counsel when information against respondent Tecson was extracted from him.”"

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For the record: my father NEVER received any bribe money for the “Alabang Boys” case. In fact, he has NEVER received any bribe money in his entire career. If he did, we would now be wallowing in wealth instead of driving an old car and renting an apartment unit. Kahit tingnan pa nila ang laman ng mga bank account namin, wala silang makikita. We have nothing to hide. Even my dad’s fellow public servants at the DOJ know of his incorruptible character.

While we haven’t exactly lived a hand-to-mouth existence, we have followed a modest life all these years. It is very heart-wrenching to see all our sacrifices tarnished by false allegations. I never imagined that one day, I would be a writing a letter such as this.

At the risk of getting soppy, there was a time in my childhood days when our apartment unit was the only one along the street that was lit by candles. (Unpaid electricity bills.) There was a time when we had to settle for Maggi-and-egg dinners, on loan from the nearby sari-sari store. Nililista lang, walang pambayad e. There was a time when my only entertainment were books and radyo-nobelas, because we had no money to fix or replace our broken TV. (Of course, these problems do not compare to the poverty experienced by millions of Filipinos, but these are problems you wouldn’t expect to find in the homes of people of high position.)

If my dad wanted to give me a more comfortable life through unethical deeds, he would’ve already done it back then. But he stuck to his principles, principles I dearly believe in and espouse through my literary works.

Our financial situation only took a turn for the better when I became a scholar in the Philippine Science High School, which was followed by UP Diliman. The free tuition took a lot of the burden off the shoulders of my father. Even in UP, I worked as a Student Assistant, carrying computers despite my asthma, so I can chip in my meager Php 2,500 monthly salary to our finances.

I am currently working at home as a freelance Internet writer while finishing my first book. Now, because I’m able to help with the bills, the belts around our waists aren’t as tight as before…which is another reason why my father does not need extra money obtained deeply against his values. Who needs millions when you can have a peaceful, guilt-free life?

We rent an apartment unit in Galas, Quezon City, and this is the only home I’ve known in my whole life. Our car is an old, dented, second-hand Mitsubishi Lancer whose headlights are nearly falling off their sockets and whose paint is cracked and flaking. We have stuck with this car because we don’t have the luxury to buy a new one, and also because why would we? It’s not a necessity to have a great car. Our old Lancer, while a tad embarrassing to ride in, suits our needs just fine. We don’t feel the pressure to have a shiny model to park side by side with other government officials’ more grandiose cars.

(If you have doubts about this tale of mine, I will gladly meet you so I can ‘tour’ you around our apartment unit and show you our car. My contact details are at this letter’s end. My main website is also there; my life is kind of an open book in my online journals.)

To be honest, I am not expecting a response from you — after all, who am I to elicit a reply from one of the country’s top columnists? Still, I am hoping that my letter will somehow urge you to take a second look at your views upon the matter, and that you will share this with your many readers. Yes, people, there are honest prosecutors in the Philippines. Hopefully, your column will be a medium with which to spread that message.

Sir, you too are a son like me, so you understand my pain and my personal intentions. As a journalist, you have championed the truth for years probably longer than my young lifetime. We are both writers. I was a campus journalist. I also believe in the truth, and I pray that it will come out soon so that my dad and I can go back to living a simple — and quiet — life.

Thank you very much for your time. May God bless you.

Kindly yours,

Phillip Kimpo Jr.
http://phillip.kimpo.ph

Pasok sa LIKHAAN Journal of Contemporary Philippine Literature

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Yey. Maraming salamat sa UP Institute of Creative Writing para sa pagtanggap ng mga akda ko.

Dalawa ang pinasa ko noong Mayo — isang koleksiyon ng mga tula sa Filipino at isang sanaysay sa Ingles. ‘Yung mga tula ang nakapasok.

Siyempre, masaya ako noong nalaman ko. May honorarium pa man din hehe. Okey lang kahit gaano kalaki, basta meron. Natapos na kasi ang isa sa apat kong trabaho, at kasamang natigok ang 2/3 ng sahod ko buwan-buwan.

Pero noong ipinakita sa akin ni sir Vim Nadera ang mock copy ng Likhaan, putris bigla akong nahiya. Naligaw lang yata ang pangalan ko. Puro premyado at beterano kasi ang mga pangalang nakita ko. Ewan nga kung ako ba ang pinakabata doon.

Takte nakakakaba sa launching ng libro. Dahil may bitbit akong matinong camera, aakalain lang nila akong photographer. Wahaha.

Noong Lunes ko lang nalaman kung sino-sino ang makakasama eekstrahan ko sa Likhaan. Inilista kasi ni ser Vim sa kanyang column sa Manila Bulletin:

Para sa scan ng diyaryo at lineup ng Likhaan 2008, puntahan ang aking Multiply blag.

May Natuwa Pala sa Aking Makisig Channel Interbyu

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

Mula sa webpage na ‘to:

Dear Sir/Madam,

Good day! I am from Cebu City. I really enjoyed the program “At yours truly, Nancy” especially the episode of Phillip Kimpo Jr regarding in collecting diecast aircraft. I too collect diecast aircraft. Recently, I have 15 diecast aircraft. I also collect Zoids (38 at present), Transformers (3 at present) machine Robo Rescue (4 at present) Academy model kits (titanic, aircraft carrier, abraham tank, fighter plane), and Power Rangers Megazords (35 at Present). The show was great! keep it up and God bless!

simplechoy21

Waw!

Nakausap ko na sa email si simplechoy21 (Ronnel Barrera), pero ngayon ko lang nalaman ang mensahe niya para sa Makisig Channel. Nakita ko lang sa aking paghahalungkat ng mga websayt sa Gugul.

Salamat kapatid.

Heto ang tinutukoy kong interbyu: TV Guesting w/ Nancy Castiglione.

Bagong DSLR Camera: Nikon D80

Friday, November 21st, 2008

May bagong laruan na ako.

Para sa kuwento at ilang sampol piks, puntahan ang:

Magbabasa Kami sa Marathon Reading ng “Noli me Tangere”

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

Mula sa aking Multiply blag:

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Kasama po ang aming samahan, ang Dapitdilim Fellowship of Writers sa mga magbabasa sa marathon overnight reading ng Noli me Tangere sa Filipinas Heritage Library mamayang madaling araw.

5 AM ang slot namin (6 AM naman ang mga LIRA Fellows ‘08). Ang mga naka-assign na kabanata sa amin: Kabanata 44 (Mga Balak) at 45 (Pagsusuri ng Budhi).

Kaninang 1 PM pa nagsimula ang pagbabasa, pero mamaya pa ako pupunta sa FHL (sa Ayala Triangle ng Makati City). Hanggang 9 AM bukas ang event, at kasunod noon ang LIRA lecture ni sir Jun Balde (parehong venue).

Ang reading ay isang proyekto ng National Book Development Board of the Philippines.

Mula sa Panitikan.com.ph:

Join us in an evening of literature, fun, and good food while we do a marathon reading of the Noli Me Tangere (translated by National Artist for Literature, Virgilio S. Almario) on November 8 to 9, 2008 at the Filipinas Heritage Library. Celebrities, well-known artists, authors, students, and other lovers of Filipino literature will be coming to read (and perform) portions of this influential literary piece.

This event is part of the month-long festivities of the 12 th Philippine Book Development Month, which is celebrated every November.

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Tingnan ang imahen ng PR ng marathon reading.

Nasa Diyaryo Ako

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Mula sa aking Multiply blag:

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At may kasama pang picture — kaso dapat yata akong mahiya! Hehehe.

Binanggit ni ser Vim Nadera sa kanyang column kahapon sa Manila Bulletin ang event naming Sining ng Tugma at Sukat (STS) Subic, pati na rin ang ginawa naming scuba diving.

Okey na sana na pangalan lang, kaso dinagdagan pa ni ser Vim ng retrato naming apat na mala-Beatles ang pagtawid sa kalye…at naka-diving suits pa!

Sabi nga ni Ergoe sa YahooGroup ng mga LIRA Fellows ‘08, nagkalat daw kami ng lagim. Wahaha.

Buti na lang at wrong spelling ang pangalan ko — kulang ng Jr. at isang L. Hindi ako ‘yun!

Eto ang excerpt mula sa STS portion ng article (marami pa kasing ibang laman ang column ni ser Vim):

LIRA, by the way, had been on a campus tour with its National Commission for Culture and the Arts-funded Sining ng Tugma at Sukat since its launch last September 14 at the Parish Hall of Saint Francis de Malabon in General Trias, Cavite.

For its fourth leg, we were assigned to conduct such workshop for teachers last October 25 but we took a sidetrip with president Beverly Siy and her diving partner George Ang Dy Pay, who owns and operates the Boardwalk Dive Center at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone in USS Essex-crazy Olongapo.

The STS Team of Ynna Abuan, Philip Kimpo, and Deborah Nieto got there the day before for our D-Day in Coral Garden with Dante Lagac and our savior Jason Obien who gave us our second life!

At the Subic Central School, we were treated like Born Agains by its superintendent Amelia Hebron Mojica and principal Lilia Rosete and their court: Bienvenido Apdal, Christopher Angeles, Mary Anne Angeles, Artemio Aquino, Ester Ching, Jacqueline Concepcion, Venus Fabeliña, Laureto Jimenez, and consultant Clarita A. Lagrama who is proposing a region-wide version.

Emphasis mine. Para sa kumpletong sanaysay, basahin ang online version.

(Pasensya na pala’t putol ang scan sa taas, di tuloy kita ang pangalan ni Ynna. Di kasi kasya sa scanner ko ang buong column.)

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Ayun. Para sa scan ng diyaryo, klik dis.

Ikatlong Isyu ng Bulawan Online

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Nilabas na namin ang ikatlong isyu ng Bulawan Online, tampok ang mga tula, maikling kuwento, pagsusuri, at panayam nina April Jade Imson, Joseph de Luna Saguid, Roberto T. Añonuevo, Romulo P. Baquiran Jr., Michael M. Coroza, at Virgilio S. Almario.

Magpunta lamang po sa www.bulawanonline.com. Para sa mga gustong magpasa para sa aming “Pasko Isyu” sa Disyembre, basahin lang ang mga detalye sa dulo ng aking blag post.

Mula sa mga editor:
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Go San Beda Fight!

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Yahu!!! Nag-three-peat ang Red Lions!

(Taga-UP Diliman ako pero lumaking fan ng SBC, kahit sa mga napakahabang taong sila ang katatawanan ng NCAA. Si Dad ang taga-Beda sa pamilya hehe.)

Bagong Website ng UMPIL

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Kokopyahin ko na lang ang isinulat ko sa aking Multiply blag:

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Ito ang pinagkaabalahan namin nina Ia, ser Vim Nadera, at iba pa nitong mga huling linggo. Mula sa Panitikan.com.ph:

September 13, 2008

UMPIL WEBSITE LAUNCHED

The Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL) launched its new website, www.Umpil.org during its 34th National Convention held last August 30. Umpil.org contains information on the organization’s history, membership, officers, and annual Congress. A list of yearly winners of the Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas, Gawad Paz Marquez Benitez, and Gawad Pedro Bucaneg can also be perused.

Founded in 1974, UMPIL is the largest organization of Filipino writers in the country. V.E. Carmelo D. Nadera ,Jr., is its current chairperson.

Umpil.org was designed by Stellify.net’s Sophia Lucero, who also designed the literary journal BulawanOnline.com. The webmaster is Phillip Kimpo Jr.

UMPIL also launched its own presence on Multiply at www.umpil.multiply.com. Multiply is a popular social networking and media sharing website. Umpil.multiply.com serves as the organization’s photo album, as well as a means to reach out to a wider audience. Writers with Multiply accounts are invited to add UMPIL to their list of contacts.

(Panitikan.com.ph)

Nahuli itong press release dahil mahigit dalawang linggo nang online ang website. Nasa photo album ko ng 34th UMPIL National Writers Congress ang ilang retrato ng paglalaunch ng site: 1, 2, 3.

At oo, sa wakas ay UMPIL member na rin ako.

Maraming salamat kay Ia para sa isa na namang magandang likha. Ang Umpil.org ang ikalawa sa set-of-three lit websites na inatupag namin. Hint: lumabas na ang ikatlo at ikahuli, pero di pa nabibigyan ng pormal na press release. Sa mga susunod na araw na lang.

Bumisita na sa Umpil.org at i-add ang Umpil @ Multiply.

Poetry Reading sa Conspi

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Mamayang 7-8 ng gabi, Agosto 19 ay tutula ulit kaming mga Fellows ng LIRA Poetry Workshop 2007. Sa Conspiracy Bar, Visayas Avenue, Quezon City po ang venue.

Ito ang pangalawang beses na magbabasa kami sa Conspi; ang una ay noong Fellows’ Night namin (at graduation sa LIRA).

Tatlong akda ang ang babasahin ko — dalawang tula (isang luma, isang bago) at sipi/excerpt mula sa isang English creative nonfiction piece.

Open mic rin po pagkatapos tumula ng mga Fellows. Pagsapit ng 8:00 ay sina Ony Carcamo (and friends) at Heber Bartolome (at Banyuhay) ang aakyat ng entablado.

Makikita sa aking Multiply blag ang poster ng event.