Macario Pineda Centenary to be Commemorated at the Ateneo de Manila
This year, our nation celebrates the centenary of Macario Pineda (1912-1950), a writer significant to Philippine letters, one whose broad understanding of Filipino culture and masterful renditions of local color continue to present a way of seeing and being in this age of globalization.
As its way of honoring Pineda, the Ateneo de Manila University’s School of Humanities, with the assistance of its Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and Kagawaran ng Filipino, is holding various events this August (also known as the Buwan ng Wika) in said university’s Katipunan Avenue campus.
The English translation of Pineda’s Ang Ginto sa Makiling (entitled Gold in Makiling, penned by Dr. Soledad S. Reyes and published by Anvil Publishing) will be launched on August 1, 430-600 pm, at the Natividad Galang Fajardo Conference Room, De la Costa Hall.
An exhibition on Pineda, entitled Sa Bawat Looy na Bulaklak, Ang Langit ni Ka Martin: Macario Pineda, will run from August 2 to August 30, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the Pardo de Tavera Room of the Old Rizal Library Building.
The installments of the lecture series entitled Si Macario Pineda, And Walang Maliw na Bituin: Isang Serye ng Panayam will be held on August 2, 7, 9, 14, 22 and 29. All the lectures will be held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at the Escaler Hall of the Science Education Complex (SEC). The sequence of the lecturers is as follows: National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera (“Ang Bayan sa Nayon sa Panitikan ni Macario Pineda”), Edgar Calabia Samar (“Ang Nobelistikong Pagsisiyasat sa mga Nobela ni Macario Pineda”), D. M. Reyes (“Ang Enkwentro ng mga Diwata at Mortal sa Ang Ginto sa Makiling at sa Kolektibong Kamalayan ng Timog Asya”), Fr. Jose Mario Francisco, S.J. (“Ang Tao at Lipunan sa mga Akda ni Macario Pineda”), Luna Sicat-Cleto (“Ang Sanaysay Bilang Tinig ng Rehabilitasyon: Isang Pagbasa ng Sabi ni Ingkong Terong ni Macario Pineda”) and Eduardo Jose E. Calasanz (“Ang Eskatolohiya ni Macario Pineda”).
For more information on the all of the events in honor of Macario Pineda, please contact Raquel Tizon of the Ateneo de Manila’s Interdisciplinary Studies Department through 426.6001 local 5340 or firstname.lastname@example.org . (Press release and photo from Nikko Vitug)
Update from Prof. Eduardo Jose E. Calasanz:
Schedule of Events:
You are invited to a program of events celebrating the centenary of
Macario G. Pineda (1912-1950)
A Lecture Series "Ang Bayan sa Nayon sa Panitikan ni Macario Pineda" by Bienvenido Lumbera 2 August 2012, Thursday 4:30-6:00 pm
"Ang Nobelistikong Pagsisiyasat sa mga Nobela ni Macario Pineda" by Edgar Calabia Samar 7 August 2012, Tuesday 4:30-6:00 pm
"Ang Engkuwentro ng mga Diwata at Mortal sa 'Ang Ginto sa Makiking'" by D.M. Reyes 9 August 2012, Thursday 4:30-6:00 pm
"Ang Tao at Lipunan sa mga Akda ni Macario Pineda" by Fr. Jose Mario Francisco, SJ 14 August 2012, Tuesday 4:30-6:00 pm
"Ang Sanaysay bilang Tinig ng Rehabilitasyon: Isang Pagbasa sa "Sabi ni Ingkong Terong' ni Macario Pineda" by Luna Sicat-Cleto 22 August 2012, Wednesday 4:30-6:00 pm
"Ang Eskatolohiya ni Macario Pineda" by Eduardo Jose E. Calasanz 29 August 2012, Wednesday 4:30-6:00 pm
All lectures will be held be at Escaler Hall, Science Education Complex (SEC), Ateneo de Manila, Loyola Heights campus.
on the life, times, and works of Macario Pineda
at the Pardo de Tavera Room, Rizal Library Special Collections Building Ateneo de Manila Loyola Heights campus
The exhibition runs from 2 August to 31 August 2012, Mondays to Fridays, 8:00-5:00 PM and Saturdays, 8:00-12:00 PM.
"The Gold in Makiling" (published by Anvil Publishing, Inc.) a translation by Soledad S. Reyes of Macario Pineda's "Ang Ginto sa Makiling" 1 August 2012, Wednesday 4:30-6:00 pm Natividad Galang Fajardo Conference Room De La Costa Hall Ateneo de Manila Loyola Heights campus
Macario Pineda box set (published by Ateneo de Manila University Press) "Halina sa Aking Bukas" "Isang Milyong Piso/Kaban ni Simoun" "Sa Himaymay ng Puso at Ibang mga Kuwento ni Macario Pineda" with introductions by Soledad S. Reyes
Venue and date of launch to be announced; please check www.ateneopress.org for updates.
The Macario G. Pineda centenary program is organized by the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, in cooperation with the Kagawaran ng Filipino, the Ateneo de Manila University Press, the National Commission on Culture and the Arts, and the Office of the Mayor of Malolos, Bulacan.