Today, the komiks is dead. But Boboy Yonzon and wife Guia are working hard to bring the once upon a time source of entertainment of millions of Filipinos back on the newsstands.
Next month, the couple is launching a set of weekly komiks that they hope would revive “the moribund local comics industry.
Titled “Joe D’ Mango’s Love Notes” and Charo Santos Concio’s “Maalaala Mo Kaya,” the sets will be available in some 40,000 outlets across the archipelago in especially designed stalls along the country’s major thoroughfares.
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The Mindanao Creative Writers Group, Inc., administrator of the Iligan National Writers Workshop (INWW), announces the selection of the fifteen (15) writing fellows who compose this yearâ€™s batch of successful applicants to the 14th INWW. The workshop starts on May 21 in Iligan City. Keynote Speaker is award-winning poet Rebecca Anonuevo. Wrokshop Director is Christine Godinez-Ortega.
Since he filed his certificate of candidacy for Congressman of Quezon City’s Third District, Danton Remoto has never stopped running. And because the family of incumbent representative Matias Defensor has been in the district for twelve long years, Remoto had to muster his wit and persuasive powers to cobble together a team supported by a group of strange bedfellows.
Around two weeks ago, coming from the Ateneo de Manila Library, I ran into Danton Remoto, my former Creative Writing teacher in Ateneo, in front of the English Department building, and asked him how things were going in his run for congress. He said his campaign was doing great, and that he had been going to the depressed areas, and wasn't he looking dark for being out in the sun?
Ripples spent its sixth year in writing business through a Summer Creative Writing Course facilitated in by 5-time Palanca awardee Prof John Iremil Teodoro.
About 50 participants flocked to the multi-purpose hall AdI as Prof. Teodoro lectures Japanese Gnomic Poetry, Traditional Filipino Poetry, Free Verse Poetry, and the short story. Also helping USA Publishing House director Teodoro were his associates Elsed Togonon, editor of Irong-Irong Publication and English professor Arlene Moscaya.
World-class Filipino artistry was at its most celebrated when the country’s foremost theater company, TANGHALANG PILIPINO (TP), turned 20 last March 24, 2007. It was a night of both reminiscing and looking ahead as luminaries from the theater mixed with TP’s partners, sponsors and media friends at the Milkyway Café for the occasion.
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