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KWF confab in Vigan tackles future of Ilocano language

MENA Pecson Crisologo’s dramas, published as a book

Ilocanos have brought their language to different corners of the world, notably Hawaii where there’s an active branch of the Gunglo Dagiti Mannurat nga Ilokano iti Filipinas (Gumil) writers group.

Posted: June 16th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Balagtas honored with literary pilgrimage

BUST of Balagtas in Pandacan

In celebration of the 226th birthday of Francisco Balagtas Baltazar last April 2, the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) led writers, teachers and students on a literary pilgrimage to sites associated with the Prince of Tagalog Poets.

Posted: June 9th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Poet Maya Angelou remembered at memorial service

Mourners leave Wait Chapel after a memorial service for poet and author Maya Angelou at Wait Chapel. at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, June 7, 2014. Former President Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey joined First Lady Michelle Obama at the service. AP

Maya Angelou liked to say that people will forget what you said or did in your life, but they will never forget how you made them feel. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, first lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey said Saturday they were among the millions touched by Angelou’s wisdom when they needed help to rise.

Posted: June 8th, 2014 in Latest Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

University: Poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86

In this March 4, 2008 file photo, American poet and noevlist Maya Angelou smiles during an interview with The Associated Press in New York. Angelou has died, Wake Forest University said Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was 86. AP

Maya Angelou, who rose from poverty, segregation and the harshest of childhoods to become a force on stage, screen, the printed page and the inaugural dais, has died. She was 86.

Posted: May 28th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Taking in the new technology with neither glee nor gloom

THE author with his granddaughter, Tanya in front of his secondhand computer

In this age of instant communication, I attract attention every time I attend a presscon with mostly young media people in attendance.

Posted: May 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »