By Amadís Ma. Guerrero
Author of two novels (and a third being written), master of the short story in English (three collections), biographer, literature professor and newspaper columnist, José “Butch” Dalisay Jr. has likewise written and produced some 12 plays from 1970 to 1994 (also published in three collections).
By Lualhati Bautista
Amazing how women’s intuition works. There I was, yearning to write something about Marilou, but resisting the urge lest some people think I had joined the bandwagon, claiming to be one of her best friends which definitely I was not, when suddenly, I got this call from an editor-friend: “Ine, how would you like to write an article about Marilou?”
By Pablo A. Tariman
In her short but fruitful life, filmmaker Marilou Diaz-Abaya (1955-2012) lived and breathed music, which was also an integral part of all her films.
By Fr. Tito Caluag
When we were seminarians in the mid-’80s, Fr. Roque Ferriols, SJ, told us in our Philosophy class that the Filipino translation of Ignatius of Loyola’s “Take and Receive” was inaccurate. The final line of the prayer goes, “Give me only your love and your grace, these make me rich, I ask for nothing more.”
By Bibsy M. Carballo
As writer, director, teacher and diver, Marilou Diaz-Abaya has never failed to astound. On every occasion where we have had the privilege to observe her, she has always revealed something new in her persona. We come home from the book launch of her latest project, “Reefs of Paradise, a Divine Gallery,” feeling blessed, discerning a holiness, a oneness with the Superior Being we have never yet experienced especially under such circumstances.