Alvin I. Dacanay

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Ricky Lee speaks during the launch of “Bahay ni Marta” at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) in Manila’s Sta. Mesa district on March 10, 2018. (Photo by Alvin I. Dacanay) First of two parts For many in the Filipino film community, no other scriptwriter can write about what…

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European diplomats and cultural officers, and Filipino publishing players, led by Czech Ambassador to the Philippines Jaroslav Olša Jr. and Anvil Publishing General Manager Andrea Pasion-Flores (seventh and 12th from left, respectively), pose with copies of “Agos: Modern European Writers in Filipino” at the opening of the European Literature Fair…

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Christian Jil R. Benitez. PHOTO FROM YOUNG CRITICS CIRCLE FILM DESK WEBPAGE The Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF, or Commission on the Filipino Language) recently proclaimed an instructor from Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) as its 2018 Makata ng Taon (Poet of the Year). In an online statement, the government-run…

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The Philippines’ arts, language, and publishing agencies will begin celebrating April as National Literature Month this year with the traditional “Pasyon” and competitions aimed at promoting and preserving the country’s literary and musical heritage. The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF, or…

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Angelo “Sarge” Lacuesta speaks during the launch of “Coral Cove and Other Stories” and “A Waiting Room Companion” at the Solidaridad Book Shop in Ermita, Manila, on February 24. (Photo by Alvin I. Dacanay) Those who follow the Philippine literary community know Angelo “Sarge” Lacuesta as one of the country’s…

2018 OSCARS

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An Oscar statue is unveiled on the eve of the 90th Academy Awards Ceremony on March 3 in Hollywood, California. (AFP PHOTO) A few years ago, #OscarSoWhite ruled conversations surrounding the Academy Awards and its failure to recognize more people of color in its acting categories. This year, that hashtag…

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A novel about a diverse group of middle-school students, including a Filipino-American boy, brought together by a neighborhood bully’s cruel act, won for Filipino-American author Erin Entrada Kelly the 2018 Newbery Medal for outstanding contribution to US children’s literature. Erin Entrada Kelly. (Photo by Laurence Kesterson via the author’s Facebook…

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A dozen books from eight award-winning creative writers associated with De La Salle University (DLSU), including a national artist’s latest poetry collection, were launched at the school late last month, signaling the continued vibrancy of its literature department and its Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center (BNSCWC). Headlining the books…

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For the first time in its nine-year history, the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale—dubbed the biggest of its kind in the world—will be held this month in Manila, giving book lovers of all ages the chance to buy brand new, English-language books of different genres at discounts that go as…

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Award-winning auteur Lav Diaz’s latest film, Ang Panahon ng Halimaw (Season of the Devil) has been selected as one of about 20 films vying for the Golden Bear award for best film at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival next month. This comes after Diaz’s previous film, the revenge drama Ang…

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