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Writers, groups pay tribute to poet Ayala

Tita Lacambra-Ayala. (Photo from the Davao Writers Guild Facebook page) CREATIVE writers and literary organizations on social media are expressing grief over and paying homage to Tita Lacambra-Ayala, the Ilocos-born, Davao City-based poet and visual artist who died of pneumonia on January 9, a week after her 88th birthday. In …

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Inspired by Arianne Kader-Cu

CARLA BIANCA RAVANES-HIGHAM When it comes to vision planning in the New Year, it is always important to think of personas who inspire us to better ourselves. For me, there are a number of women that I aspire to be. I have always believed that looking up to strong, smart, …

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Lingkod Kapamilya rushes to aid Typhoon Usman victims

Over 5,000 families affected by Typhoon Usman received food packs and relief goods from ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc.’s (ALKFI) Operation Sagip the past week following the typhoon and landslides that displaced them from their homes. Disaster victims in Mindoro, Camarines Sur, Albay and Sorsogon may have felt sadness as …

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Former senator Santanina Rasul joins elite Tandang Sora awardees

Former Senator and Magbassa Kita Foundation founding chairman Santanina Tillah Rasul is this year’s recipient of the Tandang Sora Award. The award is conferred to Quezon City’s outstanding women who embody the 7 virtues of Melchora Aquino – katapatan (honesty), kasipagan (industry), paglilingkod (service), palabra de honor (word of honor), …

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‘Brex-lit’: Social tensions inspire British novelists

LONDON: With Britain’s decision to leave the European Union exposing fault lines across society, fictionists are responding with an increasing array of Brexit-infused work, from state-of-the-nation novels to futuristic satire. Brexit’s influence has spread to books by established authors like Ali Smith and Jonathan Coe, as well as those of …

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Grisham ‘at his best’ in The Reckoning

JOHN Grisham jumps back in time to his fictional Ford County, Mississsippi setting for his latest novel The Reckoning. And it’s well worth the time spent. The cover of John Grisham’s “The Reckoning” (Photo from Penguin Random House via AP) Ford County’s favorite son, World War 2 hero Pete Banning, …

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IYAS writers’ workshop now open to applications

THE IYAS La Salle National Writers’ Workshop is now accepting applications to its 19th edition, to be held at Balay Kalinungan, University of Saint La Salle (USLS), Bacolod City, Negros Occidental province, from March 31 to April 6, 2019. The workshop’s fellowship screening committee is open to creative works in …

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Agustin’s Salagubang Helicopter to hit bookstores

POET Jim Pascual Agustin’s newest book, How to Make a Salagubang Helicopter & Other Poems, is set to be appear in Philippine bookstores this month after its electronic edition recently debuted on Amazon Kindle on the top of Amazon’s Hot New Releases in Asian Poetry list. Published by San Anselmo …

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Writers, groups paytribute to poet Ayala

CREATIVE writers and literary organizations on social media are expressing grief over and paying homage to Tita Lacambra-Ayala, the Ilocos-born, Davao City-based poet and visual artist who died of pneumonia on January 9, a week after her 88th birthday. In separate Facebook posts last week, prize-winning fictionist, essayist and scholar …

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PH Showbiz welcomes home ‘a dear, dear friend’

Exactly a month and a day since former Senator Bong Revilla was acquitted of plunder by the Sandigan Bayan and released from detention at Camp Crame, he joyfully found himself back in the arms of his “first love.” That is, the Entertainment industry of the Philippines where he originally started …

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