UPDATED, August 24, 2013–To celebrate the Andres Bonifacio sesquicentennial and as an important part of its annual convention, the Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL) will hold the “Andres Bonifacio As Writer Conference for Teachers” on August 29-31, 2013 at the Leong Hall Auditorium, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.
Guest of honor is scholar and sociologist Randolph S. David.
On August 29, 2013 (Thursday), Randolf S. David will lecture on the conference theme, to be followed by the launch of Virgilio S. Almario’s Ang Pag-ibig sa Bayan ni Andres Bonifacio (UST Publishing House). In the afternoon, Dr. Oscar V. Campomanes (Ateneo de Manila), Dr. J. Pilapil Jacobo (Ateneo de Manila), and Dr. Jose Victor Torres (De La Salle University) will join the panel discussion on the “Rationale and Aesthetics of Bonifacio’s Works.” Prof. Danilo Francisco M. Reyes will demo-teach on a related topic.
On the 30th of August, morning session, Dr. Francis Gealogo (Ateneo de Manila), Dr. Ramon Guillermo (University of the Philippines), and Dr. Rolando B. Tolentino (University of the Philippines) will discuss “Bonifacio’s Influence in the Development of Protest Literature in the Philippines,” to be followed with the demo-teaching on a related topic by Salvador Biglaen (Miriam College). In the afternoon session, Dr. Shirley Lua (De La Salle University), Dr. Edgar Samar (Ateneo de Manila University), and Dr. Luna Sicat-Cleto (University of the Philippines) will discuss “Contemporary Theory and Praxis That Illuminate the Bonifacio Texts and Context,” to be followed by the demo-teaching on a related topic by Prof. Ferdie Lopez (University of Santo Tomas).
On the 31st of August, UMPIL sponsors the Writers Forum, a discussion on an issue important to writers and readers. Poet and broadcaster Lourd de Veyra leads the discussion on “May Protesta Pa Ba Sa Pagsulat?” (Does Protest Still Count In Literature?) with writers Axel Pinpin, Katrina Stuart Santiago, and Leloy Claudio. In the afternoon is the awarding ceremony of the 2013 Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas, Gawad Paz Marquez Benitez, and Gawad Pedro Bucaneg.
The event is made possible by the support of the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF), Ateneo Institute for Literary Arts and Practices (AILAP), Kagawaran ng Filipino, and the School of Humanities of the Ateneo de Manila University, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and the Department of Education (DepEd).
UMPIL members, teachers, and other interested parties are encouraged to attend the conference as well as the convention.
For details, text Ms Eva Cadiz at (0917)8453721 or email the conference director and UMPIL Secretary General Michael M. Coroza at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the official Facebook event page of the congress: https://www.facebook.com/events/575878052442624/.