The Sigbin is a mythological creature believed by the people on the Philippines. It is a monstrous animal-like creature. It looks like a goat with very large ears and a long tail used as a whip. Its legs and arms are long are long and its stands with a curved back and its head hanging […]
ni Maningning Miclat (1) Isinulat ko ang una kong tula “Isn’t It?” noong high school. Labing-isang taong gulang ako noon. Nakakatuwa iyon, ang saya ko. Nakasulat sa malayang taludturan, nakilala ko na mayroon pala akong indayog. Nang mabasa ng mga kaibigan ko, sinabi nila na walang katuturang tula daw iyon at tinawag ko nga na […]
One night the spiders came, but not as spiders do. Behind her, where she knew the window trees Stood stiff and tight as though a storm was set to blow, She thought she heard the rasping of a thousand knees, Minute and hairy. When she turned, she saw The creatures, swarming, wave on wave on […]
Noong unang panahon sa isang kahariang matatagpuan sa may dagat ng Mindanao, may isang makisig at matapang na sultang nagngangalang Rajah Solaiman. Dahil sa kaniyang galing at tapang sa digmaan siya’y nakilala bilang isang kilabot sa iba’t ibang kaharian. Pinaniniwalaang nasa kaniyang pag-aari ang isang mahiwagang sundang, ang Sundang Lenantatyon. Ibinigay ito kay Solaiman ni […]
1 One of the stories about the creation of the world, which the old folks of Panay, especially those living near the mountain, do not tire relating, tells us that in the beginning there was no heaven or earth—only a bottomless deep and a world of mist. Everything was shapeless and formless—the earth, the sky, […]
Tula ni Lope K. Santos Ang kahulugan mo’y isang paglilingkod na walang paupa sa hirap at pagod; minsang sa anyaya, minsang kusang-loob, pag-ibig sa kapwa ang lagi mong diyos. Natatalastas mong sa iyong pananim iba ang aani’t iba ang kakain; datapwa’t sa iyo’y ligaya na’t aliw ang magpakasakit nang sa iba dahil.
Now on its 62nd year of encouraging excellence in literary writing, the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature (Palanca Awards) is currently accepting entries for this year’s contest. Deadline for submission is at 12:00 m.n. of 30 April 2012. The Palanca Awards, the country’s most prestigious and longest-running literary competition, welcomes submissions under the following […]
The University of the Philippines Baguio and National Commission for Culture and the Arts will hold the third Cordillera Creative Writing Workshop on May 23 to 25, 2012. The Workshop is open to all, 16 years old and above. Original and unpublished works written in any of the Northern Philippine Languages (and their dialects): Ibaloy, […]
By Jose Rizal Wise education, vital breath Inspires an enchanting virtue; She puts the Country in the lofty seat Of endless glory, of dazzling glow, And just as the gentle aura’s puff Do brighten the perfumed flower’s hue: So education with a wise, guiding hand, A benefactress, exalts the human band.
Ang lumalakad ng matulin kung matinik ay malalim And di-marunong mag-ipon walang hinayang magtapon Ang kawayan kung tumubo langit na matayog ang itinuturo; Ngunit kung masunod na ang anyo, Sa lupa rin ang yuko