Day: April 12, 2012

On April 11, National Artist for Literature Dr. Bienvenido Lumbera turned 80 years old. Why is the man regarded as a giant in Philippine literature? What makes him outstanding as an artist? is reposting an article about Lumbera written in 2005.

Verses and music for National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera

‘Para Kanino’?*

Bien Lumbera: Activist, National Artist for Literature

Dr. Bienvenido Lumbera: An Authentic National Artist

“While the likes of Palparan and Reyes who have clear charges against them continue to roam freely, activists and ordinary people are being arrested and detained arbitrarily on trumped up criminal charges to conceal the political nature of their arrests and detention.” – Marie Hilao-Enriquez, Karapatan

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO MANILA — Urban poor groups and a government employees union held a protest action in front of the Quezon City Hall to criticize the recently passed local ordinance that designates the East and North Triangles as the city’s central business district. But they were prevented from entering the city…