Unlike others who studied and created art for art’s sake, Lumbera showed his depth because he truly believed in and played an integral part in the primary subject of his writings — the people’s struggle.
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Nang akyatin mo ang bundok,
May landas kang ibinukas
Tungo sa malayang bayang pinanga-pangarap.
Poet, social commentator and literary scholar Bienvenido Lumbera only had two words when asked what birthday present he would like to receive from the president, “Go away!”
Video: Bienvenido Lumbera, honored as people’s artist, teacher
By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – During rallies and other political gatherings, National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera usually performs his poems. For a change, on his 80th birthday, the literary giant just listened and savored the verses sang and recited for him. In the evening of April 11, loved ones and dearest friends…
By Frances Quimpo The history of protecting the Philippine environment and the country’s natural resources is a history of resistance: stories of valiant struggle and often untold sacrifices by people and communities to protect their lands, mountains, rivers, and seas from the threat of plunder for profit. In order to recognize the valiant struggles of…
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
” It did more than just shut the doors of a gallery exhibiting Kulo, it surrendered the rights of artists and allowed censorship in.” – National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera
National Artist for Literature Dr. Bienvenido Lumbera and literary critic Dr. Elmer Ordoñez, talked about their experiences with Sison in the ’60s and ’70s. Kabataan Rep. Raymond Palatino discussed how Sison’s life has taught and inspired the youth to take on the struggle for national democracy. By RONALYN V. OLEA / bulatlat.com
By ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO
Long before National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera discovered that the military had been watching him, Jun Cruz Reyes, an award-winning writer, has been the subject of surveillance and harassment that began in 2006.
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com MANILA — Who believes the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) when it said that Corporal Guerrero Hannival Mosura Mondido of the Marines was not conducting surveillance but merely undergoing a training session on intelligence work when he was caught spying on the house of National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera at 6…
BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat.com Dr. Bienvenido Lumbera, literary scholar, social commentator, librettist, and poet has been chosen as 2006 National Artist for Literature. He fully deserves the award, and more so than many of those who had received it ahead of him. It is now official. Dr. Bienvenido Lumbera, known as Ka Bien to…