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Marra PL. Lanot
Marra PL. Lanot is a poet, essayist, and freelance journalist. She has published articles and columns in newspapers and magazines on the arts, culture, and politics. She also translates poems from English and Filipino into Spanish, just as her own poems have been translated and published abroad into foreign languages such as Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Dutch, and Japanese. Marra was an official delegate to several international literary festivals here and abroad. She spoke and read her works at the Kuala Lumpur World Poetry Reading; the first International Feminist Book Fair in Melbourne; and the first Hong Kong International Literary Festival; IV Encuentro Internacional de Poetas Mujeres in Oaxaca, among others. At the V Encuentro de Poetas del Mundo Latino, held in Mexico, Marra was the only delegate from Asia. At the 23rd Festival Internacional de Poesía de Medellín, Marra was the sole delegate from the Philippines. She also received a four-month grant to the International Writing Program in Iowa. Among her literary awards are the Palanca award for poetry in English, and another for her essay in English. Furthermore, she received the Catholic Mass Media Award for her columns in Filipino as well as the Balagtas award for a poem in Filipino. Her works include: Cadena de Amor: New and Selected Poems in English, Filipino, and Spanish. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2017. Dream Sketches, second edition. Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2013. Darna & Other Idols. Mandaluyong City: Anvil Publishing, Inc., 2012. Riding the Full Moon and Other Poems in Filipino and Spanish. Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, Inc., 2008. Witch’s Dance at iba pang tula sa Filipino at Español. Pasig City: Anvil Publishing Inc., 2000. The Trouble with Nick & Other Profiles. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 1999. Deja vu & Other Essays. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 1999. Dream Sketches. Metro Manila: Anvil Publishing, Inc., 1991. Passion & Compassion. Quezon City: New Day Publishers, 1981 (first printing), 1988 (second printing). Flowers of the Sun. Quezon City: Mayon Volcano Publishing House, 1970. Sheaves of Things Burning. Quezon City: Panitikan Publications, 1967.
Lualhati, Paano Ka Ginawa?
Lualhati Bautista is one hell of a woman. Her quite ordinary face, her typical brown skin, and her average height of about five feet...
Joi Barrios’ Sa Aking Pagkadestiyero/In My Exile
Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2021 (with translations in English by various writers) Sa Aking Pagkadestiyero/In My Exile by Joi Barrios rings a...
A basketful of literary food
A long season of drought gripped us and passed by. Before and after the war, local newspapers and magazines carried literary sections, although sometimes...
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Success in digital transformation lies in “people agenda”—UBX Chairman
True transformation means elevating lives and fulfilling dreams, and not just breaking ground in the technological aspect, according to Henry Rhoel Aguda, chairman of UBX, the leading open finance platform in the Philippines. In the latest episode of the Orange Chair—a web series featuring today’s thought leaders and...
DoubleDragon’s 548 Room Hotel101-Cebu Mactan Airport now 100% Sold Out
Hotel101–Cebu Mactan Airport project fully sold out in just 21 months from the start of pre-selling; over a year ahead of target completion date Hotel101 pipeline of inventory from secured prime titled land sites in Cebu, Libis, Boracay, Palawan and Bohol expected to generate P18.14 Billion in revenues,...
Pag-IBIG Fund names Foundever™ a Top Employer in North Luzon
The Baguio office of leading BPO company Foundever™ (formerly Sitel Group) was honored as a 2022 Top Private Employer in North Luzon in the Pag-IBIG Fund Stakeholder’s Accomplishment Report (StAR). StAR is an annual event that recognizes top private and public organizations that hugely contributed to Pag-IBIG...
Experience the next Pop Culture Con at SM North
Whether you're a seasoned collector or a starter, there's something for everyone at this year’s Collectors Con in SM North EDSA. Pop culture enthusiasts, get ready for an exciting event you won't want to miss. The ultimate destination for collectors of all types—Collectors Con 2023, is happening...
Asian Hospital launches ‘Alagang Deserve, Alagang Sulit’ campaign
Asian Hospital and Medical Center (AHMC) ended the month of May with a bang as it hosted three events to launch their “Alagang Deserve, Alagang Sulit” campaign. The first event that took place on May 31, 2023 was the Media Meet at The Bellevue Manila. The event was...
SM Foundation completes repairs of school buildings
SM Foundation through its School Building Program completed the repair of six school buildings in elementary public schools in Antipolo City, Dagupan City, Legazpi City, Pulilan (Bulacan), City of San Fernando, and Sorsogon. The repair of the school buildings was programmed for the year 2023 with a...
Live Green, Save Big: Time to gather your E-waste collection for a Tech-tastic Trade-In Promotion
Got any broken chargers, powerbanks, or hard drives just lying around your house? Now’s the perfect time to pick them up and turn them into something more meaningful and beneficial to the environment. SM Malls Online App teams up with SM Cyberzone and SM Cares to bring you...
SM celebrates World Environment Day with DENR
SM celebrated World Environment Day together with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) with a pledge of support and a meeting on ‘Blazing New Trails and Building a Shared Future with DENR’s Strategic Partners.’ Led by DENR Secretary Maria Antonia Loyzaga, the private sector underscored...
Fun installations at SM Center Tuguegarao Downtown & SM City Tuguegarao
Visit the Playloop of SM Center Tuguegarao Downtown located at the roof deck which houses large swimming-pool-like structures covered in neon lights, rainbow arches, and giant neon rings. Seating and tables are also lit in various neon colors, creating a unique and modern resort-like ambiance that you'll...
Mobile Mania 2023 Offers Great Deals, Huge Discounts, and a Ton of Fun
SM Cyberzone's annual campaign, Mobile Mania, is back this 2023 to celebrate the mobile phone industry in the Philippines. Thanks to the mobile phone industry, we have had an easier time communicating, connecting, and doing a slew of other things in just a few clicks. Cyberzone Mobile Mania...
SM pushes for eco-mobility, celebrates World Bike Day nationwide
The Philippines has made greater strides toward eco-mobility in the past two years. The growth of bike ownership allowed more Pinoys to go out and use a bike, which prompted SM Supermalls to build more bike-friendly spaces. In celebration of World Bike Day, SM Supermalls together with its...
Six Young Filipino Students to Compete in 2023 FedEx/Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge Regional Finals
FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, announced the six winners of the 2023 FedEx Express/Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge (FedEx / JA ITC) Philippine Finals. The FedEx / JA ITC fosters business knowledge through...