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PEN Philippines has new officers

The Philippine Center for International PEN, or PEN Philippines for short, elected its new national officers in the first meeting of its new Board today, October 14, 2022. The officers are Angelo R. Lacuesta, President; Santiago Villafania, Vice President; Pamela Castrillo, Secretary; and Jenny Ortuoste, Treasurer. PEN is the worldwide organization of writers to promote … Continue reading PEN Philippines has new officers

CCP PARTNERS WITH PHILIPPINE PEN FOR THE FIRST HYBRID PHILIPPINE PEN CONGRESS.

The Cultural Center of the Philippines hosts The Philippine Center of International PEN as it holds its first hybrid congress at the CCP Main Theater Lobby on September 20, 2022 at 2pm. PEN members may also attend the event online. The Congress aims to provide a venue for the literary community to promote truth and … Continue reading CCP PARTNERS WITH PHILIPPINE PEN FOR THE FIRST HYBRID PHILIPPINE PEN CONGRESS.

Bienvenido L. Lumbera; 89

It is with deep sadness and regret that the Philippine Center of International PEN announces the passing away of its Chair Emeritus, National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera. “Bien” passed away at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, said his daughter, Tala Lumbera. Bienvenido L. Lumbera (1932-2021)Bienvenido L. Lumbera, critic, poet, dramatist, scholar, author, … Continue reading Bienvenido L. Lumbera; 89

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