OMBUDSMAN Conchita Carpio-Morales has urged creative writers to “reaffirm their commitment to truth and freedom” by penning works critical of wrongdoing in society and fighting the falsehoods being spread on social media and elsewhere.

“With pens as swords, it is high time that writers reaffirm their commitment to truth and freedom by putting pen to paper in order for the story to see the light of print and combat the falsities that surround us,” Morales said in her keynote speech—formally called the José Rizal Lecture—during the two-day 60th Philippine PEN (Poets and Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) National Conference at the Buenaventura Garcia Parades, OP Building at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) on Wednesday. (A/D)

Source: http://www.manilatimes.net/ombudsman-writers-expose-truth-works-combat-lies/365033/

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