Quincentennial Commemorations in the Philippines

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Watch and/or participate in some activities being readied for the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan and other related events in 2021, collectively known as the 2021 Quincentennial Commemorations in the Philippines (2021 QCP).

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PEN Public Lectures and Panels

3 October 2019, Thursday, 9:00AM-4:00PM
National Museum of the Philippines (Fine Arts), Padre Burgos Ave., Ermita, Manila
Open to the public, Free Admission, Entrance @ Finance Road Gate
(no pre-registration)

Opening Keynote Address 9:00-9:30 AM, Venue: NM Auditorium
Virgilio Almario, National Artist for Literature, Philippines
Introduction of the Speaker: Marne Kilates

Panels 1 and 2 9:30-11:00 AM

Panel 1 Reconfiguring Resistance in Traditional and Digitized Media
Venue: Osmeña Hall
Chair: Alfred Yuson (PEN Philippines)
Manuel Quezon III (Philippine Daily Inquirer), Glenda Gloria (Rappler Philippines), Pierre Pierson (PEN Nicaragua), Tomica Bajsić (PEN Croatia)

Panel 2 Migrating Languages: From Indigenous to Mainstream
Venue: NM Auditorium
Chair: Hope Yu, Chair (NCCA National Committee on the Literary Arts, Philippines)
Howie Severino (GMA7, Philippines), Noel G. de Leon (Kasingkasing Press, Philippines), Han Zaw (PEN Myanmar), Seno Gumira Ajidarma (Indonesia), Jean Fréderic Brun (PEN Occitan)

Panels 3 and 4 11:00-12:30

Panel 3 Shut Up: The Many Ways of Repression
Venue: Osmeña Hall
Chair: Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo (PEN Philippines)
John Nery (Philippine Daily Inquirer), Pia Ranada (Rappler Philippines), Lucina Kathmann (PEN San Miguel, Mexico/PEN International Vice President), Danson Kahyana (PEN Uganda), Tetyana Teren (PEN Ukraine)

Panel 4 Words Crossing Worlds: Translation/Transliteration
Venue: NM Auditorium
Chair: Dinah Roma (PEN Philippines)
John McGlynn (Lontar Indonesia), Ginny Takemori (Japan), Félix Villeneuve (PEN Québec), Kätlin Kaldmaa (PEN Estonia / PEN International Secretary)

Lunch Break 12:30-1:30PM

Panels 5 and 6 1:30-3:00 PM

Panel 5 Creative Tensions and Art Forces
Venue: Osmeña Hall
Chair: Ricardo De Ungria (PEN Philippines)
Inga Gaile (PEN Latvia), Kiri Dalena (Philippines), Tammy Lai-Ming Ho (PEN HongKong), Bina Sarkar Ellias (International Gallerie, India)

Panel 6 Body Language: Expressions of the Indigenous
Venue: NM Auditorium
Chair: Malou Jacob (PEN Philippines)
Padmapani Perez (Philippines), Ea Torrado (Daloy Dance Company, Philippines), Kristian Cordero (PEN Philippines), Veera Tyhtilä (PEN Finland), Ruperta Bautista (Chiapas, Mexico)

Keynote Addresses 3:00-4:00 PM, NM Auditorium

Eka Kurniawan, Prince Claus Award 2018, Indonesia
Resil Mojares, National Artist for Literature, Philippines
Introduction of the Speakers: Marne Kilates

With gratitude to our Patrons and Partners

National Book Development Board (NBDB) • Hon. Loren Legarda • De La Salle University • National Museum of the Philippines • Cultural Center of the Philippines • University of Santo Tomas and UST Varsitarian • Senator Sonny Angara • Felipe L. Gozon Management & Development Corporation • GMA Network • Atty. Saul Hofileña • Japan Foundation Manila • Logika Concepts Inc. • National Book Committee of Indonesia • PAGCOR • Philippine Soong Ching Ling Foundation • Solidaridad Bookshop • SIDA (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) • The Asia Foundation

61st Philippine PEN National Congress

Theme: Writing the Nation: The Filipino Writer and Nation-Building
22-23 November 2018 @ Silangan Hall, Cultural Center of the Philippines
Overall Convenors: Lito B. Zulueta, Charlson Ong, Bienvenido Lumbera

Open to the public. Free admission. Registration is onsite. No need for pre-registration.

22 November 2018, Thursday
8:00-9:00 AM Registration

9:00-9:15 AM Opening Ceremonies
National Anthem / In Memoriam / Invocation: Glenn Sevilla Mas
Reading of the PEN Charter: Glenn Sevilla Mas
Welcome Remarks: CCP Official

9:15 AM- 10:00 AM
Philippine PEN Founder’s Address: National Artist F. Sionil José

10:00 AM – 11:30AM
First Literary Session: What is a National Literature
Maria L.M. Fres Felix (Chair), Raniela Barbaza, Ramon Guillermo, Priscilla Macansantos, Soledad Reyes

11:30-1:00 PM Lunch
Hosted by the Cultural Center of the Philippines

1:00-1:45 PM
Keynote Address: Dr. Gemino Abad
Introduction: Marne Kilates

1:45-3:15 PM
Second Literary Session: Writing the Nation in Poetry
Joselito delos Reyes (Chair), Ramil Gulle, Marne Kilates, Junley Lazaga, Raymundo Pandan, Jr.

3:15-4:45 PM
Third Literary Session: Writing the Nation in Fiction
Eros Atalia (Chair), Isidoro Cruz, Noelle Q. de Jesus, Charmaine Lasar, Jose Rey Munsayac

23 November 2018, Friday

9:00-10:45 AM
Fourth Literary Session: Writing the Nation in Drama, Film and the Multi-Arts
Lito Casaje and Charlson Ong (Chairs), Manix Abrera, Pamela Castrillo, Jerry Gracio, Guelan Luarca, Nicolas Pichay

10:45-11:00 AM Break

11:00 AM – 12 NN
The José Rizal Lecture: Hon. Amina Rasul-Bernardo
Introduction: Maimona Wongkay Magayoong

12 NN– 1:30 PM Lunch
Hosted by Philippine Soong Ching Ling Foundation
Reading of the PEN Resolutions

Convenors of the First Day: Santiago Villafania, Frank Peñones
Convenors of the Second Day: Sarge Lacuesta, Hermie Beltran
Secretariat: Shirley Lua, Cesar Quinagan

This event is organized in partnership with the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), and supported by PEN International, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the Philippine Soong Ching Ling Foundation, among others.

Our Partners and Patrons
Ms. Flor Marie Sta. Romana Cruz
Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP)
De La Salle University
Far Eastern University
Galerie Joaquin
Ms. Sara Soliven de Guzman
Hon. Loren Legarda, Senate of the Philippines
National Book Development Board (NBDB)
National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA)
PEN International
Philippine Soong Ching Ling Foundation
Solidaridad Bookshop
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
University of Santo Tomas The Varsitarian