Held every year on 21 February, International Mother Language Day is observed to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. To celebrate the day, PEN International will feature five video-poems recited by poets in their mother language: Juana Peña (Chol), Seyare Kokche (Crimean Tatar), Wasai Biran Issa (Dazaga), Moeyed Teyib (Kurdish) and Santiago B. Villafania (Pangasinan). The … Continue reading International Mother Language Day 2021
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). Online lecture portal | Access Philippine history lectures for free.
The pandemic continues, but so does the production of literature to help us make sense of the times. The Likhaan UP Institute of Creative Writing is opening the call for the third and fourth volumes of Dx Machina: Philippine Literature in the Time of COVID-19. The journal will collate Writing and reading have been two … Continue reading Likhaan: University of the Philippines Institute of Creative Writing
SpeechofHis Excellency Carlos P. GarciaPresident of the PhilippinesBefore the Philippine Center of International Pen Conference [Delivered at Pines Hotel, Baguio, December 27, 1958] I AM highly honored by your invitation to address this brilliant group of Filipino writers who are meeting today in this mountain city. A more suitable site for your conference could not … Continue reading Speech of President Garcia before the Philippine Center of International Pen Conference, 1958
The National Book Development Board of the Philippines (NBDB) offers translation subsidies to Philippine publishers to translate existing published books in a Philippine language to English or any other foreign language. The subsidy program aims for wider dissemination of Philippine culture, art, and literature, locally and globally, by allowing readers to read extant Philippine published … Continue reading Call for Applications – NBDB Translation Subsidy Program 2021
The Cultural Center of the Philippines, through its Intertextual Division, launches the “In Certain Seasons: Mothers Write In The Time of COVID” e-book on January 23, 2021, 2PM, via the official Facebook pages of the CCP, CCP Intertextual Division FB page and the Philippine PEN. Edited by Che Sarigumba and Jenny Ortuoste, the e-book features … Continue reading In Certain Seasons: Mothers Write In The Time of COVID
STATEMENT OF PHILIPPINE PEN ON THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES’ REJECTION OF ABS-CBN’S FRANCHISE APPLICATION The Philippine Center of the International PEN condemns Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and the House of Representatives for rejecting without legal basis the application for franchise renewal of broadcast network ABS-CBN. The silencing of ABS-CBN constitutes a lethal blow to freedom … Continue reading REMEMBER THE NAMES OF THE ASSASSINS OF PHILIPPINE DEMOCRACY!
The Philippine Center of the International PEN condemns the enactment of the Anti-terrorism Act of 2020 and urges Filipinos to be vigilant in guarding their rights enshrined in the Bill of Rights of the 1987 Constitution which the new law seeks to erode and undermine.The new law has a very vague definition of terrorism while … Continue reading PHILIPPINE PEN CONDEMNS STATE TERRORISM
STATEMENT OF PHILIPPINE CENTER OF THE INTERNATIONAL PEN ON THE CONVICTION OF MARIA RESSA AND REYNALDO SANTOS JR. FOR LIBEL
This is how democracy dies. The Philippine Center of the International PEN expresses its gravest concern over the recent conviction of journalists Maria Ressa and Reynaldo Santos Jr. of cyber libel for a 2012 article, written and published before the cybercrime law even came into being. This is a conviction of an independent and vigilant … Continue reading STATEMENT OF PHILIPPINE CENTER OF THE INTERNATIONAL PEN ON THE CONVICTION OF MARIA RESSA AND REYNALDO SANTOS JR. FOR LIBEL
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