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Mainstream media to blame for ‘sorry state’ of PH cinema

May 7, 2015, 2:19 p.m. - COMMERCIALIZATION and the lack of support from mainstream media has left today’s Philippine cinema in a “sorry state,” a renowned filmmaker said on Wednesday during the USTingan round table discussion at the UST Graduate School’s Tanghalang Teresita Qurino.

Filipino filmmaker, writer, and producer Peque Gallaga said quality independent or “indie” films were having difficulty getting a share of the spotlight, making Philippine movie industry almost “extinct.”

Thomasian writers featured in flash fiction anthology

March 25, 2015, 10:55 a.m. - LITERARY works of Thomasian writers were showcased in a flash fiction anthology launched Tuesday at the Tanghalang Teresita Quirino of the UST Graduate School.

Titled "Fast Food Fiction Delivery," the book is a collection of flash fiction, short literary creations from different writers often marked by a distinct number of words used to create the piece.

Thomasian writers whose stories were featured in the book read their works and signed copies.

Nat’l Artist Cirilo Bautista’s new anthology launched


March 14, 2014, 4:41 p.m. - THE UST Publishing House launched a new collection of poems by National Artist for Literature Cirilo Bautista at De La Salle University Thursday.

“Things Happen” is the fourth Bautista book to be released by the UST Publishing House following "Galaw ng Asoge" (2004), "Latay sa Isipan" (2007), and "The House of True Desire" (2010).

UST Publishing House joins 1st Philippine Literary Festival

Oct. 14, 2014, 12:32 p.m. - THE UST Publishing House joined the country's first literary festival with the launching of six new titles last Oct. 23.

Two new collections of poetry from Palanca winners, "Hidden Codex" by writer-editor Jose Marte Abueg and "Loose Tongue" by poet and former Varsitarian Associate Editor Carlomar Daoana, were released.

Palanca reaffirms literary calling

For the many talented writers birthed by the university, winning a Palanca award means the affirmation of their position as writers accepted into the elitist circle of literary giants the readers of this country look up to. In the case of Literature sophomore Harvey Castillo, winning his first Palanca meant two things: another Thomasian to be recognized in the country’s most prestigious literary barometer, and a personal record to keep as one of the youngest Thomasians to bag a Palanca Award.

The boy among titans


And there I stood, bare, immobile

adrift a sea of jaunty people;

awake but with eyes shut.

Bells, kids, jeepneys,

all- indistinct chattering,

though I had heard before,

faceless now in being.

Wide streets, miles away from bed

papers, plates, drafts-

weight upon my back;

never certainly,

I should have not deviated

from the route I took before-

all seemed fine then, well-orchestrated.

On a vast plain of unspoken vespers

at the mercy of the sun wanning,

I saw on the bridge ascending

a vehicle of a thousand nevers.

UST Publishing House releases 2 new books in ManilaART 2014

Oct. 19, 2014, 11:53 p.m. - THE UST Publishing House launched two new titles on Saturday at the ManilART 2014 fair in Taguig.

"Kritik/Critique: Essays from the J. Elizalde Navarro National Workshop in the Criticism of the Arts and Humanities, 2009-2012" edited by Oscar Campomanes, and "From the Major Arcana" by Ralph Semino Galán were showcased alongside  corresponding artworks during the event. 

"Kritik" is an anthology of art critcism written by fellows of the The J. Elizalde Navarro workshop.

USTingan: Philippine theater continues to grow

Oct. 16, 2014, 7:23 a.m. - THE FUTURE is bright for Philippine musical theater.

Local theater companies are thriving because of the sudden burst in theater literacy among Filipinos, said the dramatist, screenwriter, and Palanca winner Nicholas Pichay in this year's "USTingan" roundtable discussion.

Growing enthusiasm for musical theater is driving the existence of the industry, he said in the forum at Tanghalang Teresita Quirino on Wednesday.

‘Go back to the basics’

15 September 2014, 1:43 p.m. - ACCLAIMED writers urged budding writers to adhere to the most basic principles of writing on the second day of the 10th Creative Writing Workshop sponsored by the Varsitarian, Sunday.

In a round-table discussion, Palanca-winning poets Allan Pastrana, Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta and Carlomar Daoana emphasized the unwritten rules of poetry that need to be followed even in free writing.

“Writing poetry also has restraints. By writing it, you are trying to restrain yourself,” said Katigbak.

Cirilo Bautista

HINDI makakailang inasahan na ng marami ang pagkakahirang kay Ginoong Cirilo Bautista bilang Pambansang Alagad ng Sining para sa Panitikan. Isa siyang kilalang kritiko, batikang manunulat, at lubos na nirerespetong propesor ng Literatura—ngunit, kung iisa-isahin, ano nga ba ang mga natatanging ambag ng henyong minsan ding namalagi sa Unibersidad?

Sa isang espesyal na panayam kay Bautista sa kaniyang tahanan sa Lungsod Quezon, kinilala pang lalo ng Varsitarian ang nabubuhay na yaman ng salinlahing Filipino.

Ayon kay Bautista, para sa kanya, ang kanyang pinakamahalagang ambag sa panitikan ng bansa ay ang “musikang” nailalapat sa kanyang mga gawa na kinagigiliwan ng mga mambabasa.