Literary

Artlets reign in 39th Gawad Ustetika

Artlets reign in 39th Gawad Ustetika

SEVENTEEN ARTLETS bagged awards in the 39th Gawad Ustetika Gabi ng Parangal on Saturday, May 4, at the Buenaventura Garcia Paredes, O.P. building. Creative writing senior Marie Claire Lagrisola won the Rector’s Literary Award for her essay Isang Liham ng Isang Dating Atleta, which also topped the Sanaysay category. The…
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Malayang Lumipad

Malayang Lumipad

maleta’y balot at may pangalang sigaw pinagugulong palayo sa tahanan ng kamay na naglalagalag sa paliparan sa muling pagpatapon sa malayong lunan   kakatok sa kapalaran, hihiling ng sagana kaakibat ay litrato lang ang makapipiling nang ilang taong ngayon ang simula buhat nang tumalikod sa mga abang supling   sa…
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Abandoned Slum and the Whalehead Man

Abandoned Slum and the Whalehead Man

The Whalehead Man wanders through a deserted slum somewhere in Metro Manila.  Abandoned spaces, abandoned memories. Gloomy is the sun, casting unmoving shadows.  The air was an alien thing, too, filled with suffocating silence. No human activity.  The Whalehead Man hears no heartbeat or breath: no rustling clothes or children’s…
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APLAYA: The Art of Giving and Receiving

APLAYA: The Art of Giving and Receiving

In its 43rd season of Junior Theater’s Literacy Production, Artistang Artlets, the Faculty of Arts and Letters’ official theater guild, showcased APLAYA at the St. Raymund de Peñafort’s building on April 13. Directed by Mari Ymanuel Roxas and led by Azrah Louise Halili, the play explored the themes of personal ambition and…
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Fill the void

Fill the void

INSIDE ME, everything exists, like lousy tenants I cannot seem to kick out. And likewise, within places I have stepped foot in are remnants of me. My bodily fluids or my laughter replay inside the tenants’ minds. I wonder if it is as crowded over there as it is in…
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Remnants of an Old Time

Remnants of an Old Time

Ramon and his grandson Miguel had just arrived on the busy roads of Guagua with their car, having left Bataan two hours prior. Ramon planned to spend the Day of Valor by touring Miguel along the route the former traversed as a survivor of the Bataan Death March in 1942.…
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Like Other Girls

Like Other Girls

DUST PILED on the doll’s clothes. A family of colorful bears huddled under a plastic cover that failed to protect them from dirt.  All the dolls sat on an orange bear’s lap— cleverly named Orangey. The brown one was called Browny and the pink one Pinky. A child, of course,…
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Biyernes Santo

Biyernes Santo

salitan sa amin ng paglingap si inang at ang araw hirap silang mapagkasya ng payak naming tahanan   araw-araw, nanakawin ng traysikel ang payak naming dingding at lampara ibabato sa dyip, sa tren, sa kalsada para tuntungan ng panginoong Maynila   sa kanyang pag-uwi, lupaypay ang ngiti ang hangad kong…
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