Dapitan 2019 tackles themes of uprising

Dapitan editor in chief Corheinne Colendres stands beside the cover of Dapitan: Insureksiyon. photo by MARLOU JOSEPH B. BON-AO/THE FLAME

All literatures are a form of critique, and as long as writers breathe, the fight will go on.

This was the message of Dapitan 2019 guest editor Paul Castillo to fellow litterateurs during the book launch for “Dapitan: Insureksiyon” on Friday.

The latest edition of Dapitan, the Flame’s official literary folio, is centered on themes of revolution and uprising.

Literature senior Celine Marie Garcia won Best in Poetry with her piece titled “to the angel of eden” while literature senior Philip Jamilla won Best in Tula with “Pagbibinyag.”

Lorraine Suarez, an English language studies freshman, won Best in Prose with “The Child of the ABCand literature alumnus George Deoso won Best in Katha with “Ang Tatlong Buhay ng Labanderang si Gloria.”

Communication arts senior Marie Antoinette Malicse was awarded Best in Flash Fiction for her work “Paint it with Fire.”

Journalism alumnus Benjamin Joshua Gutierrez won Best in Creative Non-fiction in the Filipino category for his work “‘Wag si Bossing” while journalism freshman Isabell Andrea Pine won in the English category for her work “My Sweet Bita.”

Literature senior Cristine Joy Bugarin won Best Photograph while literature alumnus Harvey Castillo won Best Artwork.

There were no winners for the screenplay and Sanaysay categories.

The book launch was held at the Tanghalang Teresita Quirino. F JOAHNA LEI E. CASILAO

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