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Nat’l Artist for Literature Cirilo Bautista dies at 76

Nat’l Artist for Literature Cirilo Bautista dies at 76

News
By ALI IAN MARCELINO V. BIONG NATIONAL ARTIST for Literature and UST Literature alumnus Cirilo Bautista has died early morning on May 6. He was 76. De La Salle University’s (DLSU) literature department broke the news of its faculty member’s passing on the same day. “It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our beloved professor/mentor and perhaps the greatest poet in the annals of Philippine literature—Dr. Cirilo F. Bautista. Rest in peace, our Moses, Gandalf, Nero Wolfe, Obi Wan Kenobi. Till we meet again in Paradise,” the Facebook post of the DLSU literature department read. Bautista graduated magna cum laude from the then UST College of Liberal Arts in 1963 and was former literary editor of the Varsitarian. He obtained his doctorate degree in language and liter...
Performatura Festival 2015: Reviving and recognizing Filipino individuality

Performatura Festival 2015: Reviving and recognizing Filipino individuality

Culture
WHAT WOULD you give to learn about Philippine regional literature, witness ethnic song and dance performances, and have coffee with a national artist? Donating a book as a ticket to this kind of a three-day celebration was certainly on the bucket list. Literature and performing arts enthusiasts gathered at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) at the launch of the first Performatura Festival last Nov. 6-8, 2015. Regional rescue of a cultural identity A king graced the halls of the Bulwagang Alagad ng Sining on Nov. 7, Saturday, during the Performatura Festival. However, Jaspe B. Dula did not acquire his kingship through blood or battle, nor did he rule over vast lands and kingdoms. Instead, the “King of Crissotan” earned his crown by being the most sonorous poet lau...