Category: Arts & Literature

Bicol: A treasure trove of talents (Performing Arts)

Sabi ninda, pobre ang Bicolandia. mala ta pirming kaiba ini pirmi sa "Top 5 Poorest Regions in the Philippines". Sabi ko man, depende kung ano an lente na gagamiton. Kung kuwarta asin ekonomiya, pobre talaga ang Bicol pero kung arte asin musika, mayaman kita diyan. Indeed, Bicol Region was able to produce names in the … Continue reading Bicol: A treasure trove of talents (Performing Arts)


Here, Where I Stand

By Chito L. Aguilar Here were rice fields fed by the rainCaressed by sunshine, whose grainsWere so golden upon harvest time Here were vegetable farms enrichedBy volcanic soil, tended by familiesWith stalwart hands till harvest time For generations, folks tilled this landNear the foot of the volcano, sourceOf their income every harvest time Here was … Continue reading Here, Where I Stand

“Istorya ko, Tabang ko”: Saving Children one story at a time

Who doesn't want to listen to stories? As an innovative response to the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, particularly to address challenges for children and families under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), Bicol University Students of Destiny and Destiny Professionals in partnership with the Tabaco City Nutrition Office and the Tabaco City Library launched the "Istorya Ko, … Continue reading “Istorya ko, Tabang ko”: Saving Children one story at a time

Rawit-dawit sa panahon nin lockdown

With the natural disasters that regularly visit Region 5, the Bicolanos have become a resilient people at some point, spicing their hardships with songs, poems and laughter. Kaya bakong makangalas na pati enhance community quarantine (ECQ), nagibuhan ki sarong rawit-dawit. Below is a composition that appeared in the Facebook Page, Ito Ang Tama Sorsogon. Credits … Continue reading Rawit-dawit sa panahon nin lockdown

Rawit-Dawit: Naglalangkaw na an tubig

Fourteen towns Cagayan Valley is recently experienced flooding that resulted to the displacement of resulting to the displacement of 63,287 people, or 10,887 families, and death of five people. As stories of how the floodwaters rise are being told, I am reminded of a rawit-dawit posted in Planet Naga last 2009 regarding the construction of … Continue reading Rawit-Dawit: Naglalangkaw na an tubig

Kansyon kang Mahiwas na Dalan, I — Hamudyong

Magian an puso asin bitis, ako minapoon kan sakong pagbaklay, Mabaskog, talingkas, an kinaban nasa sakong hampangan, Dadarahon ako kan tinampong ini sain man gusto kong dumanan . Puon ngonian, dae ako minahagad nin swerteng maray, ako na mismo iyan Puon ngonian, dae na ako minanguyngoy, dae na minahalat, daeng ibang kaipuhan, Tapos na ang … Continue reading Kansyon kang Mahiwas na Dalan, I — Hamudyong

Sa hubasan* naggibo akong tula

Some places are fertile for poetry. The quiet beaches of Gubat in Sorsogon are among the examples -- the reason why Tabaco literary artist James Jesus Borlagdan was able to craft a piece that blends nature and philosophy. The piece is part of his book "Hadit sa biyahe buda iba pang mga bagahe".   Nakatukaw … Continue reading Sa hubasan* naggibo akong tula