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CCP launches Ani 36, Disaster and Survival Issue
The Ani 36 cover depicts the volcanic eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991. The eruption, which caused massive damage to Central Luzon and outlying regions, inspired creativity among the citizenry in harnessing resources that the disaster brought in its wake. The Mount Pinatubo havoc posed challenges that served as impetus for strategies of recovery and growth.
Pasay City – The Literary Arts Division of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) will launch Ani 36 on April 1, 2011, 7:00 p.m. at the CCP promenade. Ani is a publication that showcases the varied literary traditions in the country and the vibrant creative writing by Filipinos in other parts of the world. Ani 36, themed Disaster and Survival, has sections on prose, poems, children's literature, an essay on a CCP activity in response to a disaster in the regions, and art reviews.
The art reviews section is composed of three winning essays in a competition spearheaded by the Liongoren Gallery at the CCP dubbed Walong Filipina 2010: Sa Ngalan ng Kalikasan III from October 14, 2010 to November 28, 2010. Works outside the issue's theme are in the section titled “Malayang Haraya”.
“Ani 36 mirrors the writers' reflections on and responses to experiences in confronting disasters,” says Herminio S. Beltran, Jr., Literary Arts Division Director. “Although the works express untold suffering, destruction to life and property, nightmares and folklore, they also speak of courage and heroism, which inspire imagination, literature and art,” adds Beltran, the Ani 36 editor.
Ani 36 features the works of 43 authors namely, Angelo B. Ancheta, Rebecca T. Anonuevo, Mark Joseph Z. Arisgado, Edgar Bacong, Miguel Balboa D'Mendoza, Abdon M. Balde, Jr., Gil S. Beltran, Herminio S. Beltran, Jr., Catherine Candano, Ayn Frances dela Cruz, Jun dela Rosa, China Pearl Patria M. de Vera, Raul Esquillo Asis, Luis P. Gatmaitan, Genaro R. Gojo Cruz, Joscephine Gomez, Melanie Joy Gunio, Nestor Librano Lucena, Elyrah Loyola Salanga, Scott Magkachi Saboy, Perry C. Mangilaya, Shur C. Mangilaya, Francisco Arias Montesena, Wilhelmina S. Orozco, Will P. Ortiz, Melba Padilla Maggay, Loreli Pama, Ma. Christina Pangan, Jasmine Nikki C. Paredes, Chuckberry J. Pascual, Ferdinand Pisigan Jarin, Ian Rosales Casocot, E. San Juan, Jr., Priscilla Supnet Macansantos, Ariel S. Tabag, Christian Tablazon, Vincent Lester G. Tan, Ludwig Jan Tauro Batuigas, J.I.E. Teodoro, Enrico C. Torralba, Santiago B. Villafania, Nonon Villaluz Carandang and Bernadette Villanueva Neri.
Betty Uy-Regala is the managing editor of Ani 36 while Rommel Manto did the graphic design and layout.
For more details, please contact Betty Uy-Regala at 0906-2604175.
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Santiago B. Villafania, a bilingual Filipino poet who writes in English and in his native language of Pangasinan, is the author of poetry collections Bonsaic Verses (2012), Pinabli and Other Poems (2012), Malagilion: Sonnets tan Villanelles (2007), and Balikas na Caboloan (Voices from Caboloan, 2005) published by the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts (NCCA) under its UBOD New Authors Series. He has been published in several countries and translated into several languages. Villafania is one of the 11 Outstanding Pangasinan conferred with the 2010 ASNA Award for the Arts and Culture (literature) during the first Agew na Pangasinan and also the 430th Foundation Day of the province on April 2010. He is a member of Philippine PEN writes a regular weekly column for the Sunday Punch.