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PinoyLit provides information on Filipino writers, and illustrators, their lives and their work.
You can also find a few Philippine short stories, novels, essays, children's literature, myths, legends, folk tales and folklore, Philippine literature news and even chapter summaries of the Noli Me Tangere and the El Filibusterismo. You can also contact us.

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May 22, 2008
Summaries of Amado V. Hernandez' Mga Ibong Mandaragit. So far, Chapter 1 is available.

Sept 4, 2007
Quick analysis of How My Brother Leon Brought Home A Wife (by Manuel Arguilla).

Feb 23, 2007
Philippine Literature students, unite! All write and no play makes Jack a dull boy, right? So if you're dreaming of a summer trip to Boracay, here's how to Win A Free Trip To Boracay! (Hurry! Deadline for submission of entries is on March 16, 2007)

Dec 24, 2006
Sonny Corpuz Sendon is a poet from Iriga City, Bicol. Check out his blog at http://sarikaw.blogspot.com (Found out about Sarikaw's site because of Lenayism: In Between Dreams)

May 15, 2006
Dean Alfar's Dumaguete in Pictures provides photos taken during the First Literatura Festival last May 11, 2006. You'll get to see Filipino writers Ian Casocot, Mom Edith Tiempo, fictionist Susan Lara, poet DM Reyes, creative non-fictionist Patricia Evangelista, and others.

Mar 14, 2006
Carlos Palanca Year 2006 Contest Rules and Forms
Hurry! Deadline is on April 30, 2006.

Mar 13, 2006
Poet and writer Jose Wendell Capili is now blogging at
http://todaimitaka.blogspot.com/ (Letters from Canberra)
He's now finishing his dissertation in Australia.

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Feb 1, 2006
Writing Workshop: Children's Literature
"The Far Eastern University (FEU) Writers' Guild is now accepting applications for the First Tamaraw National Writeshop for Children's Literature to be held in Baguio City on April 5-11, 2006."

Jan 7, 2006
LIT103 - History of Philippine literature (syllabus)
"Lit 103 is a diachronic study of Philippine literature as exemplified by selected texts of varying genres in Cebuano, Filipino, Tagalog and English. Areas of concern include: literary traditions and trends, sources and influences as well as historical events impinging on texts. Texts written or performed in other Philippine languages will be discussed when parallel translations in English or Filipino are available."

Dec 7, 2005
Writers, Spread Your Stories Online
There's a brand new online Filipino fiction writers' community where writers can publish their stories in various genres.

Dec 3, 2005
LIRA Poetry Group Turns 20
Two decades ago, eight young poets who just passed the rigorous workshop headed by now National Artist for Literature Virgilio S. Almario, banded together and founded the Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika at Anyo (LIRA)...

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Philippine Folktales, Myths and Legends

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Filipino Illustrators

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Filipino Writers

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Gémino Abad
T.D. Agcaoili
Estrella Alfon
Lilia Pablo Amasec
Isolde Amante
Gina Apostol
Cesar Aquino
Gemma Cruz Araneta
Franciso Arcellana
Lydia Villanueva Arguilla
Manuel Arguilla
Carlos Ojeda Aureus
Jose V. Ayala
Tita Lacambra-Ayala
Euphemio Batane
Benjamin Bautista
Cirilo F. Bautista
Marivi Soliven Blanco
Merlinda Bobis
Consortio Borje
Agustin Benitez
Paz Marquez Benitez
Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
Victoria Estrella C. Bravo
Gregorio C. Brillantes
Carlos Bulosan
Luis Cabalquinto
Ines Taccad Cammayo
Reuben Canoy
Jose Wendell Capili | blog | Wikipedia entry
Ma. Luisa A. Cariño
Celso Carunungan
Erwin Castillo
Fidel de Castro
Mario Chanco
Norma Olizon-Chikiamco
Carlos Cortes
Elsa Martinez Coscolluela
Isabelo Crisostomo
Adrian Cristobal
Neal Cruz
Amador T. Daguio
Jose Y. Dalisay, Jr.
E. Vallado Daroy
Joy Dayrit
Noelle Q. De Jesus
Virginia Lichauco De Leon
Leoncio P. Deriada
Morly Dharam
Rony V. Diaz
Lina B. Diaz de Rivera
D. Paulo Dizon
Antonio Enriquez
Mig Alvarez Enriquez
S.V. Epistola
Lazaro Espinosa
Gilda Cordero-Fernando
Lina Flor
Alberto Florentino :: AOL Site, Geocities site
A. Oliver Flores
Jose T. Flores
Aida Rivera-Ford
Delfin Fresnosa
Ligaya Reyes Fruto
Antonio Gabila
Dionisio Gabriel
Eric Gamalinda
Delfin Ferrer Gamboa
Angela Manalang Gloria
N.V.M. Gonzalez
Sandra Gonzalez
Jessica Hagedorn
Sinai Hamada
Cristina Pantoja-Hidalgo
Luisa Aguilar Igloria
Raul Ingles
Luning Bonifacio-Ira
Stevan Javellana
Nick Joaquin

F. Sionil Jose :: bio/photo, works, movie: A Filipino Odyssey
Solidaridad Publishing House
531 Padre Faura, Ermita, Manila
Telefax +63 (2) 525-5038

Ibrahim Jubaira
Jose Luis Katigbak
Karen Kunawicz (blog)
Emmanuel Lacaba
Angelo Rodriguez Lacuesta
Susan S. Lara
Fatima Lasay
Paz Latorena
Juan Cabreros Laya
Jaime An Lim
Paulino Lim, Jr.
Alfredo E. Litiatco
Soledad Lacson-Locsin
Teodoro M. Locsin
Rosario Cruz-Lucero
Twink Macaraig
Renato E. Madrid
Ino M. Manalo
Paolo Manalo
Connie Jan Maraan
Reine Arcache Melvin
Maningning Miclat
Resil B. Mojares
Timothy Montes
Lina Espina Moore
Carmen Guerrero-Nakpil
Wilfrido Nolledo
Hermel Nuyda
Charlson Ong
Carla M. Pacis
Amante Paredes
Benjamin Pascual
Aika Pascual | http://aika.tinig.com
Ricardo Patalinjug
Maria Elena Paterno
Conrado Pedroche
William J. Pomeroy
Agnes Prieto
Kimi Tuvera Quimpo
Conrado de Quiros

Maximo Ramos - wrote a book called "Creatures of Midnight" (see Lolo Jose by Ambeth Ocampo)

Bino Realuyo
Danton Remoto
Vicente Rivera
Alejandro R. Roces
Godofredo Roperos
Ninotchka Rosca
Arturo B. Rotor
Clemente Roxas
Melissa S. Salva
Wilfredo Pascua Sanchez
Maro Santaromana
Bienvenido N. Santos
Ruben Santos
Carmen Aquino Sarmiento
Lakambini A. Sitoy
Angela Solis
Loreto Paras-Sulit
Mary Ruff Tagle
Luis Teodoro
Perfecto Jun Terra
Edilberto K. Tiempo
Edith L. Tiempo
Rolando Tinio
Rowena Tiempo-Torrevillas
Juan Tuvera
Kerima Polotan-Tuvera
Nita Umali
Jose Garcia Villa
Marianne Villanueva
Benjamin Nisce Viloria
Manuel Viray
Alfred A. Yuson
Jessica Zafra

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The Ateneo Library of Women's Writings
Their webserver seems faster now. They feature Filipina Writers (in English and Filipino). You'll find some photos, but you'll probably need to go to the lib to see the actual collections. Sigh.

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