Tags: Philippine literature

Jose Maria Sison and people’s literature, art and culture *

What he had accomplished in six decades of continuous political writing and support for cultural programs become a benchmark for the sustained nationalist and pro-people development of literature, arts and culture, the milestones of which are undeniable in the unprecedented production of socially and politically motivated and conscious body of work.

Felix Salditos (1958-2018), the poet Mayamor Daniel of Panay Island

As an artist, he painted and wrote about the revolution and its people. Despite the dreariness of the the political and socio-economic situations, he still found these inspiring to paint with all the possible colors the advancement of the people’s war, and turned his life and those of the masses into a colorful, vibrant, exuberant subjects of depictions.

Ni E. SAN JUAN, Jr. Bulatlat.com [Panayam sa Taboan 2014 Philippine Writers Festival, Pebrero 25, 2014, Subic Freeport Zone, Zambales] Kung sa anong dahilan, inatasan akong ilarawan ang situwasyon ng literatura–mas tumpak, ng awtor– sa bingit o gilid…Ngunit bakit natulak dito? Hindi maihihiwalay ang gilid sa gitna; kapwa pook ng relasyon o ugnayan. May saysay…