FAMOUS SHORT STORIES
NOTABLE LITERARY AUTHORS
Creative writing centers after edsa maybe grouped into two.
Academic institutions were creative writing is part of the curricular
offerings, and students majoring in literature are able to come in contact
with elder creative writers /critics /professors belonged to the first group.
Such academic institutions includes the Silliman University; the university of
the Philippines; the ateneo De manila University; De la sale University; and
last but not the least, San Carlos University in Cebu
The second group is composed of writers organizations that
periodically sponsor symposia on writing and set up workshops for its
members and other interested parties. UMPIL ((Unyon ng mga
manunulat ng Pilipino), PANULAT (Pambansang unyon ng manunulat „ PANDAY-
LIPI, GAT (Galian sa arte at tula), KATHA,LIRA (Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika
at anyo GUMIL (Gunglo Dagiti manunurat nga ilokano , ABI (Lubas sa dagang
Binisaya) and P.E.N.
Writers get to hear about new developments in writing and derive
enthusiasm for their craft through these twin centers. The two “unyon”
function as umbrellas under which writers belonging to a diversity of
organization socialized with fellow writers.
Awar d gi vi ng bodi es, annual compet i t i ons and publ i cat i on
ovi de t he i ncent i ves f or wr i t er s t o keep pr oduci ng. Thi s
ct i ons per f or m t he i mpor t ant ser vi ce of keepi ng t he wr i t er s
n t he publ i c consci ousness, maki ng i t possi bl e f or
omment at or s and audi ences t o i dent i f y si gni f i cant est abl i she
i t er s and gi ve at t ent i on t o emer gi ng new t al ent s.
The nat i onal commi ssi on on cul t ur e and t he
t s(NCCA),post -EDSA st at e sponsor ed i nst i t ut i on, was cr eat ed
y t he l aw i n 1992, super sedi ng t he pr esi dent i al commi ssi on o
ul t ur e and ar t s whi ch was est abl i shed i n 1987. The sai d
nst i t ut i on has a commi t t ee on l i t er ar y ar t s whi ch f unds
orkshops, conferences, publications and a variety of projects geared
wards the production of a “national literature”. The commi t t ee has
he ai m of devel opi ng wr i t i ng t hat i s mul t i -l i ngual , mul t i -
ul t ur al , and t r ul y nat i onal .
Non-gover nment al or gani zat i ons have hel p hand i n hand
ith some institutions in giving recognition to writers from specific
With the overthrow of the enemy in 1986, however, the literary activity
showed certain disorientation manifesting itself in a proliferation of concerns
taken up by individual writers and groups.
Campus publications another group of outlet that is of importance as asource of
non-traditional, experimental writing. These campus publications could either be
a weekly student newspaper, quarterly magazines, or annual literary journals.
Overall, the character of the philippine literary scene after “EDSA” maybe
pinpointed be referring to the theories that inform literary production, to the
products issuing from the publishers, to the dominant concerns demonstrated by
the writers output, and to the direction towards which literary studies are
1. There is in the academe an emerging critical orientation that draws its
concerns and insights from literary theorizing current in England and United
2. Post-Edsa publishing has been characterized by adventurous, a willingness to
gamble on “non-traditional” projects.
3. The declining prestige of the new criticism, whose rigorous aesthetic norms
has previously functioned as a procrustean bed on which Filipino authors and
their works were measured
4. The fourth and final characteristics of post-edsa writing is the development
thrust towards the retrieval and the recuperation of writing in Philippine
languages other than tagalog.
Ang Pinakahuling kwento ni huli
(lilia quidoza santiago)
Kabilang sa mga nawawala
Engkwentro (Zelda Soriano)
The execution (Charleston ong)
Voicetape (wilfredo pa virtusio)
The way they live (Danton Remoto)
Conversation (Danton Remoto)
Liham ni Pinay mula sa Brunei
(Elynia Ruth S. Mabanglo)
Gahasa (Joi Barrios)
Pagpaslang (Joi Barrios)
Sa Dios na gilansang (Rene Estella
THE PANUNULUYAN –It dramatizes Joseph and
Mary search for Bethlehem.
CENACULO – the dramatization of the passion and
death of Jesus christ.It depicts St. Christ died.
search for the cross on which c
SANTACRUZAN – performed during the month of
May which have the devotion for the holy cross.
PANGANGALUWA – an interesting socio-religious
practice on all Saints day which literally
means f for the soul.
These were generally held during the nine nights
of vigil and prayers after someone's death, on the
first death anniversary when the family members
put away their mourning clothes.
KARAGATAN – comes from the legendary practice
of testing the vettle of young men vying for maiden’s
DUPLO – A forerunner of the balagtasan.
COMEDIA – it is about love between, a prince of
different religious. It is about christian-muslim
ACOMRADES DEATH (JOSE
CECILIA MANGUERA BRAINARD
LINDA TY CASPER
AMBETH R. OCAMPO
ALEJANDRO R. ROCES