Women In The House
by DIYANDI By Linda Kintanar-Alburo - August 27, 2006 - 12:00am
Finally, my friend Erma Cuizon has written that novel we were all waiting for. Of course, we knew that she would be working on it when she stood up from her editor's chair at the Sun*Star Weekend office. Women in...
The Visayans in Aloha-land (Part II)
by DIYANDI By Linda Kintanar-Alburo - July 30, 2006 - 12:00am
"Ang Hawaii Mao ang Ispidno sa mga Mamumuong Pilipinhon," says the caption of a 1925 cartoon in Bag-ong Kusog. On the left are a number of young and healthy men going up the gangplank of a ship that would bring them...
Visayans in Aloha-land - Part 1
by DIYANDI By Linda Kintanar-Alburo - July 23, 2006 - 12:00am
Last July 13, 2006, we listened to a lecture at CNU by Dr. Belinda Aquino, director of the Center for Philippine Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The lecture was on the 100 Years of Filipino History...
Notes on the 13th Iligan Workshop
by DIYANDI By Linda Kintanar-Alburo - May 28, 2006 - 12:00am
May 25th we finished the 13th National Writers' Workshop of Iligan. Every year, fifteen young writers from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao come together and subject themselves (necessarily, the organizers tell them,...
Trailblazing Cebuana writers
by DIYANDI By Linda Kintanar-Alburo - March 26, 2006 - 12:00am
In celebrating Women's Month, the Provincial Women's Commission is launching a compendium of Cebuana Trailblazers, 60 of them no less! This column will feature the four writers among them. Maria Kabigon wrote in...
The Cross of Magellan in Cebu
by DIYANDI By Linda Kintanar-Alburo - November 27, 2005 - 12:00am
For this month's column, I'd like to feature a brief reaction to the book Over the Edge of the World (New York: Harper Collins Publishers, Inc., 2003) by Laurence Bergreen which details Magellan's circumnavigation...
History and The Cebuano Body
by DIYANDI By Linda Kintanar-Alburo - September 25, 2005 - 12:00am
Richard Field, a constant British visitor to Cebu who has written a novel on Lapulapu and Magellan, was wondering why the statues of Lapulapu bear no tattoos even if the history books say that body painting was a...
Susan Fuentes and the Hermeneutics of a Bisdak Medley
by DIYANDI By Cora M. Almerino - August 21, 2005 - 12:00am
It takes a Sunday morning and an open window, at least for me, to listen to Susan Fuentes singing a folk Bisdak medley. The reason for these self-imposed requirements is not as simple as trying to be nostalgic...
In Maine addressing the tragic-comedy of having an International artist residency grant
by DIYANDI By Cora M. Almerino - July 31, 2005 - 12:00am
I left the Philippines again for an international artist residency grant in the United States, the Robert M. MacNamara International Artists Fellowship. This time in Wesport Island, Maine. This time it was not so...
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