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2 APRIL 2001. VOLUME 32. NUMBER 43. 4 PAGES_ 

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Japan Foundation gives grant to International Studies

The Japan Foundation recently awarded the Japanese Studies Program of the International Studies Department $16,000 worth of equipment and materials for its book and video library. The equipment will be housed in the Japanese Studies Audio-Visual Room to be arranged this summer.

The equipment donation include four computers, a digital projector and wall screen, VHS and DVD player/component, a flat screen television set, computer tables, laser printers, scanner, writer-rewriter discs, and a filing cabinet.

CBE students bag grand prize in Poetry Jam 2001

College of Business and Economics students John Paul Erasquin and Emma Malou Lim won the grand prize in Poetry Jam 2001 held on March 23 at the William Shaw Little Theater. The pair performed Jose Corazon de Jesus’s classic poem, “Pag-ibig”.

Krystal Mercado, a Literature major, won second place for her rendition of Li Po’s “Drinking Alone with the Moon.” Performing Rebecca Añonuevo’s “Kumustahang Magkasintahan,” Severo Moraño III, Francis Ignatius Vergara, and Nina Francesca Virata bagged the third prize.

The other finalists were Denise Guina, Carmi Ragragio, Marco Antonio Panajon, Jane Batobalonos, Kaye Bool, Trisha Casco, Glynis Jamandre, Jaemele Lim, Edrian Natividad, Joseph Paat, Charlene Ruffy, Elaine Young, Pamela Agaloos, Christine Cantor, Jade-Ceres Dolor, Dina Honrado, Ruby Olalo, and Cris Barbra Pe.

The judges were Dr. B.S. Medina Jr., Professor Teresa Wright, and Dr. Janet Tauro.

The poetry jam was organized by the Department of Literature and Philippine Languages and The Literature Circle to promote poetry on campus and to develop the students’ aesthetic sense, creativity, and critical thinking. The contest was part of the University’s celebration of the World Poetry Day on March 21. The DLSU Press sponsored the event.

Gantimpalang Collantes 2001 top prizes for poetry go to CLA graduate students

DLSU-Manila Master of Fine Arts student Maribel Bagabaldo earned the title Makata ng Taon for her entry, “Panahon ng mga Panahon,” in the Gawad Surian sa Tula--Gantimpalang Collantes 2001.

Bagabaldo, who also works as visuals coordinator for the DLSU Press, beat entries in the non-professional category.

Meanwhile, Rebecca Añonuevo, a doctorate student in Literature, landed third place in the professional category for her poem titled, “Sala-salabid.” Sponsored by the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino and the Jorge Collantes Foundation, Inc., the annual poetry competition ge-nerates participants from all over the country. It is held to commemorate the Balagtasan tradition and to honor the country’s poets.

Winners will receive cash prizes and trophies on Balagtas Day on April 2, in a program to be held from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at Panginay Elementary School in Panginay, Balagtas, Bulacan.


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