Foundation gives grant to International Studies
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.
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
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.
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
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,