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This is the blog of Ian Rosales Casocot. Filipino writer. Sometime academic. Former backpacker. Twink bait. Hamster lover.

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Sunday, November 04, 2007

entry arrow6:43 PM | Two Student Magazines

Dark Blue Southern Seas, the controversial literary folio of The Weekly Sillimanian, which I art-directed and laid out and helped moderate (it was controversial because some holier-than-thou morons in campus created so much noise over the supposed pornographic contents of one short story), won first runner-up in the 1st Lubas Awards held at Candahug Palo, Leyte last October 24 -- part of this year's College Editors Guild of the Philippines 4th Visayas Formation. (There was no second runner-up or grand prize winner, and only DBSS was cited among the many folios vying for the citation.) To Rodrigo and the rest of the LitCritters who midwifed this issue to being, congratulations! I'm proud to have been part of this literary folio.

Palanca-winning essayist Martin Villanueva emailed me the details of the new issue of the award-winning Katipunan Magazine, now available online. The issue features Mina Reyes' investigation of fraternities, their practices, and their relevance in light of controversies about questionable initiation rites which allegedly led to Cris Mendez' death; Zoe Dulay and April Sescon on how art is expanding itself and the language used to express the experience of man; Martin Villanueva and April Sescon on award-winning writer Alvin Yapan, his venture into filmmaking as well as the process and thinking behind the making of his award-winning short film, Rolyo; and Isel Garcia and Glee de Guzman visit the Leng Sian Kiong Temple and look into Buddhism and why even Christians are burning incense before the altar of Buddha. Do check it out.

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