The Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (Umpil) would like to invite writers and lovers of literature to its 33rd National Writers Congress to be held at the Pulungang Recto, College of Arts and Letters Building, University of the Philippines , Diliman, Quezon City on August 25. The session will start at exactly 9:00 am and will last until 5 pm .
The Congress theme is “Literature and Writers’ Welfare.” Four noted writers will receive the prestigious Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas, sculpted by renowned international artist Manuel Baldemor.
Senator Francisco Pangilinan III will be the guest of honor, and will speak about his legislative vision for writers and Philippine literature in general. Atty. Louie Calvario of Intellectual Property Office will expound recent developments in intellectual property rights agenda, while Ms. Debbie P. Gaite of Filscap (Filipino Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, Inc.) will discuss the model of a collective management responsible for collecting royalties of its members.
A general election of the new set of Umpil board of directors will be held afterwards. For inquiries, please call Vim or Joey at 922-1830.