Keynote speech delivered at the Iligan

Keynote speech delivered at the Iligan Writers Workshop, Dec. 1, 2020I am very pleased to address this workshop knowing that it has also become a cultural venue for Mindanao. It has so much to contribute to our national culture – not just the indigenous literatures on this big island, but so many facets of its culture, the folk arts, the dances and the history of its courageous and enterprising people about whom we know so little. This Center has opened a new window through which we can understand the Southerners better, not just for us but for all of Southeast Asia whose ties with this Center…

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