Department of Literature holds Paz Latorena Memorial Lecture and Essay Writing Contest 

The Department of Literature of the Faculty of Arts and Letters, in collaboration with the Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies, Makatha Circle, and Literature Society, held the annual Paz Latorena Memorial Lecture and the inaugural On-the-Spot Essay Writing Competition with the theme, “Ang Manunulat Noon at Ngayon,” on April 20. 

National Artist of the Philippines for Film and Broadcast Arts, Ricardo “Ricky” Lee, graced the event as the memorial lecturer where he spoke about the transcending role of a writer then and now. As part of the event, the on-the-spot essay writing competition saw 30 senior high school students from different Catholic institutions who competed in both English and Filipino categories. 

The contestants developed their personals essays based on the topic “#samedt: Gen Z voice in National Identity and Nation Building”. The entries were judged by Dr. John Jack Wigley, Dr. Jennifer Rebecca Ortuoste, Dr. Veronico Tarrayo, Mr. Mark Angeles, Dr. Wennielyn Fajilan, and Mr. Maynard Manansala. 

Winning entries were announced after the lecture of Mr. Ricky Lee. 

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