Taboan 2016 opens at the Central Mindanao University in Maramag, Bukidnon, from September 14 to 16, 2016.

The NCCA’s National Committee on Literary Arts, headed by Christine Godinez Ortega, invites everyone to celebrate culture and the written word at the Taboan 2016: Literary and Cultural Festival, with the theme, “Pagbinayloay.”

taboan 2016

The annual event opens at the Central Mindanao University in Maramag, Bukidnon, from September 14 to 16, 2016. Activities include a poetry reading, spoken word poetry, poetry writing contest, open mic, IPAG performances of “SugaTula,” book exhibits, trade and art exhibits, indigenous and pop bands and a literary forum celebrating the country’s literary forms (Forum is open to students and teachers with registration fee of P300.00; P250.00 for students. Contact Shara Rose Virgini Olaya Dionaldo, CMU). 

Other Taboan satellite sites:
October 29-30, 2016
Laoag City – Mariano M. Marcos State University College Teachers, Project Director – Ely Raquel

September 30-October 1, 2016
Iloilo City- University of San Agustin and Robinson’s Iloilo,
Project Director -Isidoro M. Cruz

October 5, 2016
Manila, Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies, University of Santo Tomas, Project Director – Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo

October 15, 2016
Iriga and Naga Cities, Anthosia Cafe, Project Director Frank Penones Jr.

October 20-22, 2016
Cebu City, University of San Carlos Cebuano Studies Center and Robinson’s Cebu, Project Director- Hope Sabanpan Yu

November 11, 2016
Quezon City, Faura AVR and Faber Hall, Ateneo de Manila University, Project Director Allan Popa

November 15 & November 25, 2016
Tacloban City, Libro and Robinson’s Tacloban, Project Director Victor N. Sugbo

The Taboan poster design features the mythic sarimanok bird, the iconic sites of Bukidnon: the hills and trees and the Monastery of Transfiguration. Design is by MSU-IIT OPI’s Jez Orbe.