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‘Ani 40: Katutubo’ to be launched on October 26

The works are written in some of the major languages in the Philippines such as Filipino, Meranaw, Ilokano, Akeanon, Bikol, Bikol-Naga, Chavacano, and Kinaray-a.

The “Ani 40: Katutubo” will be launched on October 26 at the Silangan Hall of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City. Registration will start at 5:00 PM. The book launching is free and open to the public. The literary journal features 130 writers of different cultures in the Philippines with their 189 works. Through the Intertextual Division, the CCP is one with the celebration of the National Indigenous People’s Month.

The special section entitled “Antolohiyang Marawi” is a collection of works written by Marawi people. The authors shared their experiences during the Marawi Siege last May 23, 2017. Ani 40 also features the artwork of the student Jalicareza R. Jamail that depicts a mother embracing her son. The editor for the special section is a professor from Marawi State University, Almayrah Abbas Tiburon, who also wrote about her pregnancy during the crisis.

The works are written in some of the major languages in the Philippines such as Filipino, Meranaw, Ilokano, Akeanon, Bikol, Bikol-Naga, Chavacano, and Kinaray-a. The Ani 40 features the writers: Asral M. Abbas, Lylee Norah M. AbdelGafur, Lualhati Abreu, Tilde Acuña, Raquel Alawi, Rebekah Marohombsar Alawi, Caroline Albarando, Noramera D. Al-Habib, Aliah Ali, Vijae Orquia Alquisola, Mark Angeles, Marvin Davila Aquino, Lorna Arejola-Billanes, Abdulazis C. Arumpac, Markus Aserit, Maxine Awingan, Lingling Bacgalang, Mohamad Abdul Hamid A. Bantog, Amroding Tauter Baraiman, Romel M. Barrera, Rind Bawing, Jonel Baybay, Jade M. Baylon, Darren Bendanillo, April Mae M. Berza, Rommel Fabros Bonus, Botong Panday, Niles Jordan Breis, Dalomabi Lao Bula, Regine Cabato, RR Cagalingan, Jose Kervin Cesar B. Calabias, Annabelle M. Calleja, Mary Deane Camua, Ernesto Villaluz Carandang II, F. Jordan Carnice, Bojer B. Capati, Dexter B. Cayanes, Jeline Cayangen, Jose Jason L. Chancoco, Fernando Chávez, Melchor F. Cichon, Andrew Bonifacio L. Clete, Christopher Concha, Clariza Cassandra C. Concordia, Nur-Saleha D. Dadayan, Juliet Damgas, Lawdenmarc Decamora, Jalilah A. Diator, Divina Didican, Norhanie S. Domato-Macarao, Mary Louise Dumas, Norberto C. Ebuen, Francis Murillo Emralino, Raihana Barodi  Emran, Dennis Espada, Lesley Joy Masayon Estrella, James M. Fajarito, Jenny Rose Carbolledo Gacusan, Early Sol Gadong, Luis P. Gatmaitan, JC Gloria, Christine F. Godinez-Ortega, Genaro R. Gojo  Cruz, Judith Sulang Icnad, Omarjan Ibrahim Jahuran, Sharifa Sittie Zehanie Mante Jali, Ansherina May D. Jazul, Jeric F. Jimenez, Nat Pardo Labang, Jonalyn Buduan Labrador, Gexter O. Lacambra, Junley Lorenzana Lazaga, Al Joseph Academia Lumen, Ailannie D. Macagaan, Francis C. Macansantos, Noraisah L. Macasimbar, Aslainee T. Macatanong, Christine Marie Lim Magpile, Juliet Malidom, Shur C. Mangilaya, Salamoden M. Mangondaya, Noahlyn Maranan, Jann Dainver L. Maravilla, Cai Mariano, Francisco Arias Monteseña, Mark Dave Nacuray, Vim Nadera, Queen Tashneem U. Nouraldien, Wilhelmina S. Orozco, Pejay Amandy Padrigon, Hedaya D. Pangandag, Jean Pasigon, Ruffaida A. Pendatun, Aldrin P. Pentero, Honesto M. Pesimo, Jr., Morino Pizarro, Allan Popa, Ibrahim Pundato, MJ Rafal, Mohammad Abedin Rasuman, Raymund P. Reyes, Frank Rivera, Marlon Agbayani Rodrigo, Glen Sales, Princess Ann Bajar Sales, David Michael M. San Juan, E. San Juan, Jr., Louie Jon Sanchez, Jahara Abellera Solaiman, John Patrick F. Solano, T.S. Sungkit, Jr., Ariel Sotelo Tabag, Joey A. Tabula, Mubarak M. Tahir, Rem Tanauan, John Iremil Teodoro, Almayrah Abbas Tiburon, Christian Tordecillas, Angela Labiga Torred, Ronald Tumbaga, Nash Tysmans, Jhajha Umpar, Oswald A. Valente, Arnold Matencio Valledor, Marites Viesca, Sheryll V. Villa, Camilo Mendoza Villanueva, Jr., Henry Viray, and Sittie Johairah M. Yusoph.

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Herminio S. Beltran, Jr. is the Editor-in-Chief while Louise Adrianne O. Lopez is the Managing Editor, and Kimberly Ann Nicole V. Lim as the Layout Artist and Art Director. The digital vector art featured on the cover is the GAMABA (Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan) awardee Yabing Masalon Dulo from the B’laan community is the work of Marthin Anthony Millado. Used as the dividers for the book are the visual artworks of Luce Domini F. Melegrito (student of Philippine High School for the Arts), Jalicareza R. Jamail (student from Marawi), at Juan Franco Sabado (artist based in Baguio) and of the Drawing Room.

The Ani 40 book will be sold at a discounted price on the day of the launching.

For more information, contact Kimberly Lim or Marjorie Alamazan at 551-5959, 0919-317-5708, or at ccpintertextualdivision@gmail.com.

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