Thursday, June 12, 2008

Thank you:Ka Pete

To inspire,one must have been inspired.To influence others,one must first have been influenced by someone else.

In the age of Internet nowadays, nothing is impossible to reach every people around the globe.One gets the chance to dialogue not with one or two people at any given time but with the whole world.

One way to get noticed and be recognized by using Internet is trough blogging.For almost a month now that i am into this hobby, still i can't believe it for myself that some people that i didn't know read my blog.Maybe this is the purpose of this technology man had created.Making and bringing our planet so close to each other.As my past time here in Saudi Arabia,during my idle time at home i read others blog.Some are so much interesting and so much inspiring,that my eyes is glued to the page and with out any hesitation i read it until the very last word of the entry posted.One of those is the blog Jose F. Lacaba.I like the poem very much that he created,a masterpiece done by a genius.It is my honor and privilege to have his permission to post his poem on my page.
The poem that i am talking about is Tagubilin and Habilin.He wrote the following poem, obviously inspired by "Desiderata" and "Sunscreen," sometime in 2002 or 2003. It was commissioned by Armida Siguion-Reyna for her album POP LOLA (Viva Records, 2003). Armida's recording of the poem, with background music by Ryan Cayabyab, got a lot of airplay on Ted Failon and Korina Sanchez's program on DZMM teleradyo last year, 2007, just before the elections. Sometimes Ted himself recited the poem. In the wake of the Jun Lozada revelations in the Senate.

Who is Jose F.Lacaba?
Perhaps one of the most prolific and versatile writers of his generation, José F. Lacaba has been a journalist, poet, translator, university lecturer, screenwriter, and show business specialist. Once a student at the Ateneo de Manila University, Pete Lacaba has since received recognition from several eminent award-giving bodies such as the Manila Critics' Circle, Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA), FAMAS, Film Academy of the Philippines, Urian, Manila Film Festival, Palanca, and National Press. Recently, he has also been a recipient of the Centennial Honors for the Arts, given by the Cultural Center of the Philippines to 100 outstanding Filipino artists of the last 100 years.

His poetry collections include Mga Kagila-gilalas na Pakikipagsapalaran (1979, 1996), Sa Daigdig ng Kontradiksyon (1991) and Sa Panahon ng Ligalig (1991). A new edition of his important, highly charged Days of Disquiet, Nights of Rage (1982), a reportage on the First Quarter Storm and the subsequent times, has also been released. Many of his screenplays have been ingrained in the Filipino consciousness; these include the acclaimed Bayan Ko: Kapit sa Patalim (1984), Sister Stella L (1984), Orapronobis (1989) and Segurista (1996).
Pete has served as a deputy chairman of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB). He is also a resident fellow of the U.P. Institute of Creative Writing.
Maraming salamat Ka Pete.

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