The University of the Philippines College of Arts and Letters (CAL) was founded in 1983 after the UP
Most importantly, all UP students attend UP CAL’s iconic general education and specialized courses in Creative Writing, English Language, Communication, Anglo-American literature, Comparative Literature, Filipino, Philippine Studies, Philippine Literatures and Cultures, European Languages, Speech Communication, Theater Arts, Art Studies, Philippine Institutions (Jose Rizal) and Humanities.
Unfortunately, the Philippine government's Salary Standardization Law (SSL) does not allow UP (despite its stature as the country's national university) to promote properly its prizewinning faculty members. Considering UP CAL's impact locally and internationally, its faculty members are earning just about PHP10,000-PHP 30,000 (US$ 200-600) per month. Many UP
But these faculty members can only take in so much. Unlike UP alumni in Engineering, Business Administration, Medicine, Law, the Sciences and Economics, UP CAL alumni are mostly artists, teachers, scholars and NGO workers. These graduates are unable generally to help UP CAL in terms of material support.
Otherwise, UP will slip further down the drain and lose its academic leadership to its rival universities in the
For further details, drop by, call or send an email to Philippine National Artist and UP CAL Dean Virgilio S. Almario or UP CAL Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Jose Wendell Capili.
Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines
(+63)(2) 4344686 or 9294508
the u.p. college of arts and letters
Ways to help UP CAL faculty membersOne
Individuals and groups may organize and raise funds for a UP College of Arts and Letters professorial chair. The professorial chair may be named after the donor/s, a favorite UP/UP CAL teacher, a deceased loved one or a person designated by the donor/s
Have your name inscribed in special commemorative tiles in the Academic Oval area across the UP College of Arts and Letters and the Jorge Vargas Museum to show your support for UP CAL and UP Diliman.
UP Diliman Chancellor Sergio Cao is developing the existing inner sidewalk along the Academic Oval will be developed into The Walk.
Through the project, UP alumni and friends will be tapped to support UP CAL and other UP Diliman faculty. The income generated from the project will form part of the UP Diliman Faculty Development Fund (UPDFD) and will be utilized to support professorial chairs and faculty grants.
The Oval will be rehabilitated using modular blocks, each measuring 1.45m x 0.60m. Each block will carry interlocking pavers at the center, flanked on both sides with pre-fabricated concrete sand finish, on which a leaf patterns and the alumni donor's name(s) are inscribed.
The leaf symbolizes the return of UP Diliman alumni and the flowing interlocking pavers the collective alumni's support, loyalty and love for the Alma Mater.
The first 1,000 tiles will require a donation of P20,000 each; the next 1,000 at P25,000 each and the remaining tiles will be P30,000 each.
Three schemes are available. Option A is for an individual alumnus/alumna; Option B will enable up to four (4) individuals to share one module; and Option C allows a family with a maximum of three (3) members to share one tile.
To make a reservation, email the following details to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact numbers (landline, mobile phone, email address)
Or, drop by, call or send an email to Philippine National Artist and UP CAL Dean Virgilio S. Almario or UP CAL Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Jose Wendell Capili.
Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines
(+63)(2) 4344686 or 9294508
UP CAL will contact you to confirm your reservation. Upon confirmation, donors will be requested to make check payments.
Make checks payable to: College of Arts and Letters Foundation
Global Film Initiative buys US rights to The Bet Collector (Jeffrey Jeturian's Kubrador)
Global Film Initiative has taken all US rights to award-winning Filipino drama The Bet Collector (Kubrador).
January 2008 MoMA (New York) Premiere for Kubrador
KUBRADOR/THE BET COLLECTOR will be showcased as part of Global Film Initiative's Global Lens 2008 series, which will premiere in January 2008 at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York and screen in up to thirty cities across the United States before going into general theatrical and home video distribution via First Run Features. Traditionally, Global Lens receives good press for the series. KUBRADOR/THE BET COLLECTOR is set to gain further significant attention, as it is one of only two possible films from
Kubrador was accepted and screened by more than fifty international film festivals, including:
1. moscow (russia)
2. new delhi (india)
3. antalya (turkey)
4. toronto (canada)
5. mumbai (india)
6. pusan (korea)
7. vancouver (canada)
8. valladolid (spain)
10. sao paolo (brazil)
11. tokyo (japan)
12. london (england)
13. brussels (belgium)
14. amiens (france)
15. thessaloniki (greece)
16. rome (italy)
17. tallinn (estonia)
18. bratislava (slovak republic)
19. cairo (egypt)
20. dubai (u.a.e.)
21. chennai (india)
22. bangalore (india)
23. bangkok (thailand)
24. palm springs (california, u.s.a.)
25. rotterdam (netherlands)
26. copenhagen (denmark)
27. pan calgary (canada)
28. cleveland (ohio, u.s.a.)
29. belgrade (serbia)
30. cinemanila (philippines)
31. melbourne (australia)
32. friebourg (switzerland)
33. tromso (norway)
34. gotenberg (sweden)
35. guadalajara (mexico)
36. warsaw (poland)
37. vilnius (lithuania)
38. brugge, belgium
39. brisbane (australia)
40. fajr (iran)
42. barcelona (spain)
43. madrid (spain)
44. arizona (u.s.a.)
45. seattle (washington, u.s.a.)
46. red bank (new jersey, u.s.a.)
47. kolkota (india)
48. munich (germany)
49. hong kong
50. vienna (austria)
51. dhaka (bangladesh)
My previous entries on Jeffrey Jeturian's Kubrador are all here.
Jim Libiran's Tribu in Cinemalaya 2007
Tribu, a film about the precarious lives of adolescent gang (or "tribe") members in Tondo. Urban, hip hop, street poetry, action.
Starring real-life gangsta/rappers. Young Cent, OG Sacred
Also starring: Jamir Garcia (of Slapshock), Dice & Hi C (of Mobbstarr), Stick Figgas, Basillyo of Crazy as Pinoy, Ira Marasigan (Philippine Idol finalist).
From the Palanca-award winning screenplay by Jim Libiran.
Tickets: Regular P100 / Students P50
TRIBU by Jim Libiran
21 Jul/Sat (10:00 AM) at Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino
22 Jul/Sun (06:15 PM) at Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
24 Jul/Tue (09:00 PM) at Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino
25 Jul/Wed (03:30 PM) at Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
26 Jul/Thu (06:15 PM) at Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining
27 Jul/Fri (09:00 PM) at Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
28 Jul/Sat (09:00 PM) at Venue 5 - CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute
Cinemalaya Goes to UP
AUG 3 Friday - Cine Adarna (UP Film Center)
5pm - TRIBU, Jim Libiran