AuthorNeyo E. Valdez

Northern Luzon


Introduction The two young writers from Northern Luzon who share their work in this series are both writing fellows of the Pasnaan Literary workshop for Ilokano writers of the GUMIL Filipinas (Ilokano Writers Associations of the Philippines). Pearl Lovedyn Dacuag, a published poet and broadcaster fromGamu, Isabela, won the first prize in the Ilokano poetry competition, Gabriela Prize 2020, by an...

Cordillera Administrative Region


Introduction The two writers from the Cordillera Administrative Region, who are products of writing workshops, share a glimpse of their culture and heritage through their contributed works. They both write to uphold indigenous tradition and cultural advocacy amidst the rapid pace of modernization in the world. Gawani Domogo Gaongen, a poet in Kankana-ey and environmental advocate based in Sagada...