Jimple Borlagdan, one of the most prolific among the contemporary Bikol poets is set to launch his book QUE LUGAR ESTE SA SADIRING BANWA, this coming June 22, 2009. Part of this collection won in the 2006 Premio Tomas Arejola para sa Literaturang Bikolnon. Magduman sa syudad nin Tabaco, kita maghoron-horon.
Another fictionist-friend from Aklan sent me a copy of his book of stories. John requested me to write a blurb for this award-winning collection. Now available in Filipino, the stories of John promises a new blaze in the illumined terrain, that is Philippine Literature.