The MSU-IIT Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Extension’s -Multi-Media Information & Dissemination Unit (OVCRE-MMIDU) hosts this year’s HALAD 2, a satellite project of the TABOAN, the Philippine Writers Festival on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 1:00 PM at the Mini-Theatre.
Taboan is the annual writers festival that forms part of the Philippine Arts Festival in the celebration of Arts Month in February each year.
The Taboan was held recently in Clark, Pampanga sponsored by the National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA). Eight satellite projects all over the country will be held in the next two weeks as part of the Philippine Arts Festival. One of the satellite sites is in MSU-IIT.
Halad 2 is a festival of Oral Poetry and Literary Readings by Mindanao’s Contemporary Writers. Part 1 features oral poetry by Higaonon Datu Lanelio T. Sangcoan who will chant an excerpt of Higaonon lore, Maranao onor, Soraida Pacalundo Samporna will chant an excerpt from Darangen – “Potri a di Maamor”; and, Forma Lajaranto Gonzales will sing a Langan, a Tausug song.
Part 2 features Mindanao’s contemporary writers who will read their works in English, Sebuano, and in Filipino. They are Roger Garcia, Christine Godinez-Ortega, Marcelo A. Geocallo, German V. Gervacio, Zola Gonzalez Macarambon and Anthony L. Tan.
During this festival in Iligan City, the MSU-IIT Resident Theatre Company, the Integrated Performing Arts Guild (IPAG) is also performing a traditional instrumental music and a transcreation of German Gervacio’s Pambambo Tusok-tusok.
Coordinating the activity is Sittie Nofaissah B. Pasandalan, faculty of the College of Arts & Social Sciences.