The BATHALAD group of Cebuano writers gave awards to the current and two former directors of the Cebuano Studies Center (CSC) during their Golden Jubilee celebration held at the Palm Grass Hotel last February 25, 2019.
Dr. Erlinda K. Alburo, second director of the Center, was the only female awardee (see photo) among the ”Top 15 Literary Writers in Cebuano in the Post World War II Era.”
Dr. Alburo with six other awardees, L to R: Ambassador Vicente Bandillo, Ernie Lariosa, Dr. Mel Allego Jr., Mars Geocallo, Renato Puno and Lam Ceballos.
At the same time, founding director Dr. Resil B. Mojares and current director Dr. Hope S. Yu (see related story) both received special awards for their support to writing in Cebuano through writers’ workshops and publications.
Dr. Alburo also gave a lecture on the contributions to Cebuano writing of Vicente Sotto, father of Cebuano letters, before the awarding ceremony.
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