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October 3, 2008

Karay-a Arts Festival

To all Kinaray-a speakers, lovers and supporters of the culture & language out there:

The Karay-a Arts Festival will again be held this October (24-26) at the EBJ Freedom Park in San Jose, Antique, Philippines. So if you have time to spare come and join. Wish I can, too, but I will not be in Antique during that time. Hope the organizeres can provide updates through the Binirayan Foundation website. This is a celebration of the creative spirit which keeps the Karay-a culture alive through the years. The festival will feature folk arts and crafts, murals and paintings, performances and poetry readings, launchings, bazaars and al fresco dining and cafes at the Art Circle of EBJ Freedom Park.

Of course, this is not the only effort being done to promote Kinaray-a culture and language. There is also the Dungug Kinaray-a Sugidanon Contest, which is now in its second year. This is organized by the Dungug Kinaray-a soon-to-be-foundation. This initiative promotes story telling, literary writing and declamation in Kinaray-a. This year’s theme is “Japanese Occupation in the Philippines“.

Another effort which has a global reach is the kinaray-a.com website which aims to reunite Antiquenos all over the world. This is being administered by the Kinaray-a.com, Inc.

June 27, 2008

Antique Relief Efforts in Babelation

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Relief efforts in the province of Antique, Western Visayas, Philippines are on-going to help those affected by the super mega typhoon Frank. And yet, there seems to be not enough of the basic supplies such as food, medicines and clothing, among others. Mr. Fridy Panaguiton, head of Kinaray-a.com, Inc., one of the NGOs spearheading relief efforts in Antique, mentioned that both the haves and the have-nots stand side by side in receiving the dole outs. People have lost all their belongings and livelihoods. They have to start from scratch. The immediate need now is what to eat from day to day.

More here …

Crowd waiting for help

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