Ink-ful Philippines PEN
Pen compels one to write and what one has written when published will gain one pals and enemies as well, just like for example the admired and killed journalists.
Writing is another means to express what is in our mind aside from verbally expressed it, which could last forever our thoughts preserved on our writings even though we already dead physically. But on verbal expression, in a split of seconds what we have spoken has gone, unless it is recorded on audio or video technology. Thus, writing is the economical and best way to achieved and records our thoughts and emotions than buying audio or video gadgets just only to record what’s in our mind. All you need is a pen and a paper and a reliable folder to archived our thoughts. Moreover, writing is one of the most important human activities we have now in our planet wherein actually last December 4 and 5 2010 the Philippines host the annual writer’s conference held at Montebello Villa Hotel in Cebu Philippines which attended by local and international writers. The writer’s conference was brought and organized by the Philippine PEN (Poet, Playwright, Essayists, Novelists)
The Philippine PEN is an organization of all Philippine poets, playwrights, essayists and novelists Filipinos in the Philippines which was founded by the National Artist for Literature, F. Sionil Jose since the late 1950s which celebrated its golden anniversary last 2007.The Philippine PEN is one of the members of the International PEN or international writer’s organization in the world.
This year 2010, the writer’s conference was attended by international writers from Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Africa, USA and Europe; they were:
1. Ignacio Martinez de Pison of Spain
2. Nguyen Bao Chan of Vietnam
3. Nori Nakagami of Japan
4. Alvin Pang of Singapore
5. Robin Lim of Indonesia
6. Lina Zeron of Mexico
7. Ruth Elynia Mabanglo of USA
8. Marianne Villanueva of USA
9. Joseph Akawu Ushie of Nigeria
The purpose of the writer’s conference is of course to foster and enrich the writing industry in the Philippines because without the talented writers in the Philippines some industries and aspects of living in the Philippines will not be as good as now, just like the print media, how can the Philippines able to know and learn what is happening around the Philippines without Newspapers and News journals and magazines?
In the movie and film industry, without a writer how can the film and movies exist and what will be the entertainment portals of Filipinos if Filipinos were or are known to be movie and film lovers and patronizers? Similarly on TVtube, how can a story or show exist without the talented writers behind the cameras or behind the TV show that is shown on TV tube which every Filipino people able to watch?
Also on forming a government, how can the laws and rules be preserved and enacted without the brains and pen of a writer, will there be government without a single writer?
Therefore, writing and writers are very important in a country and they serve as one of the life-bloods of nations of the world.
Therefore, writing is way of life for every one of us, however, some just don’t like to transcribe their thoughts and ideas and emotions in a paper in order for their thoughts to survive even though their physical body no longer exist. Thus, every one of us have the gift to be a writer, one have only to take care of it and nurture in order to become a great and excellent writer: a great and excellent essayists, a novelists, a poets, a song writer, or whatever style and expertise of writings one will possess or developed if one concentrate and nurture his or her gift of writing.
So therefore, one must not be afraid or shrug or ignore one’s gifted ability to write for it is a good thing that one is able to write and transcribe ones’ thoughts and ideas than not to.
Therefore,The Philippine PEN is a living proof that there are many artistic Filipinos in the Philippines yet only some are unknown in the Philippine public eye and some do not want to develop the gifted skills one possessed due to influence motivation to seek primarily Money first that the gift of Talent one have like writing.The Philippine PEN is a good writer’s organization that will help budding Filipino writer enhance their writing skills and give them the needed break and recognition for one’s literary works.
However, some good writers today were up to script writing genre because there is money on it rather than on writing a novel book. Film Productions today needed badly a creative writer to boost their film outfit by producing high quality and well crafted stories for their movie projects.