My close encounters with Bien Lumbera, National Artist – Manila News

I got to know of Bienvenido Lumbera not because of his literary scholarship or creative works but because of his film criticism. A movie aficionado in my adolescence, I experienced the heady days of the so-called Second Golden Age of Philippine Cinema in the 1970’s during Martial Law. Part of the excitement of the age was because of the film…

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National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera passes away at 89 – Manila News

National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera presents an award at the 40th Gawad Urian Awards at the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center in this July 20, 2017 file photo. Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News

(UPDATED) Bienvenido Lumbera, a revered cultural icon and National Artist for Literature, passed on Tuesday, leaving behind a rich legacy of works in the field of creative communication arts. 
Lumbera’s daughter…

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