DAN BROWN’S “THE LOST SYMBOL”, MORE CONTROVERSIAL THAN “DA VINCI CODE” AND “ANGELS & DEMONS”! SEPTEMBER 15, 2009!

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For all Religious Thriller fans, there is a new thriller novel by Dan Brown to be released on September 15, 2009. It is entitled “The Lost Symbol“, formerly known as “The Solomon Key”. This is a sequel of “The Da Vinci Code” and as expected, Robert Langdon will be the hero.

There are hints that will be discussed in the novel. Either of them will be Robert Langdon’s newest adventure and discovery:

1. It is all about Freemasons concerning the New World Order. It maybe Freemason links to the U.S. Government.

2. Newest discoveries from the ruins of ancient temple of Solomon that will devastate the foundations of the Church.

3. It is all about Demonology, as the first known title “The Solomon Key”, tackles about the LEMEGETON CLAVICULA SALOMONIS (The Lesser Key of Solomon) which is a known book of Demons.

The setting of the novel is in Washington D.C. US publisher Knopf Doubleday Publishing announced the release of the controversial novel on September 15, 2009. I’m sure Filipino Dan Brown fans can’t wait for this exciting thriller!

Are you ready to find THE LOST SYMBOL?

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FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL AND DEAR TO ME

by Phyllis (a.k.a. PatayNaDaga of Missosology Forums)

THREE MONTHS AND STILL COUNTING
DAYS AND WEEKS JUST KEPT ON PASSING BY ME
WELCOME ME AGAIN, EMBRACE ME IN YOUR ARMS
90 DAYS OF HIDING AND DENYING ONE TRUE FACT
–YOU ARE DEEP INSIDE, HERE IN MY HEART

I HAVE KEPT A SECRET TO MYSELF
AND THIS TIME, I GOT TO BE HONEST
I GUESS ITS BEEN LONG SINCE I LAST FOOLED ME
AND ACT LIKE AS IF NOTHING IS THOUGHT PERSONALLY
YES, ACT LIKE THAT BUT CRAZY

MAYBE I WAS JUST SCARED OR WHATEVER
AM I JUST WANTING TO BE A FRIEND OR A LOVER
REMINDING ME OF ONE HORRID VERSE IN MY LIFE
KIND BUT VERY HURTING INSIDE
OR MAYBE, WE WERE JUST NOT MEANT TO BE

IF IT WASN’T ONLY THAT I SOMEHOW LET YOU GO
LATER ON, THEN WE MIGHT END UP HAPPY
ON THIS PRETTY LITTLE WORLD
VERY CHEESY AND MAYBE OVER RATED
EVERY WORDS THAT WAS USED IN THIS SONNET

(MADE)

UNDER THE LIGHTS, ON THE FIRST NIGHT OF SUMMER…

2009 DON CARLOS PALANCA MEMORIAL AWARDS IN LITERATURE IS NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES. DEADLINE OF SUBMISSION IS ON APRIL 30.

Posted by gwen at the UPFI yahoogroup:

59th Palanca Awards Now Accepting Entries

Introduces `Poetry for Children’ As New Category

 

On its 59th year, the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature (Palanca Awards), the country’s most prestigious and longest-running literary contest, officially opens on March 1, 2009.

 

This year, the Palanca Awards announces the introduction of two new categories – Poetry Written for Children in the English Division and Tulang Isinulat Para sa mga Bata in the Filipino division.

 

In these new categories, envisioned to encourage the development of a body of poetry for young children, an entry must consist of a collection of at least 10 but not more than 15 poems. It may deal with any subject and must be comprehensible within the grade-school reading level of children ages 6-12, but accessible in its oral form by younger children.

 

The complete regular categories under which participants can submit their entries are: English Division – Short Story, Short Story for Children, Essay, Poetry, Poetry Written for Children, One-act Play, Full-length Play; Filipino Division – Maikling Kuwento, Maikling Kuwentong Pambata, Sanaysay, Tula, Tulang Isinulat Para sa mga Bata, Dulang May Isang Yugto, Dulang Ganap ang Haba, and Dulang Pampelikula; Regional Languages Division – Short Story-Cebuano, Short Story-Hiligaynon and Short Story-Iluko. Each contestant may submit only one entry per category.

 

Meanwhile, in the Kabataan Division, Palanca Awards’ special division for young writers below 18 years old, the Kabataan Essay theme in the English category is “How can the Filipino youth help build a globally competitive nation?” and in the Filipino category “Paano makatutulong ang kabataang Filipino sa pagtataguyod ng isang maunlad na bansa na maihahanay sa mga nangungunang bayan sa buong mundo?”

 

 

The literary contest is open to all Filipino (or former Filipino) citizens, except current officers and employees of its organizing body, the Carlos Palanca Foundation, Inc.  Contest rules and official entry forms are available at Palanca Awards’ official website, www.palancaawards.com.ph.

 

Entries with complete requirements may be submitted to the Foundation’s office at the 6th Floor, One World Square Bldg., 10 Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Hill Town Center, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City or may also be entered online through the Palanca Awards website or sent through email at palancaawards@yahoo.com.

 

Deadline of submission of entries for this year’s awards is midnight of April 30, 2009. Winners will be announced on September 1, 2009.

 

For further information, you may call telephone number 856-0808.

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“KAPITAN SINO”: Bob Ong’s new book title!!!

I just recently had a conversation with one of the insiders of VisPrint Enterprise and I ask what is the title of Bob Ong’s book. She said that Bob Ong’s new book is entitled “KAPITAN SINO“. Look also to Visprint website at http://visprint.net and it is posted there… from the right side of the page.

Can’t wait for KAPITAN SINO?

Panitikan News: Bob Ong to release his new book this May 1, 2009

After hundreds of thousands of BobOng books being published and sold in the Philippines, Bob Ong, a reknown anonymous writer comes out with his new book to be released on May 1, 2009, cpurtesy of his publisher, Visual Print Enterprise.

According to the teaser made by Visprint Enterprise, Bob Ong’s new book might be a short fiction about a new Filipino Superhero. Yet, the publisher released no other information about Bob Ong’s new book.

Visitors of Visprint Enterprise official website watched the embedded YouTube video about the teaser of Bob Ong’s new book. They noticed that it emphasizes a new Filipino Superhero of the new century together with the word “Sino”.

Meanwhile, Visprint Enterprise guaranteed to the Bob Ong fans that the new book will be entertaining, bound with moral lessons. Bob Ong’s trademark will remain, said one of the Visprint staff.

Or watch the teaser by clicking here.

Can’t wait?

PLAZUELA DE LA ROGATIVA, OLD SAN JUAN (Poem)

by DEMOGARGON SAATBARMALD

 

The torches of triumph raised up high

Blazing fires reaching the indigo sky

Warm breeze came from God’s Kingdom

now embraces every walls of the old city

White gringos and God’s amigos now

raising up their crosses with pride,

for the crosses they held will shine upon

the heavens

defeating the lonely, fading sunset

It will also typify new era

not only to the old city

but also to the whole virgin island.

 

As the faith triumphs among the pagans,

centuries past, a monument was built

made of high quality bronze from Spain

and reshaped by the skillful hands from Europe

This monument symbolizes the spirit,

the identity given to the gentiles—of

being God’s followers,

slaves of God’s followers.

 

The monument was erected within the city

named after John the Baptist

Joannes Est Nomen Eius! They all shouted

as the city gains its identity

from being a king to a useless slave

Built by using tons of bronze metal, this

monument always received kisses from

numerous waves,

kisses of welcome and protest

Numerous thunders also paid reverence

making the statues deformed

but these statues made of bronze remains so

strong, that it will recognize a memorial for

real kings, venerated with deep holiness.

 

Today, standing up high, proudly representing

the whole island

These four statues of deceit and monocracy

stayed in its deformed figure

The history repeated to the inhabitants

of the rich port:

All of them  still chained tightly from

their hands and feet

Freedom is still not present

Nationalism still in its old place—nothing

Still dependent and useless…

Still remained as a colony

but now of the empire of the

milk and honey.

 

The flaming torches were already faded

There is no triumph anymore

and these bronze statues are now infesting

with destructive, fatal rusts.

 

Dirtier than ever.

SAINT LIEM’S STATUE (To Rodio Batayen)

by Demogargon Saatbarmald

Almost I lost my hope and dreams

And attempted to commit suicide.

All I wanted is to end my tragic life

Because of these trenching memories.

The world now hates me;

They all blamed me!

I am very sorry, but they didn’t listen to me!

Instead they threw me in a dark, void

Place where no one living person beside me—

Only this lifeless, smiling statue of Saint Liem.

 

I envied Saint Liem because he’s smiling

Despite of terrible miseries I felt.

He’s still standing up high

Even if the stars already faded in the skies.

He can’t see anything except this void darkness

Yet this statue, the most venerated statue

Remains so strong

While I am in grieve infliction.

 

I know he’s only a statue, a lifeless piece

Yet I envied this statue because he can’t

Feel my sorrows…

The sentiments of my broken heart.

 

Now I’m all alone, sitting behind

These decaying lockers while gazing the

Brackish water at the Colegio’s pond.

I cried sorrowfully, loosing my star of hope

Yet this numb Saint Liem’s statue

Continuously insulting me—

Now laughing while staring at the

Dark, polluted skies.