GUMILGunglo Dagiti Mannurat Nga Ilokano (Ilokano Writers Association of the Philippines, Inc.)
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"Gumil Filipinas had always been supportive to the observance to the National Literature Month lead by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF), both headed by Virgilio S.
Among the prominent Ilokano literary writers and journalists honed and discovered by the Gumil Filipinas are Bannawag managing editor Cles Rambaud, multi-awarded writers/journalists Honor Cabie Blanco, Dionisio Bulong, Johnny Hidalgo, Linda Lingbaoan, Reynaldo Duque and Godofredo Reyes.
Vilmer Viloria, GUMIL Filipinas presi-dent, said the workshop is considered as the pet project of the organization to realize its commitment in preserving the rich culture of the Ilokano language.
This year's hosts, GUMIL Ilocos Norte and MMSU, also conducted lectures for the Jeremias A.
Maria Theresa Benas, president of the GUMIL - Abra, said the Ilokano language has a rich culture on orthography that should be preserved.
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The two books are expected to be launched in summer 2018, during the 50th anniversary of GUMIL Filipinas, literally the biggest organization of literary writers, with active members in Metro Manila and northern Philippines as well as United States, Canada, Greece and Hong Kong.
In the stories for children's book, any member of GUMIL Metro Manila, one of more than a dozen chapters of GUMIL Filipinas, may submit up to two contributions while contributors to the poetry collection may submit up to five poems, GUMIL Metro Manila said in a statement.