Iligan National Writers Workshop
(INWW) panelist and alumnus, also the keynote speaker, Timothy James Dimacali went to the CHR in response to the public statement of the commission issued August 9, that it will launch an investigation against him.
In his program notes, Teodosio shared the lengthy journey of his original one-act play to the stage, as it morphed along the way into such forms as a 10-minute piece for The Writers' Bloc and a workshop piece at the Iligan National Writers Workshop
. It follows, then, that perhaps what this musical needs is similar extensive incubation, hopefully into something tighter and less tonally dissonant.
Aside from the local and national awards that Doctor Bautista gained, he's also known for helping to shape young talents through founding various writing centers and organizations, such as the Bienvenido Santos Creative Writing Center, Philippine Literary Arts Council, Iligan National Writers Workshop
and Baguio Writers Group.
To receive Gawad Paz Marquez Benitez for achievement in literature education, is poet Christine Godinez-Ortega, long-time director of the Iligan National Writers Workshop
, and professor of literature at Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology.