Photo credits to the Ateneo Writers Workshop 2014

The prestigious award by the Unyon ng Mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL), “Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas” is awarded to Dr. Macario Tiu, the Director of University Publication Office (UPO), for his literary composition in Kathang Sebwano at Ingles.

According to the letter by the Union addressed to Dr. Tiu, the “Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas” is a yearly award given by the UMPIL to the respective Filipino writers who have proven and allotted their time and effort in the development and propagation of literature.

By: Jethro Dillera

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