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EROS S. ATALIA : A FILIPINO AUTHOR

A Term Paper presented to
Dr. Reynaldo Padilla
Mapua Institute of Technology

In Partial Fulfillment
of the Requirements for
Rizal’s Works & Writings of Other Filipino Heroes
(RZL10)

Submitted by:
Mendoza, Gaven Earl C.
December 2012

I. Bibliography

Eros S. Atalia (born on July 7 1975), is a Filipino Writer known for his works such as "Ligo Na U, Lapit Na Me" and "Peksman (Mamatay Ka Man) Nagsisinungaling Ako". Formerly a contributor and columnist in "Remate" as well as "Diyaryo Pinoy" and the former editor-in-chief of Responde Cavite. Also, he was a junior researcher at the Social Research Center and a junior associate at the Center for Creative Writing and Studies. Currently he is a professor at the University of Santo Tomas teaching Filipino, Filipino Journalism and Creative Writing.

II. Personal Background

Eros S. Atalia finished his studies at the Philippine Normal University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in Filipino and received the "Balagtas Award". Was given the honor as one the best in his majors during 1994 upto 1996. His poem "Maririing Tusok ng Kalawanging Karayom sa Nagngangalit na Ugat" won first prize in a National Poetry Writing contest in Pandaylipi Inc. in 1995. He became a writer at "The Torch" (The Official Board in Campus of PNU) from 1993 to 1995. He became a contributor as well in national tabloids. The Commision on the Filipino Language praised his poem "Maglaba ay Di Biro" as second prize citation in 2004 and in the same year he won third place at the Gawad Collantes for his essay titled "Ang Politika ng Wikang Pambansa: Mula sa Iba't ibang Pagsipat ng Paglapat (Paghimay, Pagbistay at Pagtugaygay sa Suliranin ng Pilipinas sa Wika)". One of the editors of the Filipino edition of "Kamasutra" and was a creative consultant of the Asian Social Institute with a printed monograph. Currently he is finishing his Master of Arts in Language and Literature...
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