MANILA, Philippines-Writer and journalist Jose "Pete" F. Lacaba is the latest recipient of the University of the Philippines' Gawad Plaridel, the UP College of Mass Communication has announced.
Lacaba will receive the award from UP president Alfredo E. Pascual and UP Diliman Chancellor Caesar A. Saloma in a ceremony on July 24 starting at 2 p.m. at the UP Film Institute's Cine Adarna.
In its announcement, UPCMC
considerable writing and communication skills, despite perils to his
life, in the service of the Filipino struggle for social transformation, independence, and progress during the turbulent 1960s and 1970s" through his
articles (now collected in the book "Days of Disquiet, Nights of Rage") and screenplays that were based on actual events and issues, such as "Sister Stella L.," "Bayan Ko: Kapit sa Patalim" and "Orapronobis."
has also produced poetry, essays, fiction, feature articles, interviews, translations, adaptations, and screenplays in both English and Filipino.
has "raised the bar of excellence for literary journalism to a level unprecedented in the history of Philippine contemporary journalism," the UPCMC
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