Dr. Alburo receives the Gawad Paz Marquez Benitez Award

| July 29, 2015
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Dr. Erlinda Kintanar Alburo

The Unyon ng Manunulat ng Pilipinas honors Dr. Erlinda Kintanar Alburo with the Gawad Paz Marquez Benitez for outstanding literature teacher. The awarding ceremony will cap UMPIL’s 41st National Congress on August 29, 2015 at the Escaler Hall of the Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City.

The Gawad Paz Marquez Benitez is an annual award given out by UMPIL to esteemed educators in literature who have devoted their life and passion in molding students into becoming the next generation of critical thinkers and creative writers.

Dr. Erlinda Kintanar Alburo is former director of the USC Cebuano Studies Center. She received the Outstanding Argaoanon (400th anniversary of the founding of Argao, Cebu 2008) and was Program Implementor, 2008 Best Research Program Award from CHED Region VII (for the Cebuano Studies Center).

Her poetry was included in the World Festival of Women’s Poetry (Library of Congress Exhibit, November 2008) and she also was Recipient, 1st Taboan Literary Awards (National Commission for Culture and the Arts), February 2010.

Dr. Alburo is a Member, Board of Directors, Philippine Studies Association and also Member, Provincial Committee on Cebuano Language, Culture and Arts of the Cebu Provincial Tourism and Heritage Commission. She is one of the founding directors of the Women in Literary Arts-Cebu (vice chair 1991-1993, chair 1994-1996); member, Board of Directors, Akademiyang Bisaya, Inc.,; Founding Member, Creative Cebu Council, Inc., 2009 and Aesthetic & Pedagogical Director for Cebu, Lihok Bisaya Program of the NCCA as well as Commissioner, Cebu City Historical and Cultural Affairs Commission, 2010 to date.

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