Samtoy Books at the La Tabacalera Ilocano Lifestyle Center gathered 40 young mannurat (writers) from the different schools in the province for a naisangsangayan a taripnong (first-of-its-kind gathering) that tackled the art of writing and blogging. Along with the country’s top male fashion blogger/endorser/stylist, David Guison, linguistic anthropologist Dana Osborne, young and talented Ilocano graphic and blog designer Vince Canlapan, I was given the honor of sharing my know-how.
The young writers seemed engaged. Hoping to see more Ilocanos in the blogosphere.
Angeleno Dana Osborne talks about her study on the Ilocano language, sprinkling words like kadiay, nakare-red, nabangsit. Her grasp is amazing!
Jun Arvin Gudoy, communications and media department head of the PGIN reaches out. He speaks about the SIRIB Express programs that address the educational needs of the youth. Stella Gaspar (in the photo below) facilitates the wonderful event.
Dave Guison is really as nice as he looks!
Dana and Gee Foronda Diaros.
Former Miss Pamulinawen Festival Jada Maltezo looking sultry in her new ‘do.
Ilocano writer Jennifer Tagavilla asks tips on how to sign up for a blog.
Congratulating Samtoy Books for a job well done!
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