Feedback Form for the 5th Filipino ReaderCon

Thank you so much for attending this year’s Filipino Reader Conference! We are grateful to everyone who had enthusiastically participated and continuously supported this conference. We are also indebted to the volunteers who devoted their time in making sure that the activities went smoothly, as well as our sponsors who provided support in different ways. The success of this event would not have been possible without you!

We now invite everyone to share your comments concerning this year’s conference. Through your feedback and suggestions, we’ll be able to identify where we can improve to have better Filipino Reader Conferences in the succeeding years.

Please fill out the Feedback Form below:

Thank you for your support, and see you in the next Filipino Reader Con! =D

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Filipino Friday 4: 5 Revolutions that Changed the Way I Read

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When we talk about revolution, change comes to mind. Our country’s history has one major revolution that changed the course of how things are.

We can relate this to reading, as so many things have changed in the past few years that affected how we read, how we get what we read, where we read it, among other things. How writers write even changed, but that probably is another story.

Merriam-Webster defines ‘revolution’ as ‘a sudden, radical, or complete change’. It is also ‘a fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing something’ and ‘a changeover in use or preference especially in technology’.

This week’s Filipino Friday (which is our fourth and final one before ReaderCon) asks:

What are the five (5) Revolutions that Changed the Way You Read?

This can be any sort of revolution, any change in any way that you read your books. Did you switch from print to digital? Do you buy your books in a physical store or order it from an online one? Do you pre-order or wait for release day? There are so many ways your reading habit has changed, even if you don’t feel like it did. We want to hear them.

As always, don’t forget to share your answers! You can answer the question directly on the comments section below, or paste the link to your post. If you’re sharing it on social media, you can tag us on Twitter (@FilReaderCon) or on Facebook. Don’t forget the hashtag #FilipinoFriday on either one!

See you tomorrow! Check out the reminders for ReaderCon as well as directions on how to get to the venue.

Reminders for the ReaderCon

It’s really happening!

The 5th Filipino Reader Conference is happening this Saturday, November 28, 2015! Yay! Here are some friendly reminders about the event:

  1. We encourage everyone attending to pre-register through our EventBrite page, which is open until tomorrow (November 27, 2015) at 10:00 a.m. Although walk-ins are allowed, we strongly encourage the public to pre-register to make the registration process more convenient for everyone. It also involves signing-up for the panels, which also have limited seats. Other details concerning registration can be found at this page.
  2. This year’s Filipino Reader Conference will be held at the De La Salle University, Manila. Directions to the campus, as well as the university map, can be found on this page.
  3. Gates open at 8:00am, at DLSU’s North Gate. This is the one nearest to the Henry Sy Sr. Building. There’s a Fully Booked branch across that gate, so you definitely won’t miss it. Gates are open until 2:00pm, so be there on time so you won’t miss anything! :)
  4. Present your printed tickets at the registration booth so our team can check you in, and then pay the registration fee. No ticket? Just state your name if you’re pre-registered. The registration fee is PhP 150.00, which can be paid at the registration booth on the day itself. Cash payments only, and prepare exact change for your convenience. :)
  5. As regards parking spaces, while there may be available parking areas, we encourage everyone to take public transportation, since these spaces for parking tend to be limited.
  6. For those bringing gadgets such as laptops, DSLRs, and other large equipment: The university requires that entry permit forms be filled-out before entry. Please take note of the model and the serial number of the equipment when you fill out the forms. :)
  7. We have prepared lots of interesting informative topics for everyone, so feel free to take notes and pictures!
  8. Let’s interact and let our friends know the new things we’re learning from the event! Feel free to tweet anything about the event using #FilReaderCon. Live tweets are also available, so please follow @FilReaderCon for updates! We’re also on Facebook and Instagram, so tag us when you take photos! :D
  9. The highlight of the Filipino Reader Conference is, as always, the reader (That’s you!). Take this conference as your opportunity to meet new writers, book clubs, publishers, and other readers. You can also business cards to give to others, so that you can keep in touch with them even after the conference! :D

With that, we hope to see everyone on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at the 5th Filipino Reader Conference: Toward a Reading Revolution the Henry Sy Hall, De La Salle University! Let’s make this year a revolution for reading in the Philippines!

How to get to the venue

This year’s Filipino Readercon will be held at the Henry Sy Sr. Hall of De La Salle University – Manila. For those of you wondering how to get to the venue here are some helpful instructions:

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From Caloocan:
Route 1: LRT
Take the LRT1 to Vito Cruz station.
De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-M) and College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) are on opposite sides of Taft Ave., right in front of Vito Cruz station.
Route 2: FX
From Monumento, ride an FX to Taft (P. Ocampo, Vito Cruz, or Buendia).
Get off at De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-M). College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) is right across DLSU-M.

From Las Pinas:
From Alabang-Zapote Road, ride a jeep to Manuela Metropolis Alabang (Metropolis Mall).
From Manuela Metropolis Alabang (Metropolis Mall), ride a bus to Lawton via Taft Ave.
Get off at College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB). De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-M) is right across DLS-CSB.

From Makati:
Route 1: MRT-LRT1
Take the MRT to Taft terminal station.
Walk through the connecting foot bridge towards LRT1-EDSA station.
Take the LRT1 to Vito Cruz station.
De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-M) and College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) are on opposite sides of Taft Ave., right in front of Vito Cruz station.
Route 2: Bus
From Ayala Avenue, ride a PVP Liner bus to Quiapo via Taft Ave.
Get off at College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB). De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-M) is right across DLS-CSB.
Route 3: Jeep
From P. Ocampo (Vito Cruz), ride a jeep to Paco, and get off at Estrada corner Leon Guinto Sr.
Walk 1 block along Estrada until you get to Taft Ave. De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-M) is across Taft Ave., and College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) is to your left.
Route 4: Jeep-LRT1
From Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. (Buendia), ride a jeep to LRT/Taft, and get off at Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. (Buendia) corner Taft Ave.
Take the LRT1 to Vito Cruz station.
De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-M) and College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) are on opposite sides of Taft Ave., right in front of Vito Cruz station.
Route 5: Jeep-FX
From Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. (Buendia), ride a jeep to LRT/Taft, and get off at Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. (Buendia) corner Taft Ave.
Ride an FX to Monumento, Cubao, Fairview, PhilCoA, Quiapo (via Taft Ave.), or Divisoria (via Taft Ave.).
Get off at College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB). De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-M) is right across DLS-CSB.
Route 6: Jeep
From Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. (Buendia), ride a jeep to LRT/Taft, and get off at Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. (Buendia) corner Taft Ave.
Ride a jeep to Divisoria, Sta. Cruz, or Quiapo.
Get off at College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB). De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-M) is right across DLS-CSB.
Route 7: Jeep-MRT-LRT1
From Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. (Buendia), ride a jeep to Guadalupe, and get off at MRT-Buendia.
Take the MRT to Taft terminal station.
Walk through the connecting foot bridge towards LRT1-EDSA station.
Take the LRT1 to Vito Cruz station.
De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-M) and College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) are on opposite sides of Taft Ave., right in front of Vito Cruz station.

From Mandaluyong:
Route 1: MRT-LRT1
Take the MRT to Taft terminal station.
Walk through the connecting foot bridge towards LRT1-EDSA station.
Take the LRT1 to Vito Cruz station.
De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-M) and College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) are on opposite sides of Taft Ave., right in front of Vito Cruz station.
Route 2: Jeep-Jeep/FX
From Puregold Kalentong, ride a jeep to Pedro Gil, Padre Faura, or Robinson’s Ermita and get off at Taft Avenue.
Ride a jeep or FX to Buendia.
Get off at De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-M). College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) is right across DLSU-M.

From Manila:
Route 1: LRT1
Take the LRT1 to Vito Cruz station.
De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-M) and College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) are on opposite sides of Taft Ave., right in front of Vito Cruz station.
Route 2: LRT2-LRT1
Take the LRT2 to Recto terminal station.
Walk through the connecting foot bridge towards LRT1-Doroteo Jose station.
Take the LRT1 to Vito Cruz station.
De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-M) and College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) are on opposite sides of Taft Ave., right in front of Vito Cruz station.
Route 3: Bus
From Quiapo, ride a PVP Liner bus to Ayala Ave. via Taft Ave.
Get off at De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-M). College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) is right across DLSU-M.
Route 4: Bus
From Lawton, ride a bus to Alabang via Taft Ave.
Get off at De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-M). College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) is right across DLSU-M.
Route 5: FX
From Taft, ride an FX to P. Ocampo (Vito Cruz)/Buendia.
Get off at De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-M). College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) is right across DLSU-M.
Route 6: FX
From Quiapo or Divisoria, ride an FX to Taft (P. Ocampo, Vito Cruz, or Buendia).
Get off at De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-M). College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) is right across DLSU-M.
Route 7: Jeep
From Divisoria, Sta. Cruz, or Quiapo, ride a jeep to Taft/Vito Cruz/Buendia/Baclaran.
Get off at De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-M). College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) is right across DLSU-M.
Route 8: Jeep
From Cultural Center of the Philippines, ride the orange jeep to Rizal Memorial Sports Complex.
Walk 1 block along Pablo Ocampo Sr. (Vito Cruz), past Citiland Tower, until you get to Taft Avenue.
Turn left at Taft Avenue, and walk 1 block along Taft Avenue, past the Vito Cruz station and University Mall, until you get to De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-M). College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) is right across DLSU-M.

From Muntinlupa:
From Manuela Metropolis Alabang (Metropolis Mall), ride a bus to Lawton via Taft Ave.
Get off at College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB). De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-M) is right across DLS-CSB.

From Pasig:
Take the MRT to Taft terminal station.
Walk through the connecting foot bridge towards LRT1-EDSA station.
Take the LRT1 to Vito Cruz station.
De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-M) and College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) are on opposite sides of Taft Ave., right in front of Vito Cruz station.

From Paranaque/Pasay:
Route 1: LRT1
Take the LRT1 to Vito Cruz station.
De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-M) and College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) are on opposite sides of Taft Ave., right in front of Vito Cruz station.
Route 2: FX
From Taft, ride an FX to Monumento, Cubao, Fairview, PhilCoA, Quiapo (via Taft Ave.), or Divisoria (via Taft Ave.).
Get off at College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB). De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-M) is right across DLS-CSB.
Route 3: Jeep
From Baclaran or Buendia, ride a jeep to Divisoria, Sta. Cruz, or Quiapo (via Taft Ave.).
Get off at College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB). De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-M) is right across DLS-CSB.

From Quezon City:
Route 1: MRT-LRT1
Take the MRT to Taft terminal station.
Walk through the connecting foot bridge towards LRT1-EDSA station.
Take the LRT1 to Vito Cruz station.
De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-M) and College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) are on opposite sides of Taft Ave., right in front of Vito Cruz station.
Route 2: LRT2-LRT1
Take the LRT2 to Recto terminal station.
Walk through the connecting foot bridge towards LRT1-Doroteo Jose station.
Take the LRT1 to Vito Cruz station.
De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-M) and College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) are on opposite sides of Taft Ave., right in front of Vito Cruz station.
Route 3: FX
From Cubao, Fairview, or PhilCoA, ride an FX to Taft (P. Ocampo, Vito Cruz, or Buendia).
Get off at De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-M). College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) is right across DLSU-M.

From Taguig:
From the Fort Open Field, Market! Market!, or Net2, ride the Fort bus/shuttle to Ayala.
Take the MRT to Taft terminal station.
Walk through the connecting foot bridge towards LRT1-EDSA station.
Take the LRT1 to Vito Cruz station.
De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-M) and College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) are on opposite sides of Taft Ave., right in front of Vito Cruz station.

From San Juan:
Route 1: LRT2-LRT1
Take the LRT2 to Recto terminal station.
Walk through the connecting foot bridge towards LRT1-Doroteo Jose station.
Take the LRT1 to Vito Cruz station.
De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-M) and College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) are on opposite sides of Taft Ave., right in front of Vito Cruz station.
Route 2: Jeep-Jeep-Jeep/FX
Ride a jeep to Kalentong.
From Puregold Kalentong, ride a jeep to Pedro Gil, Padre Faura, or Robinson’s Ermita and get off at Taft Avenue.
Ride a jeep or FX to Buendia.
Get off at De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-M). College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) is right across DLSU-M.

Source: ph-commute.com

Filipino Friday # 3: 5 Ways I Can Support Filipino Authors

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Last week we talked about the things we wish as a Filipino reader, and the response was amazing. It’s fantastic to see how positive we all are for the future of Filipino publishing, readership, authorship and so on. It’s a bright future for us all, and it’s starting now.

We all play a part in making these wishes come true. To start, we can support our authors! Without authors, what will we read, right? This week’s Filipino Friday is all about that.

Let us know what are the Five (5) ways you can support Filipino authors? Buying their books is definitely the best way to do so, but what more can we do?

We won’t ask further questions. We know you have lots of ideas on how this can be done, and we’re pretty excited to hear it.

There are plenty of ways you can share your list. If you’ve posted your answer on your website or blog, share the link to your post in the comments section below! You can also leave your responses directly below. You can also respond or share via Twitter (@FilReaderCon) and use the hashtag (#FilipinoFriday). If you share it through Facebook, don’t forget to use the same hashtag!

See you all next week! How time flies.