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.

Filipino Friday #2: 5 Things I Wish as a Filipino Reader

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Hey everyone! It’s round two of Filipino Friday!

It’s a fantastic time to a Filipino Reader. Not only are we getting new books from writers all over the world, we are also getting a lot of author visits that keep people excited and eager to read. Best of all, there is an increase of Filipino-authored books available in the market, so there’s more choices for you to read. From the classic works of Jose Rizal, the more modern but still relevant works of Nick Joaquin; to the very new works that first appeared in Wattpad or in online workshops, you have so many choices.

But it’s still a very dynamic landscape. As the Filipino reading scene has changed over the past years, it’s highly likely that we’ll see something new in the future too.

For this week’s Filipino Friday question, we ask you What are the five (5) Things You Wish as a Filipino Reader?

This could be anything! What stories do you want to see from our local authors? Which author do you want to visit the country? Would you want to see your favorite comic book become a live action movie? It’s time for you to share your ultimate wishlist from your perspective as a Filipino Reader. Go wild, go crazy!

If you’ve posted your answer on your website or blog, let us know by sharing the link to your post in the comments section below! You can also leave your responses directly below. Share your answers through Twitter (@FilReaderCon) and use the hashtag (#FilipinoFriday). Facebook also works great, and don’t forget to use the same hashtag when you post there.

Hey, Christmas is near! Who knows? Something in your wishlist may just come true.

Filipino ReaderCon 2015 Program and Panels

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As of posting time, there are only 17 days left before the 5th Filipino Reader Conference! Yay! We can certainly feel your hype from here!

We have a lot of things in store for everyone! Please do take a look at the descriptions of this year’s panels and activities, as well as the program. The profile of our esteemed speakers will be up in the near future, so stay tuned for more updates!

And before we forget, we remind everyone that registration for this year’s Filipino Reader Conference is now open via Eventbrite! Those who have registered through the Eventbrite page will be notified about registering for the panels of your choice within this week!

For more details about the registration process, please proceed to this page.

Are you excited and ready for the reading revolution? We know you are! Be sure to check this site for more updates! Better yet, you can also like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for quicker updates!

See you on November 28 at the DLSU Henry Sy Hall!

Register for the 5th Filipino ReaderCon!

20 days left till the 5th Filipino ReaderCon! Are you excited? :) Because we sure are! And we have even more exciting news for you today:

Registration for the 5th Filipino ReaderCon is now open!

Registration

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Some questions you might ask regarding the registration, and some answers:

  • Is the event open to all?
    The event is open to all, as long as you like reading!
  • How much is the registration fee? How do I pay?
    Registration fee is Php 150, paid upon entry. Cash payments only. For your convenience, please prepare exact change. :)
  • Do I need to reserve my slot for the panels?
    We have a pre-registration form for the panels, which you will get in another email soon after you register.
  • What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
    We will post about transportation and parking on the website closer to the event date.
  • What can/can’t I bring to the event?
    Other than the usual no alcohol, weapons, or drugs, we also highly discourage bringing laptops, DSLRs, or any big equipment because. DLSU would require you to fill out an entry permit form, and there will be a lot of walking as we transfer to the break-out rooms and we don’t want you to be inconvenienced.

    If you are a speaker, panelist, or session host, there will be laptops provided for your presentations. If you absolutely must bring one for your session, kindly contact the organizers on or before November 13 so we can assist you with your permit.

  • Are walk-ins allowed?
    Yes, but for your convenience, we highly encourage that you pre-register here so you won’t take too much time a the entrance in registering.
  • Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
    Email us at filreadercon@gmail.com or contact us on Twitter or Facebook.

The 5th Filipino ReaderCon: Toward a Reading Revolution is on November 28, 2015, from 8:00 am to 6:00pm, at the Henry Sy Sr. Hall, De La Salle University. We’ll see you there, alright? :)