Doc PenPen Featured World Poet from the Philippines coming to Our Festival!

 

Featured Poet receiving award

 

US-based OTUSA Internet Television owned and invented by Manny Calpito awarded Doc PenPen as ‘FATHER OF PHILIPPINE VISUAL POETRY’, also in photo is  Caroline Nazareno, active member and featured poet of World Poetry Canada and International, and Manny Luzon, owner of YES FM and WIN Radio FM station

 

Doc Pen receiving his FILM AWARD

   Doc PenPen, Filmmaker and Poet awarded ‘ Father of Philippine Visual Poetry ‘Doc PenPen receiving a special citation at the 56th FAMAS Award (2008) from Regine Velasquez (leftmost) as New Indie Filmmaker for Takipsilim” which he wrote and directed.

Doc PenPen, writer and director of “Takipsilim,” an award-winning indie docu-film that tackled the sinister side of human existence and the inescapable eventuality of death.

He is also the man behind the successful ”i” INSPIRE THE WORLD FRIENDSHIP POETRY EVENT  in the Philippines on April 10, 2011. 
Doc PenPen’s upcoming book will contain a collection of  hundred poems, all delicious morsels of his personal beliefs and convictions. Some of them forage into the human psyche, the realm where he hopes to unravel the inconvenient truths about man’s inhumanity. Other poems philosophize on a range of human emotions based on his perception of truths. His chosen advocacy is no leisurely walk in a park. Keeping chaos at bay, he constantly crosses swords with the demons of ridicule and rebuff. Through all the difficulties, Doc PenPen remains resolute in his commitment, ready to stand up for something but willing to sit down for everything.

Doc PenPen found a solid ally in Manny Calpito, who too believes in the primacy of humanity over and above man-made rules and regulations. Manny Calpito, a veteran and multi-awarded broadcaster in the Philippines and the USA, is the man behind “Operation Tulong”, a radio program that earned him the Catholic Mass Media Award, the 1981 Grand Award for The Most Outstanding Public Service Program given by Pope John Paul II, and a membership at the Radio Hall Of Fame.  Mr. Calpito, an author himself, was challenged by Doc Penpen’s film and poems, thus made ”PENTASI B” a history, generic name for all kinds of visual poetry, finding them mystifying in style but lucid in substance, disorganized in structure but tidy in essence, and seemingly incomprehensible in form but robustly rational in message.

Incidentally, on Aug. 28, 2011, Doc PenPen was awarded “The Father of Philippine Visual Poetry” in a fitting ceremony held at the grand ballroom of Cloud Nine, a classy boutique hotel perched on a hill in Antipolo. The Final Awarding Ceremony will take place in Glendale, California in May through the untiring efforts and supports of Manny Calpito and Marvin U. Mangabat. 

The man in the mask has a face at last! The award has further ignited Doc PenPen’s commitment to do “Bukang Liwayway” and to release his book of visual poetry before the year ends. Verily, his rendezvous with destiny and appointment with history can no longer be postponed, much less canceled.

by Caroline C. Nazareno a.k.a. Ceri Naz World Poetry Canada & International member and poet wrote this bio.

Ariadne’s note: He will be launching his new book at the Second  World Poetry 2nd Interantional and Canada International Peace Festival May 25, 26 in Richmond, B.C.

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40 thoughts on “Doc PenPen Featured World Poet from the Philippines coming to Our Festival!

  1. Ellen P. dela cruz

    Good luck and more power to you Doc Penpen. We are very proud of you. Continue inspiring people through your poems..

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  2. penpen

    a great honour to be with
    this highly respectable world poetry website.

    an overflowing appreciation
    and endless gratitude
    shall forever be written
    here in my heart.

    MABUHAY ang World Poetry Canada and International!

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  3. dhendy edurece lancy

    A treasure of Philippines Poetry..reaching out round the globe….sharing his intelligence and masterpieces.shared moments of achievements…i cant ask for more..MARAMING SALAMAT PO SA PAGBAHAGI NG LAHAT SA SAMBAYANANG PILIPINO…MORE POWER SIR PENPEN AND MISS CERI NAZ…

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  4. crisante e. igama

    as always, |Fili\p\ino\s are fo\und to be vested with unique qualities and talents different from the rest o\f the wo\rld. W\e are al\ways first in everything, from politics, history, medicine, etc. In poetry world, we proved to be the first, in the unique style of D\OC PENPEN, congrats and salute to all poets\ esp to the fb world\. \\\\thumbs up\\!!!!

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    1. Ariadne

      I agree but also in dealing with poets and writers from 64 countries, I find that there is a creative unique spark and drive in all coutries.
      Hats off to Dr PenPen for being a explorer in visual poetry!

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      1. caroline nazareno

        Thank you for the opportunities WORLD POETRY, especially to you Ariadne and Alejandro who always give us encouragements and inspirations!
        Long live POETS OF THE WORLD!

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  5. philip suzara

    a muscle, once flexed, is able to reach farther the next time.
    the mind, once stretched, does not turn back to be the same.
    an eye, having seen light, will want to grasp it.

    penpen, now, walks and romps in the land of the giants giving glimpses
    of its bounty of milk and honey and life’s very mystery.
    may your fortitude give light and renewed inspiration in the journey of
    life’s children of change …

    a salute to you, penpen!

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  6. benito e. molino

    Selfless and humble doers of good things for humanity’s seek are always rewarded… they win the hearts and respect of the society, not only of their country, but the whole world as well… Penpen shows the way, SALUTE!

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  7. gemma albancis

    congratualation WORLD POETRY we are proub to all of you…More Powers”Mabuhay ang mga MAKATANG PILIPINO”

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  8. Ricardo Fajutagana Maulion

    Congratz pare from Mindanao. Pa reserve ako ng copy of your book and I hope I can view your “Takipsilim” and see what daylights is in there!

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  9. sharon villaverde

    Congratulations Doc Pen. You were my inspiration that’s why i became a poet by chance. And because of your benevolent heart and talent you ought to be in your niche. We are proud of what you have accomplished. More power Doc Pen. Kodus!

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  10. Enrico Morilla

    ” WPCI Prowess for Peace…”
    By Enrico D. Morilla 10 / 19 / 2011 (10:53 pm Middle East Time)
    Inspired by World Poetry in Canada & International (WPCI)
    & Kaibigang Penpen B. Takipsilim-Philippine’s Father of Visual Poetry
    I.
    Rejoice you have “Proactive Minds”..!
    Brave enough to let “Peace Pen” finds
    A world’s shelter and so blue skies,
    An ocean hue that never dies…
    II.
    We, in poetry, declare today
    A World Battle which has LOVE to stay
    As allies of World Poetry’s bay
    “Ready to shed inks”, valiantly say….!!!
    III.
    Shall I do inspire you to move forward..?
    No, because you surely do march, onward..!
    Shall we join your thinkers’ poetic combat..?
    AIWA..! We really do, no matter what..!

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  11. john bello

    a pioneer in so-called visual poetry, doc penpen proves d filipinos have what it takes to blaze a trail. go, go, go doc penpen, manny calpito and ceri naz!

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  12. Anita Salvador

    MORE POWER TO PENPEN AND CERI,,you makes our country so proud… your’e a very good example not only for us ,but for the whole world…..CONGRATULATION’S…

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  13. Byron Aloysius V. Cuerdo

    What more can I say? A man who inspired me, and a father who nurtured my little hands for poetry. Congratulations and keep on inspiring people, Doc Penpen! I am so proud of you. 🙂

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  14. troops

    finally, after all the hard works, the intrigues, the perseverance, doc pen can now show the world that his poems had truly and have continuously inspired lots of people and poets around the globe. Soon the the Father of Visual Poetry of the World!

    congrats to doc penpen and more power to this very prestigious site– World Poetry Canada and International!

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  15. Babygrace Palma

    Congratulations klasmeyt. Truly very proud of you. You deserve it. UERM ’84, a batch to be proud of. God bless you.-)

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  16. jaypee belarmino

    Congrats Sir Penpen Takipsilim for sharing you immense talent to the world! You are definitely a Pinoy Pride! ^_^

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  17. Denmark Jay Mago

    🙂 Kahanga-hanga po talaga ang inyong angking galing sa pagtula- Ginoong Penpen… Lubos po akong bumabati sa isang pag-abot ninyo ng iyong hangarin at determinasyong makuha yaon.. Kaya Congratulation po Sir Penpen

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  18. Denmark Jay Mago

    Congrats po sa iyo Ginoong Penpen sa isa na nang di-malilimutang pagtanggap mo sa iyong di-pangkaraniwang gantimpala… Karapat-dapat ka nga pong tawagang “the unbreakable Filipino Poet of the Philippines 🙂

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  19. Sajid Perez Pelayo

    it has been a great privilege for me to become one of his avid students in this field of writing…the lessons Doc Pen have inculcated to me, through his writings, have been a simple but very powerful source of my confidence in pursuing the course of poem writing and self expressions..truth is the saying ‘reading makes a man broad, writing makes a man EXACT and Doc Pen have proven this and i myself is the living witness..kudos Sir Pen! may your pen brings more success not only to you and to this country but to all of us who believe in you!Godbless!

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  20. emer ardiente

    Idol…
    Pambihirang galing ang sau ay ibinigay
    Ng dakilang lumikha handog sau ng may kapal
    Ikaw ang nagmulat sa maraming kababayan
    Tula na nagmula sa lupang sinilangan
    MABUHAY KA,…..Sir PenPen…….

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  21. Othoniel M. Neri

    Mabuhay ang Pilipino!

    Saludo kame sa achievement mo Doc Pen, salamat din sa tulong ni kuya Manny at Ceri para suportahan at iwagayway ang sining ng Pilipino!

    We’re so proud of you!

    God bless

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  22. Mitch

    Congrat’s po saiyo..sana mas dumami pa ang mga makatang Pilipino..I am proud to ba a Pilipino…I wish you all the Luck po.. 🙂

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  23. Ex Junior Osorio

    Congrats Doc Penpen, kahit nasahuli kung sa ibaba magsimula ako’y nauuna narin..hehe proud ako at naging bahagi din ako ng inyong patimpalak, nakagawa ng mga obrang ang inspirasyon ay nagmula narin sa inyo nahikayat na sumulat kahit pabugso-bugso, di naglaon naging” inspirado sa mundo” Mabuhay po kayo!

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  24. rob ronao ripalda

    A reason for every Filipino to celebrate. Our very own Doc Penpen B. Takipsilim, with his award-wining indie-film bringing down the ominous piece of human existence and the inevitable reality of death.

    Another honor and pride for us every Filipino, the “i” INSPIRE THE WORLD FRIENDSHIP POETRY EVENT held here in the Philippines last April 10, 2011 was a success because of our very own Doc Penpen. I believe in his advocacy and mission —to inspire, to heal and to awaken.

    Not just that, with his creation the “PENTASI B”, Doc Penpen was awarded as “The Father of Philippine Visual Poetry”. Mystifying, disorganized and seemingly incomprehensible at your first read, but it will leave something that will trigger more from the inside.

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    1. rob ronao ripalda

      A reason for every Filipino to celebrate. Our very own Doc Penpen B. Takipsilim, with his award-wining indie-film bringing down the ominous piece of human existence and the inevitable reality of death.

      Another honor and pride for us every Filipino, the “i” INSPIRE THE WORLD FRIENDSHIP POETRY EVENT held here in the Philippines last April 10, 2011 was a success because of our very own Doc Penpen. I believe in his advocacy and mission —to inspire, to heal and to awaken.

      Not just that, “PENTASI B” marks the history as it claimed triumph and made Doc Penpen as “The Father of Philippine Visual Poetry”. Mystifying, disorganized and seemingly incomprehensible at your first read, but it will leave something that will trigger more from the inside.

      Reply
  25. katrina reyes

    Nakakatakot! Nakakalungkot! Lubhang nakaka-pangilabot!
    Subalit sa huli.. Mamamayani pa rin ang Pag asa ng bukas! at pagbangon muli!
    Mula sa pighati!!
    Ilan lamang iyan sa mga naramdaman ko, habang aking binabasa ang mga
    tulang isinulat at ginawa ni Doc Penpen B. Takipsilim.
    Tunay na isang inspirasyon na maituturing ito para sa akin at ganun para
    din sa bagong henerasyon ng lahing pilipino.

    Truly inspiring..
    This poetry book is really a must have. Most especially for the next generation.
    It opens and awaken unconscious mind.
    and fill our hearts with so much inspiration.

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  26. jennifer macasaet

    congratulations, sa dami ng comment, hope to lay my hands on your works, bihirang legacy s planet earth

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