Filipino student’s proposed website that promotes Philippine literature wins Microsoft’s international contest

The website can help Filipino students source works of other Filipino writers:

A Filipino student’s proposed website to promote Philippine literature online was judged by Microsoft as one of five winners in a contest for young people worldwide.

“My proposed website, (interpreted as my book), can help young students access the two famous novels of national hero Jose Rizal, such as Noli Me Tangere (Touch me Not) and El Filibusterismo (The Filibuster) which he wrote in Spanish on the Spanish colonial era in 1887 and 1891 respectively,” said Dominic Co.

Rizal was killed by musketry in Manila’s Luneta Park on December 30, 1896, following allegations that he inspired anti-Spanish sentiment and became one of the leaders of Katipunan, the group that ushered an anti-Spanish revolution in 1898.

The website can help Filipino students source for works of other Filipino writers. It can also serve as a platform for understanding Filipino writers whether they write in Filipino, English, and other dialects in the Philippines, said the 19-year old winning student.

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