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

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, libroko.com (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.

KrysleeFilipino writers will discuss folk and popular literature as shown in komiks, TV, and film as the National Book Development Board, Filipinas Heritage Library and Ayala Museum hold POPtastik Pinoy! this November.

The event is part of the 4th Philippine International Literary Festival. Titled Text and the City, the LitFest will take place in the major universities in Metro Manila from November 11-14 and culminating at the Ayala Museum on November 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Promotional activities will also be held at the Makati Ayala Malls from November 17 to 24.