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.

A golden age of Philippine literature was rescued from the void when Georgina Padilla y Zobel fulfilled her grandfather’s wish and made good on the promise she made to her parents, reports the Business World.

Que nunca muera el idioma Español en Filipinas” — that never shall the Spanish language die in the Philippines — was the behest of Enrique Zobel de Ayala, who established the Premio Zobel, “the oldest and noblest of literary awards in the Philippines” in 1920. Given to outstanding works written in Spanish, the award was Don Enrique’s attempt to ensure the survival of the language he loved.