“Acknowledging the achievements of our National Artist for Literature Cirilo Bautista is a celebration
of the highest potential of a fellow Filipino. I admired how Bautista realized his potential
and his capacity to raise himself to create a body of work.

“Acknowledging the achievements of our National Artist for Literature Cirilo Bautista is a celebration of the highest potential of a fellow Filipino. I admired how Bautista realized his potential and his capacity to raise himself to create a body of work.

“I was challenged to understand the metaphors implied in Bautista’s work. I needed to research beyond what was written to grasp its robust narrative. School ended when I graduated and I find it intimidating to continue defining my voice. I aspire to advocate values in arts and design and I admit
that there is also frustration in pursuing a career.

The pandemic and the lockdown gave me time to research and ponder on the writings assigned.
Telex Moon provided me context related to our history and influenced me to embrace setbacks
as means of building up skills and sharpening our sense of purpose.”