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Newsletter Vol. V
DEC.-JAN.  200-2002

Samut-Sari Sections

* Kasiningan
Ginintuang Aral
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Patnubay At Gabay
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This month on our Kasiningan section, we feature :

Edessa Ramos


Edessa Ramos

Edessa Ramos 

Born and raised in Manila, she worked as a legislative consultant and speechwriter in the 1986 Constitutional Commission, the Philippine Senate, and the National Centennial Commission. She was also active in the Asian Women's Human Rights Council (AWHRC) and the Lila Pilipina, whose delegation she joined to the 1995 NGO Forum of the 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing, and whom she currently represents in Europe. AWHRC is an accredited NGO with the United Nations ECOSOC.

In Manila, she was a performer with the Philippine Educational Theater Association or PETA. Her poetry, articles, and photographs appeared in the Malaya Newspaper, Caracoa Literary Journal, the now-defunct Midweek Magazine, The Sunday Chronicle, and The Manila Times.

In Chicago, she wrote for several publications and performed in literary events throughout the city, including those of the Guild Complex of Chicago and the Printers' Row Book Fair. She co-founded the PINTIG Theater Group and served as its first Artistic Director. She worked as counselor and resource development coordinator for the Chicago Abused Women Coalition.

wpe8.jpg (3297 Byte)  Rehearsing BRIDGES actors in Zürich

In Zürich, she recently established the multi-cultural theater group BRIDGES. She was instrumental in organizing the Philippine Centennial celebration in Switzerland, which gave her the role of Inang Bayan in the centennial gala night production.


As Inang Bayan in the Centennial production
in Zürich (in collaboration with PETA)

She published her first book in 1999, which was launched in Zürich on March 27, 1999 through a theater presentation which she wrote and directed. The book "Alone on the Road at Night" is now available at the Bider & Tanner Bookstore in Basel. Her work appeared recently in an anthology by Bergli Books in Switzerland entitled "Ticking Along Free". She continues to write for Filipinas Magazine in San Francisco, the Philippine Women's Forum in Germany, Gintong Lahi in Hong Kong, Filipino Martial Arts Magazine in New York, and various English and German publications in Zürich.  

Edessa currently lives in Zürich, Switzerland, where she works as an independent journalist, writer and theater artist. Among her books are as follows:

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In A Quiet Place
Poetry that reveals secrets

Alone on the Road at Night
Edessa's first book of poems and short stories





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