Lunduyan is a Hiligaynon term for sanctuary. Budding writers have their own sanctuaries, their own sacred place where they ponder on things they have to write. Lunduyan is an avenue for enhancing skills and discovering different ways to hone the craft. Likewise, Lunduyan means zenith. Every writer should reach a peak wherein they would decide what to write.
Carrying the basic theme “A writer’s sanctuary is with the people,” Lunduyan aspires to link the personal and political struggles of a campus journalist with the marginalized sector. We believe that the campus journalists are not isolated with the broad masses. They exist with them, suffer with them, and therefore, fight at their side.
From the time of its conception in year 2000, Lunduyan was known as the NCR Regional Student Press Convention, the annual education festival of CEGP. Not only students attended the first Lunduyan. In fact, professionals from different sectors also appeared to register in Scientia, College of Science Auditorium, UP – Diliman.
Lunduyan 2000 paved its way in Baluarte, Vigan, Ilocos Sur. It drew delegates from different parts of Luzon who attended the 24th Regional Student Press Congress. Young artists and writers were elated with the incision of arts classes in the workshop proper Lunduyan 2001 came back to NCR. For the second time, it was held in UP Diliman.
Lunduyan 2002 promised massive education for young writers and artists. In cooperation with the Ateneo de Manila Council of Publications, it gathered college and high school students, young artists and budding writers from different parts of Luzon. More than 300 publications and academic organizations—500 individuals from the region—attended the event.
Lunduyan 2003 marked its history at the San Beda College wherein around 200 participants were gathered in this education festival. It fostered camaraderie and brotherhood among the young writers all over Luzon.
Lunduyan 2004 It intends to increase the awareness of campus journalists on the country’s present situation and on some world issues. Roughly 250-300 campus journalists attend this journalism and arts workshop at the Casa Marinero, Intramuros, Manila .
Lunduyan 2005 was held at the Saint Louis University in Baguio City. It gathered more than 200 campus writers from different sides of Luzon who foster unity against attacks in civil liberties and press freedom. Aside from honing the talents on journalism, the activity upheld the Lunduyan dictum in serving the Filipino masses when delegates marched at the Session Road to denounce the killings of political activists and media personalities.
Lunduyan 2006 After six years, more than 300 student journalists went back to the historic city of Vigan, Ilocos Sur to condemn the series of extra-judicial killings that shaken the entire country. Basic Masses Integration was incorporated in the program of Lunduyan for the campus press to have a first-hand experience on the plight of the marginalized sectors in our society.
Lunduyan 2007 Down south of Luzon, Lunduyan was hosted by Ateneo De Naga University’s official student publication- The Pillars. It aimed to strengthen the Bicol Chapter of the CEGP.
Lunduyan 2008 was held in Damortis, La Union and managed to gather almost 200 budding writers all over Luzon. It stressed the role of the campus press as an alternative press that should serve the broad masses in delivering fair and accurate stories.
Lunduyan 2009 was held in Benguet and managed to gather more than 100 budding writers all over Luzon. It engaged the students, making them more active in the national elections.
Lunduyan 2010 was held in Pangasinan and managed to gather more than 100 budding writers all over Luzon.
This year’s Lunduyan will be held from October 22-26 in Dioko resort and butterfly farm, Brgy. San Joaquin, San Pablo City, Laguna, Southern Tagalog. Registration fee is pegged P2,400 which is inclusive of food, lodging and kit for each participant.
Invited speakers are: Sonny Africa, IBON Foundation, Hon. Raymond Palatino, Representative of Kabataan Partylist, Hon. Teddy Casino, Representative of BAYANMUNA, Dean Rolando Tolentino, College of Mass Communication, UP Diliman, Carlos Conde, Correspondent of New York Times, Prof. Mykel Andrada, Plangka Awardee, Prof. Jun Cruz Reyes, Multi-Planca Awardee, Prof. Richard Gappi, Neo-Angono Artist Collective, Ms. Ronalyn Olea, Bulatlat.com, Mr. Manix Abrera,famous cartoonist, Mr. Raffy Lerma, Photographer, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Ms. Ilang-Ilang Quijano, Director of Pinoy Media Center, Mr. Atom Araullo, reporter, ABS-CBN, Mr. Tonyo Cruz, blogger, and many more!
HOW TO GET THERE: From Cubao: (Also applicable when you are coming from any northern Luzon provinces and Quezon City Area) Ride a bus going to LUCENA - San Pablo. Tell the driver you are going to Brgy. San Joaquin. A trycicle terminal will serve as landmark. Bus ride costs P150 - 200 / head. From there (trycicle terminal), you will need a trycicle ride straight to the venue - Dioko Resort and Butterfly Farm. This costs around 30 - 50php. From Manila / Alabang area: There is a bus terminal at Alabang Grand Terminal near HenLin going to Lucena - San Pablo. Tell the driver you are going to Brgy. San Joaquin. A trycicle terminal will serve as landmark. Bus ride costs P80 - 100 / head. From there (trycicle terminal), you will need a trycicle ride straight to the venue - Dioko Resort and Butterfly Farm. This costs around 30 - 50php. From Lucena: (Also applicable when you are coming from southern Luzon provinces) There is a bus terminal at Lucena Grand Terminal near St. Anne College going to Lucena - San Pablo. Tell the driver you are going to Brgy. San Joaquin. A trycicle terminal will serve as landmark. Bus ride costs P80 - 100 / head. From there (trycicle terminal), you will need a trycicle ride straight to the venue - Dioko Resort and Butterfly Farm. This costs around 30 - 50php.
1. Please avoid multiple registrations of a participant’s name.
2. Only send names of participants who are sure to attend the event (i.e., have already paid or will pay the due fees).
3. Please contact the Guild for any changes in number of delegates.
4.Payments can be made before or during the event. Modes of payment include post-dated cheques or cash deposits if participants will pay before the event;while post-dated cheques or cash payments will be accepted during the event.
5. Participants can pay through the Guild’s Postal Bank or China Bank accounts. For Postal Bank, account name is College Editors Guild of the Philippines, account number 0001-003036-211. For China Bank (Timog Ave QC Branch), account name is Trina Melissa S. Federis, account number 1410812515.
6. For cash deposits made before the event, please send a scanned copy of the deposit slip receipt through the file upload field in the pre-registration form.
CEGP National Office contact details
For any inquiries, kindly contact CEGP National Office.