Artisa at Manunulat ng Sambayanan (Armas)-Southern Tagalog published this week the 2018 edition of Dagitab, the regional literary and art folio. The publication’s theme is: “Ang Dakilang Pamana ng mga Tagumpay ng Rebolusyonaryong Kilusan ng Timog Katagalugan.”
The cover page of the 271-paged folio is a collage of six panels which reflects the contents of its six chapters. Each chapter covers a particular period of the revolutionary movement in Southern Tagalog.
Dagitab aims to “illustrate the great and glorious struggles of all oppressed and exploited classes.”
Dagitab 2018 is published to compile and document, in the form of creative art and literature, the revolutionary history of Southern Tagalog in conjunction with the Communist Party of the Philippines’ celebration of its 50 years of leading the Philippine revolution.
In a message, National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP)-Southern Tagalog spokesperson, Patnubay de Guia said Dagitab 2018 aims to relive and remember the sacrifices of the people’s martyrs and heroes of the revolution in the region.
“Through Dagitab, we continue to give life and honor to the rich contributions of our martyrs,” de Guia added. “They have (contributed) to the advancement of proletarian culture which insipires us.”
De Guia challenged the revolutionary forces and masses of the region: “Continue to create poems, songs, plays, essays and short stories based on our own concrete experiences, reflecting the genuine situation and stellar struggle of the people of Southern Tagalog.”
If done, according to de Guia, this is equivallent to invigorating propaganda and cultural work in the region. “Enrich Dagitab—the cultural journal of Armas-Southern Tagalog! Advance propaganda and cultural work in new higher levels!