Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Sad news twice over

It's a sad week for Philippine literature. A moment of prayer, please.

Doc Bau had a stroke last Monday. I've asked around, via text, and I've been told he's out of the ICU.

Edit: (7:29pm) According to my classmate, Jenny, who asked someone very credible, it wasn't a stroke, but an intestinal problem. He's okay.

Rene Villanueva had a heart attack last Monday. He died this afternoon.

He didn't know me, I'm sure, but he was the professor in my UP undergrad scriptwriting class, when I was a practically terrified writer, treading in a pool of extremely talented people.

He was so good and so frank he terrified me even more, but pushed to drowning, I learned to kick back up.