KADIPAN (Kapisanang Aklat, Diwa at Panitik)

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KADIPAN (Kapisanang Aklat, Diwa at Panitik) is an on campus organization that sought to promote the Filipino language, generate a vigorous Philippine literature, and expand the space allotted for the national language in campus papers. It attacked the unethical practices and the monopoly of the major magazines by their editorial staffs, and engaged successfully for a section for young writers in Bulaklak and Liwayway.



On 22 Oct 1950, KADIPAN was established by the students at the Manuel L. Quezon Educational Institution (later University) in Quiapo, Manila. It was supported by the Filipino departments of member schools and the Institute of National Language of the academe.

Member Schools

The club has monthly meetings hosted by its member schools such as UP, FEU, UST, University of the East, Manuel L. Quezon University, as well as National University and Arellano University.


KADIPAN held annual literary contests, from 1956 to 1968. The best poems, essays or stories published in the school papers were chosen. Abueg edited an anthology of these prize-winning works entitled Mga Piling Akda ng KADIPAN (The Selected Works of KADIPAN) in 1965 which featured stories, poems, and essays by Abueg: Suarez Manalo; Simplicio Bisa; Bayani M. de Leon; Rogelio Ordoñez; Clemente M. Bautista; Marcelo S. Lagmay; Domingo Landicho; Librado Azares; Demetrio M. Espino; Benruben V. Palanca; Conrado Castillo; Rogelio Sicat; J. Mario Laqui; Rolando P. Bartolome; Lorenzo B. Juachon; Rodolfo Salandanan; Orlando Rodriguez; Rogelio G. Mangahas; J. Ser Salandanan; and others. It also held annual poetry declamation contests and oratorical contests. It also published a literary magazine, KADIPAN, edited by Anacleto-Dizon, Ocampo, and Peralta-Pineda which was first issued on 4 Feb 1953.




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