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‘Gusto Maglupad ni Bangsi’: An interview with Xaña Angel Eve Apolinar

  Xaña Angel Eve Musa Apolinar is one of the promising young writers in Sarangani Province. She is not only a writer and an advocate for children and reading but also a youth leader whose influence made significant impact in the province. Apolinar hails from the Municipality of Maitum . She likes to write about her hometown as it reflects her identity. She is a 4th year student of Bachelor of Arts in English Language Studies at Mindanao State University GenSan. She is currently the chairperson of the Sarangani Writers League . Apolinar’s first children’s storybook Gusto Maglupad ni Bangsi was the winner of USBONG Children’s Story Writing Contest 2019. It was a project of Aklat Alamid for the writers from Mindanao. The Usbong project was supported by the National Book Development Board and the Philippine Board on Books for Young People . In an interview, Apolinar shares about her writing experience and the inspiration behind the story of her first storybook - Gusto Maglupad ni Bangs

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