Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Mae Astrid Tobias (1979-2009)

The Philippine Children's Literature industry mourns the passing of one of its promising and prolific young writers. Mae Astrid Tobias succumbed to Lupus Sunday morning, 23 August 2009.

Her remains lie in state at the Paket Santiago Memorial Homes in San Roque, Marikina City. KUTING, the premiere organization of children's writers in the Philippines, will be in charge of the necrological services tonight. There will be a mass at 7 PM after which, the program remembering Ms. Tobias' life and works will commence. She was KUTING's President from 2004-2006.

Ms. Tobias' published works include the Palanca winning story, Bayong ng Kuting (A Basket of Kittens), Haribon's environmental stories for children and National Commission for Culture and the Arts' Hudhud Epic for children. Her latest book published by Adarna House, Bakawan (Mangrove) was launched last 21 July during the celebration of National Children's Book Day. Astrid, as her family and friends call her, left many unfinished book projects for Museo Pambata and Vibal Foundation.

She will be laid to rest on Wednesday, 26 August 2009. Prayers requested.

10 comments:

Cebuanong Hilaw said...

ano bang sakit ang lupus.

palihug ko correct ang http://www.essaywriter.co.uk

catherine yu said...

We weren't even able to pay our last respects. Astrid, it's a pleasure working with you for Bakawan. Grabe, nakakagulat talaga :(

May you rest in peace.

We will pray for you and your family.

she teaches said...

kawalan ang kanyang maagang pagpanaw..

nadiscover ko ang iyong blog thru entrecard. naghahanap kasi ako ng mga educational blog na pwede akong makipag-exchange link. nag-umpisa kasi ako ng sarili kong teacher's blog eh... ok lang ba sau kung mag-exchange links tau? :-)

mabuhay from Austria!

Zarah Grace C. Gagatiga said...

cebuano - ang lupus ay isang degenerative disease. autoimmune system ang sakit na ito. meaning, pinapatay nya ang immune system hangang sa masira ang body organs. kay astrid, kidneys ang unang sinira.

catherine - Bakawan was mentioned several times during the necro services.

she teaches - go ahead and link :-) what's your URL?

Entrepinoy Bank said...

She's a great loss in the literary world. Hope there will be more young writers emerge from their closet.

www.she-teaches.com said...

heto ang link ko...

www.she-teaches.com

salamat ha...

ni-link up na rin kita...

thanks ulit!

deped said...

can you please delete the top comment here.plssssss

Ivy Noda said...

Some of our batch mates at St. Scholastica's Academy Marikina (Batch 1996) didn't even know that Astrid passed away two years ago. :( Our condolences to her family.

Ivy Noda said...

Our sincerest condolences to the family of Mae Astrid Tobias from her St. Scholastica's Academy Marikina Batch 1996. We didn't even know that she passed away two years ago :(

Zarah Grace C. Gagatiga said...

ivy - her family celebrates her birthday and death anniversary every year. if you know her sister's contact info, get in touch with her. the family is planning posthumous activities for astrid :-)

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