DAGMAY first saw the light in 2001 as a quarterly (and then annual) literary journal of the Davao Writers Guild before it became attached to SunStar Davao as a monthly literary supplement for the entire year of 2006. We envisioned it as a much needed space for the literary expressions of the Davao community, whether these be written in Cebuano, Filipino, Davaoeno, Kiniray-a, or English. It had a successful run last year, but had to cease publication at the end of the project cycle.
Today, however, marks the third life of DAGMAY in our community. And for this, the Guild would like to thank SunStar Publications for taking it upon themselves to sustain the project we foisted on them more than a year ago. The National Commission on Culture and the Arts, through its Committee on Literary Arts, will continue to be a part of this project, as will the Davao Writers Guild whose members will continue to oversee its contents.
Although reduced to just a single page now, DAGMAY will come out as a literary page of SunStar Davao every Sunday. We therefore invite everyone to submit to firstname.lastname@example.org their short fiction, poems, or essays about anything in general but preferably about matters or places or people or feelings about being a Davaoeno here and now.
Ricardo M. de Ungria
Founder, Davao Writers Guild