UP launches Jess Santiago’s book ‘Usapang Kanto’

Jess Santiago, iconic progressive singer and multi-awarded poet, sings one of his most beloved songs “Laging Ikaw” at the launch of his book “Usapang Kanto” at the University of the Philippines Main Library last August 28.

A collection of ‘Koyang’ Jess’ columns in various publications written as poems, the book contains about 200 pieces that comments on important social issues at the time of their writing.

“Usapang Kanto” was among the several books launched by UP’s Sentro ng Wikang Filipino as part of its observance of Buwan ng Wika this month. (Video by Raymund B. Villanueva with Joseph Cuevas)