Oris, Glenda C. (PhD cand)

Full Time
Contact No.: 
+634266001 loc. 5320, 5321
Glenda Callanta Oris, also known as “Bong,” is a faculty member of the Filipino Department, School of Humanities, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines. Bong is the author of four storybooks for children: Looking Out for Heroes, A Reader’s Story/Kuwento ng Isang Mambabasa, Whuush! and Ang Madyik ni Paolo/Paolo’s Magic.  Her short story for children, “Ang Madyik ni Paolo” (Paolo’s Magic) won Second Prize in the 2001 Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature.  She also penned a number of creative nonfiction pieces and poems that appeared in newspapers, magazines and anthologies.  She is a member of Kuwentista ng mga Tsikiting (KUTING) Inc., an organization of Filipino writers of children’s literature. Aside from reading, writing and translating children’s literature, she also enjoys working with museums and promoting heritage conservation.
BS Computer Science, Ateneo de Manila University
MA Philosophy, Ateneo de Manila University
Phd (candidate) Philippine Studies, University of the Philippines- Diliman
Areas of Specialization: 

Children's Literature
Philosophy and Children's Literature

Courses Taught: 
Pag-aaral at pagpapahalaga sa wika at kultura sa pamamagitan ng pagkilala at pagsusuri sa tula, maikling kuwento, dula, at nobela sa Filipino.

Pagsasanay at pagpapaunlad sa kakayahang sumulat ng iba’t ibang anyo ng sanaysay, nang binibigyan ng diin ang pagsusuri sa panitikan at kultura.

Batayang kurso sa kasaysayang pampanitikan na nakatuon sa pag-aaral ng pagkaunlad ng panitikang Filipino mula sa panahong aborihinal hanggang sa panahong kontemporanyo.

Masaklaw at diakronikong pag-aaral ng kasaysayan ng panitikang Filipino sa simula hanggang sa kasalukuyan nang isinasaalang-alang ang mga puwersang nagtatakda sa tunguhin nito.

Kritikal na pag-aaral ng kasaysayan ng panitikan mula sa panahong aborihinal hanggang sa kasalukuyan nang kaagapay ang pagsusuri ng kritikal  na pananaw ng mga pangunahing aklat ng kasaysayang pampanitikan ng Pilipinas tungo sa pagbubuo ng bagong kritikal na pananaw sa pagsulat ng kasaysayan ng panitikan.

PH 101           Philosophy of the Human Person I
The first subject in the curriculum initiates students into the act of philosophizing by making them aware of the dynamism of their own existence. Dialogue with the natural and social sciences are cultivated within the context of human freedom, knowledge, embodiment, historicity, and temporality. The course ends by noting the finitude of human experience before the reality of death and the Absolute.

PH 102           Philosophy of the Human Person II
The second course broadens the perspectives of the first course by locating human existence within the social context. It is designed to prepare students to asusme leadership positions in their professional careers by a discussion of such topics as intersubjectivity, the various forms of sociality, and the nature of work within the context of the common good. It offers flexibility by allowing students to study under teachers who share their particular interests: aesthetics, philosophy of language, science, business, government, civil society, education, theories of knowledge, ecology, etc. This course continues to dialogue with other academic disciplines, especially with the human and social sciences.

PH 103           Philosophy of Religion (taught in Filipino - Pilosopiya ng Relihiyon)
The third course in the curriculum deepens the students’ understanding of their infinite aspirations as spiritual beings. While maintaining its perspectives within the limits of human rationality, it seeks to dialogue with various religious traditions in general, and with Catholic Theology, in particular. The data generated by the sciences serve as its ally in arguing about the existence of God. A metaphysics and phenomenology of hope serves as culminating point for the course.

Research Interest: 

Creative Writing
Philosophy for Children
Migration and Diaspora


Glenda C. Oris, "Teaching Guide for the story The Bundle of Sticks", Southeast Asian Wisdom Stories for Sustainable Development (An Anthology), 2012, 97-105.

Creative Work: 

Glenda Callanta Oris, "Reunion", Kusang-loob (2012). Creative Non-Fiction
Leovino Garcia (researcher and writer), and Bong Oris (translator), "Putting the Philippines on the Map (text for the map exhibit of Philippine Map Collectors Society )", Creative Non-Fiction (Single).
Glenda Callanta Oris, "Monkey-Child", BALAGEN: Edukasyong Pangkapayapaan at Panitikang Pambata ni Rosario Torres-Yu (2011). Short Story Retelling.
Glenda Callanta Oris, "Whuush!", Adarna House (2011).
Glenda Callanta Oris, "Reunion", Short Story (Single).
Glenda Callanta Oris, "Mga Kulay ng Pangarap (Filipino translation of PALETTE OF DREAMS by Liwliwa Malabed)", Museo Pambata Foundation, Inc. (2010).
Glenda Callanta Oris, "Kuwento ng Isang Mambabasa (Filipino translation of A READER'S STORY)", Museo Pambata Foundation, Inc. (2010).
Glenda Callanta Oris, "A Reader's Story", Museo Pambata Foundation, Inc. (2010).
Glenda Callanta Oris, "Mga Kamay na Nag-uugnay (Filipino translation of HANDS THAT BRIDGE) by Perpi Alipon-Tiongson", Museo Pambata Foundation, Inc. (2010).
Glenda Callanta Oris, "Awit ng mga Ifugao (Filipino translation of SONG OF THE IFUGAO by Agay Llanera)", Museo Pambata Foundation Inc. (2010).
Glenda Callanta Oris, "REUNION", Creative Non-Fiction (Single).
Glenda Callanta Oris, "TITA MOMMY", HEIGHTS Sesquicentennial Volume 2009 (2010).
Glenda Callanta Oris, "UNTITLED Filipino translation of LAUGHTER ON THE WALL by Germaine Yia, published by Crucible Workshop", Short Story (Single).
Glenda Callanta Oris, "UNTITLED Filipino translation of LOOKING OUT FOR HEROES by Glenda Oris, published by Crucible Workshop", Short Story (Single).

University Service and Outreach: 
University-Related Service: Literary Studies Desk Head, Ateneo Institute of Literary Arts and Practices (AILAP)
Kuwentista ng mga Tsikiting (KUTING),
Quezon City Museum, QC LGU
Quezon City Performing Arts Development Foundation, Inc. (QCPADFI)