Join the 18th Muralla Literary Portfolio of The LANCE!

April 11, 2021


To hear, listen with intent


Amidst the pandemic, an onslaught of storms, a turbulent political climate, and everything else in between, these unprecedented times have given everyone more baggage than they can carry; some have more loads than others.

The circumstances call for different things: an initiative to speak out, the will to keep moving forward, the consistency in fighting the good fight, and the act of empathy, but above all, it asks for people to listen.

With all that has happened in the preceding year, it is only right that we sit down and listen to each other’s stories from 2020, whether they are stories of triumph, narratives of personal struggle, or just the overall human experience in what can only be regarded as a unique set of three hundred and sixty-five days.

All entries submitted and compiled are exclusive intellectual properties of The LANCE and protected by the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines.


  • Maikling Kwento 
  • Short Story
  • Tula
  • Poem
  • Sanaysay
  • Essay
  • Illustrations


  1. All entries must be original works intended for the contest and given theme. Plagiarism, such as claiming one’s work as your own, direct copying of statements from other published materials, paraphrasing quotes of other authors without proper citations, and submitting works already published or used for another purpose will result in disqualification.
  2. Entries for Short Story and Maikling Kwento categories shall not exceed 2,000 words.
  3. The contest is open for all officially enrolled students of the Colegio in the current academic year.
  4. Format:
    1. Entries must be submitted to the official e-mail address of the publication: in Word format, Times New Roman, 12, double space
    2. The document header shall include ones’ full name, year and course, and contact details (Letran email, alternative email, and contact number). 
    3. A valid student ID/registration form (for freshmen) must also be submitted in a separate file along with the entry/s.

The format shall be strictly followed, otherwise, non-compliance will result in disqualification.

  1. Illustrations can either be traditional or digital.
    1. They must be submitted in . JPEG or . PNG format.
    2. Illustrations must be scanned or shot in good lighting and quality.
  2. One can join all categories but only three (3) maximum entries can be submitted per category.


Per Category

  • First Place- 3,000 PHP
  • Second Place- 2,000 PHP
  • Third Place- 1,000 PHP


  1. 5 Rescuers in Bulacan, Found Dead
  2. Letran Bounces Back, Deals CSB First Loss of NCAA 98
  3. We Remember
  4. Greta on the Marcos Administration: No Climate Justice under it
  5. Marcos Jr. Attends 77th UNGA, Rallies for ‘Unity’
  6. DepEd Clarifies Zero-Budget for SPED, 150M Confidential Fund
  7. Navarro Surrenders to NBI After Issuance of Arrest Warrant
  8. Letran Suffers their First Loss Against the Arellano Chiefs, 69-72
  9. House Panel Approves OVP’s PHP 2.292 Billion Budget within Minutes
  10. Court Dismisses Esperon’s Overturn Appeal vs Bulatlat
  11. Reyson Dedicates Career Game for Fr. Raffy
  12. Kurt Reyson stars in Letran’s Grit and Grind OT win against JRU
  13. READY FOR BATTLE: Knights Set to face Heavy Bombers to Begin their Three-peat Bid
  14. Abante Seeks to Scrap PCGG
  15. COVID-19 Benefits for Healthcare Workers still Pending, Unfunded
  16. Grit and Glory: Alex Eala becomes First Filipino to Win Singles Grand Slam
  17. Athletes Vow to Achieve Greatness as NCAA Season 98 Officially Begins
  18. British Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96, UK Hails a New Monarch
  19. Letran Community Bolsters up the Pep Rally 2022: Knight and Proud
  20. Remembering the “Living Saint”
  21. The Blessed Smile
  22. 2022 PH Debt Balloons to PHP 12.89 Trillion
  23. Cultural Center of the Philippines to Temporarily Shut its Doors in 2023
  24. Gov’t Prepares for a Special National Vaccination Week
  25. ABS-CBN, TV5 ‘Mutually’ Discontinues Network Investment
  26. Philippine Mass Media Marks First National Press Freedom Day
  27. PH Observes Annual National Heroes’ Day, President Marcos Jr., VP Sara Addresses the Public
  28. Jordan Clarkson Glorious in Home Debut as Gilas Destroys KSA
  29. Remembering GomBurZa
  30. Dolomite Beach: One of Manila Bay's Many Ecological Threats
  31. DBM proposes ‘Proactive and Resilient’ 2023 Nat’l Budget seeking P5.268-T
  32. Ready to face the Lord
  33. Increasing Abductions, Rape-Slay Cases Alarm PH Women for their Safety
  34. Fourth Monkeypox Case Detected in the PH
  35. Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna and Vice Mayor Yul Servo Nieto Visits Schools in Manila for Inspection
  36. Educational Assistance Rollout causes Chaos Outside DSWD Main Office
  37. Knights Get Caught in La Salle’s Storm, Exits FilOil Cup
  38. Poverty-stricken Students to Obtain Cash Assistance from DSWD
  39. Philippine Poverty Rate Increases to 18.1%
  40. Letran Bows to SSCR, still In Dangerous Position in Preseason Cup
  41. Honey Lacuna initiates PinasLakas Campaign
  42. COA: Donations for Typhoon Ulysses Victims found Rotten and Undistributed
  43. Philippines, Vulnerable to Rising Global Temperatures
  44. Knights bite the dust, succumbs to San Beda
  45. Filipino authors, books withstand Red-Tagging remarks VS KWF
  46. Sen. Hontiveros seeks to plumb the P7B "questionable releases" of CHED's UniFAST
  47. Letran celebrates Hybrid Binyag Arriba for Senior High School
  48. COA Reports on the Overpriced 39,583 Laptops Units DepEd Procured
  49. Senate Steps in, Files Resolution to solve Gilas Woes
  50. Students and RSOs Hardwork Pays Off in the Collegiate Orientation and Gaward Arriba 2022
  51. Knights fall to neighbors Pirates, record first loss
  52. Academic Year 2022-2023, Commences with Three Subsequent Annual Events
  53. Letranites Creativity and Passion Mirrors RSOs booths in the 2022 Org Fair
  54. Caralipio, Paraiso lift Knights past Tamaraws in FilOil EcoOil Preseason
  55. First Year CBAA Students, Welcomed to the Colegio with Binyag Arriba Day 2
  56. Colegio welcomes CLAS, COED, CEIT freshmen for Binyag Arriba Day 1
  57. Letran falters to UST, Gets Eliminated from Playoff Contention
  58. Wangs-Letran Bows To Baste, Drops Their Third in a Row
  59. Monkeypox detected in PH, Senate marks DOH Chief as 'urgent'
  60. Vape Law lapses into Law
  61. Wangs-Letran Stung by CEU Scorpions with Second Straight Loss
  62. Kobe Monje powers Letran to first FilOil Preseason Cup Win
  63. The New Slate of Officials for the 19th Congress of the Philippines
  64. Knights succumb to Green Archers in D-League
  65. The Trial Classes for the Elementary, Junior High School, and Senior High School of Letran: A Testament
  66. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. delivers his first SONA at the newly renovated Batasang Pambansa
  67. Shooting in Ateneo de Manila University Results into 3 Deaths and Several Injuries
  68. Teatro de Letran’s “Piladelpiya, Hirrr Ay Kammm!!!” Wows Teatro Europa’s Third Edition Launch; Letran Filipiniana Dance Company Opening, a Dazzling Comeback Performance.
  69. The Letran Let’s Flex Hyflex Program: The Start of Modern Innovative Education
  70. Wangs-Letran Outguns Gutsy Marinerong Pilipino, Gains solo Lead in D-League
  71. Letran Survives Gritty AMA Scare to Get 2nd Straight D-League Win
  72. Cyberknights Grab First Win in CCE, Goes 1-3
  73. Letran Gets Swept By San Sebastian, Officially Ends Season 97 Campaign
  74. Former CBCP President, Archbishop Lagdameo, dies at 81
  75. Sangalang, Paraiso, Caralipio provide championship composure as Letran overcomes pesky St. Clare
  76. Knights unveil roster for PBA D-League
  77. Letran stuns Mapua, Improves to 2-6
  78. Esports: Letran bows to Arellano and CSB in MLBB at the Collegiate Center for Esports Competition
  79. Lady Knights Yield to Lady Generals
  80. A Fight Against Poverty: Launching of Angat Buhay NGO
  81. President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr.; Now on the Highest Seat of the Nation
  82. First woman-elect Lacuna takes oath as the 28th Mayor of Manila
  83. “It’s not a signal for me to stop, but to keep on going.”: NBA Dream still alive for Kai Sotto even after Draft Snub
  84. Letran bows to Lyceum; Drops to 1-4
  85. Lady Knights Escape San Beda in Five Set Thriller; Finally Enters Winning Column
  86. Knights sweep Cardinals, cops 19th NCAA title
  87. Letran Completes Comeback Over Mapua to Take Game One
  88. Still in Shining Armor: Letran Escaped The Altas’ Scare, Charges to the NCAA 97 Finals With an Unblemished Record.
  89. Letran Escapes Arch-rivals, Finishes Elimination Round With A Clean Sweep
  90. Elite Eight: Abando, Paraiso Lead Knights to Gritty Win Against Golden Stags, Secures Final Four Slot.
  91. Knights Thrash Bombers, Extending Their Unbeaten Streak to 7-0.  
  92. A Look Into Ping Lacson
  93. Letran Escapes Lyceum, Secures Fifth Straight Win of the Season
  94. Knights Continue Hot Streak, Trounces Mapua
  95. Letran Triumphs Over Perpetual, Abando Records Career Game
  96. Letran Dominates Arellano, gets 2nd Straight Win
  97. Letran Charges Back, Edges Benilde in NCAA ‘97 Opener
  98. Rewriting OPM: The P-pop Takeover
  99. Filipino Humor and Pinoy Comedy Films: A Sacrosanct Relationship
  100. The Unfaltering Voice of the Press
  101. To Get The Fire Back
  102. Pearl's Pride and Glory: First Philippine Republic Day
  103. CHED and DOH Visit Letran In Preparation For NCAA Bubble, Colegio Now Approved For Training
  104. Stand-up Comedy Culture with The KoolPals
  105. LCES, Finally an Official Alliance of AcadArena
  106. To The Unsung Heroes in Our Screens
  107. Tokyo 2021: Looking back and moving forward
  108. Exhibiting ‘Resiliency and Creativity’: NCAA Season 96 to kick off on June 13
  109. NCAA ‘Special’ Season 96 to push through with online sporting events in May
  110. Letran alumnus to send Colegio’s 400th Anniversary score and lyrics to the moon
  111. LOOKBACK: A glimpse of Letran’s Yellow Brick Road of Sports in 2020
  112. Two bullets each
  113. DENR awards Colegio with Gawad Maparaan
  114. Letran conducts webinar on violence against women
  115. The Greatest Reset
  116. Lloyd Cadena: More than a vlogger
  117. Long live the King!
  118. Former Tigers Paraiso, Bataller set to become new members of the Knights
  119. Killing our heroes
  120. Students urge suspension of online classes despite memo from VPAA
  121. Philippines under state of calamity due to COVID-19
  122. NCAA Season 95 suspended indefinitely
  123. Letranites express dismay over Paskong Arriba
  124. Quadricentennial Year 4 ends with a double celebration
  125. Letran dethrones San Beda, claims 18th title
  126. Dugong Arriba: Kilalanin ang ating Rektor