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. Knights sweep Cardinals, cops 19th NCAA title
  2. Letran Completes Comeback Over Mapua to Take Game One
  3. Still in Shining Armor: Letran Escaped The Altas’ Scare, Charges to the NCAA 97 Finals With an Unblemished Record.
  4. Letran Escapes Arch-rivals, Finishes Elimination Round With A Clean Sweep
  5. Elite Eight: Abando, Paraiso Lead Knights to Gritty Win Against Golden Stags, Secures Final Four Slot.
  6. Candidate Profile: The Lady in Pink
  7. Candidate Profile: The Tiger of the North
  8. Knights Thrash Bombers, Extending Their Unbeaten Streak to 7-0.  
  9. Candidate Profile: A Look Into Ping Lacson
  10. A Look Into Ping Lacson
  11. Letran Escapes Lyceum, Secures Fifth Straight Win of the Season
  12. Knights Continue Hot Streak, Trounces Mapua
  13. Letran Triumphs Over Perpetual, Abando Records Career Game
  14. Letran Dominates Arellano, gets 2nd Straight Win
  15. Letran Charges Back, Edges Benilde in NCAA ‘97 Opener
  16. Liliyab Na: A Mobile filmmaking contest for ICOMM students!
  17. Rewriting OPM: The P-pop Takeover
  18. Filipino Humor and Pinoy Comedy Films: A Sacrosanct Relationship
  19. The Unfaltering Voice of the Press
  20. To Get The Fire Back
  21. The Goodbye List
  22. NCAA Officials Move NCAA Season 97 Opening in Late March
  23. Pearl's Pride and Glory: First Philippine Republic Day
  24. CHED and DOH Visit Letran In Preparation For NCAA Bubble, Colegio Now Approved For Training
  25. Stand-up Comedy Culture with The KoolPals
  26. LCES, Finally an Official Alliance of AcadArena
  27. LSC launches “TamBike-an sa Letran”
  28. To The Unsung Heroes in Our Screens
  29. To the Unsung Heroes in Our Screens
  30. Tokyo 2021: Looking back and moving forward
  31. Exhibiting ‘Resiliency and Creativity’: NCAA Season 96 to kick off on June 13
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  33. ‘Rise Up, Stronger’: the new theme of NCAA Season 96 stood up headstrong against the virus plight
  34. NCAA ‘Special’ Season 96 to push through with online sporting events in May
  35. Letran alumnus to send Colegio’s 400th Anniversary score and lyrics to the moon
  36. LOOKBACK: A glimpse of Letran’s Yellow Brick Road of Sports in 2020
  37. Two bullets each
  38. DENR awards Colegio with Gawad Maparaan
  39. Letran conducts webinar on violence against women
  40. The Greatest Reset
  41. Who is Mitch?
  42. Lloyd Cadena: More than a vlogger
  43. Long live the King!
  44. Former Tigers Paraiso, Bataller set to become new members of the Knights
  45. Killing our heroes
  46. 'It's not about the position' Partido Muralla vows service despite big loss in execs race
  47. AAL sweeps execs race; PM reserves senate seats in LSC Elections 2020
  48. Students urge suspension of online classes despite memo from VPAA
  49. Please consider suspending online classes
  50. Philippines under state of calamity due to COVID-19
  51. NCAA Season 95 suspended indefinitely
  52. Letranites express dismay over Paskong Arriba
  53. Quadricentennial Year 4 ends with a double celebration
  54. Letran dethrones San Beda, claims 18th title
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  56. Dugong Arriba: Kilalanin ang ating Rektor