Lolita Delgado Fansler

President of the Mangyan Heritage Center 


Mangyan Poetry in Two Scripts and Four Languages

Learn about the ancient Mangyan heritage and the Philippines' oldest system of writing, Mangyan Scripts, dating to the 10th century A.D. and still in use today. 

October 2024 in Columbia, SC


Lolita Delgado Fansler studied at Maryknoll College for a decade, was a trustee of Miriam College Foundation for 17 years, and on the Maryknoll-Miriam College Alumni Association board for a year. Lolita has been doing NGO work since 1969, set up the Association of Foundations in 1972, and ran a family foundation for 50 years. A published writer since 1994, she has articles in anthologies and magazines, like the Reader’s Digest. She co-authored a college textbook, Sustainable Development: A Philippine Perspective; conceptualized and edited Bamboo Whispers: Poetry of the Mangyans, with the help of many volunteers and saints. This won in 2018 the National Book Award as Best Translated Book, and the Golden Book Award for Arts and Humanities.