The mother language of West Visayas, Kinaray-a, and Aklanon which grew out of it, were once considered mere dialects of the vulgar and uneducated. But the literary history of West Visayas took a turn with the emergence of new literature written in Kinaray-a, Aklanon and Visayan-influenced Filipino.

The Cultural Center of the Philippines, Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra Society, Inc., and the University of the Philippines held an invitational concert to pay tribute to the late Senator and former UP President Edgardo Angara on October 17 at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo.