"KUMBIRA: A Panel Discussion on Mindanawon Writing" was held in Notre Dame University, Cotabato City on 11 August by the Davao Writers Guild. Around 200 students and literary enthusiasts were present during the discussion held at Tanghalang Michael Clark, Nepomuceno Building. The event was made possible with the partnership of the Guild with the National Commission on Culture and the Arts, Notre Dame University College of Education, and SOX Writers.
Kumbira included the participation of UP Mindanao faculty members Lualhati Abreu of Dept. of Social Sciences and Darylle Rubino and John Bengan of Dept. of Humanities.