Cabinet of Wonders and Other Laguna Stories
Anita Feleo, David Sheniak
Illustrated by Edgar Santiago
This book takes us on a tour of the diverse, but equally interesting towns in the province of Laguna. From San Pedro to Santa Maria, this collection of vivid travel essays provides eager travelers with excellent tips, describes the natural and man-made marvels of the places visited in detail, and touches on folk festivals and local traditions.
Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2001
Cadena de Amor and Other Short Stories
“Young authors in the new millenium, whether they write in English or Filipino, whether they write fiction, poetry, or drama, will be suffering a great loss if they fail to be introduced to an ‘old’ writer who resisted the mellowing aging was supposed to induce and continued to be ahead of our times. Meet Wilfrido D. Nolledo, writer of the 1950s, still quite young when he departed in the 21st century.” —Bienvenido Lumbera, introducing W. D. Nolledo
Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2004
Cafe by the Ruines: Memories and Recipes
Lilliana Llamado, Adelaida Lim, Feliz Perez
Pasig City: Anvil Publishing Inc., 2008
Calvary Road: Mga Kuwento sa Balighong Panahon
Abdon Balde Jr
Thirty-two stories by the author of Hunyango sa Bato and Mayong, National Book Award winners for Best Novel in 2004 and Best Book of Fiction in 2003, respectively.
Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2005
Can We Live On Mars
Gidget Roceles Jimenez
Quezon City: Adarna House, 2009
This book is about the Hispanization and Christianization of Agusan, Surigao, and East Davao.
Manila: National Historical Institute, 1990
Cartography: A Collection of Poetry on Baguio
Ma. Luisa Aguilar-Cariño
“The poems in the collection Cartography explore themes and subjects connected to or occasioned by living in the City of Baguio in the Philippines. While the poems in the collection do not seek to explain history or to duplicate its aims (nor to do sociological analysis of changes that have taken place within the fabric of cultural and social life in Baguio), they can be said to represent imaginative journeys into the past, present, and future of Baguio.”—Ma. Luisa Aguilar-Cariño, in the preface
Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 1992
Casa Gorordo in Cebu: Urban Residence in a Philippine Province, 1860–1920
This is a work that combines historical description of Philippine domestic architecture, urban history, and portraiture of the turn-of-the-century urban Filipino family. The focus of the study is trained on a house and a district: Casa Gorordo, the 19th-century residence associated with the family of the late Cebuano Bishop Juan Gorordo (1862–1934), and the district in which it is found, the parian of Cebu.
Cebu: Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, 1983
Casaysayan nang Pasiong Mahal ni Jesucristong Panginoon Natin na Sucat Ipag-Alab nang Puso nang Sinomang Babasa
Introducted, annotated, and translated from the 1882 edition by Rene B. Javellana, SJ
The book reproduces the 1882 verse narrative written by unknown Tagalog poets about the life of Jesus Christ—perhaps the most significant Tagalog religious text of the 19th century. It also provides a critical introduction to the text, as well as extensive, textual, literary, biblical, and theological notes.
Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1988
Illustrated by Mark Salvatus III
Cats come in three colors: black, white, and yellow—this is what Miral, chief cat painter, teaches all his students. All is well until Rahal, a playful painter, comes along. From then on, cats have never been the same. The volume also contains “Ang Pintor ng Pusa,” a translation into Filipino by Aneka Rodriguez and Dencel Aquino.
Quezon City: Adarna House, 2006
Catch a Falling Star
Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo
With this collection of stories, Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo departs from the “tale” mode of her previous books Tales for a Rainy Night (1993) and Where Only the Moon Rages (1994), and returns to the realistic short story, the mode of her earlier collection Ballad of a Lost Season (1987). But the simple narrative style and the nostalgic tone of these new stories about the young girl, Patriciang Payatot, are reminiscent of the tales, as well as of her travel essays—a genre in which she pioneered, and which some critics regards as her best work.
Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 1999
Cavite before the Revolution, 1571–1896
“I find it to be fascinating and an admirable piece of scholarly work. It is thorough and well researched. His emphasis on toponyms and things indigenous to the province is indeed a new approach to the study of local history. I consider this work an invaluable contribution to Philippine historical literature, especially to local history.”
—Dr. Napoleon J. Casambre, former chair, U.P. Department of History
Quezon City: U.P. COllege of Social Science and Philosophy, 1994
Celebrations: A Culinary Feast from the Roces-Reyes Table
Karla Prieto Delgado, Gianna Reyes Montinola, Cristina Roces-Garcia, Ginny Roces-De Guzman, Sylvia Roces-Montilla, Vicky Veloso-Barrera
Pasig City: Anvil Publishing Inc., 2011
Checkmeta: The Cesar Ruiz Aquino Reader
Cesar Ruiz Aquino
The narratives and poems in this book previously appeared in the author’s two earlier books, Chronicles of Suspicion (Kalikasan Press, 1990) and Word Without End (Anvil Publishing, 1993).
Davao City: Midtown Printing, Book Development and Publishing Division, 2003
Illustrated by Liza Flores
Honorable Mention, PBBY Salanga Writers’ Prize, 1998
Children think that Chenelyn is a magician—she makes things happen around the household! Floors are cleaner, meals are cooked. It seems that without her, everything will stop running smoothly. Until one day, everything stops running smoothly, and everybody at home becomes worried.
Quezon City: Adarna House, 2000
Children of the Snarl and Other Poems
“Children of the Snarl and Other Poems stir up what is latent in us—the dark, primeval, sensual pre-colonial beings that lurk behind our westernized colonial façades. These poems disturb us because they open us up to ourselves, make us see what we are deep down inside, the core that we suppress in the name of borrowed good and borrowed honor. These poems subvert our ordered view of life, our mannered visions of ourselves.”—Alfrredo Navarro Salanga, in the introduction
Quezon City: Aklat Peskador, 1988
Chinese and Vietnamese Blue and White Wares Found
Larry Gotauco, Rita Tan, Allison Diem
This book is an attempt to present a more complete picture of the variety and quality of Chinese and Vietnamese blue and white wares traded in the Philippines. The Chinese ceramics featured here were made in the last 40 years of the Yuan Dynasty, and in the succeeding 275 years of the Ming Dynasty. The Vietnamese wares were contemporaneous, from the late 14th–16th centuries.
Makati City: Bookmark, 1997
Illustrated by Beulah Pedregosa Taguiwalo
Gillian often looks up at the stars, wishing she could see her mother again. Then one night, everything started to come together: pine trees, pine cones, stars, fireflies, glass lamps, perpetual light. Gillian was given a special gift, something that will always be there for her. And Christmas acquired a special meaning, something that everyone can share.
Quezon City: Papertree Publishing, 2004
Christology of the Inarticulate: An Inquiry into the Filipino Understanding of Jesus the Christ
Benigno Beltran, SVD
“What does it mean to believe that Jesus is the Christ when one is a scavenger in a garbage dump? I have been working with the scavengers for many years. With them I have often stumbled upon insights into a deeper understanding of who Jesus is and what He did for us. Faith in the power of Jesus and the experience of his consoling presence kindle their courage and endurance as they go through the terrible agony of living and scavenging in the garbage dump in order to survive.”—Benigno Beltran, SVD
Manila: Divine Word Publications, 1987
Cinco de Noviembre
Rene Javellana, SJ
This historical fiction paints the Filipinos’ first bloodless revolution as a play—seen through the eyes of a young boy who unknowingly takes part in one of the military victories of Philippine history. Though the boy Toto is fictional, the events that took place within the towns of Bacolod, Talisay, Silay, and Bago actually transpired as a glorious example of the Filipino revolutionary spirit of unity and creativity.
Makati CIty: Negros Museum and Bookmark, 2000
Cine: Spanish Influences on Early Cinema in the Philippines
With meticulous scholarship and engaging insights, prizewinning filmmaker and author Nick Deocampo investigates the origin and formation of cinema as it became the Filipinos’ preeminent entertainment and cultural form. Cinema’s arrival and its difficulties in asserting itself in Hispanic, then Americanized, Manila until the outbreak of World War II are detailed in this book—the first in five volumes to discuss the development of Philippine cinema in its journey from colonization to nationalism through the process of indigenization.
Manila: National Commission for Culture and the Arts, 2003
Ciudad Murada: A Walk through Historic Intramuros
Jose Victor Torres
“This book is a highly interesting and entertaining guide to landmarks—both extant and vanished—and to the history of Manila’s Intramuros. It also serves as a possible inspiration and guide to policy makers and planners and to private-sector developers, as an object lesson on what can be done to recover some of the old glory of Manila the Beautiful.”
—Jaime C. Laya
Manila: Intramuros Administration and VIbal Publishing House, 2005
Coconut Cookery of Bicol
This fun book, disguised as a cookbook, is a brief autobiography with a rather extended digression on food. Incidentally, the recipes in these pages are authentic and truly edible and—in fact—epicurean.
Makati City: Bookmark, 1994
Coconut: The Philippines’ Money Tree
Renato Labadan, Ph.D.
This book focuses on the coconut, its many uses, and its economic promise. It takes readers into a rich panorama of the amazing world of coconut. And while taking readers to a virtual coco-filled adventure, it begs them to think of the realities and challenges, as well as the future, of the coconut industry.
Quezon City: R.M. Labadan and Associates, 2006
Cogito Ergo Sum and Other Musings on Science
Edited by Queena Lee-Chua
In this groundbreaking collection, science is viewed from diverse perspectives and disciplines. Through essay, poetry, journalism, and fiction, well-known writers reflect on and investigate the vagaries of physics, zoology, mathematics, as well as computer science, environmental science, and agriculture, among others. The first of its kind in the country, this anthology of science writing is recommended for students, parents, teachers, and everyone interested in the workings of our universe, our world, and ourselves.
Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2002
Colonial Odyssey of Leyte (1521–1914): Reseña de la
Manuel Artigas y Cuerva
Edited by Rolando Borrinaga, Cantius Kobak
This book provides the English translation of Reseña de la Provincia de Leyte by Manuel Artigas y Cuerva. The original in Spanish was a trailblazing work and appears to be the earliest known documented regional or local history ever written and published in the Philippines.
Quezon City: New Day Publishers, 2006
Colonial Pathologies: American Tropical Medicine, Race, and Hygiene in the Philippines
Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2007
Erlinda Enriquez Panlilio
Pospas, corned beef, siopao? In this book, eating with a dash of nostalgia makes them rather rare and special.
Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2003
Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo
“It must be a kind of vanity to assume that in the future, there will be those who will be curious about what it was like for me and my contemporaries. But why not? And if these musings should serve to satisfy a hunger like mine in some woman like myself, when I am gone,
I shall be content.”—Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo
Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 1997
Coming to Terms: Writings on Midlife by 15 Women
Edited by Lorna Kalaw Tirol
Fifteen intensely personal accounts by women who fearlessly debunked the myth of midlife crisis to emerge complete, satisfied, and confident of their potentials as women and as persons. The book looks closely at the different perspectives of the anxiety-filled phase and provides insights that will empower all women to face the inevitable.
Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 1994
Compendium of the Economically Important Seashells in Panay, Philippines
Quezon City: University of the Phillipines Press, 2010
Competing Views and Strategies on Agrarian Reform, Volume 1: International Perspective and Volume II: Philippine Perspective
Saturnino M. Borras
Conquistas de las Islas Filipinas [Conquest of the Philippine Islands]
Gaspar De San Agustin
Tanslated by Luis Antonio Mañeru
In 1565, together with Miguel Lopez de Legazpi’s expedition to the Philippine islands came five Augustinian missionary friars, who were to record their perceptions of the earliest contact between Spanish and Filipinos. Conquistas de las Islas Filipinas (1565–1615) is a chronicle of Philippine history as gleaned from the records of these pioneering priests and those who followed in their mission, as told by the 17th-century friar, Gaspar de San Agustin.
Manila: San Agustin Museum, 1998
Consuming Passions: Philippine Collectibles
Edited by Jaime Laya
Book design by M.G. Chavez
Photography by Dick Baldovino and Ivan Acuña
“Jaime C. Laya has edited a new book that is a must for all long-time collectors to have, and even more so for aspiring collectors. Laya has assembled a stellar cast of knowledgeable, not to say expert, collectors, most of whom have published books to their credit and all of whom are known for their writing skills, not least himself.”—Benito J. Legarda Jr.
Contracting Colonialism: Translation and Christian Conversion in Tagalog Society under Early Spanish Rule
This book studies the role of language in religious conversion of the Tagalogs to Catholicism and their subsequent colonization in the early period of Spanish rule (1580–1705).
Quezon CIty: Ateneo De Manila University Press and Cornell University Press, 1988
Cordillera in June: Essays Celebrating June Prill-Brett, Anthropologist
Edited by B.P. Tapang
Quezon City: University of the Phillipines Press, 2007
Illustrated by Maria Luisa Aguilar Cariño
“The stories gathered here come from various sources from among the tribes in the Cordillera; many of these have been collected by others like Fr. Morice Vanoverbergh and Claude R. Moss, whose interest was chiefly folkloric or anthropological. In retelling the stories here I have tried to use a clear and contemporary idiom while trying to hew as close as possible to the ‘spirit’ of the original story to communicate a sense of the life and tribal culture of the people of the Mountain Provinces.“—Ma. Luisa A. Cariño, in the preface
Quezon City: New Day Publishers, 1990
Cracks in the Parchment Curtain and Other Essays in
William Henry Scott
This book provides valuable insights and material for a deeper understanding of various periods of Philippine history.
Quezon City: New Day Publishers, 1982
Edited by Gilda Cordero-Fernando, Fernando Zialcita
The book documents the variety of beliefs and practices of Lent, the most varied, vibrant, and visible liturgical season in the Philippines. It explains the customary features of Philippine Lent, by showing how the Filipino has shaped Christianity, how the average Filipino has reinterpreted Christian belief within the context of Philippine social, political, and economic structures, as well as the physical environment. This book provides an excellent opportunity to study the Filipino’s interpretation of Christianity.
Makati City: Bookmark and Bungang Araw, 2000
Edited by Renan Prado, Lourdes Brillantes
Translated by Renan S. Prado, Evelyn C. Soriano, Heide V. Aquino, and Shirley R. Torres
“Cuentos Filipinos is a collection of nine short stories, originally written in Spanish, portraying the life and times in 19th-century Philippines. The colorful and graphic vignettes describing the customs and traditions of our people come alive, as characters weave in and out of a historically and culturally documented milieu. The religious, political, and economic aspects of our society are objectively depicted, empirical data narrated, statistical figures enumerated, and places of interest unveiled in detail.”—Renan Prado
Quezon City: Ateneo De Manila University Department of Modern Language, School of Humanities, 2004
Cultural Fictions: Narratives on Philippine Popular Culture,
“This is a collection of fictions on popular culture, politics, and literature—in that all attempts at making sense of what are known, observed, or reported constitute fiction. The events, names, dates, and texts mentioned are factual, but the accounts that locate them in particular contexts to signify meanings border on some kind of storytelling.”—I. M. Cruz, in the preface
Iloilo CIty: University of San Agustin, 2004
Cultural Worker’s First Manual: Essays in Appreciating the Everyday
Felice Prudente Sta. Maria
The first-ever manual written for cultural workers, this book is a visionary attempt at addressing cultural workers’ concerns vis-a-vis promoting heritage conservation. The book also aims to professionalize cultural workers, i.e., educators, artists, writers, journalists, and librarians, as well as members of religious organizations, by strengthening and deepening their appreciation and by providing strategies for cultural education and advocacy.
Culture and History: Occasional Notes on the Process of
Nick Joaquin, said Jose Garcia Villa, is “the only Filipino writer with a real imagination—the imagination of power and depth and great metaphysical seeing—and which knows how to express itself in great language, who writes poetry, and who reveals behind his writings a genuine first rate mind.” Reprinted in 2004 by Anvil, with illustrations by Beaulah P. Taguiwalo.
Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2004