Taga sa Bato: Mga Piling Tula, 1973-1988
Teo T. Antonio
“Poetry that is traditional in form, modernist in content, and socially committed in spirit.”
Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1991
Tagalog Poetry, 1570-1898: Tradition and Influences in Its Development
Bienvenido L. Lumbera
The first historico-critical study of Tagalog literature, this book is highly influential in discovering methods and setting norms for study of literature in Philippine vernaculars.
Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1986
Makati City: Tahana Books for Young Readers, 2009
Tales for a Rainy Night
These tales are to be read while relaxing, preferably during rainy nights. It contains the following stories—”The Most Beautiful Woman in the Island,” “The Birthday Gift,” “The Best Fighting Cock in the World,” “The Little Girl and the Dog named Stella,” “The Ghost of La Casa Grande,” and “The Painting.”
Manila: De La Salle University Press, 1993
Talinghaga ng Gana: Ang Banal sa mga Piling Tulang Tagalog ng Ika-20 Siglo
Rebecca T. Anonuevo
“In scintillating prose, and demonstrating both startling critical acumen and solid scholarship, Añonuevo’s study of the workings of gana (drive, desire, energy, interiority, soul) in modern Tagalog poetry, in the poet’s own life and work, and in everyday language use, sets a high standard in Philippine literature studies and critique. It is a fine example of the magic or music that happens when a poet ventures into criticism and makes of it a specimen of literary creation and the mysterious workings of the creative spirit.”—Oscar Campomanes, literary critic and scholar
Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2003
Yasmin S. Ong
Mandaluyong City: Cacho Publishing House, 2011
Tanaw: Perspectives on the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Painting Collection
Edited by Ramon E.S. Lerma
Tanaw views the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) painting collection not simply as a cache of precious objects belonging to an institution, but, more importantly, as an invaluable social resource signifying the richness, diversity, and sophistication of Philippine culture. Tanaw reviews the BSP painting collection by placing the works within a series of thematic dialogues informed by the divergent areas of experience, expertise, and interests of the selected writers.
Manila: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, 2005
Tao Po! Tuloy!: Isang Landas ng Pag-Unawa sa Loob ng Tao
Albert E. Alejo, SJ
“Ang Tao Po! Tuloy!: Isang Landas ng Pag-Unawa sa Loob ng Tao ay hindi lamang isang patibay na makabuluhan at kongkreto ang diwa ng Pilosopiyang Pilipino. Ang gawaing ito ni Albert Alejo ay hindi lamang isang ambag sa pagbuo ng pambansang kultura sa larangan ng pilosopiya. Lampas dito ang kahalagahan nito sapagkat sangkatauhan, at hindi sangkapilipinuhan, ang obheto ng pagsusuri.”—Virgilio Enriquez
Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Office of Research and Publications,, 1990
Tatlong Dulang Pampelikula
Pedro C. Laurel Jr., Ramonfelife A. Sarmiento, Rodolfo C. Vera
“Ang Diego at Gabriela: Lagablab sa Ilocos” ay kuwento ng mag-asawang Diego’t Gabriela mula sa pananaw ng anak-anakan nilang si Lucas. Kuwento ni Pascual, isang binatilyong sakristan, ang “Batingaw.” Ang himagsikan, para sa karaniwang taumbayan ng Catanduanes, ay kaguluhan lamang sa sentro na malao’t madali’y mapupuksa—pero hindi para kay Pascual. Ang “Senyor Paciano” ay tungkol sa nakatatandang kapatid na lalaki ni Dr. Jose Rizal, mula sa mga araw ng kanyang pag-aaral hanggang sa pagtanda’t pag-iisa sa isang kubo sa Los Baños.
Quezon City: University of the Phillipines Press, 2003
Tatlong Palalakbay: Isang Trilohiya ng Mahahabang Dula,
Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2012
Teacher to Tycoon: The Life and Times of Trinidad Diaz Enriquez
Panlilio tells a larger story of her famous mother, Trinidad Diaz Enriquez, to produce not only a biography replete with detail and a story full of candor, humor, and intelligence, but also a piece on social history. Said National Artist N. V. M. Gonzalez: “The story of Mrs. Enriquez’s rise from schoolteacher to tycoon is told by Erlinda with a rigor and detachment almost like that of a novelist’s, if rather boosted as well by a sociologist’s sense of landscape and scope.”
Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2000
This book contains plays, as well as reviews of plays. “Juan Tamban,” for instance, is reviewed by Joel B. Saracho, Pablo Tariman, Lynn Farolan, and A. T. Pastrano. Meanwhile, “Macli-ing” is reviewed by Mayan Wijangco, Silvino V. Epistola, Nick Pichay, Sylvia Mayuga, Amadis Ma. Guerrero, Ricci F. Barrios, and Mike Feria.
Manila: De La Salle University Press, 1994
Cirilo F. Bautista
“The most fruitful way of writing an epic poem based on history is to treat historical data creatively, that is, fictionalize them. The objective is to make a poem out of history—that is, to reconfigure it through artistic and aesthetic means so that the product emerges as a pleasurable interpretation of history but not contradicting history or distorting it.”—from the foreword of The Trilogy of Saint Lazarus
Manila: De La Salle University Integrated Research Center, 1981
Teodoro M. Kalaw’s Spiritual Register: News Columns La Vanguardia 1926–27
Translated by Nick Joaquin
National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin translates the original Spanish texts of T. M. Kalaw’s commentaries and observations of the manners and ideas of his time via a daily column he was commissioned to write in the La Vanguardia, “Mi Página Diaria” (My Daily Page).
Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2001
Terengati ang Binatang Nag-Asawa ng Diwatang Tagalangit
Illustrated by Nikhus O. Katindoy
In the Philippines, different versions of this tale are found in the literature of more than twenty tribes. This book is a retelling of the Manobo version. Terengati, meaning birdhunter, is the name of the person in the book, whose search for his wife is an adventure that may be hard to believe, but its resolution is realistic and drawn from actual family experiences.
Quezon City: Adarna House, 1993
Testament and Other Stories
“Testament and Other Stories is a collection exploring the complexities that motivate people and drive their relationships. In writing that is subtle, ironic, sometimes dark, and often sorrowful, Tuvera renders characters who are too real for comfort, who make us confront our own humanity with the questions that scare us. On the one hand, she accomplishes a rare universality and depth; on the other hand, she offers clarity of insight on Pinoy culture and our psyche. We read her stories and cannot help but be moved.”—Isabelita O. Reyes
Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2002
The Adobo book: traditional and jazzed-up recipes plus essays, trivia and cooking techniques
Reynaldo Alejandro, Nancy Reyes-Lumen
Together with fellow foodie Nancy Reyes Lumen (one of the better known “apos” of Aristocrat’s Aling Asiang Reyes), Ronnie searched far and wide and tapped friends for “original” adobo recipes. The result is this cookbook
Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2004
The Aquinos of Tarlac: An Essay on History as Three Generations
From Don Mianong, the revolutionary general; to Don Benigno, the independence missioner; to Ninoy, the “wonder boy” of Philippine journalism and politics turned martyr: this book gives an intimate view of history (the Revolution, the American advent, the Commonwealth, the Japanese Occupation, the Third Republic, etc.) as reflected by one household.
: Cacho Hermanos, 1983
The Bangko Sentral and the Philippine Economy
Edited by Vicente Valdepeñas Jr.
Through this book, the Central Bank establishes the impact and influence of the institution on the business sector: from micro-enterprises and SMEs to the biggest banks and leading conglomerates. In particular, it focuses on the policies and programs of the Central Bank “to influence the level, direction, and character of growth in the real sector of the Philippine economy.”
The Best of Food Magazine
Edited by Norma Olizon-Chikiamco
A compilation of the best recipes which have appeared in Food Magazine from 1995 to 2000, this cookbook offers mouthwatering recipes, from the simple to the complex, from the rustic to the elegant. The book contains 200 favorite recipes for Filipino and international dishes: appetizers, salads, soups, meat, pasta and rice, vegetables and beans, and desserts and pastries.
Pasig City: ABS-CBN Publishing Company, 2001
The Boy Who Tuched Heaven / Ang Batang Humipo Sa Langit
Iris G. Li
Quezon City: Adarna House, 2007
The Cardinal’s Sins, the General’s Cross, the Martyr’s Testimony, and Other Affirmations
This book collects 40 essays, articles, reviews, and columns that were originally published in the Philippines Free Press, Asia-Philippines Leader, National Midweek, Philippine Graphic, and other journals. Award-winning author and journalist Gregorio C. Brillantes writes of various topics such as Jose Rizal and the Jesuits, Joseph Estrada, Miss Saigon, and the masa.
Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2005
The Charmer’s Box: Poetry
“My mother (Edith L. Tiempo) writes poetry much in the same way the violets in her garden grow—and the other living, well-loved things in her care, as well: the furious secret mysterious processes taking place unobtrusively underneath the carefully tended balance of sun and shade and a gentle hand, with logs of open space. At marvelously unpredictable intervals, my mother’s poems appeared, breaking into life with a certain wondering silence at the heart of each of them, and no distracted, inattentive look to signal their coming. There’s a singular joyfulness in this collection that is its best achievement.”—Rowena Tiempo-Torrevillas
The Critical Villa: Essays in Literary Criticism
Jose Garcia Villa
Edited by Jonathan Chua
This is the first anthology of Villa’s essays written from the 1920s to the 1950s, which created a canon of Philippine fiction and poetry—essays counting as among the most significant in Philippine literary criticism in English.
Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2002
The Dominicans and the Philippine Revolution, 1896–1903
Edited by Fidel Villaroel, OP
Translated by Luis Antonio Mañeru and Fidel Villaroel
All colonial wars of independence have produced two kinds of people, the national heroes, on one side, and the villains, on the other. In the case of the Philippine Revolution of 1896, not a few historians and people have nourished the idea that the villains were, more than any other Spaniards, the friars. Professor Fidel Villarroel, Spaniard and Dominican, who has lived for 42 years in the Philippines, tries to appear not as an interested party in that struggle, but as a witness to history.
Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 1999
The Dynamics of Regional Development The Philippines in the East Asia
Edited by Arsenio M. Balisacan
Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2007
The Fall of Joseph Estrada
An insider’s view of the events that led to the fall of a popular and charismatic leader who introduced into the presidency an unconventional, if not vulgar, style of leadership. It recounts the last 100 days in office of Joseph Estrada, extends up to the accession to the presidency of Vice President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, and concludes with the so-called EDSA Tres staged by Estrada supporters who stormed Malacañang on May 1, 2001.
The Gods We Worship Live Next Door
Bino A. Realuyo
Pasig City: Anvil Publishing Inc., 2008
The Governor-General’s Kitchen: Philippine Culinary Vignettes and Period Recipes, 1521–1935
Felice Prudente Sta. Maria
Book design by Guillermo Ramos
This book gathers interesting and little-known stories from historical sources about the Philippines’ culinary culture from 1521 to 1935. This book contains the circumnavigators’ first picnic in the Philippines, efforts to stem hunger in a pioneering Spanish colony, carabao-horn spoons to maintain quiet during meals of nuns loyal to a vow of silence, banquets and balls of the well-heeled and the noble, devil’s ice, Christ’s food, seditious plottings at the King’s bakery in Intramuros, the mythical pygmy Dinahon who introduced the kalan and the palayok, the early lumpia, the origins of carinderia, and much more.
Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2006
The Greediest of Rajahs and the Whitest of Clouds
Illustrated by Brian Vallesteros
What else could the greediest of rajahs want? He has the fattest cows, the roundest pigs, the juiciest melons, the sweetest sugar, the finest silk, and even the purest of silver and gold. Nothing else but the whitest of clouds.
Quezon City: Adarna House, 2004
The Healing Cut: Filipino Surgeons Write about the Human Drama and Controversy Surrounding Actual Cases
Edited by Maria Socorro Naguit
Compiled by The Audiovisual Communications and Publications Committee, Department of Surgery, University of the Philippines College of Medicine Philippine General Hospital
Some 50 Filipino surgeons write with wit, humility (or forgivable lack of it), and disarming humanity about their most memorable cases in this collection of essays, first-person accounts, and anecdotes.
Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 1999
Jose Dalisay Jr.
Photography by Jaime Zobel
Book design by Francisco Doplon
The Island is a verbal and visual record of a journey. The story by Jose Dalisay Jr. takes a man, at the peak of his life, to an island he has to share with a young girl who returns and restores him to the pristine wonders of childhood. The photographs by Jaime Zobel relate the same experience on another plane, inviting the reader to contemplate them directly, to go beyond the boundaries of the text. Finally, the book design by Francisco Doplon strives for the perfect harmony between lyric and image, an imaginative enterprise all its own.
Makati City: Ayala Foundation, 1996
The Jupiter Effect
The novel focuses on the story of Kiko and Gaby, two martial-law babies who underwent political initiation during the Marcos years. The book poses questions about the Filipinos’ complicity in the Marcos dictatorship and portrays many compromises that are still present in current Philippine politics.
The Katipunan and the Revolution: Memoirs of a General,
Translated by Paula Carolina S. Malay
Without denigrating the dignity or glory of the Revolution, this book gives an account of the successes as well as failures, and bravery as well as brutality of the war, providing raw material for recreating this aspect of the Filipino past. This book contains both the Tagalog and English texts.
Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1992
The Last Full Moon: Lessons of my Life
Gilda Cordero Fernando
In this colorful memoir marking her 75th birth year, storyteller par excellence Gilda Cordero Fernando gathers the stories of her life—written, she says, while she “can still remember.” Then she playfully promises “not to tell all.” Her galactic journey filled with gifts and synchronicities, misadventures and paradoxes, takes us from her ancestral roots in provincial gentry to behind-the-scenes of Manila’s elite literary circles; from political protest to initimations of past lives and communication with the other side; from art-filled family rituals to Gilda’s Living Will.
Manila: GCF Books, 2005
The Last Great Forest: Luzon’s Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park
Jose Ma. Lorenzo Tan
The book tells the story of the Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park located along a vast range of mountains down the northeastern side of Luzon. The Park is recognized as one of the global key sites for conservation of biodiversity. The natural park is home to 70 threatened species including mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and shellfish, and serves as home to more than a thousand indigenous people, the Dumagats. The book details the wonders of the park, its rich natural resources, and wildlife.
Makati City: Bookmark, 2000
The Law and the Philippine Corporate Governance, Cesar L. Villanueva
Cesar L. Villanueva
Angeles City, Pampanga: Holy Angels Universtiy, 2009
The Law on Alternative Dispute Resolution: Private Justice in the Philippines: How to Resolve Legal Disputes Without a Court Room Trial
There is hope for those who have long suffered under a justice system choked by clogged dockets. Now is the time to learn how to settle legal disputes without a court trial. All it takes is the desire to avoid the circuitous road of litigation. Negotiation, arbitration, mediation, and other non-litigative processes may be employed to help one settle civil disputes.
Quezon City: Rex Book Store, 2004
The Law on Annulment of Marriage: Rules of Disengagement (How to Regain Your Freedom to Remarry in the Philippines)
This practical, informative, and entertaining book pinpoints the strengths, weaknesses, and loopholes of the law and the myriad ways by which couples could save face and money when they are both embroiled in litigation. Written with the consumer in mind, it traces the course of marriage from courtship to dissolution.
The Life & Works of Marcelo Adonay, Volume 1
Elena Rivera Mirano, Corazon Canave Dioquino, Meslissa Corazon Velez Mantaring, Edna Marcil Martinez, Ma. Patricia Brillantes Silvestre, Inigo Galing Vito, Patricia Marion Lopez
Quezon City: University of the Phillipines Press, 2007
The Life & Works of Meralco Adonay
Quezon City: University of the Phillipines Press, 2009
The Life And Art of Botong Francisco
D.M. Reyes, Alice G. Guillermo, Roberto G. Paulino, Ino M. Manalo
Quezon City: Vibal Foundation, Inc., 2010
The Living with Nature Handbook
Abercio Rotor, Ph.D
“Living with nature built character and helped men find meaning in their lives. The book speaks of very common people, in very common settings with very simple objects, finding meaning in their lives. This book speaks of us and to us.”—Dr. Anselmo S. Cabigan
The Making of a Subversive: A Memoir
Hernando J. Abaya
In this book, Professor Hernando J. Abaya traces the tortuous path of Philippine politics from World War II down to the Marcos years.
Quezon City: New Day Publishers, 1984
The Manila We Knew
Edited by Erlinda Enriquez-Panlilio
Illustrated by Manuel D. Baldemor
This little volume is a valuable contribution to the lore that accumulates about every great city in the world—part social history, part myth, and part love song. This book is the testament of the writers to the city of their affections.
Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2007
Illustrated by Hermes Alegre
In this landmark adaptation for children, National Artist for Literature Francisco Arcellana’s classic story “The Mats” remains as fresh and powerful as when it first appeared more than 50 years ago. The mats serve as a metaphor for the bittersweet mix of love, laughter, and loss woven into the fabric of everyday life. Hermes Alegre’s palette illuminates each scene with brilliant splashes of color.
Makati City: Tahanan Books for Young Readers, 1995
The Mythology Class
Illustrated by Arnold Arre
This four-issue series is a landmark in itself: a comic book that combines Filipino myths and legends with modern humor, action, and sensibility. The result is a quirky, enjoyable comic book that is thoroughly modern and Filipino in its approach. Through his distinctive art and story, Arre imbues his young warriors with spunk, spark, and whimsy that resonate with any reader. In The Mythology Class, Arre gives us a glimpse of all that a truly Filipino comic book, drawing on all our multifarious influences, can become, all with a confident and unique style of his own.
Metro Manila: Alamat Group of Comics and Adarna House, 1999
The Novel of Justice: Selected Essays, 1968-1994
Also published by the National Commission on Culture and the Arts, 1996 with ISBN 971-911-766-4
“Since the beginning of Tagal poetry,” says the author, “marginality has been upon us, standing at our back with more than paternal interest.” Although not for long, he points out. The 13 essays that comprise this volume—apprisements and avowals of our new situation, he calls them—suggest a continuity rather than an inchoateness in the Filipino imagination
Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 1996
The Nymph of MTV
Angelo V. Suarez
Some 46 poems written by Angelo V. Suarez, who was 19 at the time of publication. He studies at the University of Santo Tomas, and lives just across what used to be the San Lazaro Hippodrome. He has won prizes and enemies for his writing.
The Philippine Forest: Our Living Heritage
Karla P. Delgado
In our country’s forests are life’s creations found nowhere else in the world. We need to be inspired by the courage of people who have fought for forests. We need to be reminded that the forest is not just about trees or birds and other animals. It is also about our people, our culture, and our spiritual roots. It is about life. This book is about standing up and going out and fighting for the forest—knowing that our life and our society depend on it.
Manila: Centro Escolar University, 2001
The Philippines Through European Lenses: Late 19th Century Photographs from the Meerkamp Van Embden Collection
Karl Fredrick M. Castro
Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2008
The Politics of Culture: The Philippine Experience
Edited by Nicanor G. Tiongson
This book contains the proceedings of—and an anthology of essays, poems, songs, skits, and plays from—the Makiisa People’s Cultural Festival (December 28–30, 1983) at the Dulaang Rajah Sulayman.
Quezon City: Philippine Educational Theater Association, in cooperation with People\'s Resource Collection and Philippine Assistance for Rural and Urban Development, 1985
The Politics of Logging: Power from the Forest
Photography by Rick Rocamora
This is a book about deforestation. Among the features of the book is a map of the Philippines where the only remaining virgin forests can be found.
Quezon City: Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, 1993
The Praying Man
Bienvenido N. Santos
“Even while I was going through the final drafts of my novels Villa Magdalena and The Volcano, written more than five years before their publication in 1965, I was already thinking of the dramatic possibilities of the idea of dwelling in the same man both the need to pray and the tendency to prey on others. I finished the first draft in Iowa City in the summer of 1967. In its present form, The Praying Man is a much shorter revised version.” —Bienvenido N. Santos, November 26, 1981
Quezon City: New Day Publishers, 1982
The Recto Valedictory and Recto Day Program 1985
Claro M. Recto
Translated by Nick Joaquin.
A compilation of the last 10 speeches of Recto that were to have been delivered in Spain had he not died in Rome on October 2, 1960.
Manila: Claro M. Recto Memorial Foundation, 1985
The Revolution According To Raymundo Mata
Pasig City: Anvil Publishing Inc., 2009
The Rizal–Pastells Correspondence: The Hitherto Unpublished Letters of Jose Rizal and Portions of Fr. Pablo Pastell’s Fourth Letter and Translation of the Correspondence Together with a Historical Background and Theological Critique
Edited by Raul J. Bonoan, SJ
His book contains previously unpublished letters of Rizal and a translation of complete correspondence. It also includes a theoretical critique and historical background on the larger battle between the Enlightenment and Roman Catholicism.
Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1994
The Romance Mode in Philippine Popular Literature and Other Essays
Soledad S. Reyes
The study of Philippine literature and popular culture has produced a large body of critical works. This collection is an addition to the existing materials that have sought not only to describe the complex movements and trends that have shaped much of literature, but also as importantly, to problematize certain taken-for-granted assumptions regarding such critical projects. This anthology is composed of 19 essays, most of which have been published in journals and books.
Manila: De La Salle University Press, 1991
The Roots of the Filipino Nation
Onofre D. Corpuz
Also published by University of the Philippine Press in 2006 with ISBN 971-542-460-0 (v.1) and 971-542-461-9 (v.2)
This two-volume work covers the time before the arrival of the Spaniards to the period immediately after the Filipino–American War.
Quezon City: Aklahi Foundation, 1990
The Rulemakers: How the Wealthy and Well-born Dominate Congress
Sheila S. Coronel, Yvonne T. Chua, Luz Rimban, Booma Cruz
Quezon City: Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, 2007
The Saga of La. Naval
Lito B. Zulueta
Quezon City: Dominican Province of the Philippines, 2012
The Sea-Gypsies Stay: New and Selected Works
Rowena T. Torrevillas
According to the author, “All of us who write in English from a Filipino context experience a self-division, but the circumstances of my upbringing in Dumaguete and in the midwestern United States have sharpened my own feel for the edges and margins of things, and made me, for life, something of an onlooker…. Anyone who owns two languages knows the pleasure of grasping a word, of judging its heft and roughnesses, and its fine, sharp edges.”
Quezon City: University of the Phillipines Press, 2000
The Secret Is in the Sauce: Cookbook for Noncooks
Maria Ana Gonzalez de Leon-Hudson
Book designed by Dindo Lana. The book was a National Book Award winner in Book Design category in 1997.
The book is a compilation of over 230 recipes and includes useful information on basic kitchen equipment and basic ingredients. It also features tips on how to cook rice and noodles and the art of creating the perfect pie crust.
Makati City: Bookmark, 1996
The Shared Voice: Chanted and Spoken Narratives from The Philippines
Pasig City: Anvil Publishing Inc. and Fundacion Santiago, 2008
The Shepherd’s Voice: Gospel Reflections for All Seasons
Joseph V. Landy, SJ
Across the meadow comes a call, loud and clear. It is the voice of the shepherd, tending his flock. The shepherd cares for his sheep. He finds them the finest pastures to graze, the best grass to eat. He shields them from lashing windstorms and rain. If one of his flock goes astray, he braves the dark night to find it—no matter the cost—and brings it home. The gospel story comes alive in this marvelous collection of homilies written by the Jesuit preacher and teacher Joseph V. Landy.
Makati City: Tahanan Books for Young Readers, 2000
The Sky Over Dimas: A Novel
Vicente Garcia Groyon
This is a work of fiction, but in writing this novel, the author consulted numerous sources for information on the history of Negros. The first sentence of the book grabs you: “The fact is: George Torrecarion went crazy.”
Manila: De La Salle University Press, 2003
The Smile on Smokey Mountain and Other Poems
Like the author’s previous books of poetry, The Smile on Smokey Mountain and Other Poems deals with themes of alienation in cities, the doubtful comforts of material progress, and living in a world without assurances. The present volume also shows increased interest in a broad range of social-realist issues, from mass poverty and insurgency to the tyranny and abuses of the Marcos martial-law era to the destruction of the environment.
Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Office of Research and Publications,, 1991
The Songs of Salanda and Other Stories of Sulu
H. Arlo Nimmo
A collection of 16 short stories by an anthropologist who lived among the Bajau. “A vivid narrative of a people and their culture on the brink of momentous change.”
Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press and University of Washington Press, 1994
The Tayabas Chronicles: The Early Years (1886–1907
Ma. Concepcion Herrera vda. de Umali
Edited by Bierthelsen Cardenas
“The voluminous memoirs of Concepcion Herrera vda. de Umali (1886–1980), originally written in Spanish, is a remarkable work. Her text not only documents the late-19th century world in which she lived—the rural Southern Tagalog town of Sariaya and the neighboring Tiaong—during an era of socioeconomic and political transformation; it is also a rich document of a certain from of storytelling and remembering, specific to the period and the place of which she wrote.”—Vicente L. Rafael
The Tragedy of the Revolution
Adrian E. Cristobal
Book design by BG Y. Hernandez. The University of the Philippines Press published the book in 2005.
“A polemic on revolution and heroism” is how author Cristobal describes The Tragedy of the Revolution, a gripping account of Andres Bonifacio’s life and death in the Katipunan, the organization he founded and led in the revolution against Spain. There are no historical “discoveries” here, for the story of Bonifacio’s betrayal and brutal “execution” is familiar to every schoolboy. What Cristobal has done, with wit, wisdom, and elegant expression, is to locate Bonifacio’s fate within the context of the “larger tragedy” of the Filipino people
Makati City: Studio 5, 1996
The Truth about Coconut Oil: The Drugstore in a Bottle
Conrado S. Dayrit, M.D.
This book is a collection of pieces gathered from over 18 years of advocacy, with lectures on the beneficial actions and uses of coconut oil in health and disease by the author—a pharmacologist, internist, cardiologist, researcher, historian, and academic—backed by published findings of American scientists on coconut oil’s uniqueness.
Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2005
The Urian Anthology 1990-1999
Nicanor G. Tiongson
Quezon City: The University of the Philippines Press and Film Development Council of the Philippines, 2010
The Women of Malolos
Nicanor G. Tiongson
On December 12, 1888, 20 young women from the leading mestizo–sangley clans of Malolos signed a letter asking permission from governor-general Valeriano Weyler to open a night school where they could learn the Spanish language. The women, accompanied by a relative, trooped to the convento of Malolos and personally presented the letter to Weyler, who was then visiting Malolos, to the chagrin of the Augustinian friar curate of the town, Felipe Garcia, who was deliberately kept in the dark about the women’s plan. This book is about those women.
The World of 1896
Edited by Lorna Kalaw-Tirol
A portrait of the world at the time of the Philippine revolution giving us a glimpse of life a hundred years ago. A book of 402 photographs, five main essays, and 20 short ones bring back into focus the details of the world of 1896. Rare vintage photographs more than just add grace to the book, being eloquent testimonies of a pivotal era in the history of the Philippines. It gives us a clue why the revolution happened, when it did and not many years before.
Makati City: Bookmark, 1998
The World of Rafael Salas: Service and Management in the Global Village
This book tackles the life and career of Rafael M. Salas, the first executive director of the United Nations Population Fund and a United Nations undersecretary general.
Manila: Solar Publishing, 1987
The Writer and His Milieu
Edilberto N. Alegre, Doreen G. Fernandez
An oral history of first-generation writers in English. This book contains interviews of the authors with Paz Marquez Benitez, Casiano T. Calalang, Luis G. Dato, Angela Manalang Gloria, Leon Ma. Guerrero, Maria Kalaw Katigbak, Fernando L. Leaño, Maria Luna Lopez, Salvador P. Lopez, Arturo B. Rotor, Bienvenido N. Santos, Loreto Paras Sulit, Jose Garcia Villa, and Leopoldo Y. Yabes.
Manila: De La Salle University Press, 1984
The Yellow Paperclip with Bright Purple Spots
Illustrated by Mary Ann Licudine
Follow the adventure of the Yellow Paperclip with Bright Purple Spots as it makes friends, learns new things, and travels to different places. Discover why it feels unique and a little out-of-place in a world of silver paperclips.
Quezon City: Adarna House, 2005
Theater for the Nation: A Prospectus for the National Theater of the Philippines
The vision that was and still is at the root of the national theater movement is here in this graduate thesis, now finally seeing print as a book. Many of the ideas that are mere words in this book have since become realities through the various theater groups, productions, conferences, and festivals organized by the author and the countless artists who trained with her.
Theater in Society, Society in Theater: Social History of a Cebuano Village, 1840–1940
Resil B. Mojares
This book investigates the workings of the Cebuano linambay (komedya) theater tradition, while at the same time examining the internal history of a Philippine village.
Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1985
Three Centuries of Binondo Architecture 1594–1898: A Socio-Historical Perspective
Lorelei D.C. De Viana
This is a telling of the events that shaped Binondo, highlighting the architectural breakthroughs and innovations that led to its being a commercial capital.
Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2001
Tide of Time
Marisse Reyes McMurray
Edited by Gina Apostol
What started as a grandchild’s personal memoir has become the first extended history of the Jose Cojuangco family, a valuable and unique document of family history that blends meticulous research with personal memory. The author conducted 124 hours of interviews, searching out sources in Tarlac, Bulacan, and Binondo, as well as mainland China, and consulted numerous historical texts to unveil her subject.
Makati City: Jose Cojuangco & Sons, 1996
Illustrated by Sergio Bumatay III
“These are tight times so we’ve got to be tough.” Families have less food to eat, fewer things to use, and fewer places to go. What does a family do when faced with tight times? Find out how less can be more.
Tikim: Essays on Philippine Food and Culture
“Writing about food is not a matter of dipping into the thesaurus to discover the many ways to say ‘tasty.’ Instead it means digging deep into human experience, because tasting, eating, and savoring are very intimate ventures.”—Doreen Fernandez, in the introduction
Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 1994
To give and not count the cost: Ateneans Inspiring Ateneans 1859-2009 book and cover desinged
Felix Mago Miguel
Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2010
To Love and to Suffer: The Development of the Religious Congregations for Women in the Spanish Philippines, 1565–1898
Luciano P.R. Santiago
There has yet to be a comprehensive and integrated account of the history of the religious congregations for women in the Philippines. To Love and to Suffer hopes to help fill this big gap. Their collective story is a long saga of courageous struggles and commitment to their cause, magnificent sacrifices, human weaknesses and failures, and unique accomplishments, which invested them with moral authority and charisma that have strengthened and nurtured their presence and influence through the decades.
To Suffer Thy Comrades
Robert Francis B. Garcia
A riveting account of the Communist Party of the Philippines’ “killing fields,” the book sheds light on the darkest and deepest secrets of the revolutionary movement.
Tobacco Monopoly in the Philippines: Bureaucratic Enterprise and Social Changes 1766–1880
Edilberto C. De Jesus
The book analyzes the mechanics of one of the most durable of Spanish colonial innovations and explores its effects on the lives of the indigenous population.
Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1998
Tongues on Fires,Conrado de Quiros.
Conrado De Quiros
Toward a People’s Literature: Essays in the Dialectics of Praxis and Contradiction in Philippine Writing
Epifanio San Juan Jr.
Republished in 2005, 212 pages
This is the first time in the Philippine scene that a rigorous avant-garde critical theorizing and materialist reading of texts as ideological practices inscribed in historical-political contradictions have been attempted.
Quezon City: University of the Phillipines Press, 1984
Treading Through: 45 years of Philippine Dance
Basilio Esteban S. Villaluz
This book is about Philippine dance, observed through 45 years of viewing, reviewing, and doing.
Quezon City: University of the Phillipines Press, 2006
Treasures of the Philippine National Museum
Maria Elena Paterno
Photography by Neal M. Oshima with Claudine D. Sia.
This book was borne out of an idea to consider the National Museum treasures in a slightly different light—to look at textures, patinas, echoes of past lives; and to discover implications of who we are and the way we live our present lives. The book showcases 58 of the finest examples of Philippine art and craft.
Makati City: Bookmark, 1995
Treasury of Stories
E. Arsenio Manuel, Gilda Cordero-Fernando
Illustrated by Carlos Valino Jr.
Treasury of Stories was prepared by an eminent anthropologist who has listened to narratives of minority groups all over the archipelago. There is something in this high-quality feast of myths, legends, epics, and folk stories for every age group. The background notes preceding each section are, of course, for the crusty scholars. If at one time or another you have been bored by folktales, this collection should redeem them.
Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 1995
Trese: Mass Murders,
Ferdinand-Benedict G. Tan, Jonathan A. Baldisimo
Quezon City: Visprint, Inc., 2009
Tribute: An Anthology of Contemporary Philippine Fiction
Timothy Montes, Cesar Ruiz Aquino
A mix of short stories offered as a literary tribute to Dr. Edilberto K. Tiempo (1913–1996), by writers who had been brought together by the gift of storytelling, and who had been encouraged by Tiempo to tell their stories.
Trip to Tagaytay
In this futuristic story, popular actor Aga Muhlach is the aging President, the Eraserheads are on a Reunion Tour that spans the stars, and Philippine Space Lines is offering a 50 percent discount on Moon Travel. A young man journeys through the city, heading for the Grand Liwayway Station where he plans to take the cheapest train out, since they just opened the Tagaytay Ocean Tunnel connecting to Cebu. All the while, he is composing a message addressed to his love who is far away in Orbital Space Station.
Metro Manila: Tala Studios and Quest Ventures, 2000
Tuklas Sining: Essays on the Philippine Arts
Edited by Nicanor G. Tiongson
This edition of Tuklas Sining brings together seven essays on Philippine art, originally published as separate monographs by the Cultural Center of the Philippines in 1989. Written by some of the country’s leading scholars, they take the reader on a journey of discovery of the major traditions in Philippine dance, theater, music, literature, film, architecture, and the visual arts, as they evolved from the earliest times to the present. Accompanying the essays are full-color photos and illustrations documenting some of the most memorable achievements and moments in the history of Philippine art.
Pasay City: Cultural Center of the Philippines, 1992
Tungo sa Patakarang Industriyal ng Pilipinas
Tereso S. Tullao Jr.
Nilalaman ng aklat na ito ang mga sumusunod na kabanata: Teorya sa Kanlurang Pang-Ekonomiko, Batayan ng Patakarang Industriyal, Papel ng mga Insentibong Fiscal sa Pagpapaunlad ng Industriya, Rasyonalisasyon ng mga Industriya at ang Pagbabagong Istruktural, at Edukasyon at Pagpapaunlad ng Yamang-Tao.
Tunugan: Four Essays on Filipino Music
Ramon Pagayon Santos, Ph.D.
This book is intended to fill in a void in critical writing on Philippine musical literature—reflective and analytical discussions of important markers in contemporary Filipino musical life. The essays in the book are intended to address professional musicians, scholars, and advanced students in musicology, composition, theory, art studies, and the social sciences, offering a composite insight into aspects of systematic and historical musicology, as well as ethnomusicology.
Quezon City: University of the Phillipines Press, 2005
Tutubi, Tutubi, ‘Wag Kang Magpahuli sa Mamang Salbahe
Jun Cruz Reyes
Also a Grand Prize co-winner of Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, Novel in Filipino in 1982. In 2004, University of the Philippines Press published the book with ISBN 971-542-448-1
Ang Tutubi, Tutubi, ‘Wag Kang Magpahuli sa Mamang Salbahe ay pagtatangka ng awtor na isalaysay ang mga unang araw ng batas militar “sa panahong hindi puwedeng sabihin nang deretso ang nasa isip.” Bunga ito ng kanyang eksperimento sa paggamit ng satire upang masabi ang bawal “nang hindi makakagalitan” o sa paraang matatawa lang ang nakarinig.—Jun Cruz Reyes, sa paunang salita
Quezon City: New Day Publishers, 1987
Quezon City: Lampara Publishing House, 2009
Gen-X icon Zafra rants, complains, reminisces, and comments on anything and everything under the sun with her usual acerbic humor and wit.
Two for the Road: Travel Tales
Anita Feleo, David Sheniak
“Two for the Road is a chronicle of the changing Philippine landscape, the people who populate it, and the different faces they wear. We hope that through these stories you come to see some familiar places with a new eye, learn about other places you might never have heard of before, and meet some very interesting people along the way—the best reasons to travel.”—Authors’ note
Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 1998
Txt-ing Selves: Cellphones and Philippine Modernity
Raul Pertierra, Eduardo R. Ugarte
Txt-ing Selves explores the impact of mobile-phone usage in the Philippines. It uses the theoretical concepts of global modernity and complex connectivity to shape and inform the interpretation of data culled from questionnaires, focused group discussions, in-depth interviews, and archival research. It traces as well the origins of the Filipinos’ preoccupation with the cellphone and their preference for texting to the chronic lack of modern communicative technologies and their desire to maintain contact with significant others in an unstable, unpredictable, and transforming world.
Manila: De La Salle University Press, 2002