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Fantasy-Production: Sexual Economies and Other Philippine Consequences for the New World Order

Neferti Xina Tadiar

Winner, National Book Award, Cultural Criticism, 2004

“Fantasy-Production establishes Neferti Tadiar as an astute, imaginative, and theoretically sophisticated cultural critic of the Philippines and the Pacific. The book ranges in coverage from issues of popular culture to issues in the historiography of the Philippines. Tadiar is sensitive throughout to the dialectic between the global and the local; analyzing the impact of global forces on Philippine society, while enriching our understanding of how the local permutations of global forces at a variety of levels may be crucial to any understanding not just of the Philippines but also of issues in Pacific and global studies.”—Arif Dirlik

Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2004

ISBN: 971-550-466-3
355 pages

Feast and Famine: Stories of Negros

Rosario Cruz Lucero

Winner, National Book Award, Fiction, 2003

Gathered here are four long stories and one novella about life in Negros Occidental. Written between 2000 and 2003, the book covers practically the whole of Philippine history—from the Spanish colonial period to the post-Marcos era.

Quezon City: University of the Phillipines Press, 2003

ISBN: 971-542-401-5,
105 pages

Feast of Origins

Dinah Roma

Winner, National Book Award, Poetry, 2004

“Dinah dances with her persona out of the threshing floors, and carrying sheaves of new grain, she leads us to the table. And we sing. We sing, because we must.”—Marjorie Evasco, in the introduction

Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2004

ISBN: 971-506-303-9
93 pages

February Revolution and Other Reflections

Miguel Bernad, SJ

Winner, National Book Award, Essay, 1986

“The essays in this book are grouped into four sections. In the first group are reflections about things and places in Asia, Europe, and America. The second group deals with American monuments. Section three contains essays written in and about the Philippines. Section four is also about the Philippines: the essays here all deal with the past. Almost all of these essays have originally appeared in shorter form in my weekly column, ‘Reflections,’ in the Philippines Sunday Express.”—Miguel A. Bernad, SJ

Quezon City: New Day Publishers, 1986

ISBN: 971-100-083-0
142 pages

Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo and the Generation of 1872

Alfredo Roces

Winner, National Book Award, Art, 1998

Painter-writer Alfredo Roces lucidly presents historical evidence and a fascinating narrative to piece together the image of the ilustrado, shaped by the trauma of 1872, as patriot and nationalist. Here, in an original and fresh viewpoint, is the dramatic account of Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo and those magnificent Filipinos who triumphed in Europe in the late-19th century, and whose exemplary artistic, literary, and nationalist feats remain unsurpassed a century later.

Pasig: Eugenio Lopez Foundation, 1998

ISBN: 971-100-532-8
320 pages

Fellow Traveler: Essays on Filipino Communism

Patricio Abinales

Winner, National Book Award, Social Science, 2001

A collection of essays on “one of the most enduring political forces in postwar Philippines, the communist movement that was (re)born in the late 1960s.” The seven essays cover three broad themes: leaders and histories; sectors, tactics, and regional dynamics; and perspectives and prospects. The book covers more than a decade (from the early 1980s to the late 1990s) of the author’s “intellectual interaction” with the Philippine revolutionary movement.

Quezon City: University of the Phillipines Press, 2001

ISBN: 971-542-273-X
292 pages

Field Guide to the Common Mangroves, Seagrasses, and Algae of the Philippines

Hilconida Calumpong, Ernani Meñez

Winner, National Book Award, Science, 1997

This book was prepared to provide a reference to identify the common and interesting marine vagetation that can be encountered during a visit to a seashore, coral reef, or a mangrove area. It is also hoped that this book will increase awareness on the real value of mangroves, seagrasses, and seaweeds as a natural resource, a unique habitat, and a nursery for juvenile fish and invertebrates.

Makati City: Bookmark, 1997

ISBN: 971-569-197-8
197 pages

Fields of Vision: Critical Applications in Recent Philippine Cinema

Joel David

Winner, National Book Award, Film Criticism, 1995

A collection of essays analyzing contemporary Philippine film. It also contains an essay on the “new” Philippine cinema as influenced by the French New Wave.

Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1995

ISBN: 971-550-174-5
175 pages

Filipina: A Tribute to the Filipino Woman

Winner, National Book Award, Photography, 2004

Consultant photography by George Tapan Book design by Vanessa Heussaff

“This book is a bit atypical, for this was the result of the merging of talents of both professional and amateur photographers, the latter being participants of our nationwide photo contest, which received 1,600 entries. We thank them for their invaluable contributions. This selection of images pays homage to the lolas, nanays, ates, and titas of our everyday life, the businesswomen, artists, and leaders of our society.” —Louis-Paul Heussaff, publisher

Makati: Supply Olfield Services, 2004

ISBN: 981-415-512-8
235 pages

Filipiniana Reader: A Companion Anthology of Filipiniana Online

Edited by Priscelina Patajo-Legasto

Winner, National Book Award, Anthology, 1998

The essays included in Filipiniana Reader resonate with the multiple perspectives that now inform the study of Philippine culture. The collection includes histories and critical surveys of traditional, non-traditional, canonical, and minoritized cultural practices; metacritical studies of the state of art of Filipiniana studies on particular aspects of culture; and close readings/interpretations of texts. And in all these studies, we get differing perceptions regarding the nature of Filipino identity and the Philippine nation.

Quezon City: OASIS: UNiversity of the Philippines Open University, 1998

ISBN: 971-767-077-3
502 pages

Filipino Cuisine: A Centro Escolar University Centennial Collection

Winner, National Book Award, Cookbooks and Food, 1998

This full-color collection is a memorable epicurean experience. It provides culinary delights and showcases Filipino ingenuity and artistic inventiveness. It is an embodiment of the joy of the university, its administration, faculty, staff, and studentry, in anticipation of the university’s centennial year in 2007.

Manila: Centro Escolar University, 1998

ISBN: 971-886-506-3
141 pages

Filipino Women Writers in English: Their Story, 1905–2002

Edna Zapanta-Manlapaz

Winner, National Book Award, Literary History, 2003

A first of its kind in Philippine scholarship, this book chronicles the evolution of Philippine literature simultaneously in terms of medium (English) and gender (women), and proposes hypotheses regarding the whys and wherefores of this specific segment of our literature.

Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2003

ISBN: 971-550-451-5
258 pages

Filipinos and Their Revolution: Event, Discourse, and Historiography

Reynaldo Ileto

Winner, National Book Award, History, 1998

A collection of essays that explore the intersection of revolutionary history, popular consciousness, and political events from the decades of U.S. rule to the 1998 Philippine centennial celebration. The book moves between historical issues and theoretical problems and encourages the reader to see local and national narratives as meaningful, mutable, and linked to transnational narratives and concerns. It also addresses key issues in Philippine history and politics.

Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1998

ISBN: 971-550-297-0
300 pages

Filipinos Writing: Philippine Literature from the Regions

Edited by Bienvenido Lumbera

Winner, Gintong Aklat Award, Literature, 2002

“In the new millennium, at a time when ‘globalization’ is repeatedly invoked as a vision of the future of the world, young Filipinos must be aware that in all the 78 provinces of their native country, Filipino writers have turned out literary works in eight major Philippine languages, in two colonial languages, and in a variety of little-known ethnic languages. This body of works represents a distinct heritage that has imprinted “Filipino-ness” on our culture, even as its identity is continually developing and being clarified with every writing generation.”—From the preface

Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2001

ISBN: 971-271-152-8
535 pages

Finalities: A Novelette and Five Short Stories

Edilberto Tiempo

Winner, National Book Award, Fiction, 1982

The book contains “Goodbye, Barbie,” “Karatung,” “Crack in the Wall,” “Omnia Tempus Habent,” “A Place that Wasn’t There,” and “Sayonara.”

Quezon City: New Day Publishers, 1982

ISBN: 971-100-007-5
132 pages

Finding God: True Stories of Spiritual Encounter

Cecilia Manguerra-Brainard, Marily Isip-Orosa

Winner, Gintong Aklat Award, Inspirational, 2010

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Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2010


Fishes of the Philippines: A Guide to Identification of Families

Genevieve Broad

Winner, National Book Award, Science, 2003

Fishes of the Philippines is an easy-to-use book on how to identify families and species of Philippine fishes. It not only contains numerous black-and-white line drawings showing family characteristics, but also more than 450 full-color illustrations of fish species. A new and simple method for identifying fish to family level uses easily observable external features such as body shape, size, and positions of fins. The book is published in cooperation with Voluntary Service Overseas U.K.

Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2003

ISBN: 971-271-322-9
510 pages

Flowers from the Rubble: Essays on Life, Death, and Remembering

Conrado De Quiros

Winner, National Book Award, Essay, 1990

“This collection of essays will sear you and hurt you, keep you awake in the night and make you break out in cold sweat. It will leave you forever no longer at peace because it speaks the truth in a time of lies and deceit. But if you just allow it, it will also liberate you. Conrad de Quiros goes to the naked essence of the matter but he clothes it with eloquence and passion. And he speaks from a burning heart.”—Lino Brocka

Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 1990

ISBN: 971-270-051-8
274 pages

Flying over Kansas: Personal Views

Rowena Tiempo Torrevillas

Winner, National Book Award, Essay, 1998

The essays in this book are grouped into two: personal and critical. Some of the heart-warming personal essays and cerebral critical essays in this present volume originated as lectures given in Iowa City, and are also the product of a cross-cultural upbringing. As the daughter of writers Edilberto and Edith Tiempo, Rowena T. Torrevillas feels that her work with authors from around the world is an inevitable extension of a childhood lived among writers at the annual Philippine National Writers’ Workshop held in picturesque Dumaguete City.

Quezon City: Giraffe Books, 1998

ISBN: 971-896-732-X
214 pages

Forbidden Fruit: Women Write the Erotic

Edited by Tina Cuyugan

Winner, National Book Award, Anthology, 1992

A landmark anthology of erotic fiction and poetry by some of the best contemporary Filipino women writers. In these stories and poems—tender, sad, passionate, wry, disturbing, and joyful—women give new voice to their delight and desires.

Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 1992

ISBN: 971-27-0247-2
128 pages

Form and Splendor: Personal Adornment of the Northern Luzon Ethnic Groups, Philippines

Roberto Maramba

Winner, National Book Award, Art, 1998

Photography by Masato Yokohama

Form and Splendor, a large-format coffee-table book with 260 full-color pages on heavy, glossy stock, tells readers about the aura of ornaments that are distinctly Asian in their simplicity, directness of design, integrity of materials and talismanic, fetishistic power. Seven years in the making, this should be the definitive book on Cordillera ornament to date.

Makati City: Bookmark, 1998

ISBN: 971-56-9298-2
267 pages

Fortress of Empire: Spanish Colonial Fortifications of the Philippines, 1565–1898

Rene Javellana, SJ

Winner, National Book Award, Book Design, 1997

Book design by Felix Mago Miguel Photography by Jose Ma. Lorenzo P. Tan

The book showcases a string of fortifications built by Spanish colonists throughout the Philippine archipelago beginning in 1565. Over the next 300 years these forts served as their defense in protecting themselves and their emerging settlements from perceived enemies.

Makati City: Bookmark, 1997

ISBN: 971-569-253-2
209 pages

From Barrio to Senado: An Autobiography

Juan M. Flavier

Winner, National Book Award, Biography / Autobiography, 2008


Quezon city: Not available, 2007

405 pages

From Loren to Marimar: The Philippine Media in the 1990s

Edited by Sheila Coronel

Winner, National Book Award, Media, 1999

An anthology of 35 articles from the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism that traces how, in just a decade, the media in the Philippines got to be as powerful as it is now.

Quezon City: Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, 1999

ISBN: 971-868-624-X
193 pages

From This Day Forward: Widows and Widowers Write

Edited by Erlinda Enriquez Panlilio

Winner, National Book Award, Anthology, 2002

There are 13 essays by widows and eight by widowers in this book. Of the book, Doreen G. Fernandez says, “the mourning indeed continues, but so does the healing, which is a lifelong process.”

Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2002

ISBN: 971-271-238-9
188 pages

Fruits of the Philippines

Doreen Fernandez

Winner, Gintong Aklat Award, Trade Book, 1998

The book identifies the fruits generally identified as bungangkahoy, bunga, or prutas, generally edible without cooking, often squeezed for their juice or made into sweets. Each fruit is described through its taste, the way it is eaten, and how it figures in Philippine culture. The book also presents full-color pictures and drawings of the fruits in order to introduce them to the young, to foreigners, and to those who had not tasted them.

Makati City: Bookmark, 1997

ISBN: 971-569-259-1
178 pages