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Readings in Philippine Cinema

Edited by Rafael Ma. Guerrero

Winner, National Book Award, Anthology, 1983

“Owing to the local movie industry’s own efforts to marshal its ranks and to professionalize its standards—an enterprise blessed with the encouragement and incentives of government—signs abound towards the unraveling progress of Philippine cinema. For the first time it has become possible to believe that Tagalog movies cannot but become better; and yet, even as one affirms this, problems exist as a matter of course for the industry.”—Rafael Ma. Guerrero, in the introduction

Manila: Experimental Cinema of the Philippines, 1983

283 pages

Reflections on Philippine Culture and Society: Festschrift in Honor of William Henry Scott

Edited by Jesus T. Peralta

Winner, National Book Award, Anthology, 2001

A collection of essays reflecting the diverse and abiding interest of William Henry Scott, outstanding Philippine cultural historian—writings on the Vocabulario Tagalo of Miguel Ruiz, the Sama lepa of Tawi-Tawi, feasting in the 16th century, land tenure, agrarian developments, the Palawan epics, postrevolutionary Cebu, the Franciscan friar F. Arriago Mateo, and on Tagalog vocabularios. Also includes biographical notes on Scott and a bibliography of his works.

Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2001

ISBN: 971-550-368-3
233 pages

Reflections on Sociology and Philippine Society

Randolf S. David

Winner, National Book Award, Social Science, 2001

“This book puts together major essays and lectures I have written for various audiences in the last 25 years. At least four voices jostle with one another on its pages. These are those of a sociologist, a journalist, a social activist, and of a Filipino critically reflecting upon the worldview that each of these voices represent. Together they constitute my life’s articulation as a public scholar and commentator.”—Randolf S. David, in the preface

Quezon City: University of the Phillipines Press, 2001

ISBN: 971-542-327-2
256 pages

Revaluation: Essays on Philippine Literature, Cinema, and Popular Culture

Bienvenido L. Lumbera

Winner, National Book Award, Literary Criticism, 1985

Long out of print, Revaluation is a compilation of Bienvenido Lumbera’s critical essays on Philippine literature, cinema, and popular culture between 1962 and 1984. The 1997 edition adds 22 new articles and an interview to the original 13 essays of the 1984 edition, all of them hallmarks of Lumbera’s consistent nationalist and democratic outlook. The result is an impressive survey of Philippine culture as reinterpreted—and revaluated—by an important critic and teacher who has exercised a strong influence on the directions Philippine cultural scholarship has been taking for nearly three decades now.

Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 1984

ISBN: 971-506-091-9
298 pages

Revolutionary Clergy: The Filipino Clergy and the Nationalist Movement, 1850

John N. Schumacher, SJ

Winner, Gintong Aklat Award, History, 1982

The book studies the role of the Filipino clergy in the rise of nationalism, through the Revolution against Spain and in the war against the Americans.

Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1982

ISBN: 971-550-121-4
306 pages

Rice in the Seven Arts

Paul B. Zafaralla

Winner, National Book Award, Art Studies, 2004

This book is about rice in the Philippines: rice in art, in motion pictures, in literature. The project was initiated for the purpose of understanding the relationships between arts and rice, with the Philippines as the first case. Fifteen authors and discussants, all renowned artists of the Philippines, graciously took up the challenge of linking arts and rice. The national symposium on “Rice in the Seven Arts” was jointly organized by the Asia Rice Foundation with the National Museum of the Philippines on February 20–21, 2003.

Los Banos: Asia Rice Foundation and Metrobank Foundation, 2004

ISBN: 971-931-630-6
114 pages

Richard Gomez at ang Mito ng Pagkalalake, Sharon Cuneta at ang Perpetwal na Birhen, at Iba Pang Sanaysay Ukol sa Bida sa Pelikula Bilang Kultural na Texto

Rolando B. Tolentino

Winner, National Book Award, Film Criticism, 2000

Written in Filipino and with the concept of “art imitating life” as its springboard, Tolentino candidly discourses on the prevailing stereotypes that are ascribed to Pinoy movie icons and how this ascription mirrors existing sociological norms and cultures. The book speaks about how society and the present political climate help mold the current bida sa pelikula to embody the dreams, aspirations, and hopes of a people and their country.

Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2000

ISBN: 971-270-935-3
131 pages

Riding Towards the Sunrise and Other Travel Tales

Alice M. Sun-Cua

Winner, National Book Award, Travel, 2001

“I hold these places and events close to me, not only to expand the spaces wherein I write, but also because by doing so, the self can continuously embark in these mapped movements, always feeling that although one is here, one is also there and elsewhere.”—From the preface

Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2001

ISBN: 971-271-020-3
124 pages

Rizal and Spain: An Essay in Biographical Context

Miguel A. Bernad, SJ

Winner, National Book Award, History, 1986

Second Prize, Concurso Literario Manuel Bernabe, 1985

The discovery of a letter written about Rizal by a Jesuit missionary to a fellow Jesuit, both former teachers of Jose Rizal at the Ateneo Municipal de Manila, led to this essay by Fr. Miguel Bernad, also a Jesuit. The letter writer was Father Francisco de Paula Sanchez, the Jesuit missionary who had spent several months with Rizal in Dapitan during the hero’s exile there. He was responding to a letter from Father Jose Vilaclara in Manila, on one subject: Jose Rizal.

Manila: National Book Store, 1986

ISBN: 971-083-435-5
188 pages

Rizal in Our Time: Essays in Interpretation

Epifanio San Juan Jr.

Winner, National Book Award, Literary Criticism, 1997

This book on national hero Jose P. Rizal contains six chapters: “Rizal from the Perspective of the National Power Struggle,” “Existence and the Dialectic of Reason,” “The Sexual Fix in Memorias de un Estudiante de Manila by P. Jacinto,” “Narcissus Vanquished: Symbolic Action in ‘Mi Último Adiós,’” “History and Revolution: Power, Knowledge, Agency in Rizal’s Discourse,” and “Ideology, Class Consciousness, History: A reading of Rizal’s novels.”

Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 1997

ISBN: 971-270-606-0
144 pages

Rizal without the Overcoat

Ambeth R. Ocampo

Winner, National Book Award, Essay, 1990

The updated and expanded edition of the best-selling title offers fresh insights on the life and times of our National Hero. Ocampo succeeds where other historians have failed, in making the study and reading of Rizal not a burden but a joy.

Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 1990

ISBN: 971-270-056-9
152 pages

Rizal: Bayaning 3rd World: 2 Dulang Pampelikula

Mike De Leon, Clodualdo Del Mundo Jr.

Winner, National Book Award, Screenplay, 2000

Noong 1996, ginawa nina Mike de Leon at Clodualdo del Mundo Jr. ang screenplay ng Rizal para sa Cinemax (ngayo’y GMA Films) na gagampanan sana ni Aga Muhlach bilang Jose Rizal. Dahil sa samut-saring problema, ang proyekto ay hindi naging pelikula. Noong 1997, naisip nilang gumawa ng kanilang sariling pelikula tungkol sa pambansang bayani. Pagkaraan ng mahigit na dalawang taon, ipinalabas ang Bayaning 3rd World. Sa tomong ito, mababasa ninyo ang dalawang screenplay na maituturing na pinakamahalagang obra nina Mike de Leon at Doy del Mundo

Manila: De La Salle University Press, 2000

ISBN: 971-555-336-2
263 pages

Robbed: An Investigation of Corruption in Philippine Education

Yvonne T. Chua

Winner, National Book Award, Journalism, 1999

An examination of how the Department of Education, Culture, and Sports provides a textbook case of corruption in the Philippines.

Quezon City: Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, 1999

ISBN: 971-868-626-6
166 pages

Rosario de Guzman Lingat, 1924–1997: The Burden of Self and History

Soledad S. Reyes

Winner, National Book Award, Biography / Autobiography, 2003

The book weaves together the pieces of Lingat’s life to give contemporary readers a more intimate portrait of one of the major figures in Tagalog literature.

Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2003

ISBN: 971-550-450-7
256 pages