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GRAMATIKANG FILIPINO: BALANGKASAN

by Resty Mendoza Cena and Ricardo Ma. Duran Nolasco

Isang pag-usisa sa mga mahahalaga at natatanging kakanyahan ng balarilang Filipino, na datapwa’t naiiba, ay sumusunod din sa mga
panlahatang prinsipyo ng wika.

— Mula sa Paunang Salita




TATLONG DULA

by Rody Vera


Higit na uunlad ang dulaan sa bansa kung mas madalas pa siyang makasusulat at makapaglimbag ng mga dula.

--Rene O. Villanueva




AN ISTEYTSAYD LIFE: NOT-SO-RANDOM THOUGHTS FROM A PINOY LIVING IN AMERICA

by Lorenzo Paran III

Par Patacsil, art critic and Palanca awardee, praised Paran for his “anecdotal and vernacular verve” and is sure Pinoys all over the world will see in the book’s “homey welter of vignettes and stocktakings,” brought about by displacement and diaspora, their own joys and struggle.




GEEK TRAGEDIES

by Carljoe Javier


Geek Tragedies features short stories by Carljoe Javier: sharp, articulate, and emboldened. Ultimately, each story, according to fictionist Sarge Lacuesta, is "a victory."


"His characters come coated with a veneer of Western Pop Culture, but at heart they're still just people looking for connections, for consequence."


--Butch Dalisay




BEAUTIFUL ACCIDENTS: STORIES

by Ian Rosales Casocot

In twelve stories collected from a decade of writing fiction, the much-awarded Dumaguete writer Ian Rosales Casocot attempts to rescue personal experience from the ephemera of travel and sexual limbo, and in the process makes his stories a fixative art, each one a grand evocation of style. “Beautiful accidents litter his stories, like glass shards from a collision … He uses language amorously, as a lover savors a kiss, so that passion becomes as real as the rhythm of his sentences,” writes Timothy R. Montes of this collection of stories, where once proud fathers fade after the golden age of sugarcane in Negros, where mothers are fossilized in the celluloid memories of old movies, and where the very young play dangerous games as they hustle for sex, love, and attention in the small and weary world of university towns.



SIX SKETCHES OF FILIPINO WOMEN WRITERS

by Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo

In this, her latest book, fictionist/essayist/scholar Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo focuses on the women writers of her own generation who are still writing today.  She describes her plan as “modest,” and her project as “six sketches” or “cameos,” which she hopes will “also recreate, albeit in fragmentary fashion, the world in which we came of age as writers and continue to work in today.”

The six women writers discussed are Merlie Alunan, Sylvia Mayuga, Marra PL. Lanot, Elsa Martinez Coscolluela, and Rosario Cruz Lucero.




DUGUANG KAMAY SA NILULUMOT NA PADE

by Jose Rey Munsayac


Winner of the Gawad Likhaan: The UP Centennial Literary Prize

Nakaugat ang Duguang Kamay sa Nilulumot na Pader sa kolonyal na kasaysayan ng bansa at sa mayamang alamat ng lahing Pilipino. Magpapatuloy ang paghihimagsik ng lahi ng Sol hanggang umiiral sa balintunang lipunan ang mga puwersa ng pang-aalipin at pagsasamantala hanggang makarating at makapamuhay ang masang sambayanan sa pinakamimithing Komunidad ng Liwanag—isang sosyedad na mapayapa, makatarungan, maunlad, demokratiko, at pinamamayanihan ng lantay na hustisya sosyal. Isang nobela itong tungkuling basahin ng sinumang makabayan upang higit na maunawaan ang puno't dulo ng pagrerebelde ng mulat at progresibong mga sektor ng lipunan.

–Rogelio L. Ordoñez
 






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THE ASIAN RELIGIOUS SENSIBILITY AND CHRISTIAN (CARMELITE) SPIRITUALITY, VOLUMES I AND II

by Sr. Teresa Joseph Patrick of Jesus and Mary OCD

Writing in alternatingly vigorous, charming, profound, and even poetic prose, the writer explores, gropingly and tentatively, the Asian subconscious in the light of Buddhist, Hindu, Taoist, and Moslem cultures. In varied ways, suitable to the literary forms she uses, the book renders itself invaluable for providing not only sharp, original, and perceptive insights, but also possible models for dialogues and exchanges.






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THE OTHER VIEW: THE ACADEME, POLITICS, MEMORY, VOLUMES ONE AND  TWO

by Elmer Ordonez

The columns are superior specimens of opinion journalism, the language urbane but always lucid. The learned references are always apropos and certain to be appreciated by city dwellers but perhaps out of reach of non-humanities majors. The views are unmistakably Left but they are worded so lightly as to be acceptable to to literate middle-class readers.

--Bienvenido Lumbera
National Artist for Literature

--Bienvenido Lumbera
National Artist for Literature

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FRUIT AND PLANTATION CROP PRODUCTION IN THE PHILIPPINES


by Leon O. Namuco and Calixto M. Protacio


This book covers two highly diverse groups of horticultural crops commercially grown in the Philippines. It offers students in Agriculture a comprehensive textbook for the undergraduate course "Principles of Fruit and Plantation Crop Production," which has long been taugh at the UP Los Banos. Graduate students, professors, horticulturists, environmentalists, and researchers should also find this book of great value to their endeavors.


FOLK POETRY OF SOUTHERN LEYTE

edited by Placida Go-Saga

This book is a pioneering work on the folk poetry of Southern Leyte. It is not merely a collection of literary pieces; it also provides an explication of each literary type. With 221 riddles, 50 proverbs, 54 folk songs, 11 balitao, 11 kulilisi berso, 15 daygon with 14 musical scores for different tunes, and 3 street pageants, the book can be a useful resource and reference material for high school and college courses in Philippine literature in Southern Leyte or the region.

These literary pieces, now forgotten by most people and unknown and strange to the present generation, reveal the richness of Philippine culture. While it aims to create an awareness and revival of interest in the country’s cultural heritage, this collection is hoped to enrich the content of the existing Philippine traditional literature.



ALTER/(N)ATIONS: THE ART OF IMELDA CAJIPE ENDAYA

edited by Flaudette May V. Datuin


In this book, the six essays offer the different readings of women who configure for us the inextricable relationship between the life and art of Imelda Cajipe Endaya. These essays may be read in more than four levels, as Datuin suggests in her introduction. She deftly defines these as “framework, patchwork, artwork, and worldwork.”




BELOW THE CRYING MOUNTAIN

by Criselda D. Yabes

Winner of the Gawad Likhaan: The UP Centennial Literary Prize 

In Below the Crying Mountain, the Moro rebellion that broke out in Sulu in the 1970s and that continues to wound the nation is seen vividly thought the lives of the mestiza Rosy Wright, the Tausug girl Nahla, the rebel leader Prof. Hassan, the soldier Captain Rodolfo as well as in the quest of the book's narrator. The personal is political as war fuels the clash of emotions, histories, and cultures.

--Charlson Ong




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THE OTHER VIEW: LITERATURE, CULTURE, AND SOCIETY, VOLUME ONE

by Elmer A. Ordonez

The columns are superior specimens of opinion journalism, the language urbane but always lucid. The learned references are always apropos and certain to be appreciated by city dwellers but perhaps out of reach of non-humanities majors. The views are unmistakably Left but they are worded so lightly as to be acceptable to to literate middle-class readers.

--Bienvenido Lumbera
National Artist for Literature




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AMBAGAN 2009: MGA SALITA MULA SA IBA'T IBANG WIKA SA FILIPINAS

edited by Galileo Zafra 

Ang “ambagan” o “ambag” ay salitang nasa bokabularyo ng iba’t ibang wika sa Filipinas. Sa kasalukuyang korpus ng wikang pambansa, ang salitang “ambag” ay may kahulugang “kontribusyon,” “abuloy,” “tulong,” “bigay.” Ang ambagan naman ay isang “kolektibong kontribusyon na pinagkakasunduan.” Sa Hiligaynon at Sebwano, ang ambag ay may kahulugang “pagsama-samahin.” Sa Pangasinan, ang ambag ay “kumilos nang sama-sama nang walang kabayaran.”

Batay sa mga kahulugang ito na nalikom sa diksiyonaryo, masasabing angkop na angkop ang pamagat ng proyekto sa layunin nito. Tinatanaw dito na ang lahat ng kalahok ay magbibigay, kikilos nang sama-sama, at kung maaari, ay magkasundo tungo sa isang mahalagang mithiin—ang pagpapayaman ng wikang pambansa. Sa mas partikular, layunin ng proyekto na matukoy ang mahahalagang salita mula sa mga katutubong wika sa Filipinas na dapat mailahok sa wikang pambansa; maipaliwanag ang pangkultura at panlipunang kabuluhan ng mga salitang ito; at maipalaganap nang mas mabilis ang mga salita ….




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EL FOLK-LORE FILIPINO 

by Isabelo de los Reyes

with an English translation by Salud C. Dizon and Maria Elinora Peralta-Imson

Isabelo de los Reyes, intent like the other propagandists to prove the Sapnish wrong in their contention that there was no pre-Hispanic civilization to speak of, collected collected folkloric material from  his native province of Ilocos Sur, Zambales, and Malabon. Thus one finds in this translation information on Ilocano religion, mythology, psychology, types, customs, and traditions; selected poems of the author's mother, Leona Florentino; aspects of Zambales and Malabon folklore; and the story of Isio illustrating what Don Isabelo called "administrative folklore." 

El Folk-lore won a silver medal at the Madric Exposition and prizes at the Paris and St. Louis expositions.

This translation tries to convey the flavor, versatility, and power of Don Isabelo’s very personal and inimitable style, by hewing the English version as closely as possible to the original Spanish text without, however, neglecting the peculiar genius of the English language. Hence the very simple style, the words left untranslated as Don Isabelo obviously meant them to be, and the digressions he often indulged in.

This undertaking aims to contribute to research efforts in Philippine folklore so that we Filipinos can know more about our ancient past. It is hoped that additional data on our folklore will provide students with a broader, richer perspective from which to view Philippine culture from the past up to the early years of the present century.




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DANGEROUS LIAISONS: SEXING THE NATION IN NOVELS BY PHILIPPINE WOMEN WRITERS (1993-2006) 

by Ruth Jordana Luna Pison

Pinakamahusay na Disertasyon 2009, UP College of Arts and Letters
Winner, 4th Atty Lourdes Lontok-Cruz Award for Best Thesis in Women's and Gender Studies

Dangerous Liaisons studies the narrative of the nation as inscribed in the novels written by Philippine women and published from 1993-2006.  Given the  traditional inscription of women in the discourse of nation, the study looks at how women are discursively deployed in the name of the nation and the nation-state.  The study, thus, explores specific issues borne out of the interlocking masculinist discourses on the nation and on women/women’s body/gender.  In exploring these issues, the analysis of the novels show that in gendering the nation as woman (i.e., in using the traditional masculinist woman-as-nation trope), the novels critique the contradictions in the discourse of the Philippine nation. 




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THE URIAN ANTHOLOGY 1990-1999

introduced, compiled, and edited by Nicanor Tiongson

The Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino has collected its members' representative film reviews in a series of anthologies, the latest of which is this volume. It is a richly illustrated volume which encourages further research and study of Filipino cinema. Published by the UP Press and with the support of the Film Development Council of the Philippines, The Urian Anthology is a must have for scholars and cineastes everywhere. The third anthology in the Urian series, the book gathers together the reviews of film critics about every Filipino film that was released within that decade and over 1,000 photographs and film stills. It also boasts of never-before-published interviews and photo-portraits of some of the most important directors the country has ever produced.





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THE FOREST: A PERSONAL RECORD OF THE HUK GUERRILLA STRUGGLE IN THE PHILIPPINES

by William J. Pomeroy

The Forest tells the story of the two years—1950-1952—Bill and Celia spent in the mountains with the Huks. But more than a vivid account of the physical hardship of guerrilla life, the book is a moving story of their love and their courage in the fight for freedom.

 

Considered a classic with various English editions and translations into several languages, The Forest ends with Bill and Celia’s capture. In its sequel, Bilanggo: Life as a Political Prisoner in the Philippines, 1952-1962 (University of the Philippines Press, 2009), Pomeroy writes with the same passion and heart, whether about his commitment to the liberation struggle or about his love for his wife and comrade.





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Underground Spirit: Philippine Short Studies in English 1973-1989, Volume I, 1973 to 1982

Underground Spirit: Philippine Short Studies in English 1973-1989, Volume II, 1983 to 1989

Dr. Gémino Abad


This two-volume sequel anthology to Upon Our Own Ground (2008) continues our people’s story—the same complex tapestry, as in the previous anthology, of how we Filipinos think and feel about our world and so, justify the way we live. Because of the ever-present danger of arrest and torture during the years of the Marcos dictatorship (1972 to 1986), the writers were driven to other forms or guises of the short story, such as fantasy and sci-fi, tale and parable. But whatever the form, you come away from the story with an image of a lifetime or a moment lived that the story’s words have evocatively forged; and that image sums up and makes into a whole the story’s meaningfulness by which its form has been achieved. That meaningfulness too is what raises the story to a universal plane, which is not the realm of eternal verities but rather, the site of everlasting questioning. Thus, illustratively, it would appear in a number of stories that the country’s true hero is the common tao for their underground spirit of endurance; the rebel, too, the NPA cadre, would be ennobled during those oppressive years of martial law by their struggle for a just and humane society.





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THE MUSLIM SOUTH AND BEYOND
Dr. Samuel K. Tan

This book is a collection of selected essays of Samuel K. Tan written through the years during his life and times as chairman and member of the University of the Philippines (UP) Faculty of History, Diliman from 1967-1994; as program director-convenor of UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies Mindanao Studies Program, 1994-2008; chairman and executive director of the National Historical Institute, 1997-1999; and commissioner and/or member of national and international agencies, committees, or projects. 

The essays are conveniently arranged from general to specific issues of the Mindanao conflict and the central relevance of the Muslim South to the problem. Because of its global ideological character, the first essay gives context to the Banngsamoro struggle which had received initial and substantial support from Libyan President Muammar Ghadafi as author of The Green Book which expounds the “Third International Theory.”

The next three essays complement the global context to create hopefully a more national focus on the historico-revolutionary heritage of the Filipino freedom struggle and its relevance to the Filipino Muslim struggle. This global link is clarified in the rest of the essays which focus specifically on the analysis and description of the Mindanao problem and its fundamental relation to the conflict in the Muslim South. Given stress in the study of the Muslim South are history, culture, education, and ancestral lands as central to the search for the elusive peace and social progress.





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Siglo: A Hundred Years of the PGH in the Service of the Filipino People

Dr. Jose Luis Danguilan, Dr. Rafael Bundoc, Prof. Jerome Ong, Dr. Philip Aristotle Hermida

This book is divided into ten chapters that are organized in such a way as to highlight the common themes and challenges during the various colorful episodes in the PGH’s history. From the time of the PGH’s inception up until the contemporary times, the path of modern medicine and health practices as well as the vibrant history of the medical center would intertwine and forge an infinite bond with the principal aim of safeguarding the people’s health and lives. Indeed, the hospital has remained steadfast in its commitment to the Filipino people to deliver effective health services, undertake relevant researches, continue valuable training programs, and strengthen its own governance as well. Definitely, the people’s hospital has its own narrative to tell and share with the entire Filipino nation. This noble institution has gone a long way since its founding a hundred years ago. And all of us are very much enthusiastic on what’s in store for PGH for the next hundred years, another new siglo in the making.

 

Prof. JEROME A. ONG
 
Department of Social Sciences
 
University of the Philippines Manila

 





LOST AND FOUND AND OTHER ESSAYS

by Rica Bolipata Santos


In 2005, Rica Bolipata-Santos lost her father, suffered from her son’s worsening condition, and discovered salvation in writing. In 2007, she won the Madrigal-Gonzalez Best First Book Award for her first collection of essays. According to the judges, her “provocative and well-shaped essays” were “luminous, little narratives.”

In Lost and Found, Bolipata-Santos continues traveling the terrain of the mundane and domestic, still unafraid to find gravitas in the tiniest of experiences. In these twenty-six articles she wrote from 2005-2009 for the Philippine Star, Bolipata-Santos trains her eye on everyday things, using words to transform the ordinary into something revelatory.

 





ELEMENTARY STATISTICS

by Josefina Venegas Almeda, Therese Garcia Capistrano, and Genelyn Ma. Ferry Sarte

This first edition of Elementary Statistics provides college students and researchers with a comprehensive guide on the fundamental principles needed in understanding the logic of statistics. It introduces the language of statistics in a rigorous manner by presenting the simplest yet accurate definitions of statistical terms. It contains step-by-step instructions and practical guidelines on the proper implementation of statistical techniques.  All concepts and techniques are clarified through the extensive use of examples, illustrations, and solved problems with detailed solutions. To further enhance the learning process, exercises can be found at the end of each chapter with answers to selected exercises. The book ends with a short instruction manual on how to use Microsoft Excel® to compute some of the statistics discussed in the book. Actual outputs of Excel® and their interpretations are also included in the main text.

The aim of this book even goes beyond discussing the proper use of statistics in the collection, organization, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of data. It also aims to explain why it works.  A distinctive feature of this book is its ample coverage of elementary concepts in probability theory and sampling distribution appropriate at the college level.  A basic knowledge on these areas of mathematical statistics is fundamental for an authentic appreciation of applied statistics. With this healthy balance between theory and application, a college student will truly understand the value of statistics—all its merits and shortcomings.





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TEACHING AND LEARNING IN THE HEALTH SCIENCES

by Dr. Erlyn A. Sana

Teaching and Learning in the Health Sciences discusses the fundamental concepts in health professions education and how they are applied in various teaching and learning settings. This textbook is meant for doctors, nurses, dentists, physical and occupational therapists, and other health professionals who assume the role of teaching and training future health professionals. It is a ready and practical resource to get them started if they are new in teaching, an enlightening reference if they have been teaching over a period of time, and a challenging material to those who have chosen to pursue a career in health professions education.

“This book follows the tradition of making the discipline of health professions education both simple and thought-provoking.”

- from the Preface by Raja Bandaranayke, MBBS, PhD, MSed, FRCAS

International Consultant, World Federation for Medical Education





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BIBLIOGRAPHY OF FILIPINO NOVELS 1901-2000

by Patricia May B. Jurilla


The most comprehensive bibliography of Filipino novels compiled so far, this book lists the novels in Tagalog (Filipino), Tagalog (Filipino) translation, and English published in the Philippines during the twentieth century. It provides essential bibliographical information for each novel, which taken collectively offers a record of the literary activity and production insofar as the genre is concerned during the period covered. The lists of novels allow convenient access to qualitative and quantitative data on what has been written, how these have appeared, who did the writing, and who did the publishing. This information could serve as a basic tool for further research and study on Philippine literary history, criticism, and bibliography, and as reference material for literary anthologies, textbooks, and other such efforts.





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FRONTIER CONSTITUTIONS: CHRISTIANITY AND COLONIAL EMPIRE IN THE NINETEENTH-CENTURY PHILIPPINES 

by John D. Blanco

It is not an accident that Blanco in his research has gone beyond the wonted practice of previous historians, devising an original methodology in dealing with the past. A scholar trained in the discipline of Comparative Literature, he is alert to the role of cultural artifacts in depicting the past and articulating consciousness of both artist and audience. His reading of the Letras y figuras of the painter Jose Honorato Lozano opened for him the world of nineteenth-century natives, and the scholar thus wended his way into the “constitutions” that transformed colonial subjects into thinking and, above all, articulate natives like Jose Rizal. The field of Philippine Studies is fortunate to hail the arrival of a major cultural historian whose innovative practice will profitably light the path of young scholars of the future. 


—Bienvenido L. Lumbera

National Artist for Literature





SARENA'S STORY: THE LOSS OF A KINGDOM

by Criselda Yabes


Winner of the Gawad Likhaan: The UP Centennial Literary Prize


More stories like this should be written, and written this way--dramatic and sensitive renditions of history that take us to a Philippines most Filipinos know nothing about, but whose tribulations and triumphs continue to bear a profund impact on the nation... The best test of this account is to read it and ask yourself if this cabnnot be truer than this morning's headline, which will tell you much less, and much less eloquently.


--Jose Y. Dalisay Jr.





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Commend Contend/Beyond, Extensions

by Edith L. Tiempo, National Artist for Literature

Here is philosophy as poetry, wisdom as poetry--with such wizened control over initial insights that are then ushered into a vizier's pass of very thin air and the whitest light.


--Alfred A. Yuson



As the title of this volume indicates, the substance of practically all the poems in this collection displays the considering of both the contrastive viewpoints of commending and disproving – an artistic treatment that attempts a cohesion of a two-sided view of the nature of truth.





THE AMERICANIZATION OF MANILA 1898-1921

by Cristina Evangelista Torres


This book makes use of the historical descriptive method to describe the origins and evolution of the Americanization process in Manila in the first two decades of American rula. It seeks to describe the transformation of the city in the light of the American colonial objectives. It focuses on the sociopolitical dynamics of administrative policy on three important components of American social modernization program: city planning and infrastructure, health and sanitation, and education.





SUNDAYS IN MANILA

by Robert H. Boyer

Bob Boyer offers affectionate—often intimate—portraits of Filipino life and culture, formed over many visits to a country that many if not most Americans know only in the broadest terms: as a staunch ally in the Pacific and its other wars, as the rack of Imelda’s shoes, and as the home of Manny Pacquiao. Bob sharpens that picture with factual detail, but also softens the resulting image of the Filipino with his sympathy and understanding. Whether he’s riding a jeepney, sipping iced tea at the Chocolate Kiss, exploring the mysteries of Quiapo and Mt. Banahaw, or marching up Bataan and Corregidor, Dr. Boyer invariably delights and inevitably instructs; sometimes—like all good teachers do, but ever so gently—Bob disturbs and critiques us with his observations. It’s hard to imagine how a visitor from the snowbound American Midwest could connect so well with sun-baked Pinoys, but Bob Boyer did—and does again, through this eminently enjoyable book.

 

Jose Y. Dalisay, Jr. PhD

Professor

University of the Philippines, Diliman

 





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UP DILIMAN: HOME AND CAMPUS

edited by Narita Manuel Gonzalez and Gerardo T. Los Banos


The articles in this collection range from heartfelt reminiscinces of daily encounters from the early days to carefully crafted tales of youthful adventure and mischief, to personal accounts of historical campus events, and sentimental tributes to beloved community figures.





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MULING-PAGKATHA SA ATING BANSA O BAKIT PINAKAMAHABANG TULAY SA BUONG MUNDO ANG TULAY CALUMPIT

by National Artist for Literature Virgilio S. Almario


Bakit pinakamahabàng tulay sa buong mundo ang Tulay Calumpit?


Ang sagot: “Dahil pagtawid mo mula sa Calumpit, Bulacan, at may dalá kang itlog, pagdatíng mo sa kabilâ sa Apalit, Pampanga, ang itlog mo ay ‘ebon' na.”


“Itinatanghal ng palaisipang-bayang ito,” ayon sa may-akda, “ang mga espasyong nakapagitan at naghihiwalay sa mga bayan, mga lalawigan, mga rehiyon, at mga pulo sa buong Filipinas.”


Sa kalipunang ito ng mga sanaysay hinggil sa nasyonalismo, kasaysayan, edukasyon, wika, at panitikan, nagmumungkahi ang Pambansang Alagad ng Sining kung paano lilikha ng mga bagong tulay sa pagbuo ng pambansang kultura na higit na magbibigkis sa bayan at magpapaigting ng ating pagkabansa.





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FAVORITE ARCELLANA STORIES

edited by Emerenciana Yuvienco Arcellana

Favorite Arcellana Stories is a centennial book of the University of the Philippines published among others in celebration of the institution’s founding in 1908.

It is a selection of some twenty-nine Arcellana short stories written and published over a period of nearly four decades. Many of these stories have seen several reprints in various anthologies and literature textbooks for Philippine schools, as well as translations from the original English into German, Italian, Russian, Korean (besides Tagalog) and published in their respective countries.

A complete collection of the Arcellana body of work consisting of short stories, poems, essays, columns, and critiques is a daunting task, as many discrete pieces are scattered in public archives and private libraries not readily accessible if indeed still retrievable. The original manuscripts/typescripts have succumbed through the years to typhoons, floods, house movings, and even a Tondo fire. Happily, however, enough published material survived to perpetuate the memory of Francisco Arcellana as one of the best-loved and admired titans of Philippine letters.





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50 KUWENTONG PEYUPS


A collection of essays lovingly written by UP students and professors as tribute to their alma mater.





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AGAW-DILIM, AGAW-LIWANAG

by Lualhati Abreu

Winner of the Gawad Likhaan: the University of the Philippines Centennial Literary Prize 

Walang pasubali na nagkaisa ang tatlong hurado ng Malikhaing Sanaysay na igawad kay Lualhati Abreu ang tanging gantimpala, tanda ng kanilang pagkilala sa saklaw at lalim ng pagtalakay sa kasaysayang pinaksa, at sa igting at hakab ng kanyang pagkasapol sa malanobelang teknik upang mailahad ang talambuhay ng isang babaeng matibay na isinabuhay ang kanyang rebolusyonaryong paninindigan sa akdang Agaw-dilim, Agaw-liwanag. Kahanga-hanga ang paggamit sa wika na buong linaw na nakapagtanghal sa mga pangyayari at tauhang gumalaw sa naratibo ng kanyang karanasan bilang aktibista at rebolusyonarya. Ibayo ang itinaas ng pamantayan sa pagsusulat ng malikhaing sanaysay sa wikang Filipino bunga ng praktika ni Bb. Abreu.

 

 

--Bienvenido L. Lumbera

UP Sentenyal Gawad Likhaan para sa Pinakamahusay na Sanaysay

Punong Hurado


 




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UP IN THE TIME OF PEOPLE POWER

edited by Ferdinand C. Llanes


A sequel to an earlier volume, University of the Philippines: The First 75 Years (1908-1983), this book covers the period from the closing years of Martial Law to the spirited days of People Power under the leadership of  UP presidents Edgardo  J. Angara, Jose B. Abueva, Emil Q. Javier, and Francisco Nemenzo Jr. For these presidents, it was a momentous period for self-examination, innovation, and renewal in all spheres of academic life and national engagement.


Historians from the UP Department of History utilized voluminous records and testimonies to narrate how UP met the demands of its calling as premier academic institution and social critic amid the people’s clamor for government and social reforms.


The book chronicles the events in UP’s transformation as it emerged from the dynamism of people power resurgent and renewed, recapturing the soul of its academic leadership and sense of national purpose, and becoming the national university as a fitting tribute to its 100 years of existence.





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POULTRY PRODUCTION IN THE TROPICS

Dr. Angel L. Lambio

This book is all about raising chickens and other poultry species (duck, turkey, quail, pigeon, goose, and ostrich) for meat and eggs. It contains topics that dwell on the basic and practical aspects of poultry production, particularly those related to breeding and hatchery, feeds and feeding, and flock health management. The topics are written by experts from the University of the Philippines Los Baños, with particular emphasis on production under tropical conditions.





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REGARDING FRANZ

edited by Elizabeth Arcellana-Nuqui and Lydia Rodriguez-Arcellana


This UP Centennial publication gathers together essays by friends and colleagues, students and family including fellow National Artist Nick Joaquin, Butch Dalisay, Recah Trinidad, Jing Hidalgo, Gemino Abad, Romina Gonzalez, Edwin Cordevilla, Divina Aromin, Doreen Yu, Danton Remoto, Jose Esteban Arcellana and others. Family members also pay tribute to the beloved National Artist.





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PHILIPPINE STUDIES: HAVE WE GONE BEYOND ST. LOUIS?
Priscelina Patajo-Legasto, editor


Roland Tolentino discusses dogeating in a postcolonial context. Francis Guevara deconstructs Conchitina Cruz's Dark Hours. Sarita Echavez See pokes fun at Filipino puns, using FilAmerican comedian Rex Navarrete's shtick and the way Filipinos verbally conflate "p" and "f." This volume gathers together brilliant and incisive essays which not only answer Legasto's rhetorical question, but also show how far we've gone beyond St. Louis.





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A SATIRE OF TWO NATIONS: EXPLORING IMAGES OF THE JAPANESE IN PHILIPPINE POLITICAL CARTOONS

Helen Yu-Rivera


A lovingly well-researched book that literally illustrates the complex relations of the Philippines and Japan. A Satire of Two Nations is an intriguing look at cartoons and examines the histories and politics of both nations.





aves

AVES


by Jerry Gracio


Winner of the Gawad Likhaan: the University of the Philippines Centennial Literary Prize Poetry category

Isa sa pinakamatingkad na tinig sa panulaang Filipino at inaasahang magdadala ng ilaw sa milenyong ito.


--Virgilio Almario

National Artist for Literature





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BIRD LANDS, RIVER NIGHTS AND OTHER MELANCHOLIES


by Jose  Marte Abueg


Winner of the Gawad Likhaan: the University of the Philippines Centennial Literary Prize Poetry category


The voice is unfaltering and deep, and the ear is playful with inflections and rich harmonic constructions that admit the aleatory, the allusive, the appropriated. Bird Lands... is free jazz, nujazz, and just jazz.


--Ricky de Ungria





XXTH CENTURY: 2 PLAYS

Malou Jacob


These two plays dissect the violence inflicted on Filipinos by Filipinos.  Country in Search of a Hero is a full-length satirical play on the three mortal sins of the Martial Law Regime: the torture and killing of student activists, the Manila Film Center cover-up, and the theft of the Golden Buddha, symbol of greed for the Yamashita Gold.  On the other hand, A Significant Life, a full-length dramatic play, exposes how a revolution devours its own children. The questions remain: Will the revolutionary of the 20th Century become a lost specie? Will he evolve into the terrorist of the 21st Century?





KALUSUGANG PAMPUBLIKO SA KOLONYAL NA MAYNILA 1898 -1918

Dr. Ronaldo Mactal


Masasabing ang librong ito ang isa sa kauna-unahang pagtatangka ng isang Pilipinong historyador na tumuhog sa tatlong disiplina ng heograpiya, medisina, at kasaysayan sa pagtalakay ng isang nakapakakomplikadong temang pangkasaysayan: ang kalusugan sa panahon ng pananakop ng mga Amerikano sa bansa. Kritikal na binusisi at sinuri sa akda ang paghubog ng mga patakaran at programang pangkalusugan ng pamahalaang kolonyal sa siyudad ng Maynila mula 1898 hanggang 1918, kabilang ang impluwensiya ng kapaligiran dito. Mula sa palagiang positibong pagtanaw, lumihis ang may-akda sa paglalantad sa kahinaan at kabiguan ng mga programa at proyektong pangkalusugan sa Maynila ng pamahalaang kolonyal sa pamamagitan ng mga datos na mula sa mga dokumento at iba pang rekord na itinala mismo ng mga kolonyalistang Amerikano. Matapang na pinanindigan sa akda ang paniniwalang kinasangkapan ng mga kolonyalista ang kalusugan, partikular sa siyudad ng Maynila, sa pangangalaga at pagsusulong ng kanilang interes sa pananakop sa bansa.







UNPLUGGING THE CONSTITUTION

Atty. Florin Ternal Hilbay


In this collection of articles and essays, the author confronts a wide range of issues—constitutional theory, adjudication, legal hermeneutics, the bar exams, marriage, psychological incapacity, free speech, presidential immunity, liberalism, church and state—and takes a nonconventional and, at times, critical view of standard legal discourse and prevailing social institutions. The author approaches his subjects from an interdisciplinary perspective, articulating his positions with insights from history, economics, linguistics, and philosophy. The result is a set of views that creates novel platforms for conversation and serves as a counter-push from the pull of the mainstream.





WOMEN'S COMMON DESTINY

Hope Sabanpan-Yu


In this first ever book-length study of maternal represenations in Cebuano literature, Hope Sabanpan-Yu reveals the confluence of indigenous and foreign cultures and convincingly connects the theory of split-level maternity to the debate on motherhood in the Philippines. Yu traces the history of motherhood and examines the maternal stereotypes including the important roles played by patriarchal and societal structures.





yabes

PHILIPPINE SHORT STORIES 1941-1955 Part I (1941-1949)

selected and edited by  Leopoldo Y. Yabes



Written exclusively by Filipinos, the stories in this anthology reflect the ability of the Filipinos in using a foreign language as a literary medium, after four decades from the introduction of English into the school system in 1901. It is claimed by competent critics that by 1955, the achievement in the Filipino short story in English had been more distinguished than the achievement in the Filipino short story in Spanish, in Tagalog, or in any other native language. It is further claimed that the present collection is more truly national than any similar anthology that could be collected of stories originally written in Pilipino or in any other native language or in Spanish. This collection has a wider geographical, ethnic, or social range than any other anthology.





pagaklas

PAG-AKLAS, PAGBAKLAS, PAGBAGTAS: POLITIKAL NA KRITISISMONG PAMPANITIKAN

Rolando B. Tolentino

Gintong Aklat Awardee 2010


Politikal na pagbasa ang asinta ng pampanitikang kritisismong ito. Politikal bilang pagkilala sa substansiyang nakakahigit sa kodeterminasyon at korelasyon sa loob at labas ng panunuring pampanitikan at panlipunan. Matutunghayan sa mga kabanata ang ideolohikal na pagbasang nakakawing sa Makabayan curriculum, Enchanted Kingdom, SM malls, McDonald's at iba pa.




huwaran

HUWARAN/HULMAHAN atbp.

Edited and with an Introduction by Joel David


Johven Velasco (1948-2007) left behind a draft for a book and a circle of colleagues and students who revered him for his unusual combination of talent and compassion. Although the current volume is, strictly speaking, a work in progress, Velasco managed to maintain a balance between clear thinking and a rigorous grounding in theory. Films from diverse periods and genres, along with the star personas of a number of luminaries, get a much-deserved and long-overdue critical treatment that only a fan specialist with Velasco’s visionary approach could provide.




lookingfor

LOOKING FOR THE PHILIPPINES: TRAVEL ESSAYS

Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo


In the Philippines, travel writing has just emerged as a dynamic literary force and arguably it is largely spurred by essayist and fictionist Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo... Hidalgo's travel essays owe much to and have the intimate qualities of memoirs, diaries and personal narratives.


--Roel Hoang Manipon




  balisa

BALISA: TRILOHIYA NG MGA DULANG MAY TATLONG YUGTO


Reuel Molina Aguila


Isang nobela ang trilohiyang ito kung pagmamasdan sa saklaw at pagkakawing-kawing ng mga pangyayaring nakapaloob dito: Satirika, Ligalig, at Baligho. Ang tatlong dulang ito na may pawang tigtatatlong yugto ay konektado sa isa't isa. Sinasaklaw ng tatlong dula ang mga panandang-bato sa tatlong dekada ng kontemporaneong kasaysayan: Batas Militar, EDSA I, at EDSA II. Marahil, ito ang unang antolohiya ng dula sa ganitong saklaw at konsepto.





 retiredsupremecourt

JOURNEY OF A RETIRED SUPREME COURT JUSTICE

Abraham F. Sarmiento


Readers of this volume will most certainly individually discover personal meaning and, perhaps, life-directing choices in Justice Sarmiento’s trail-blazing and thought-provoking insights, historical and political perspectives and the lofty ideals that he has generously shared with us—indeed a fitting legacy to future generations.


--Salvador T. Carlota

Dean, College of Law

University of the Philippines





 globalization

                   

GLOBALIZATION AND BECOMING-NATION: Subjectivity, Nationhood, and Narrative in the Period of Global Capitalism  

Elmo Gonzaga        




SIMULAIN: Dulambayan ng Manggagawa sa Konteksto ng Militanteng Kilusang Unyonismo (1980-1994)

Apolonio Bayani Chua 


This book chronicles the evolution of workers’ theatre groups within the trade unions—from the founding of the first theatre group Tanghalang Silangan during the 1980s until the most expansive unification of Manila-based workers’ theatre groups in 1994. More than just the history of trade unions, this study details the growth of street parliamentarians as regards their artistic expression and maturity.






ARKITEKTURANG FILIPINO: A History of Architecture and Urbanism in the Philippines (Centennial title)
Gerard Lico 

With copious photographs and archival materials sorted out and analyzed in relation to ideas and propositions, this book (is) a vital contribution to our understanding of the abode of a most inhabited art. Indeed, with a sense of breadth and attention to the details of terrain, a horizon has been decidely set.


--Dr. Patrick Flores






THE LONG LOST STARTLE
Joel Toledo

with an Introduction by Gemino H. Abad


The Long Lost Startle, I believe, will be considered a major work in Philippine poetry. . . Toledo fixes his gaze with attention and astonishment and in the process heralds a future with some of the most memorable poems our country has ever produced.


--Eric Gamalinda





bondoc

ANIMAL BREEDING: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE IN THE PHILIPPINE CONTEXT

Orville Bondoc 


This book is an outstanding contribution to the very meager list of books and reading materials available to Filipino teachers, students, and practitioners working on animal improvement. Dr. Bondoc offers scholarly breeding principles based on his years of experience and research.





pook

POOK AT PANININDIGAN: KRITIKA NG PANTAYONG PANANAW

Ramon Guillermo

Maituturing ang Pook at Paninindigan bilang isa sa mga pinakakumprehensibong kritikal na pagsusuri sa kaisipang tinatawag na Pantayong Pananaw na unang sistematikong binalangkas ni Zeus A. Salazar at ng iba pang mga historyador sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas noon mga dekada '80. Naghahangad itong makaambag sa pagbibigay-liwanag sa ilang bahagi ng kasysayang intelektwal at ideolohikal sa Pilipinas ng ika-20 taon.





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LOLA COQUETA

Isabela Banzon


Direct rhythms, a wry yet personal approach to experience and memory, oblique with evasion, and animated by the desire to free "the frog in the dry grass" of her throat, all combine to give a special kind of pleasure to meeting the poet and her many selves in Lola Coqueta.


--Rajeev Patke


Available in regular book paper and special paper editions.






bilanggo

Bilanggo: Life as a Political Prisoner in the Philippines 1952-1962
William J. Pomeroy


Bilanggo is the diary of a decade behind bars. William Pomeroy and his Filipina wife Celia Mariano, like hundreds of other communists and militants, were sent to prison in the early 1950s for participating in  the Huk guerilla struggle for liberation.  Although this is the story of political prisoners in Philippine jails some fifty years ago, it is a story that has increasing relevance in a society that has seen increased political oppression in the last decade.





1908: THE WAY IT REALLY WAS
Raul Rafael Ingles






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THE LIFE AND WORKS OF MARCELO ADONAY 
Elena Mirano et al., editors


The first of two volumes, this pioneering work includes five major essays on Marcelo Adonay’s life, his milieu, an inventory of his extant and missing works, and musical and formal analyses of his magnum opus, Pequeña Misa Solemne sobre Motivos de la Missa Regia de Canto Gregoriano. The centerpiece of the book is a modern edition of eleven reconstructed scores of his sacred music for various vocal, orchestral, and choral combinations.


Available in hardbound and softbound editions.



 



 


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