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ni Nicai de Guzman; mga litrato kuha ni Kat Candelaria at Nicai de Guzman

Noong ako’y nasa elementarya at hayskul, palagi akong nasa silid-aklatan. Nakakahiyang aminin pero hindi ko talaga pinapansin noon ang Filipiniana section. 668 more words


Happy Na, Gay Pa by Danton Remoto : A Book Review

It is the newly-launched book written by Danton Remoto, one of the staunch  leading LGBT advocates in the Philippines. Ever since,  I have always been watching   out for his new books to be published . 736 more words


Sampler by Gilda Cordero-Fernando: A Book Review

Gilda Cordero Fernando is awfully spectacular- ang galling-galing naman nya! I was impressed by her unique writing styles – very Filipino, original, far different from the other satirical essays I have read, full of fun, wacky ideas about our Filipino culture and customs. 272 more words


#UmulanNgLibro at the Children’s Book Summit

by Bryan

A funny memory came to me as I stepped into the Philippine Children’s Book Summit last July 21: Remember those people from publishing houses that visit schools and give out checklists? 796 more words


The silent screams in Manix Abrera's "14"

Text by: Kimmy Baraoidan
Photos by: Chris Quintana and Kimmy Baraoidan

Para sa iyo, kasama kong naliligaw sa ulan (For you, who is lost with me in the rain),” wrote Manuel ‘Manix’ Abrera on the second page of “14.” The words were printed in long-form cursive text, punctuated with a smiley face. 3,399 more words


Father Solo and Other Stories for Adults Only by Isagani R. Cruz: A Book Review

I was aware of the fact that Isagani R. Cruz is a writer and columnist of The Philippine Star , one of the leading newspapers publication in the Philippines. 560 more words


Young poets reignite the literary fire through spoken word

Text by Kimmy Baraoidan
Photos by Chris Quintana and Kimmy Baraoidan

Saturday night traffic jams can leave one passed-out exhausted. It took us almost forever to get to Ja Ke Bar from Los Baños, with private and public vehicles moving at a glacial pace on the old national highway traversing Calamba and Cabuyao. 1,501 more words