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Uncovering the Mystery on 17th Street

by Rae Rival

I once tried writing about my neighborhood when I was younger, but I lacked the values and skills needed to create a good story about one’s neighbors. 361 more words


The amistad between Nick Joaquín and Guillermo Gómez Rivera

This newspaper clipping was published exactly 24 years ago today. It appeared in the now defunct Newsday and was written by one Jorge Seurat (never heard of such a columnist before; probably didn’t make it that big after Newsday folded up). 899 more words

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Contemporary Filipino Literature Hauls: Poetry, Folklore & Graphic Novels

After all that talk on reading more Filipino books, I also want to share a few of my well-loved books / graphic novels! If you’re usually into foreign authors but want to get into Philippine literature, then the first thing you should do is to find a genre that interests you. 679 more words


On Reading More Philippine Literature

Growing up as a kid who was taught by her parents to speak more English than Filipino, I wasn’t really that much exposed to Philippine literature. 562 more words


Suspense, Spies and Everything Nice?

by Nina Arquiza

Bedside story

Takedown and Peyton Riley are the first two installments of Bianca Mori’s Takedown trilogy and the first book, Takedown, follows Mary Shaw while she goes off on a vacation that will hopefully take her mind off a job that could’ve gone better. 599 more words


Dream a better Philippines, centuries hence

I: The Question

What should the Philippine be, centuries hence? For the dreams of Jose Rizal, written, institutionalized, gave us a nation and centuries to build and rebuild it. 2,570 more words


Paano Sumulat ng Tula?

Paano nga ba magsulat ng tula?
Na magawa ang puso’y lumuha?
Kailangan bang magsintunog ang dulo?
Gaya ng mga linyang ito?

Paano isulat ang pagibig? 91 more words