Under The Stacks by Hofilena Jr., Saul
This award-winning "patchwork" of 23 historical essays which has been described as "dynamite" is by a Professor of Law who is also by inclination a historian. Important areas of Philippine history are often forgotten or ignored and many of the subjects Professor Hofilena has researched or re-researched here are now interpreted with reference to records and materials he has unearthed - such papers include one on the official conduct during the Japanese Occupation of WWII, use of the 1899 Bates Treaty with the Sultan of Sulu and the refusal of the missionary friars to teach Filipinos Spanish which was for 300 years the language of government. Black-and-white photographs, bibliography, documents and index.
Adobo Road Cookbook, The: A Filipino Food Journey-From Food Blog To Food Truck, And Beyond by Gapultos, Marvin
As a food blogger-turned-gourmet food trucker, Marvin interprets traditional Filipino flavors with equal parts kitchen savvy and street smarts--providing easy-to-follow, tried and true recipes that serve as a guide to the pleasures of Filipino cooking. The nearly 100 recipes in these pages pave a culinary road trip that transports home cooks to the roadside food stalls, bars and home kitchens of the Philippines, to the hungry streets of L.A., and even into the sage kitchen's of Marvin's own grandmother, mother and aunties.
Devil's Causeway, The by Westfall, Matthew
As the United States engaged in a campaign to pacify its Philippines territory, a secret American mission went terribly wrong. What happened next was a struggle for survival. A sweeping military epic drawing on international primary sources, this book tells their extraordinary story.
Families Apart: Migrant Mothers And The Conflicts Of Labor And Love by Pratt, Geraldine
In a developing nation like the Philippines, many mothers provide for their families by traveling to a foreign country to care for someone else's. Families Apart focuses on Filipino overseas workers in Canada to reveal what such arrangements mean for families on both sides of the global divide.
The outcome of Geraldine Pratt's collaboration with the Philippine Women Centre of British Columbia, this study documents the difficulties of family separation and the problems that children have when they reunite with their mothers in Vancouver. Aimed at those who have lived this experience, those who directly benefit from it, and those who simply stand by and watch, Families Apart shows how Filipino migrant domestic workers - often mothers themselves - are caught between competing neoliberal policies of sending and receiving countries and how, rather than paying rich returns, their ambitions as migrants often result in social and economic exclusion for themselves and for their children. This argument takes shape as an open-ended series of encounters, moving between a singular academic voice and the "we" of various research collaborations, between Vancouver and the Philippines, and between genres of "evidence-based" social scientific research, personal testimony, theatrical performance, and nonfictional narrative writing.
Through these experiments with different modes of storytelling, Pratt seeks to transform frameworks of perception, to create and collect sympathetic witnesses-in short, to promote a wide-ranging public discussion and debate about a massive worldwide shift in family (and nonfamily) relations of intimacy and care.
Escape To Manila: From Nazi Tyranny To Japanese Terror by Ephraim, Frank
With the rise of Nazism in the 1930s more than a thousand European Jews sought refuge in the Philippines, joining the small Jewish population of Manila. When the Japanese invaded the islands in 1941, the peaceful existence of the barely settled Jews filled with the kinds of uncertainties and oppression they thought they had left behind. Escape to Manila gathers the testimonies of thirty-six refugees, who describe the difficult journey to Manila, the lives they built there, and the events surrounding the Japanese invasion. Combining these accounts with historical and archival records, Manila newspapers, and U.S. government documents, Frank Ephraim constructs a detailed account of this little-known chapter of world history.
Tagalog Verb Dictionary by Hawkins, Michael; Rhodalyne Gallo-Crail
More than just lists the first part of this concise and handy pocketbook includes a note on history, and explanations of the significance of structure of Tagalog and the focal place of verbs. Sections of listed English-Tagalog conjugations and of English-Tagalog sentences are followed by two in reverse.
Mixed Blessing: The Impact Of The American Colonial Experience On Politics And Politics And Society In The Philippines by Mcferson, Hazel M.(Ed.)
Second 2011 revised edition of the 2002 collection of papers on the complex and often troubled relationship and interaction between the US and the Philippines in the 20th century. Negative and positive contacts of many kinds are explored in these 12 papers, all but one by Filipino scholars. They include explorations of: Filipino identity and self-image in historical perspective; race and culture in the colonial periods; "Benevolent Assimilation"; White aesthetics in Philippine literature; Philippine music at the 1904 St Louis World Fair; the role of civil society; America rule in the Muslim South and Philippine hinterland; African-American and the Philippine-American War of the 1890s; there is also discussion of the "persecution and redemption" of Sergeant John Calloway, a black American born in 1872 and of David Fagen, another black American serviceman who joined Filipino guerrillas in the 1890s.
Movement Divided, A: Philippine Communism, 1957-1986 by Fuller, Ken
This, the second volume of the author's study of Communism in the Philippines deals with the breakaway Maoist CPP and the older PKP, founded in 1930 during the period 1957-86. Many original documents are used in the exploration of the Party's chequered attempts to influence Marcos and the splits within the party in 1968 and 1972. Among the areas explored are the Party's dealings with religious groups and ideas, the influence of Chinese and Maoist elements, and the complicated motivations of people power and other internal and foreign politically active groupings of the period. Bibliography and index.
Chulalongkorn's Elephants: The Philippines In Asian History - Looking Back Vol. 4 by Ocampo, Ambeth
These 22 incidents or anecdotes from Philippine history set out in this pocketbook offer interesting, amusing and/or surprising sidelights onto the country's history and development. The author is a senior historian at Ateneo University, Manila.
Subversive Lives: A Family Memoir Of The Marcos Years by Quimpo, Susan; Nathan Gilbert Quimpo
Written as a family history this book furnishes us with powerful testimonies on the era of Ferdinand Marcos and Jose Maria Sison, along with narratives on the vicissitudes of the revolutionary movement. Each Quimpo sibling bears witness to the events they and others did so much to shape. From aborted attempts to smuggle weapons for the NPA to heady times organising "spontaneous uprisings" and general strikes in Mindanao, from the cruel discovery of the cause of one brother's death at he hands of a kasama to the near hallucinatory tales of imprisonment and torture at the hands of the military, these stories remind of the personal costs and the daily heroism of those who joined the movement.
Honor Courage Faith: A Corregidor Story by Kwiecinski, Stephen
This is the story of a son tracing his father's footsteps and discovering a true and inspirational story of courage, faith, and patriotism in the days of Bataan, Corregidor, and Japanese POW camps in WWII.
Exposes: Investigative Reporting For Clean Government by Bondoc, Jarius
Jarius Bondoc (b. 1955) is an established and award-winning investigative journalist. Here are nine of his articles on government corruption which in the last ten years have been brought to national attention in the Philippine Star. These exposés include brief after notes on outcomes, on what actually happened when the corrupt practices were made known.
Frontlines Of Diplomacy: Conversations With Philippine Ambassadors by Malaya, J. Eduardo (Ed.)
This book chronicles the experiences, triumphs and occasional frustrations of Philippine diplomats through the years. Through extended interviews with 37 retired and serving ambassadors and 3 spouses, the book covers the depth and breadth of the Philippine diplomatic experience. They reveal a number of incidents on crucial moments in contemporary Philippine history, some of which are discussed in public for the first time.
Filipina Artists In Diaspora by Kintanar, Thelma B. (Ed.)
Narrating their lives, the Filipina migrant artist in this book tell us what it means to live between two cultures: their indigenous culture and the culture of their adopted country. They share with us their initial feeling of displacement or even alienation, their attempts to reach out to others, to try to become a part of the new communities on which they find themselves.
Journal For Cooks And Foodies: The Maya Kitchen by
The Maya Kitchen culinary arts centre, Manila, was established in 1964. This cookbook is set out as a journal. With a recipe included on each pair of blank pages.
Bride Of War: My Mother's World War Ii Memories by Maceda, Teresita Gimenez
Memories of love forged in a time of war, bequeathed by a mother to her daughter. A retelling of Flora Aguilar's harrowing experiences as a young bride of a soldier who fought with various Filipino guerilla units in Mindanao, Cebu and other parts of Eastern Visayas during World War II.
Mindanao: Separatisme, Autonomie Et Vendetta by Bonnet, Francois-Xavier
This is a concise referenced account of the history of Mindanao and discussion of the political, economic and religious issues which have prevented the stability and development of much of the area since World War II. With tables, sketch maps, black-and-white photographs, and bibliography. In French.
Life In The Forest: Ikalahan Folk Stories by Rice, Delbert
This book is a collection of stories about forest people called Ikalahan living in the Cordillera and Caraballo Mountains of North Luzon for centuries. Although they are closely related to the neighboring Ibaloy, Pangasinan, and I-wak peoples they have their own distinctive characteristics, most especially their desire for a peaceful and abundant life.
Feet Of Juan Bacnang, The: A Novel by Jose, F.Sionil
This allegorical novel is by the celebrated Filipino novelist and social critic F. Sionil Jose. The tale of the influence, flaws and achievements of a major Filipino figure on the landscape highlights often-ignored aspects of Philippine society today. Layers of corruption, the near-unfettered powers of the rich, glossed over injustices and the widespread double-thinking all feature in this thought-provoking work.
Ukkil: Visual Arts Of The Sulu Archipelago by Fernando-Amilbangsa, Ligaya
This book shows what the fertile imagination of unheralded folk artists can accomplish with simple tools and indigenous materials within the context of their own cultural milieu, at once physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. A useful source of information on an impressive range of decorative motifs and designs, their usage as well as their probable connection with other living art forms within and beyond Southeast Asia.