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Sketchbook Of Philippine Garden OrchidsSketchbook Of Philippine Garden Orchids by Gozon, Patrick Andrew

This book highlights commonly cultivated species and other resilient Philippine ornamental orchids as a visual reference. The description of these specimens were written by artist, architect and devoted gardener Patrick Gozon. The book showcases 50 colourful illustrations of popular and notable orchid varieties recommended for use in tropical gardens and Philippine-inspired landscapes. The accompanying drawings attempt to capture these orchids' beauty as subjects in art.

Inabel: Philippine Textile From The Ilocos RegionInabel: Philippine Textile From The Ilocos Region by Valenciano, Al; Regalado Trota Jose Et Al

This book celebrates the weaving traditions of 'Abel' fabrics. It highlights the Ilocano brand of craftsmanship, as well as the local people's ingenuity and industriousness. It recognises the men and women of the Ilocos communities who keep centuries-old weaving traditions alive and flourishing. Authored by scholars and experts on Inabel, this book showcases more than 80 vibrant and colourful Ilocano handwoven textiles from past to present. It illustrates the evolution of the Inabel from the 1800s to contemporary times, highlighting the recurring traditional themes and motifs inspired by nature and man.

Central Banking As State Building: Policymakers And Their Nationalism In The Philippines, 1933-64Central Banking As State Building: Policymakers And Their Nationalism In The Philippines, 1933-64 by Yusuke Takagi

From its creation in 1949 until the 1960s, the Central Bank of the Philippines dominated industrial policy, becoming a symbol of nationalism for a newly independent state. The pre-war Philippine National Bank was closely linked to the colonial administration and plagued by corruption scandals. Yet, as Yusuke Takagai shows in this history of the Central Bank, with the country moving toward independence, ambitious young politicians, colonial bureaucrats, and private sector professionals concluded that economic decolonization required a new bank, free from the individuals and institutions that had dominated the colonial economy. Positioning this bank within broader political structures, Takagi concludes that the Filipino policymakers behind the Central Bank worked not for vested interests associated with colonial or neo-colonial rule but for essential policy and structural reform.

Milk Pigs & Violet Gold: Philippine CookeryMilk Pigs & Violet Gold: Philippine Cookery by Koh, Bryan

"Filipino Cuisine is underrated," one of the many reasons that prompted Singapore-based author and chef, Bryan Koh, to release a rather novel book entitled Milk Pigs Violet Gold, a rather interesting food book about Filipino food from a viewpoint of a non-filipino. It is a food book with recipes of the different popular favorites in the country.

All About The Philippines: Stories, Songs, Crafts And Games For KidsAll About The Philippines: Stories, Songs, Crafts And Games For Kids by Jimemez, Gidget Roceles; Corazon Dandan-Albano

This book takes you on an incredible journey across the colorful island nation of the Philippines with Mary, Jaime and Ari - three Filipino cousins who look totally different and yet are the best of friends. You'll visit their homes, their schools, their families, their favorite places, and much more. This children's book, aimed at kids ages 8 to 12, brings them on an exciting trip though some of the most fascinating islands on earth.

State And Finance In The Philippines, 1898-1941: The Mismanagement Of An American ColonyState And Finance In The Philippines, 1898-1941: The Mismanagement Of An American Colony by Yoshiko Nagano

During the First World War, ill-advised steps by colonial officials in the Philippines created a financial crisis which lasted from 1919 until 1922. These events have generally been blamed on a corruption scandal at the Philippine National Bank, which had been established in 1916 as a multi-purpose, semi-governmental agency whose purpose was to provide loans for the agricultural export industry, to do business as a commercial bank, to issue bank notes, and to serve as a depository for government funds.Based on detailed archival research, Yoshiko Nagano argues that the crisis in fact resulted from mismanagement of currency reserves and irregularities in foreign exchange operations by American officials, and that the notions of a "corruption scandal" arose from a colonial discourse that masked problems within the banking and currency systems and the U.S. colonial administration.

Contemporary Houses In The PhilippinesContemporary Houses In The Philippines by Powell, Robert

Featuring 25 newly built houses, this book traces the remarkable surge in the number of sophisticated and elegantly designed homes in the Philippines. All the architects and designers featured are Filipino, many representing an emerging energetic younger generation of architects and interior designers in the country. The book depicts houses located in the metropolis and on the edge of urban conurbations, vacation homes over-looking the West Philippine Sea, country retreats at Tagaytay City and Cabuyao and island villas.

IllustradoIllustrado by Syjuco, Miguel

It begins with a body. One anonymous winter day, the corpse of Crispin Salvador is pulled from the Hudson River. Gone is the controversial giant of Asian literature. And missing is the only manuscript of his final book, an expose of the corrupt roots of the ruling Filipino families, meant to restore his once dazzling reputation. His student, Miguel, is suspicious of the suicide verdict. He investigates: first sifting through the dead man's work for clues, then journeying from New York to Manila, seeking out family, colleagues, and anyone who might hold pieces of the puzzle.

Pananaw 8: Philippine Journal Of Visual Arts Channels Of Validation: The ArtworldPananaw 8: Philippine Journal Of Visual Arts Channels Of Validation: The Artworld by

Pananaw is a Philippine contemporary art journal, launched in 1996 and publicly released in 1997 as an initiative of artists and cultural workers. Pananaw 8, titled 'Channels of Validation: The Artworld', is a special issue in line with the 10th anniversary of the Ateneo Art Awards. The issue also includes a survey of exhibitions mounted in the Philippines from 2009 to 2014.

Migration Revolution: Philippine Nationhood & Class Relations In A Globalized AgeMigration Revolution: Philippine Nationhood & Class Relations In A Globalized Age by Aguilar Jr., Filomeno V.

Since the 1960s, overseas migration has become a major factor in the economy of the Philippines. It has also profoundly influenced the sense of nationhood of both migrants and non-migrants. The global nomadism of Filipino workers brought about some fundamental reorientations. Philippine foreign policy now takes surprising turns in consideration of migrant workers and Filipinos living abroad. Many tertiary education institutions aim deliberately at the overseas employability of local graduates. And the "Fil-foreign" offspring of unions with partners from other nationalities add a new inflection to Filipino Identity.

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 BeyondAdobo 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, TheDevil'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 LoveFamilies 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 TerrorEscape 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 DictionaryTagalog 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 PhilippinesMixed 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, 1957-1986Movement 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. 4Chulalongkorn'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 YearsSubversive 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.