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Kalampay

Kalampay

Beauty, a joy forever, and the contest of men. Imagine an alluring maiden bathing by the seaside and watched from afar by a handsome, envious man from the underworld. Read the Kalampay and the thrilling long sea journeys to Lim-awun, the paradise underworld, to rescue Matan-ayon. Feel the dangerous experience of diving down through the(…)

Medical Parasitology

Medical Parasitology

For more than a decade now, the best-selling Philippine Textbook of Medical Parasitology has served as an invaluable tool for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as medical and paramedical professionals in the public health sector. This third edition, entitled Medical Parasitology in the Philippines, contains an updated version of the global, regional, and national(…)

A Wanderer in the Night of the World: The Poems of NVM Gonzalez

A Wanderer in the Night of the World: The Poems of NVM Gonzalez

NVM Gonzalez recalls 1934 in Calapan, Mindoro: “I was out of school, too strapped to afford university tuition … Was it in relief or from sheer optimism that I took to composing poems? Whatever the reason, no one could tell me what a poem could look like or how it should be …. one day,(…)

The Third Asiatic Invasion: Empire and Migration in Filipino America, 1898-1946

The Third Asiatic Invasion: Empire and Migration in Filipino America, 1898-1946

“The Third Asiatic Invasion is a singular contribution to our understanding of both US and Philippine national histories as irrevocably linked to the vicissitudes of colonial power, imperial projects, and nationalist conflict. The particular strengths and considerable significance of The Third Asiatic Invasion lie in the ways it addresses these questions with a clear eye(…)

Amburukay

Amburukay

After twenty-five years and hard work— recording, transcribing, translating, cross-checking and more—the ten epics of Panay are finally out.  Book II, titled Amburukay, centers on the hilarious character of the old ugly Amburukay  who demands payment from Datu Labaw Donggon for the theft of her gold pubic hair.  The allusion of a sexual innuendo brings(…)

La India, or Island of the Disappeared

La India, or Island of the Disappeared

The stories are a wonderful weave of history and imagination, showing Rosario Cruz-Lucero’s expertise with language and narrative structure. Wit, irony, and humor emanate from her style—a combination of magic realism and surrealism—which renders the reading of the stories a pleasurable experience. There is a pervading linkage between the stories, some invented “historical” relationship of(…)