Tag Archives: history

Maktan 1521

It’s the eve of Independence Day, and I thought it was a fitting occasion to read and review “Maktan 1521” by Tepai Pascual. I spotted it on a bookstore shelf a few months back and thought the cover was kick-ass … Continue reading

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Philippine Style

I’ve been reading bits and pieces of the coffeetable book Philippine Style: Design & Architecture by Luca Tettoni and Elizabeth V. Reyes over several months now, and it’s proven to be the sort of book you can get lost in for … Continue reading

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David Macaulay roundup

  I thought I’d break this blogging fast with a nice roundup, featuring books by the prolific, award-winning author-illustrator David Macaulay! I discovered David Macaulay back in college, when my illustration teacher showed us the Caldecott-winning Cathedral (which I read … Continue reading

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Queridas ni Rizal: Love and Sex in Philippine History

Doesn’t that look like an interesting history lesson?

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Looking Back

I discovered historian Ambeth Ocampo’s essays back in high school: we were taking up the Noli and El Fili in Panitikan (Literature, in Filipino) class and our teacher wanted us to compile newspaper clippings about Jose Rizal. We didn’t have … Continue reading

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