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#NCBD2015 Blog Tour Week 2: Dream Date

I’ll take a head start on the #NCBD2015 Blog Tour this week, before I get bogged down. (The #NCBD2015 Blog Tour is a series of weekly posts in celebration of National Children’s Book Day, happening all throughout July.) Here’s this week’s … Continue reading

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Queridas ni Rizal: the Ambeth Ocampo lecture

The weekend before the MIBF, I attended the Ambeth Ocampo lecture at the Ayala Museum. I wanted to go to the lecture since I saw the announcement go up on Facebook — it’s been years (don’t ask how many!) since … 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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Rizal at 150

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birthday of national hero Jose Rizal, I’ve started reading Ambeth Ocampo’s Makamisa, a book about Rizal’s third (unfinished novel). Just in time, my boss told me on Friday that  the original manuscripts … Continue reading

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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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