EDSA Reads

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I was only a year old when the EDSA Revolution happened, and what I knew of it, I learned in history class: the Martial Law, the assassination of Ninoy Aquino, the snap elections, the military standoff, and the People Power.

While I have always been thankful to the generation that took to the streets to fight for the freedom that I enjoy as a Filipino today (traffic-geddon notwithstanding :s), I am glad that we have access to materials in commemoration of the EDSA revolution, giving us a chance to revisit this chapter of Philippine history, and read about the stories that should never be forgotten.

In honor of the EDSA revolution, here’s a roundup of EDSA-themed reading: “EDSA Uno: Narrative and Analysis with Notes on Dos & Tres” by Angela Stuart-Santiago, “The Untold Story of Imelda Marcos”/”Imelda Marcos: The Rise and Fall of One of the World’s Most Powerful Women” by Carmen Navarro Pedrosa; “Salingkit” by Cyan Abad-Jugo; “Isang Harding Papel” by Augie Rivera and Rommel Joson, and “EDSA” by Russell Molina and Sergio Bumatay III.

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Little Lit Fest

Little Lit Fest

It’s been an incredibly busy summer for me, but I’d been setting aside a day for the NBDB Little Lit Fest ever since it was announced, because it’s been a while since I’ve touched base with friends in the industry.

I couldn’t attend both days, and the Day 2 sessions were better geared towards me, so I headed over to¬† Museo Pambata last Friday and made it in time for the first session!

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Think Asia, Write Asia

I owe you part 2 of my Bookish Stops: Singapore post, but I know a lot of you have been waiting for the AFCC reportage, so here’s my article, published in the Manila Bulletin Students and Campuses section last Saturday (sorry, no online edition just yet!).

While all the time I spent at the AFCC I was thinking of how it would be great to have clones of myself to send to all the different sessions happening simultaneously, post-AFCC I found myself wading through a ton of notes of all the sessions I had actually attended, so it was challenging to sum up the whole experience in one article (went waaaay over 600 words). I have a couple more AFCC sessions I want to write up, and photos to show you, but for now, I hope I can take you all back to the AFCC with this post.

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