Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Patriotism in absurd times

The Manila Times
By Angelique Manalad, Contributor
Bob Ong’s collection of books brings tears to our eyes—tears of laughter, that is—with his own unique concoction of reality and humor, “Bakit Baligtad Magbasa Ang Mga Pilipino?” Mga Kwentong Barbero ni Bob Ong [Why does the Filipino read in reverse? Barber’s Tales from Bob Ong].

A must-read especially this coming celebration of our national freedom, the book is a collection of short stories and essays from different people about the Philippine culture.
*continue reading here...

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Powerbooks Independence Day Picks

Kiko Machine Komix #04: O Kaligayahang Walang Hanggan Yeh!

by Manix Abrera

Price: Php 120.00
Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Visual Print Enterprise
Published Date: February 2008

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Maraming Salamat po!

Our sincerest thanks to everyone who took the time to join VPE's "9-in-1 Kolektib Intelidyens".

Photos of that sizzling (literally?) afternoon available for viewing here.

Special thanks goes to National Bookstore, for the dictionaries they gave away (the pagemasters were most excited about it!), and to Mr. Jacob Cabochan, of Pandayan Bookshop, for gracing the event.

Sa uulitin! :)