THE WORLD DESERVES OUR STORIES | Filipino Books take center stage at the London Book Fair 2022

Quezon City, Philippines — The Philippines has great stories to tell and the world is just waiting for them. The country’s wealth of legends and folklore in the form of graphic novels, young adult and children’s literature and contemporary fiction will be featured in this year’s London Book Fair (LBF), which will be held from continue reading : THE WORLD DESERVES OUR STORIES | Filipino Books take center stage at the London Book Fair 2022

Expanded incentives for publishers now available

The passage of the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises Act or CREATE (Republic Act 11534) provides an expansion of fiscal and non-fiscal opportunities for enterprises registered with Investment Promotion Agencies. This includes stakeholders of the book publishing industry who are part of the priority group for investments. Book publishers are encouraged to avail continue reading : Expanded incentives for publishers now available

The beautifully bizarre world of Philippine speculative fiction: a reading list

By Jenric Jose | Banner design by Mavs Soriano Speculative fiction, or spec-fic, is an umbrella term that encompasses several fiction genres that deal with elements and concepts that don’t exist in the real world. It includes a variety of sub-genres ranging from science fiction, fantasy, horror, supernatural fiction, and alternative history, among others. Narratives continue reading : The beautifully bizarre world of Philippine speculative fiction: a reading list

Art saves: A review of “In Certain Seasons: Mothers Write in the Time of COVID”

By Maureen Bautista | Book design painting by Imelda Cajipe Endaya | Banner design by Samantha Palanca More than a year into the pandemic, the virus continues to disrupt our lives, even with the easing of restrictions and the arrival of vaccines. We might  have adjusted to the developments that may hopefully lead us to the continue reading : Art saves: A review of “In Certain Seasons: Mothers Write in the Time of COVID”

Radicalizing Filipino children’s literature: Books bold enough to tackle the “taboo”

  By Maureen Bautista | Banner design by Samantha Palanca What makes a children’s book controversial—to the point that it might never see publication?  In the past decade, there have been a few children’s storybooks containing “taboo” topics that were censored or entirely rejected by publishing houses. Take the case of  “Dalawa ang Daddy ni continue reading : Radicalizing Filipino children’s literature: Books bold enough to tackle the “taboo”

Ma, anong ulam?: An essential reading list on the best of Filipino cooking

By Rafael Besa | Banner Design by Paulina Linarez and Samantha Palanca Food has a special way of binding families and communities. It is not simply a necessity that is independent from any emotional or sentimental consideration. Such reductive statements neglect the millennia of cultural development our world has gone through, and the role it continue reading : Ma, anong ulam?: An essential reading list on the best of Filipino cooking