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

FILIPINO STORYTELLING GOES GLOBAL WITH THE PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL LITERARY FESTIVAL

Quezon City, Philippines – The National Book Development Board (NBDB) celebrates National Literature Month with the launch of the 12th Philippine International Literary Festival, an annual gathering of readers, storytellers, and publishers. From April to December, this year’s virtual festival goes global with the theme “RECLAIMING OUR NARRATIVE: 500 Years of Filipino Storytelling.” Newly appointed Executive continue reading : FILIPINO STORYTELLING GOES GLOBAL WITH THE PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL LITERARY FESTIVAL