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March 6, 2012

Recommended Books for the promotion of Culture and Arts in the Philippines - Part 1

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts is endorsing several books, magazines, etc. for the promotion of Culture and Arts in the Philippines. Below is the list (1st Part) of the NCCA's publications ..... ( more to follow)  

Araw Magazine  (SB)
A quarterly culture and arts magazine on Philippine historical landmarks, famous artists, film, theater and museum reviews.
Php 95.00
(Volume 1 2004)

Bulawan: Journal of Philippine Arts & Culture (SB)
Edited by Virgilio S. Almario
Contains scholarly views, discussions of issues, problems and other matters related to the history and development of art and culture in the Philippines.
Php 200.00 (Volumes 1, 2, 3, 5 & 6-19)
Philippine Cultural & Artistic Landmarks of the Past Millennium  (SB)
An anthology of essays by some of the Philippines’ best minds about the Filipino people’s historical, artistic and cultural feats that the country should be proud of.
Php 250.00
(out of stock)
Ang Malulos sa mga Dahon ng Kasaysayan (SB)
Edited by Jaime Salvador Corpuz & Erlinda Dungo Lalic
Depicts the earlier days of Malolos and how it became the first Republic in Asia & Africa.
Php 600.00

Pananaw: Philippine Journal of Visual Arts (HB)
Showcases Filipino visual arts as well as the artists through in-depth essays and reviews written by leading art critics.
Php 1,000.00 (Editions 1, 4, 5)
Pananaw 1 is out of stock
Laws and Jurisprudence on Built Heritage (SB)
by the NCCA & Public Information Office - Supreme Court of the Philippines
Deals with the laws and jurisprudence on Philippine historic preservation. It also conveys the need to protect the country’s historical sites, landmarks, shrines and monuments.
Php 250.00
(out of stock)
Sampung Taong Sine: Philippine Cinema 1990-1999 (SB)
By Film Desk of Young Critics Circle
An anthology of critical writing on Philippine cinema of the nineties by the Film Desk Young Critics Circle.
Php 250.00
Cultural Communities Monograph Series (SB)
Designed to introduce the 77 ethnolinguistic groups in the country.
The first batch of the series includes the Blaan, Mandaya, Mansaka, Maranao, Tagabawa, Bagobo, & Yakan.
Php 80.00 (out of stock)

Resistance and Revolution: Philippine Archipelago in Arms (SB)
Edited by Dr. Bernardita Reyes Churchill
A body of historical papers on local heroes and heroines, events, and institutions that can be used to reconstruct a truly national history of the Filipino revolutionary struggle.
Php 350.00
Ang Wikang Filipino sa Loob at Labas ng Akademya't Bansa
Edited by Dr. Benilda Santos
Compiles the papers delivered at the annual seminar- workshops of SANGFIL, one of the lead and active national organizations of teachers of Filipino in the elementary, secondary, and tertiary levels. The book includes essays by Virgilio Almario, Galileo Zafra, Mario Miclat, and Conrado de Quiros on myriad topics issues confronting the Filipino language today.

Suri at Sipat: Araling Ka Amado
Edited by Alice G. Guillermo
and Charlie Samuya Veric
A collection of the papers read at a forum commemorating the birth centenary of National Artist in Literature Amado V. Hernandez. Includes essays by Bienvenido Lumbera, Rosario Torres-Yu, Epifanio San Juan, Jr., and Enrique Francia.
Php 250.00

Love's a Vice (Bisyo ang Pagibig): A Translation of 60 Poems of Mike Bigornia by Alfred Yuson
Between the facing pages of the book "converse" the two main languages (of choice) of the Filipino imagination: one, our own, the other a foreign language we have owned. This "conversation: happens in the process of translation
Php 300.00

All titles are available at the NCCA. For orders, please contact Anvil Publishing, Inc at +632-7471624 or (local orders) and (international orders). Some titles are available at select National Bookstore and Powerbooks branches nationwide. For more information on the titles, please call the NCCA Public Affairs and Information at 527-5529 or send an email to

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