Why Filipinos Should Read: ‘The Anti-Development State’ by Walden Bello

by Bryan Meniado While there are many good reasons to be proud of being Filipino, there remain deplorable realities happening in our society. Poverty, violence and politics, among others, continue to taint our nation and identity. Many have grown tired of the failed promises of elected officials saying they will make the country great. Some ofContinue reading “Why Filipinos Should Read: ‘The Anti-Development State’ by Walden Bello”

Where A ‘Promdi Heart’ Goes (Part 3): An Interview with Jay E. Tria and Georgette S. Gonzales

by KB Meniado The start of April—which is tomorrow!—usually means vacation, and if you’re still looking for places to get away to, here’s Promdi Heart, a romance anthology set in different Philippine provinces. Did I say places? I meant, pages! Once you get your hands on this, you would definitely start planning your itinerary and looking at bus and planeContinue reading “Where A ‘Promdi Heart’ Goes (Part 3): An Interview with Jay E. Tria and Georgette S. Gonzales”

Where A ‘Promdi Heart’ Goes (Part 2): An Interview with Chris Mariano and Agay Llanera

by Kevin Dones Preparing your to-read pile for the next month? You might want to add Promdi Heart, a romance anthology set in different Philippine provinces that is sure to take you on adventures! (Also good for #BookbedReadsPHLit!) In this interview, we talk to two of the authors, Chris Mariano and Agay Llanera, about summer festivals, fishermen’s absContinue reading “Where A ‘Promdi Heart’ Goes (Part 2): An Interview with Chris Mariano and Agay Llanera”

Where A ‘Promdi Heart’ Goes (Part 1): An Interview with C.P. Santi and Ines Bautista-Yao

by Inah Peralta Summer is almost here, and that means you’re probably already planning where to go or what to do this vacation. Good thing reading is always an option! Here is a recommendation: Promdi Heart, a romance anthology set in different Philippine provinces. (Also good for #BookbedReadsPHLit!) In this interview, we talk to two of the authors,Continue reading “Where A ‘Promdi Heart’ Goes (Part 1): An Interview with C.P. Santi and Ines Bautista-Yao”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Found: Letters on Love, Life, and God’ by Isa Garcia

by Lausanne Barlaan Letters are a lost form of art, now overtaken by the ease of text messages and the speed of emails. All these new forms of communication are quick and convenient, yes, but they are mostly devoid of personality. Emojis may be the closest substitution, but nothing beats words weaved together by a lovedContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Found: Letters on Love, Life, and God’ by Isa Garcia”

From the Bookbed Room: ‘Royally Matched’ by Emma Chase

by Bea Masaluñga Royally Matched by Emma Chase follows Prince Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook who signs up for a reality TV dating game show featuring 20 of the world’s most beautiful blue bloods gathered in a castle. There, he finds Lady Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia von Tittebottum who has him captivated. Unfortunately, she isn’t a contestant… ☁ ContinueContinue reading “From the Bookbed Room: ‘Royally Matched’ by Emma Chase”

FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘The Little Prince’ by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

by Kristel Cruz “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” … goes one of the most remarkable lines in literature. “What is essential is invisible to the eye” rings true indeed, but makeup never reallyContinue reading “FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘The Little Prince’ by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry”

Shelfwalking: 4 Romance Series I Love The Most

by Mikki Shiu I actually have an ordinary looking bookshelf, a five-layer one made of plain regular plywood, and it is not even painted, finished or covered yet. I requested it from my dad a few years ago when I noticed my growing number of books. The top shelf is where I place all bookContinue reading “Shelfwalking: 4 Romance Series I Love The Most”