Why Filipinos Should Read: Filipiniana

by Bryan Meniado It’s been a while since I last wrote for Bookbed. My last “Why Filipinos Should Read” was published two years ago! But while I may have lay low on reading, the books are there, and new ones keep coming. A real tsundoku! *laughs* Moving on, one of the silver linings of this…More

Why Filipinos Should Read: ‘Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success’ by Phil Jackson

by Bryan Meniado The Philippines is undeniably a basketball-crazy country, and the recently concluded NBA season, where Kevin Durant’s Golden State Warriors reigned anew over LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers, only proves how crazy we are for the sport. Even if you are not into basketball, you couldn’t completely evade or disregard some of your friends’…More

Why Filipinos Should Read: ‘Wars of Extinction’ by Arnold P. Alamon

by Bryan Meniado October is National Indigenous Peoples Month. This annual observance serves as our reminder to celebrate diversity, to appreciate our cultural roots and, of course, to commemorate our country’s indigenous peoples. However, apart from this seemingly jovial commemoration, we should see this as an opportunity to know more about the plights of our indigenous…More

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 of…More

Why Filipinos Should Read: ‘Pacific Rims’ by Rafe Bartholomew

by Bryan Meniado It’s the month of love, and we hear kilig stories here and there, so I thought I’d talk about something that many of us Filipinos can relate to: our love affair with basketball. We play it on the computer and on the streets. We cheer from our living rooms and from the sidelines. We talk about games…More

Why Filipinos Should Read: ‘The God Delusion’ by Richard Dawkins

by Bryan Meniado It’s Rizal Day today, and while I would like to discuss our national hero, I would like to talk about something that is related to the bigger event we are celebrating, which is the holiday season. I remember this instance wherein I was browsing at a bookstore from months ago. I came across…More