Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards 2022: Public nominations are now open!
The Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards (FRCA) is returning this year! Previously held from 2012 to 2015, FRCA “gives the readers a voice in the Philippine book industry” by encouraging the public to nominate and vote for their favorite locally published work. Now with the Book Development Association of the Philippines (BDAP), this year’s FRCA will…
Why Filipinos Should Read: ‘Pedagogy of the Oppressed’ by Paulo Freire
by Bryan Meniado A recent World Bank report says that “nine out of ten Filipino children still struggle to read simple text by age 10.” This reasserts another report released by the Programme for International Student Assessment in 2019 where the Philippines ranked the lowest in reading comprehension among 79 countries. Coupled with the “history…
Bookbed recommends: ‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Brönte
by Ella Mae Masamayor I’ve always dreamed of reading Jane Eyre. It sounds exactly like the sort of story I would enjoy—a coming-of-age tale of a girl with a tragic origin story who manages to find her way in life. It’s one of those classics that we always hear about but never actually read. And…
Why Filipinos Should Read: Akin Lang Naman: Mga Tula by Aristotle C. Pollisco a.k.a. Gloc-9
by Bryan Meniado The recent national elections may have been the most polarizing and divisive one in recent memory. While I’m disappointed, I’m not that surprised by the results. With all the miseducation, disinformation, historical distortion, and blatant lies we have been fed over the past years, it’s not far-fetched why many of us still…
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