Browsing All posts tagged under »filipino folklore«

Only If You Can Find Me by Patricia Laurel

January 10, 2016

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Nine-year-old Samantha Plum, born and raised in San Francisco, crosses the Pacific to the Philippines, land of her ancestors. On the way, she meets Solo, the magical Hawaiian, who becomes one of her mentors. In the Philippines, she finds a very different world and meets the spirit of her ancestor Lolo Ciano, brother of the […]

parman by david hontiveros

September 22, 2010

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Fast forward to the 21st century, Uno remains solitary, hunting enemies, and woefully ignorant of pop culture. A shadow-master is tearing the souls off anyone unfortunate enough to get in his way. Uno gets in touch with allies from the Shadow-Trading world to find out what his enemy’s weaknesses are.

underpass by gerry alanguilan, david hontiveros, budjette tan, oliver pulumbarit, ian sta maria, kajo baldisimo

April 27, 2010

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Book Review: Another condenado might be living in the underpass in Ayala. Maybe I should jaywalk until I'm over my funk?

TRESE unreported murders by budjette tan and kajo baldisimo

October 18, 2009

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Alexandra Trese won’t make it in Alaska, if she needs to wear a trench coat in sweltering Manila. But, hey, I can relate… style before comfort. In Trese, Manila is a black-and-white world, sheltering all sorts of things that go bump in the night. If there’s something strange in the neighborhood, who are you going […]

TRESE murder on balete drive by budjette tan and kajo baldisimo

October 17, 2009

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Armanaz, Armazan… He’s still a tikbalang living in a penthouse suite. Where life and light should be are only shadows and grey lines. The map of Trese’s Metro Manila contains no details. All I know is that I am in there somewhere, living my ordinary life, and they are there as well, loving and hating, […]