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Rappler's latest stories on Filipino books


'BULAWAN: Interviews with Filipino Medical Oncologists' ebook available for free download

May 23, 2020 - 5:03 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The print copy of 'Bulawan' was launched during the celebration of the PSMO’s 50th anniversary last October 25, 2019

LIST: 20 new books to help PH kids develop love of reading

Mar 07, 2020 - 10:00 AM

The 20 books, all written in Filipino, are published by Philippine publishing houses for Room to Read, a global nonprofit that promotes reading among young children

For a 'human rights culture': Group launches children's rights comic book

Feb 06, 2020 - 4:34 PM

Batang May K!, a collaboration between PhilRights and Makô, hopes to make children understand better the importance of human rights amid violations under President Rodrigo Duterte

Librong LIRA launches Nick Pichay’s poetry book

Feb 03, 2020 - 12:23 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Nick Pichay’s book will be the sixth poetry book published by Librong LIRA

Photo courtesy of LIRA

'Nowhere to Go But UP': Book on Fighting Maroons launched

Dec 16, 2019 - 7:18 PM

Authored by Rappler sports correspondent Naveen Ganglani, the book chronicles the rise of the UP Fighting Maroons from UAAP cellar-dwellers to Final Four contenders

Stanley Chi releases new book 'Love is Landian with Effort'

Nov 08, 2019 - 7:30 AM

Landi responsibly, kids

YA novel about Duterte's 'drug war' nominated for CILIP Carnegie Medal

Nov 05, 2019 - 10:41 AM

This is the second major international award for the novel, written by Filipino-American Randy Ribay

FINALIST. The YA novel, written by Filipino-American Randy Ribay, is a finalist in this year's National Book Awards. File photo by Rappler

Remember a time when Filipino film criticism was alive and well with ‘Break It to Me Gently’

Oct 11, 2019 - 11:59 AM

The book, by Richard Bolisay, will be launched on October 19 at QCinema festival.

Pia Wurtzbach is writing a novel inspired by her own pageant experience

Oct 10, 2019 - 3:32 PM

Which is fiction, which is real life? We'll have to wait for the book to come out.

A teen's thoughts on 'Si Janus Silang at ang Hiwagang may Dalawang Mukha'

Oct 09, 2019 - 9:58 AM

I remember about 4 years ago, I came home one day to find two new books from my father. It was parts one and two of the Janus Silang books. I loved them. I realized that the series has become a part of my life now.

Adarna House’s newest book will urge you to stand up to social injustices

Sep 13, 2019 - 12:23 PM

‘Al sur de la Alameda’ will be formally launched at the Manila International Book Fair on September 15

MULTI-AWARDED. Lola Larra’s Al sur de la Alameda has won several awards including Best Juvenile Novel by Babelia, El País, 2014, Publishing Award by the Cámara Chilena del Libro, 2014, and White Ravens List, 2014. All photos by Jerico Torres/Rappler

Here's a sneak peek of 'Bertong Badtrip' and 'Filipino Heroes League Book 3'

Sep 10, 2019 - 8:34 PM

The two books will be available starting Sept 11 at Manila International Book Fair

Teacher behind Donsol's floating library asks for Adarna books for kids

Nov 10, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Ryan Homan wants to help children develop the habit of reading books in Donsol, Sorsogon

CRUSADE FOR LEARNING. Ryan Homan, crusader of Balsa-Basa and Educador Kariton, with volunteer teachers on the Donsol bridge. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Want to read more Filipino literature? Here's where to start

Jun 29, 2018 - 4:02 PM

Novels? Komiks? Here are some Filipino favorites you could avail online

Q&A with 'In the Country' author Mia Alvar

Jul 03, 2015 - 8:35 PM

Rappler speaks with Filipino American author Mia Alvar about her new book In the Country

'I thought Filipinos weren't allowed in books'

Apr 15, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Are there really NO great children s texts from outside Britain and America?

Mexican school gets Filipino books

Jun 18, 2014 - 6:53 PM

The school which showcases the shared history of the Philippines and Mexico during the World War II will now have Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang in its library

FILIPINAS. This Grade 4 classroom has been named after the Philippines since in 1945, when the school was founded. Photo from the Department of Foreign Affairs

[Executive Edge] Making Filipino books digital

Feb 01, 2014 - 3:07 PM

Will Filipinos buy ebooks at the same growing rate as readers in the United States are?

Solidarity in Aklatan book fest

Sep 08, 2013 - 2:22 PM

All Filipino Book Festival aims to be premier assembly in literary field

NEW NETWORK FOR LITERARY COMMUNITY. The Aklatan festival. Photos by Jose Del

Overthinking the book store

Mar 18, 2013 - 4:56 PM

Part one of a series on bookstores and how they operate

HEADACHE TO NAVIGATE. We’re a country without much public libraries (again, a column for a different day), and the book store tends to function as the sole physical link between books and their readers

Why you should publish a book

Jan 27, 2012 - 9:27 AM

And how 2 girls did it

Unscripted: Conversations in the Dollhouse