BIOGRAPHIES & AUTOBIOGRAPHIES
Alabado, Ceres S.C.
BEAUTIFUL DREAMER. San Francisco. Sulu Books,
Softcover $12.95 [3 CPS.]
A family biography written with the historical background of the Commonwealth government under the United Staes and the WWII Japanese Occupation of the Philippines.
Alabado, Corban K.
BATAAN, DEATH MARCH, CAPAS: A TALE OF JAPANESE CRUELTY AND
AMERICAN INJUSTICE. San Francisco: Sulu Books, 1995.
Softcover $11.95 [5 CPS.]
The author was drafted and inducted into the United States Armed Forces in the Far East, fought in Bataan, and survived the Death March. " ... found himself and this filipino comrades completely ignored after the war ..."
Dalisay, Jose, Jr. THE
LAVAS, A FILIPINO FAMILY . Metro Manila: Anvil
Publishing, 1999. 169 p.
Softcover $15.50 [2 CPS.]
The Lavas succeeded in giving the educated Filipino middle class another option besides the blind acceptance of the status quo.
Diaz, Josefina C..
KABABAIYAN: FILIPINO WOMEN IN THE STRUGGLE FOR
FREEDOM. Manila: Socio-Pastoral Institute, 1997. 124 p. Bibliography.
This book "wonderfully responds to the need to build up on literature about women in life-and-death struggles written by women from a feminist perspective.
Feng, Ahen Yan.
REMINISCENCES. Manila: De La Salle University Press,
1992. 118 p.
An autobiography of Zhen Yan Feng.
Gonzalez, N. V. M. WORK
ON THE MOUNTAIN. Quezon City: University of
Philippines Press, 1995. 194 p.
$28.00 [1 CP.]
A cultural history, criticism and autobiography of the author.
Guerrero, Wilfrido Ma.
THE GUERREROS OF ERMITA: FAMILY HISTORY AND
PERSONAL MEMOIRS. Quezon City: New Day Publishers, 1988; 145 p.
$9.50 [1 CP.]
The author wrote this book to show the accomplishments of his relatives, but not to take them seriously. He describes an imaginary family coat-of-arms: an all-white background with three words splashed across it--Nada, Nothing, Walang-wala.
Guingona, Tito. THE
GALLANT FILIPINO. Metro Manila: Anvil, 1993. 221
p. B & W photos. Glossary .
$14.00 [1 CP.]
With this book, Senator Tino Guingona reinforces a sadly neglected area of Philippine life: the cult of heroes. He takes the life of different Filipinos, from different levels, interests and time frames, and holds them up as role models for a new generation.
Henderson, Maria Rosa.
COMFORT WOMAN: SLAVE OF DESTINY. Pasig, Metro
Manila: Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, 1996. 152p.
In 1943, the author was taken by Japanese soldiers and forced to become a "comfort woman." In this gripping autobiography, she recalls her childhood as the illegitimate daughter of a big land owner, her wartime ordeal and her decision to go public .
Joaquin, Nick. LA OROSA:
THE DANCE-DRAMA THAT IS LEONOR GOQUINGCO. Pasig, Metro Manila: Anvil
Publishing, 1994. 200 p.
$17.00 [4 CPS.]
The biography of the woman who founded the acclaimed Filipinescas Dance Company. The Filipino choreographer melded balletic, interpretive, native and Oriental dance styles and the discipline of Western art dance with Filipino ethnic dance.
Licad, Rosario B. MY
DAUGHTER CECILE. Pasig, Metro Manila: Anvil
Publishing, 1994. 199 p.
$13.00 [4 CPS.]
The great Filipina pianist's biography written by her mother and mentor, Rosario. It chronicles 20 years of the gradual rise to world fame of the phenomenal virtuoso pianist.
LIVES AT THE MARGIN:
BIOGRAPHY OF FILIPINOS OBSCURE, ORDINARY, AND HEROIC. Edited by
Alfred W. McCoy. Quezon
City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2000. 481 p.
Includes Glossary, Notes and Index.
Softcover $20.00 [1 CP.]
Manlapaz, Edna Z.
ANGELA MANALANG GLORIA: A LITERARY BIOGRAPHY. Quezon
City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1993. 176 p. ; b
& w photographs. Includes Notes and Index.
Softcover $20.00 [3 CPS.]
ERRANTE GOLONDRINA: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JOSEPHINE
BRACKEN. Quezon City: New Day, 2003. p.
Softcover $16.00 [1 CP.]
The biography of Jose Rizal's wife, with her great grandson countering assertions that she was not lawfully wedded to Dr. Rizal.
Ortigas, Gaston Z. &
Sylvia L. Mayuga. A REVOLUTIONARY ODYSSEY, THE
LIFE AND TIMES OF GASTON Z. ORTIGAS. Manila: Anvil, 1994. 217 p.
; b & w photographs
Softcover $14.00 [OUT OF STOCK]
This book records a gentle subversive's journey through the darkest days of martial law and exile in the Marcos years, through the EDSA revolt, and into the contradictions of the Aquino years.
Owen, David A. THE
NANNY CHRONICLES. Toronto: On the Edge Press, 2008 ; 148 p. ; b
& w photographs. Includes Glossary and Index.
Softcover $16.50 [1 CP.]
Timothy James. PACMAN: MY STORY OF HOPE, RESILIENCE, AND
NEVER-SAY-NEVER DETERMINATION. Metro
Manila: Anvil Publishing Inc., 2010. 223 p. ; color
Softcover $13.75 [4 CPS.]
Hardcover $20.75 [2 CPS.]
Autobiography of the best pound for pound boxer the earth has seen.
Quirino, Cory. WAITING
FOR THE LIGHT. Makati City: Salesiana
Publishers, Inc., 1995. 100 p.
$14.25 [1 CP.]
This true story is about Cory Quirino's abduction and how she emerged a stronger woman of deeper conviction and commitment after the experience. It relates the terror, the suspense and the power of prayer, and the miraculous turn of events that led to her rescue.
Quismbing, Dr. Lourdes
R., John N. Schumacher, Dr. Tomas D. Andres &
Prem Jesus Jesswani. JOSE RIZAL: HIS LIFE AND TIMES. St. Paul Press,
1992. 69 p. B & W photos.
$8.00 [2 CPS.]
A brief biography of Jose Rizal.
Reyes, Narciso G.
MEMORIES OF DIPLOMACY: A LIFE IN THE PHILIPPINE
FOREIGN SERVICE. Pasig, Metro Manila: Anvil Publishing, 1995. 143 p.
Softcover $18.50 [OUT OF STOCK]
Narcisco G. Reyes was the first Filipino Secretary of ASEAN. He also served as ambassador to several European countries and was a representative to the United Nations.
Rufino, Maria Vicoria.
BEYOND BRUSHSTROKES. Makati: Bookmark, Inc.,
1995. 256 p.
Softcover $17.00 [1 CP.]
Most of the articles in the book were published in the author's column in BusinessWorld magazine. It is a collection of interviews of prominent leaders in the business world.
Santos, Bienvenido N.
LETTERS. Metro Manila: Anvil Publications. 1995. 360 p.
$20.50 [OUT OF STOCK]
The collection of personal letters that continue to tell the story of Ben Santos' life.
Santos, Bienvenido N.
MEMORY'S FICTIONS. Quezon City: New Day
Publishers, 1993. 267 p.
$13.30 [OUT OF STOCK]
The personal history of Bienvenido N. Santos.
POSTSCRIPT TO A SAINTLY LIFE. Pasig, Metro Manila: Anvil Publishing,
1994; 171 p.
$13.80 [5 CPS.]
"One of the few Filipino writers who have earned the right to publicize their lives..."--Cirilo F. Bautista in Philippine Panorama.
Yabes, Criselda. A
JOURNEY OF SCARS. Pasig, Metro Manila: Anvil
Publishing, 1994. 137 p.
$9.80 [8 CPS.]
"On a sabbatical in Europe, Yabes meets colleagues from various parts of the world who happen to be in delicate junctures in their lives...She takes a deep look at the people and events that have shaped her and the choices she has made as a woman."--from the book's cover.