Sept 2014 launch
Book Launch
49th anniversary sale
Sept 2014 launch
Book Launch
49th anniversary sale

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Featured Book

The Rhetorics of Sin focuses on Jaime Cardinal Sin, the Archbishop of Manila, who figured prominently in the political life of the Philippines. His position as a Roman Catholic cardinal from 1976 to 2005 enabled him to influence Philippine social and political affairs. This book analyzes selected rhetorical discourses of Sin within the period 1972 to 1992. It describes the identifiable forces in configured interplay and the exigential flows of antecedents-events-consequences.

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Events and Promos

 

The UP Press will be launching nine new titles on April 04, 2014, 5:00 pm at the West Wing Gallery of the Vargas Museum. 

Tattered Boat
Luis H. Francia

Transfiksyon: Mga Kathang In-Transit
Rolando B. Tolentino
Rommel B. Rodriguez

The Murmur Asylum: Poems
Ned Parfan

History of Ilocos: Volumes I and II
Isabelo Florentino de los Reyes
Translated by Maria Elinora Peralta-Imson

Blog

As I accumulate years, my consciousness tends increasingly to dwell on the past – finding increasing enjoyment in reading history. One has to of course beware: history is written from many lenses.  One lens is ideology: facts are martialed to serve an interpretation. Another lens is participation:  “having been there” confers a level of authority but commingled with responsibility. Authors may find it hard to disentangle the two whether the episode ends in singular success or disaster. Sometimes, the proclivity is clear; sometimes it can only be inferred from what is left out.

I read the biography “Cesar Virata: Life and Times” by Dr Gerardo Sicat as a source of history. It is a hefty volume...