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

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Ang dalawang akda sa aklat ay bunga ng magkahiwalay na panahon ng pagsulat at kapwa nagkamit ng pagkilala sa taon ng paglikha. Nagkagantimpala ang Supremo, dulang pampelikula ni Domingo G. Landicho, sa paligsahang itinaguyod ng Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas at UP Film Center noong 1976. Nagtamo ang Sa Ngalan ng Bayan, sarsuwela ni Edna May Obien-Landicho, ng Gawad Sentenyal sa Panitikan noong 1998 sa pagdiriwang ng ika-100 anibersaryo ng Pilipinas.

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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


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...