Title: Alamat ng Gubat Author: Bob Ong About the Book and the Author The book, “Alamat ng Gubat” was published and distributed during 2003. It is the fourth book published by Bob Ong. Bob Ong is renowned Filipino author and known for writing about the country’s culture, society and the different issues that our country experienced or still experiences. The story… Continue reading "Alamat ng Gubat by Bob Ong – Student’s Corner"
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Title: L’Aquilone du Estrellas Review (The Kite of Stars) Author: Dean Francis Alfar “Is any love worth this effort? Looking for the impossible?” Love. Love is almost always integrated in stories, which makes me curious, is there ever a story written that doesn’t have love in it? Love is shown in different forms. It can be love of a person,… Continue reading "L’Aquilone du Estrellas Review (The Kite of Stars) by Dean Francis Alfar"
Title: Si Author: Bob Ong Si is Bob Ong’s latest book (as of 2014) and his first that tackles mainly about love. It is interesting to note that the narration is done in reverse (hence you are never in ‘present’ time). The book’s chapter number starts from 72 and ends in 0. The chapter’s number seems to represent the unnamed… Continue reading "Si by Bob Ong – Student’s Corner"
Title: Things that Matter Author: Michelle Abigail Tiu Tan Family, as the smallest unit of society, serves as the core foundation holding the Filipino culture and values together. It is deeply rooted and is one of the greatest factors that influences our certain decisions in life. This is how we are inevitably raised. As Filipinos, we somehow have this notion… Continue reading "Things that Matter by Michelle Abigail Tiu Tan – Student’s Corner"
Title: Kapitan Sino Author: Bob Ong Kapitan Sino is a fictional novel that was written in 2009 by a Filipino author under the pseudonym Bob Ong. The story revolves around Rogelio Manglicmot, an electrician in the small barrio of Pelaez. It was the seventh book written by Bob Ong. The story conveyed acts of sacrifices, showing love, and carrying out responsibilities. But… Continue reading "Kapitan Sino by Bob Ong – Student’s Corner"
Title: The Jupiter Effect Author: Katrina Tuvera After 36 years since it came to a halt, the Marcos Era still remains as the most disputed political event in Philippine History. Perhaps a contributing factor is the various accounts and stories during the era; some believing that it lead way to the “Golden Era” of the country, while corruption, military abuse and… Continue reading "The Jupiter Effect by Katrina Tuvera – Student’s Corner"
Title: Stainless Longganisa Author: Bob Ong The story was all about the protagonist’s experiences. It began with him narrating about the pencil that he received as a gift from his sibling. After which, he narrated about his experiences in receiving and being able to use ball pens. Through the story, he also discussed the importance of reading in which he stated… Continue reading "Stainless Longganisa by Bob Ong – Student’s Corner"
Title: Stupid is Forever Author: Miriam Defensor Santiago The book, Stupid is Forever by Merriam Defensor Santiago is a collection of jokes, pick-up lines, satirical phrases, comical illustrations and excerpt in some speeches she had done pertaining to different social issues specially in the field of politics. There is no doubt, that the Senator can still injects humor even during the midst… Continue reading "Stupid is Forever by Miriam Defensor Santiago – Student’s Corner"
Title: MacArthur Author: Bob Ong Bob Ong’s sixth book, MacArthur is unique among all the stories he did because it is dramatic in nature but still used his famous style, humor and combined it with the socio-political concept of the story. The story revolves around the Manila slum where the main characters Noel, Cyrus, Voltron and Jim lives in. They are… Continue reading "MacArthur by Bob Ong – Student’s Corner"
Title: Ligo na U, Lapit na Me Author: Eros S. Atalia The first time I saw the trailer of the movie Ligo na U, Lapit na Me, I looked forward into watching the film. It was just a two-minute movie trailer but it captured my attention. I wanted to watch the film but unfortunately it was hard to find a copy… Continue reading "Ligo na U, Lapit na Me by Eros S. Atalia – Student’s Corner"
Title: Bakit Baliktad Magbasa Ang Mga Pilipino Author: Bob Ong What makes a Juan, Juan? Do the countrymen know the sickness of our motherland at this moment of time? The yellow book of the well-known anonymous writer, Bob Ong, entitled “Bakit Baliktad Magbasa ng Libro Ang Mga Pilipino (Mga Kuwentong Barbero ni Bob Ong)” is all about being a Filipino.… Continue reading "Bakit Baliktad Magbasa Ang Mga Pilipino by Bob Ong – Student’s Corner"
Title: My Native Wife Author: Cissie Byrne The story is a cross of the city and provincial life. It has that typical rich-bad-boy-turns-to-good-boy plot, but the inflicting backgrounds of the characters made the story stand out. It seems to be a class love story at first, however, the tables did turn! Review: Historical The setting of the story was at Benguet,… Continue reading "My Native Wife by Cissie Byrne – Student’s Corner"