September 2010 notable Filipiniana book donations

1. The Kampampangan mystique by Rudy Ordonez.

Table of contents The Kampangan Mystique

Manila : UST Publishing House, 2009.

The book compiled personal anecdotes and works of leading writers, from and about Pampanga. It treats the reader to a variety of topics, from serious to the mundane: Its people, language, pre-history and colonization, culture and politics; culinary arts and fashion expressions nuanced by the Kapampangan character, and much more. (Fr. Pompeyo de Mesa, O.P.)

Donated by:  Prof. Rudy Ordonez (author)


2. Forging a nationalist foreign policy by Roland G. Simbulan

Table of contents of Forging a Nationalist Foreign Policy

Quezon City : IBON Center, 2009.

The book is a collection of the author’s lectures and speeches dealing with the United States (U.S.) military presence, post-bases era and Philippine foreign policy which were written between 1994-2009.

Prof.  Roland G. Simbulan has been teaching Development Studies and Public Mangement at the University of the Philippines Manila since 1981. He is a former Faculty Regent of the U.P. Board of Regents and former Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development at U.P. He is the author of the Bases of Our Insecurity, A Guide to Nuclear Philippines and The Continuing Struggle for and Independent Philippine Foreign Policy, among other works.

Donated by:  Prof. Roland G. Simbulan (author)


3. Theories in Industrial Relations by Jorge V. Sibal

Table of contents of Theories in Industrial Relations

Quezon City : School of Labor and Industrial Relations, UP Diliman / Central Book Supply, Inc.  2009.

This book is an introductory overview on the origin and development of the concepts and theories of Industrial Relations (IR) as it relates to Human Resource Management (HRM) and their applications to the Philippine labor-management relations. It introduces the social science approach in the study of IR. It traces the origins of IR to the study of trade unions during the European industrial revolution period in the 1700s. The book is intended for academic teaching, research and extension, specially for learners in the Philippine business education program, for teachers and trainers in the field of IR and HRM, and for IR/HRM practitioners in the private sector (IR/HR managers and executives), labor sector (trade union, cooperative and NGO leaders) and government sector (labor legislators, bureaucrats and administrators) .

Prof. Jorge V. Sibal is the Dean of the University of the Philippines School of Labour and Industrial Relations (U.P. SOLAIR). He is a national expert on industrial relations, management and human resource development and a researcher of the Asian Productivity Organization based in Tokyo, Japan. He is also a social compliance assessor and consultant of the Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP), the ILO, Verite of the U.S.A and GTZed of Germany.

Prof. Sibal was formerly an executive of private corporations- J. Walter Thompson Co., Bancom Realty Corporation and Black Mountain Inc. Prof. Sibal is also an active leader of professional, NGO and civil society organizations. He wrote chapters of ILO books which include Globalization, deregulation and workers–Changes and outcomes (2007) edited by Sangheon Lee and François Eyraud and Socially Sensitive Enterprise Restructuring: Context and Examples (The Philippines) (2006) edited by Randall Schuler and Nikolai Rogovsky. (

Donated by:  Dean Jorge V. Sibal (author)


4.  Corporate social responsibility and occupational safety and health by Dean Jorge V. Sibal and Dr. Theresita V. Atienza

Table of contents of Corporate Social Responsibility and Occupational Safety and Health

Quezon City : SOLAIR / Central Book Supply, Inc., 2010.

This book draws together the fundamental principles of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Occupational Safety and Health (OSH). Organized as an assembly of modules with guide questions, it aims to serve as a handbook for organizations that wish to develop CSR programs encompassing OSH.

Prof. Jorge V. Sibal from the U.P. SOLAIR is an expert in human resource development, a social compliance assessor and consultant to various employer-labor organizations.

Prof. Atienza is a Senior Lecturer at the U.P. SOLAIR and professor at the PUP where she was formerly Dean of the College of Science and Directory of the Open University. She has trained in occupational safety and health and published articles in this field in newspapers and journals.

Donated by:  Dean Jorge V. Sibal (author)


5. Cuentos de Juana : narraciones malayas de las Islas Filipinas by Adelina Gurrea Monasterio.

Table of contents Cuentos de Juana

Manila : Instituto Cervantes de Manila, 2009.

The Instituto Cervantes republishes Adelina Gurrea Monasterio (La Carlota, Negros Occidental, 1896 — Madrid, 1971) most famous work, as the initial offering of the Biblioteca Clasicos Hispanofilipinos.  This book is a collection of Filipino stories about the relations between the Filipinos of Spanish origin and the Filipinos of indigenous origin written in Spanish.  First published in Madrid in 1943 and won the first prize at the Certamen Internacional de Literatura de la Union Latina de Paris in 1941. Certainly, one of the finest works in Filipino-Hispano literature.

Donated by: Instituto Cervantes de Manila


6. Light and otherwise : new poems by Rosa Maria M. Magno

Quezon City : The Salt Country Publications, 2009.


7. Dia’d Akualay Akulaw by Rosa Maria M. Magno

Quezon City : The Salt Country Publications, 2010.


Light and otherwise and Dia’d Akualay Akulaw are the new compilation of Rosa Maria M. Magno’s poems. These poems represent her opinions, thoughts and experiences and about simple things in life. Light and otherwise consists of more than eighty poems written in English while Dia’d Akualay Akulaw  (or Sa Kandungan ng Matanda) are poems written in Pangasinan dialect.

Prof. Magno is a retired professor in the Department of Art Studies, College of Arts and Letters of the University of the Philippines. She has published two previous volumes of poetry; Always There’s a Thud (1987), Aquarium (1996) and a collection of essays on Pangasinan language, literature and culture, Urduja Beleaguered (1992).

Donated by:  Mr. Roel Paredes


8. Critical times by Joel C. Paredes

Quezon City : People & Advocacy, 2010.

In this remarkable compilation, Joel sends his reader through a rollercoaster of reactions-one moment feeling his anger, delivered in pungent, staccato prose, another moment laughing at his wit and satire-tinged missiles; and then the next, sighing in the heart as he talks of precious moments and even more precious people he has been lucky enough to encounter in his long and fruitful career as a journalist (Lourdes M. Fernandez, Business Mirror).

Joel C. Paredes has worked for two Manila-based English national daily newspapers, and English financial daily, an international news agency, a Singapore-based regional daily, an Asian regional financial weekly, for national affairs magazines, a specialized magazine and a political weekly. In government, he served as Director-General of the Philippine Information Agency from 1998-2001. He is also active in advocacy work for various private institutions and NGOs.


9. House of the People : the men and women of the 14th Congress

[Quezon City] : House of Representatives, Congress of the Philippines, 2010.

This book is the first triennial full-color book of its kind published by the House of Representatives. This volume chronicles the individual and collective achievements of the Members of the House of the duration of the 14th Congress – a period marked by institutional reforms, productive partnerships among various political groups in the Chamber and increased transparency, accountability and performance in legislation. (Prospero C. Nograles)

Donated by:  Emma Rey, Congress Library


10. Assembly of the nation : a centennial history of the House of Representatives of the Philippines 1907-2007 by Manuel L. Quezon III, Jeremy R. Barns, Emmanuel A. Albano, Ricardo T. Jose and Manuel F. Martinez.

[Quezon City] : House of Representatives, Congress of the Philippines, 2007.

This is a picture book in chronological order about the history of the House of Representatives of the Philippine Congress. The achievements of the Assembly – and of the House of Representatives – reflected the character of the ages in which the legislature existed: from the extended American era to the wartime period of the Japanese Occupation, from Independence in 1946 to martial law in 1972, from the national parliament, Batasang Pambansa – when the country had a President and a Prime Minister – the democratic restoration in 1986 and the first decade of the 21st century.

This book, accompanied by rare pictures, is more than a chronicle of first hundred years of this proud institution. Above all it provides a perspective on lawmaking as it progressed over this span of time – through the social, economic, and political issues and crises that grabbed our people and their leaders and moved them to decision and action. (Jose de Venecia)

Donated by:  Emma Rey, Congress Library, 2 copies


11. Botika, bituka, butiki : a century of the UP College of Pharmacy (1911-2011)

Manila : University of the Philippines Manila, College of Pharmacy, 2009.

This book introduces us to some of the men and women who, with their dedication and professionalism, safeguard an important aspect of our life. Each has an inspiring, even an amazing story of what it takes to become a proper pharmacist. And the UP College of Pharmacy is an important part of that story. Ultimately, this book is collage of dates, places, characters, and experiences that serve as a reminder of the contributions of the field of pharmacy to our health and well-being both as individuals and as a nation through the years. (UP Pres. Emerlina R. Roman)

Donated by:  UP Manila College of Pharmacy


12. 2010 UP galingan pa! by University of the Philippines Alumni Association.

[Quezon City : UPAA, 2010]

This is a yearbook of the 2010 U.P. general alumni-faculty homecoming and reunion last June 26, 2010 held at Bahay ng Alumni. The theme for this year’s homecoming is UP, galingan pa!

Donated by:  Romeo H. Gecolea


13. 2009 U.P. alumni yearbook  : “U.P. alumni : tuloy ang galling!” by University of the Philippines Alumni Association.

[Quezon City: UPAA, 2009]

This is a yearbook of the 2010 U.P. general alumni-faculty homecoming and reunion last June 20, 2009 held at Bahay ng Alumni. The theme for this year’s homecoming is “U.P. alumni tuloy!”

Donated by:  Romeo H. Gecolea


14. UP Centennial yearbook 2008: UP alumni excellence, leadership, service in the next 100 years by University of the Philippines Alumni Association.

[Quezon City] : UPAA, 2008.

This is a centennial yearbook for the 2008 U.P. general alumni-faculty homecoming and reunion last June 21, 2008 held at Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City. The theme for this year’s homecoming is “UP alumni : kahusayan, katungkulan, kalinga sa darating na 100 na taon. The yearbook is divided according to the theme namely:  1) excellence, 2) leadership and 3) service.

Donated by:  Romeo H. Gecolea


15. Guru : distinguished educators by UP Education Alumni Association.

[Quezon City] : UPEAA, 2010.

The directory binds together in one book, the UP’s and the country’s top educators of the century. This will benefit both present and future learning generations as it provides them with the transformative facts and ideas pioneered, and imparted to us, by our greatest mentors. The lives and works of these educators will certainly rekindle noble aspirations among teachers and education students where such aspirations have been smothered by the lure or more lucrative careers. Guru pays tribute to those teachers who devoted themselves to our education, and therefore, the nation’s development. It is in the hope that others emulate their example.  (UP Pres. Emerlinda R. Roman)

Donated by: UP Education Alumni Association