The University Library received 3 books from Lt. Gen. Ernesto G. Carolina, AFP (Ret.) thru the U.P. Office of the President, President Alfredo E. Pascual.

1. Victory in Northern Luzon by Dr. Cesar P. Pobre, PhD
Quezon City : Department of National Defense, Philippine Veterans Affairs Office, c2010. ISBN: 9789719761517.

“…full story of how the various Filipino resistance groups in Northern Luzon grew and matured into a single fighting force, the United States Armed Forces in the Philippines, Northern Luzon (USAFIP, NL). Although inferior in number, arms and equipment, it waged war against the enemy for 200 days in the “most critical, the most hazardous and the most decisive parts of the entire Philippine war zone.” It “routed the Japanese armed forces, neutralizing well over fifty thousand banzai-charging soldiers of the Land of the Rising Sun” and accepting yet the surrender of more than thirty thousand of their ilk.” –From Back Cover.Foreword by Lt. Gen. Ernesto G. Carolina, AFP (Ret.)


Victory in Northern Luzon
2. Victory at Bessang Pass by Mr. Ben Cal
Quezon City : Art Angel Printshop Commercial Quests Inc., c2012. ISBN: 9789719758357.

“Written from the perspective of heroes who survived the battle, the book aims to make its reader appreciate the experiences and exploits of those who offered their lives to defend this nation from its enemy and to share their glorious triumph to their fellow Filipinos as a perpetual source of national pride. The historic battle at Bessang Pass demonstrated the valor and selflessness of the Filipino guerrillas who fought and died during our struggle for freedom.” — From Introduction

Acknowledgment by Lt. Gen. Ernesto G. Carolina, AFP (Ret.)


 victory bessang pass

3. The freedom fighters of Northern Luzon : an untold story by Cesar P. Pobre with Phillip Kimpo Jr.
Quezon City : Philippine Veterans Affairs Office. Department of National Defense, c2010.

“Here is a story of the Filipinos in World War II which is not about their defeat and tragic death march in Bataan. Hitherto untold, it is a reveting historical episode of glorious victories and daring feats writ large by Filipino freedom fighters in the glory battles of Tangadan, San Fernando, Cervantes, Bessang Pass, Lepanto-Mankayan, Mayaoyao, Loo Valley-Tocuran and other places.” –From Cover.

 The freedom fighters

U.P. Center for Women Studies donated 2 books to the University Library.

4. Anong pangalan mo sa gabi? : at iba pang tanong sa mga LGBT. Mga editor, Tetay Mendoza, Joel Acebuche.

Quezon City : UP Center for Women’s Studies,c2013. ISBN: 9789718720462

“Sa simpleng mga tanong at simpleng mga sagot na nilalaman ng aklat (photobook) na ito, madaling mauunawaan ng mambabasa ang pang-araw-araw na panlalait at diskriminasyong dinadaanan ng mga LGBT sa Pilipinas. Pasensyosong sinasagot ang mga tanong, na kahit walang masamang intensyon, ay masakit sa damdamin. Makikita ang dignidad, pagkatao at pagigigng tao ng mga LGBT sa mga sagot –maging seryoso, nagpapatawa o pasaway man. Hind makatao ang mga tanong, hindi makatao ang diskriminasyon laban sa mga LGBT. Salungat sa kabihasnan at kulturang Pilipino ang maging di-makatao… Ang kagalingan ng aklat na ito ay hindi naman sa kanyang pagiging teoretikal. Ang tooo’y nakakantig ng damdamin ang mga larawan at madaling basahin ang bawat pahina. Hindi tuloy mapapansin ng mambabasa na siya’y binibigyan ng leksyon tungkol sa mga paraan ng pagiging tao at pagiging makatao.” From Pambungad by Sylvia Estrada Claudio, Director U.P. Center for Women’s Studies.

See Book launching pictures and Photo Exhibit at the AS Lobby pictures from the U.P. Center for Women’s Studies Facebook

5. Happy ever after : a solo mom’s journal by Ana P. Santos
San Juan City : Viviamol Inc., c2011.

“Happy Even After: A Solo Mom’s Journal What do you do when the pumpkin carriage has turned into a baby carriage, the glass slippers have been replaced by sensible flats and there is little or no participation from Prince Charming? … You write a true-to-YOUR-life-fairytale. Happy Even After: A Solo Mom’s Journal is filled with inspirational stories and spunky quotes from other Pinay solo moms and writing pages for you to pen your own fairytale. Specifications: 96-pages, hardbound, 6 inches x 8 inches. In this journal, solo moms are those who were never married, were once married, widows, OF wives and tita mommys or those raising other people’s children as their own. “Happy Even After” was designed to help other single moms get back on their feet again or just cope with dynamics of solo parenting in the Philippines.” –Source:, viewed 25 July 2013.

Read more:
Solo moms, write your own fairy tale and be ‘happy even after’
By Carmela G. Lapeña, GMA News, April 9, 2012


The University Library was pleased to be the recipient of the book “UP North : adventures in Ilocos Norte.” A project of Governor Imee R. Marcos of the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte thru Communication and Media Office. It is a compilation of essays by seven renowned writers about the province of Ilocos Norte.

6. UP North : adventures in Ilocos Norte by Nicholas B. Pichay, Mikael de Lara Co, Herdy La. Yumul, Charles Tuvilla, Carloe Javier, Pocholo Goitia, Yolando Jamendang, Jr.
[Ilocos Norte] :$bSamtoy ,c2012. ISBN: 97899719550303

“UP North is a beautiful window to Ilocos NOrte heritage, history and culture. A collection of essays that break down the mystic Ilocano culutre, as seen through the eyes of people who’ve experienced it in various ways. It’s a recommended read and good introduction for travelers on their way up north.”–From Cover, Ivan Henares


From Anonymous Donor:

6.Philippines : an archipelago of exchange.[Paris] : ACTES SUD; Musee du Quai Branly, c2013. ISBN: 9782330015398

“This book was published to coincide with the exhibition “Philippines, an Archipelago of Exchange” at the Musee du Quai Branly, Paris from 9 April to 14 July 2013.

The archipelago of the Philippines, spanned as it is by the forces of trade which lend it both its historical depth and its ethno-linguistic diversity, is here discovered through two eyes:  one turned towards the Sea, the other towards the Land. Based on recent works by archaeologists, historians and linguists, the book’s first part, deveoted to the Sea, probes the Austronesian past of the Philippines. Shedding light on trade routes and their economic stakes in the China Sea and the Sulu Sea reveals a trace network where people, ideas, forms and materials are interwoven. From the golden age of the port cities (10th-13th centuries) to the blossoming of the sultanates of Sulu and Mindanao (15th century), objects attest to these heydays of history.

The second part, the Land, revels Austronesian footprints among the mountain groups of Luzon and Mindanao, which remained on the edge of Spanish colonization. These people produced arts which remained on the edge of Spanish colonization. These peoples produced arts which have symbolic relations with nature and cosmic forces. Based on these special objects, charged with meaning,. the arts of the Phi8lippines are thus shown in all their diversity. This book is an inviting to discover complex and at time a historical cultures, founded on reciprocity. Source: Cover