Congratulations to Ms. Lilia F. Echiverri
from the College of Law Library
for being selected as the 19th Gawad
Chanselor Natatanging REPS
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Mr. Rodolfo Y. Tarlit and Prof. Mamoru Tsuda

Prof. Mamoru Tsuda donated his book collection to the University Library. The Turnover Ceremony of the 200 boxes of Filipiniana materials was held last February 28, 2014.

Prof. Mamoru Tsuda was an Instructor at the U.P. Department of Sociology in 1976. He earned his MA in Sociology in the University in 1977. He is currently teaching Foreign Studies in Nagoya University.


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ARKI Students are all smiles with the donated library materials.

The SCG (Siam Ceramics Group) together with the Mariwasa Siam   Ceramics, Inc., one of the pioneers in ceramic industry providing eco-friendly quality designed ceramic tiles in the Philippines launched its pioneering project, called the “The SCG Gallery of Sustainable Environment” at the College of Architecture Library on November 28, 2013 in celebration of its 100th year. The exhibit runs through November 28, 2013 to November 28, 2015.

The gallery displays 50 new titles of architecture books,  Filipiniana periodicals on architecture, interior design,  fine arts and brochures/catalogs of ceramic tiles with tile calculators that benefit the students in helping and guiding them in their studies.

These donated library materials by Mariwasa augments the library collection for its users.  An e-bulletin board for its collection supports the catalogs for easy access. The students, faculty, professionals and design enthusiasts can stay up-to-date on the latest ceramic tiles with the click of a button! The Mariwasa Siam Ceramics will update annually the book collections display as well as the brochures and catalogs. A two-year subscription of three Filipiniana magazines will also be shouldered by the company.

The tapping of resources from architectural firms, architects, building material companies is a project of the College of Architecture Library on a long term to augment the reference materials of architecture students.

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forever youngThe University Library is honored to receive the biographical book about Major Maximo Purisima Young entitled, “Forever young : a soldier’s tale : a walk through the life of Maximo Purisima Young.” Atty. Walter T. Young, the author and executive editor, dedicates this book to his father Major Maximo Purisima Young on the occasion of his 90th birthday. This coffee-table book, written and crafted as a genuine labor of love, was published by Norma Tobias Young Foundation a couple of weeks before his Dad’s 91st birthday celebration in 2012. Atty. Walter T. Young is a UP alumnus (AB Econ 1974 and LLB 1980) and part of Young Revilla Gambol & Magat Law Firm.

Major Maximo Purisima Young (Ret) is a bemedalled soldier who earned 22 medals, notable of which are the Silver Star Medal during the Second World War and the Gold Cross Medal during the Korean War, in his 27 years of military service. The unusual circumstances of his childhood and the harsh events of the Second World War deprived him the opportunity to earn a secondary school diploma, as he reached 2nd year high school only. Despite this inadequacy, in 1947, he was awarded a scholarship to an armored force training at the Fort Knox in Kentucky, U.S.A., following his topping a competitive test where he bested other examinees who where college graduates. Efforts to obtain his well-deserved promotion from then established military hierarchy who plausibly perceived that his inadequate formal schooling would be a handicap. Amidst those trying times, with he help of  his late wife, Norma Tobias Young, he was able to send all his children to college. This book truly highlights the value of education which Maximo and the late Norma nurtured as their legacy to their children. Source: Atty. Walter Young’s donation letter to the University Library.

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Atty. Walter T. Young turnover the book to Prof. Rodolfo Y. Tarlit.

Daddy Max’s biography, which has evolved as the story of our family, aims to give my siblings and their descendants, a panoramic view into our roots. It also assures us that an important life to all of us, would be remembered. For without knowing our roots; we will have not much buttress and bearings. –Walter T. Young

View the slide presentation created by Reg Aquitana (2013) at   (viewed November 2013)


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The University Library is pleased to receive the following book donations.

1. Prof. Z.A. Salazar donated his conference paper on justice and peace.Katarungan at kapayapaan: kaisipang pangkalinanagan, sikolohiya at kasaysayan
by Z.A. Salazar
Malawakang Balangkas ng Panayam
Ika-25 ng Pambansang Kumprensya ng Sikolohiyang Pilipino
“Hamon sa Kapayapaan : Konteksto ng Mindanaw”
Mindanao Training Resource Center (MTRC)
Davao Medical School Foundation (DMSF), Ateneo de Davao
Huwebes, ika-23 ng Nobyembere, 2000. 
2. Sentro ng Wikang Filipino donated books

Pag-oorganisa ng pamayanan

Pag-oorganisa ng pamayanan tungo sa kaunlaran ng mula tao para sa tao
by Angelito G. Manalili (Professor and former Dean of College of Scial Work and Community Development)
Quezon City : Sentro ng Wikang Pilipino, Unibersidad ng Pilipinas, 2012.
ISBN: 9789716350401



3. Jose Romarx Salas (UP Sigma Kappa Pi Fraterninty Alumni Foundation, Inc. President) donated 3 copies of Jarius Bondoc’s book.One copy each for UP Diliman Main Library, UPD CMC Library and Office of the U.P. President.

ExposesExposes : investigative reporting for clean government

by Jarius Bondoc
Mandaluyong City : Anvil Publishing Inc., 2012.











4. Manila 1945 WWII photos (digital files)
from Amb. John J. Rocha
c/o UPD Chancellor’s Office


5. Anonymous Donor
IyasIyas anthology 2001-2010
Elsa Martinez Coscolluela, general editor ; Marjorie Evasco, editor
Bacolod City : University of St. La Salle, 2013.
322 pages
Naiibang Tagalog
Naiibang Tagalog

Naiibang Tagalog ng Calauag, Quezon 
by Jocelyn L. Tolentino (UP alumna, BS in BA and Accountancy and Master in Business Administration)
[Manila : Villafuerte Enterprise, 2010]
80 pages












The University Library recently receive donated books from  Violeta B. Lopez Gonzaga, Ph.D.  She is a medical Anthropologist in natural and herbs as medicine. She obtained her B.A. and M.A. (Asian Studies) from the University of the Philippines and M.A. & Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Toronto.

Away Sakit

Away Sakit

Fighting sickness : natural and herbal way

Fighting sickness : natural and herbal way

Away sakit : natural kag herbal nga pamaagi
by Violeta B. Lopez Gonzaga, Ph.D.
Bacolod City, Negros Occidental :
Alpha Publishing Corporation, 2012.
168 pages
Fighting sickness : natural and herbal way
by Violeta B. Lopez Gonzaga, Ph.D.
Bacolod City : Alpha Publishing Corporation, 2013.
358 pages
   Prof. Tarlit is delighted to receive Dr. Gonzaga's health books.  

Prof.  Rodolfo Tarlit is delighted to receive Dr. Gonzaga’s health books for the University Library.


The book entitled “A thousand little deaths : growing up under martial law in the Philippines” by Vicky Pinpin-Feinstein was recently donated to the University Library. The book was handed over to Prof. Rodolfo Tarlit, our University Librarian, by her sister, Dr. Cynthia Daniel. The book was a memoir of her time as a political prisoner during Martial Law.

Vicky Pinpin-Feinstein is a multi-lingual social scientist and international development and communications practitioner who assists international organizations, non-profit organisations, government entities, and private companies on challenges relating to: Strategic Communications, Media and Communications, Public Policy, Research Analysis, Organizational Change Strategies, Program Management, Assessments, and Evaluations of Socio-Economic Impact of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and has worked for organizations such as the East-West Center, the Smithsonian and public television.  She is now working as Senior Associate at Link Asea and residing at Sydney with her family.

A thousand little deathsFull description from book cover:  On an otherwise normal morning at a private school for girls, a 15-year-old student is picked up by soldiers and sent to a military camp, becoming one of the thousands of political prisoners arrested under Ferdinand Marcos’ repressive regime in the 1970s. A year earlier, Marcos had declared martial law and a military government effectively took over the Philippines. After her release, author Vicky Pinpin-Feinstein was required to report to camp, her probation lasting five years. She was never charged and was never told why she was arrested. The effects of prison and the long-term probation makes Vicky’s story an authentic representation of the pernicious effects of dictatorship and tyranny, effects that pervaded a life for decades to come. This is a historically vital memoir, not only moving in its rendition of what life was like for a young innocent girl, but also for its incisive analysis of the political forces that wrecked democratic ideals in a country where politics and violence have always worked together for the benefit of the few.

“Like all good books, “A Thousand Little Deaths: Growing Up Under Martial Law In The Phillipines” transports you to a different time and place and forces you to ask yourself: what would I have done? How would I have felt? How could I have coped? How would MY life have been changed? When the author is arbitrarily arrested at age fifteen and taken to a military prison camp, the experience sends her psyche into trauma, not just from the harrowing imprisonment but, post-release, from a hurtful identity crisis as family, friends and community seek to assuage their own fear and loathing of what is happening to their country by defining the author’s very personhood by this one appalling episode. How Vicky Pinpin escapes her prisons and triumphs over these “thousand little deaths”, especially against the well-drawn and detailed backdrop of the Marcos regime is what makes this story so compelling. I applaud the author for sharing her heartbreakingly authentic memoir, as we hear virtually nothing now about the atrocities of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos’ conjugal dictatorship, the consummate betrayal of Phillipine democracy, and the lasting effects of real traumas suffered by real people living under a repressive regime.” Review by jonesgrp at

Prof. Rodolfo Tarlit receives the book from Dr. Cynthia Daniel.

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