Biographies & Autobiographies

BEAUTIFUL DREAMER

$12.95 [3 CPS.]

Alabado, Ceres S.C.
San Francisco. Sulu Books, 1995. 182p. Softcover

A family biography written with the historical background of the Commonwealth government under the United States and the WWII Japanese Occupation of the Philippines.

BATAAN, DEATH MARCH, CAPAS: A TALE OF JAPANESE CRUELTY AND AMERICAN INJUSTICE

$11.95 [5 CPS.]

Alabado, Corban K.
San Francisco: Sulu Books, 1995. Softcover

The author was drafted and inducted into the United States Armed Forces in the Far East, fought in Bataan, and survived the Death March. " ... found himself and his Filipino comrades completely ignored after the war ..."

THE LAVAS, A FILIPINO FAMILY

$15.50 [2 CPS.]

Dalisay, Jose, Jr.
Metro Manila: Anvil Publishing, 1999. 169 p. Softcover

The Lavas succeeded in giving the educated Filipino middle class another option besides the blind acceptance of the status quo.

KABABAYAN: FILIPINO WOMEN IN THE STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM

$14.00

Diaz, Josefina C.
Manila: Socio-Pastoral Institute, 1997. 124 p. Bibliography. Softcover

This book wonderfully responds to the need to build up on literature about women in life-and-death struggles written by women from a feminist perspective.

REMINISCENCES

$8.50

Feng, Zhen Yan.
Manila: De La Salle University Press, 1992. 118 p. Newsprint. Softcover

An autobiography of Zhen Yan Feng.

WORK ON THE MOUNTAIN

$28.00 [1 CP.]

Gonzalez, N. V. M.
Quezon City: University of Philippines Press, 1995. 194 p. Softcover

A cultural history, criticism and autobiography of the author.

THE GUERREROS OF ERMITA: FAMILY HISTORY AND PERSONAL MEMOIRS

$9.50 [1 CP.]

Guerrero, Wilfrido Ma.
Quezon City: New Day Publishers, 1988; 145 p. Newsprint

The author wrote this book to show the accomplishments of his relatives, but not to take them seriously. He describes an imaginary family coat-of-arms: an all-white background with three words splashed across it – Nada, Nothing, Walang-wala.

THE GALLANT FILIPINO

$14.00 [1 CP.]

Guingona, Tito.
Metro Manila: Anvil, 1993. 221 p. B & W photos. Glossary. Softcover

With this book, Senator Tino Guingona reinforces a sadly neglected area of Philippine life: the cult of heroes. He takes the life of different Filipinos, from different levels, interests and time frames, and holds them up as role models for a new generation.

COMFORT WOMAN: SLAVE OF DESTINY

$14.50

Henderson, Maria Rosa.
Pasig, Metro Manila: Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, 1996. 152p. Softcover

In 1943, the author was taken by Japanese soldiers and forced to become a "comfort woman." In this gripping autobiography, she recalls her childhood as the illegitimate daughter of a big land owner, her wartime ordeal and her decision to go public.

LA OROSA: THE DANCE-DRAMA THAT IS LEONOR GOQUINGCO

$17.00 [4 CPS.]

Joaquin, Nick
Pasig, Metro Manila: Anvil Publishing, 1994. 200 p. Softcover

The biography of the woman who founded the acclaimed Filipinescas Dance Company. The Filipino choreographer melded balletic, interpretive, native and Oriental dance styles and the discipline of Western art dance with Filipino ethnic dance.

MY DAUGHTER CECILE

$13.00 [4 CPS.]

Licad, Rosario B.
Pasig, Metro Manila: Anvil Publishing, 1994. 199 p. Softcover

The great Filipina pianist's biography written by her mother and mentor, Rosario. It chronicles 20 years of the gradual rise to world fame of the phenomenal virtuoso pianist.

LIVES AT THE MARGIN: BIOGRAPHY OF FILIPINOS OBSCURE, ORDINARY, AND HEROIC

$20.00 [1 CP.]

Edited by: Alfred W. McCoy
Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2000. 481 p. Includes Glossary, Notes and Index. Softcover

ANGELA MANALANG GLORIA: A LITERARY BIOGRAPHY

$20.00 [3 CPS.]

Manlapaz, Edna Z.
Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1993. 176 p. ; B & W photographs. Includes Notes and Index. Softcover

ERRANTE GOLONDRINA: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JOSEPHINE BRACKEN

$16.00 [1 CP.]

Ofilada, Macario
Quezon City: New Day, 2003. p. Softcover

The biography of Jose Rizal's wife, with her great grandson countering assertions that she was not lawfully wedded to Dr. Rizal.

A REVOLUTIONARY ODYSSEY, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF GASTON Z. ORTIGAS

$14.00 [OUT OF STOCK]

Ortigas, Gaston Z. & Mayuga, Sylvia L.
Manila: Anvil, 1994. 217 p. ; B & W photographs Softcover

This book records a gentle subversive's journey through the darkest days of martial law and exile in the Marcos years, through the EDSA revolt, and into the contradictions of the Aquino years.

THE NANNY CHRONICLES

$16.50 [1 CP.]

Owen, David A.
Toronto: On the Edge Press, 2008 ; 148 p. ; B & W photographs. Includes Glossary and Index. Softcover

PACMAN: MY STORY OF HOPE, RESILIENCE, AND NEVER-SAY-NEVER DETERMINATION

$13.75 [4 CPS.] - Softcover and $20.75 [2 CPS.] - Hardcover

Pacquiao, Manny with James, Timothy
Metro Manila: Anvil Publishing Inc., 2010. 223 p. ; Color photographs Softcover & Hardcover

Autobiography of the best pound for pound boxer the earth has seen.

WAITING FOR THE LIGHT

$14.25 [1 CP.]

Quirino, Cory
Makati City: Salesiana Publishers, Inc., 1995. 100 p. Softcover

This true story is about Cory Quirino's abduction and how she emerged a stronger woman of deeper conviction and commitment after the experience. It relates the terror, the suspense and the power of prayer, and the miraculous turn of events that led to her rescue.

JOSE RIZAL: HIS LIFE AND TIMES

$8.00 [2 CPS.]

Dr. Lourdes R. Quismbing, John N. Schumacher, Dr. Tomas D. Andres & Prem Jesus Jesswani.
St. Paul Press, 1992. 69 p. B & W photos. Softcover

A brief biography of Jose Rizal.

MEMORIES OF DIPLOMACY: A LIFE IN THE PHILIPPINE FOREIGN SERVICE

$18.50 [OUT OF STOCK]

Reyes, Narciso G.
Pasig, Metro Manila: Anvil Publishing, 1995. 143 p. Softcover

Narcisco G. Reyes was the first Filipino Secretary of ASEAN. He also served as ambassador to several European countries and was a representative to the United Nations.

BEYOND BRUSHSTROKES

$17.00 [1 CP.]

Rufino, Maria Vicoria
Makati: Bookmark, Inc., 1995. 256 p. Softcover

Most of the articles in the book were published in the author's column in BusinessWorld magazine. It is a collection of interviews of prominent leaders in the business world.

LETTERS

$20.50 [OUT OF STOCK]

Santos, Bienvenido N.
Metro Manila: Anvil Publications. 1995. 360 p. Softcover

The collection of personal letters that continue to tell the story of Ben Santos' life.

MEMORY´S FICTIONS

$13.30 [OUT OF STOCK]

Santos, Bienvenido N.
Quezon City: New Day Publishers, 1993. 267 p. Softcover

The personal history of Bienvenido N. Santos.

POSTSCRIPT TO A SAINTLY LIFE

$13.80 [5 CPS.]

Santos, Bienvenido N.
Pasig, Metro Manila: Anvil Publishing, 1994; 171 p. Softcover

"One of the few Filipino writers who have earned the right to publicize their lives..." - Cirilo F. Bautista in Philippine Panorama

A JOURNEY OF SCARS

$9.80 [8 CPS.]

Yabes, Criselda
Pasig, Metro Manila: Anvil Publishing, 1994. 137 p. Softcover

"On a sabbatical in Europe, Yabes meets colleagues from various parts of the world who happen to be in delicate junctures in their lives...She takes a deep look at the people and events that have shaped her and the choices she has made as a woman." - from the book's cover

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