A South Korean e-book entitled “How to Treat Bar Hostesses in the Philippines” was recently denounced on social media after its contents were found to be sexually objectifying Filipino women.
Category: Book Review
It is no surprise that a dystopian novel about climate change has won the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. There were three among the six shortlisted books. But the winner, Merlinda Bobis, and her novel Locust Girl: A Lovesong, have had less attention until now than James Bradley’s Clade and Mireille Juchau’s The […]
MANILA, APRIL 04, 2016 – Ferdinand Marcos claimed he declared Martial Law to save the country from the threat of a Communist takeover and impose peace and order on a troubled land. There was no public backlash because Marcos convinced Filipinos the nation was in peril, democracy wasn’t working, the country was falling apart and […]
The works of two Sydneysiders have been included in ‘Portal – Gateway to Adventure’, an anthology of creative non-fiction launched in Los Angeles, California 10 Oct.
Murder was done by lethal injection to prevent the actress from revealing her torrid affairs with Robert F. Kennedy and John F. Kennedy. A new book sensationally claims to have finally solved the mystery surrounding her death.
This is a true story about a Filipino migrant family settling in Melbourne in 1977. It is a fascinating read, as it tells of the emotions, the ups and downs, and generous government assistance in those days. It is also about the practicalities, the difficulties, and sudden change of lifestyle and culture. It tells about […]
Reserve your copy of this limited edition of a new book on Filipino-Australians by Renato Perdon.
It was by compulsion of law that I first encountered [Jose] Rizal almost half a century ago. The year was 1965 and I was in my senior year in a Catholic university. Republic Act 1425 made the reading of Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo in their unexpurgated versions a graduation requirement. The purpose of […]
When Sydney’s Philippine tourism attaché Consuelo Jones and Philippine Airlines’ AustralAsian manager Arnul Pan sent Filipino-Australian journalist Michelle Baltazar to Manila for a routine press tour of Manila, it was to bring back trendy stories on the latest developments for the travel pages of Filipino and mainstream media in Sydney.
In my book, Benevolent Extraterrestrial Guides, many will be doubtful of my paranormal experiences but I wrote them down as true happenings in my life. While my “Spirit Guides” are biblical entities, there are other races of ETs or aliens and are very advanced in their technologies, maybe a million years in advance. They have […]
THE ELEVENTH HOUR BEFORE MIDNIGHT looks into the world of psychic sciences—where the author has had many strange encounters. In this intriguing book, author Hermaneli Torrevillas, M.D. shares many encounters that made him lean towards the studies of intuitive feelings as well as the psychic phenomena that relate to the mystifying world of the unknown. […]
A bookstore in Canada has “sold out” of a controversial marriage guide that advises Muslim men on how to beat their wives. The 160-page book, published by Idara Impex in New Delhi, India, is written by Hazrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi, who’s described in the book’s foreword as a “prolific writer on almost every topic […]