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- The Chinese Pope – The Vatican names a Cardinal the Pope, when he is imprisoned by the Communist Chinese.
- Yamashita’s Wedding – A conman and a notorious liar manages to film four film and Yamashita’s wedding during the Battle of Manila. (Filipino Writers Award, 2019)
- Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas – Filipina attack helicopter pilot rises to the rank of admiral.
- Sea and Sky – A Filipino tribe of young surfers adopt an older woman with Alzheimer’s.
- Santa and the Pole Dancer – Christmas is almost canceled because of labor unrest at the North Pole.
- B-25 – POWs, in World War, must assemble a B-25 and escape Japan before August 6, 1945.
- Streets of Manila – When a Mexican cartel sends an elite squad of hitmen to Manila, the President of the Philippines fights back!
- Permanent Girlfriend – The first Covid-19 Quarantine romantic comedy. (Filipino Writers Award, 2020)
- The Fisherman’s Wife – A Filipino must deal with the reality that his wife is becoming famous.
- The West Philippine Sea – A transgender woman is treated harshly but when her fishing boat is sunk she must chose to save the crew of let them drown.
Other Filipino Writers: Francisco Arcellana. Francisco Balagtas. Lualhati Bautista. Carlos Bulosan. Cecilia Manguerra Brainard. Linda Ty Casper. Gilbert Luis R. Centina III. Gilda Cordero-Fernando.
Filipinos (Filipino: Mga Pilipino) are the people who are native to or citizens of the country of the Philippines. Filipinos come from various Austronesian ethnolinguistic groups. Currently, there are more than 185 ethnolinguistic groups in the Philippines; each with its own language, identity, culture and history. The number of individual languages listed for Philippines is 185. Of these, 183 are living and 2 are extinct. Of the living languages, 175 are indigenous and 8 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, as of 2019, 39 are institutional, 67 are developing, 38 are vigorous, 28 are endangered, and 11 are dying.
In 2019, I challenged myself to always have a book written by a Filipino writer in rotation. I like to juggle multiple books at a time to manage my short attention span, so I didn’t only read Filipino writers, but thanks to this challenge, I read more than I ever had before.
Growing up in New England, the scope of my understanding of the Filipino American experience was very limited (to basically myself and my family). I didn’t know the names of any Filipino authors until I got to college, and even then, there was exactly one class on Filipino American history available for me to take. And while I got to read great books by Carlos Bulosan, Jose Rizal, and Jessica Hagedorn, that semester wasn’t long enough for my professor to include too many modern Filipino writers in the curriculum.
So I knew I had a lot of books by Filipino writers to catch up on, but I was honestly surprised at how many of these books came out in the past decade. It feels slightly unbelievable to say this, but five of the best books I’ve read recently by any writer have all been written by Filipina Americans, and they all celebrated their first book birthdays in 2019 alone. Is it possible that 2019 was truly the Year of the Pinay?
A country shaped by centuries of colonization by violent wars, long-lasting political upheaval, and the idyllic beauty of its islands, the Philippines offers writers plenty of material to work with. In stories drawn from this complex heritage, Filipino authors stand out for their creative, compelling voices. FreeeBook.us rounds up nine of the best literary talents to come from the Philippines.
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