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Tropical House, The: Cutting Edge Design In The PhilippinesTropical House, The: Cutting Edge Design In The Philippines by Reyes, Elizabeth; Luca Invernizzi Tettoni (Photo)

Pore over this collection of cutting edge home designs from The Philippines.

Philippine Herbs: For Healthy Cooking, Common Cures, And Concoctions by Madulid, Domingo; M.Fenix; J. Tan; J. Reyes

Philippine Herbs: For Healthy Cooking, Common Cures and Concoctions brings a fresh focus on 80 indigenous Philippine herbs and plants popularly used for home cooking, medicinal remedies, and for staying healthy. The book hopes to promote a better understanding and appreciation of indigenous Philippine herbs and how these have been used throughout the country as natural ingredients for healthy living.

Illustrated History Of The Philippines, TheIllustrated History Of The Philippines, The by Canoy, Jose Raymund

Beginning with a definition of who the people of The Philippines are, this fully illustrated history then tracks back to describe the prehistory of the country through to 1500 AD. The next two chapters chart the colonial experiences under Spain (1500-1896), then the first republic and the subsequent defeat by the United States (1860-1910). Following this are chapters on the Japanese occupation and the third republic (1910-1972). Next comes a description of the Marcos dictatorship and its consequences (1970-1986) and the book ends with a look at the fifth republic and the future of the country. Ray Canoy's authoritative text describes the history of The Philippines from pre-history to the present day.

Rampage: Macarthur, Yamashita And The Battle For ManilaRampage: Macarthur, Yamashita And The Battle For Manila by Scott, James M.

By early 1945, the war against Japan was at its height and General Douglas MacArthur began to fulfil his vow of liberating the Philippines. He was already planning his own victory parade down Dewey Boulevard in Manila, a city he loved dearly. But the Japanese had other ideas. While their command had agreed to abandon Manila after the fall of Leyte, a rogue Japanese admiral instructed his troops to fight to the death. The result was the catastrophic destruction of the city, and a rampage that terrorised the civilian population. An estimated 100,000 civilians lost their lives in a massacre as heinous as the "Rape of Nanking". Based on extensive research, war-crimes testimony, after-action reports and survivor interviews, Rampage recounts one of the most heart-breaking chapters of Pacific war history.

Philippine Economy, The: No Longer The East Asian Exception?Philippine Economy, The: No Longer The East Asian Exception? by Clarete, Ramon L.; E. F. Esguerra Et Al (Eds.)

In this volume, a leading group of scholars pose the question, has the Philippine economy rejoined the dynamic East Asian mainstream and, if so, what set of policies and priorities are required to maintain the strong economic momentum of recent years? Successive chapters address issues related to growth and poverty, infrastructure and urbanization, education, health, the environment, energy, development finance, and governance and institutions.

Quintessential Filipino Cooking: 75 Authentic And Classic Recipes Of The PhilippinesQuintessential Filipino Cooking: 75 Authentic And Classic Recipes Of The Philippines by Agbanlog, Liza

Experience classic and authentic recipes from the Philippines with Quintessential Filipino Cooking. This incredible collection of 75 recipes highlights the traditions and favors of Filipino cooking, and gives each one Liza's personal touch that takes it to the next level. These recipes highlight the standout favors of Austronesian, Malay-Indonesian, Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish and American cuisines to make unforgettable dishes. Using easy-to-find ingredients and simple techniques Liza teaches readers to cook their own lumpia (spring rolls), sinigang (sour soup), longganisa (sausage), adobo (chicken or pork), kare kare (stewed oxtail), leche fan and more.

Duterte Harry: Fire And Fury In The PhilippinesDuterte Harry: Fire And Fury In The Philippines by Miller, Jonathan

Rodrigo Duterte was elected President of the Philippines in 2016. Duterte is a serial womaniser and a self-confessed killer. He is on record as saying he does not `give a shit' about human rights. Yet he is beloved of the 16.6 million Filipinos who voted for him, seen as vulgar but honest, a breath of fresh air, and an iconoclastic, anti-imperialist rebel. In this revelatory biography, Channel 4 News' Asia Correspondent Jonathan Miller charts Duterte's rise, and shows how this fascinating, fearsome man can be seen as the embodiment of populism in our time.

Naturalist's Guide To The Birds Of The PhilippinesNaturalist's Guide To The Birds Of The Philippines by Tanedo, Maia; Robert Hutchinson

Now fully revised, this easy-to-use identification guide to the 280 bird species most commonly seen in the Philippines is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality photographs from some of the Philippines' top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions which include nomenclature, length, plumage, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers geography, climate, habitat types, biogeography, the main sites for viewing the listed species and tips for identifying birds in the field. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the birds of the Philippines encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific names as well as vernacular names, and its global status.

Pathways To Low-Carbon Development For The PhilippinesPathways To Low-Carbon Development For The Philippines by Asian Development Bank

This study assesses how the growth of the Philippines can be made climate friendly through a detailed modeling approach that draws on extensive national stakeholder input. The Philippines currently has a low level of per capita greenhouse gas emissions. However, emission levels are growing at an increasing rate, with 4% annual growth between 2006 and 2012. This study assesses how the Philippines can take a low-carbon pathway by drawing on detailed modeling of the power, residential, and transport sectors. It identifies low-carbon development options that can be deployed at approximately zero net cost.

Diplomat-Scholar, The: A Biography Of Leon Ma. GuerreroDiplomat-Scholar, The: A Biography Of Leon Ma. Guerrero by Fernandez, Erwin S.

Leon Ma. Guerrero (1915-82), a top-notch writer and diplomat, served six Philippine presidents, beginning with President Manuel L. Quezon and ending with President Ferdinand E. Marcos. In this first full-length biography, Guerrero's varied career as writer and diplomat is highlighted from an amateur student editor and associate editor of a prestigious magazine to ambassador to different countries that reflected then the exciting directions of Philippine foreign policy. But did you know that he served as public prosecutor in the notorious Nalundasan murder case, involving the future Philippine president? Did you also know that during his stint as ambassador to the Court of Saint James he wrote his prize-winning biography of Philippine national hero, Jose Rizal? Learn more about him in this fully documented biography recounting with much detail from his correspondence the genesis and evolution of his thinking about the First Filipino, which is the apposite title of his magnum opus.

Liberalism And The Postcolony: Thinking The State In 20Th-Century PhilippinesLiberalism And The Postcolony: Thinking The State In 20Th-Century Philippines by Claudio, Lisandro E.

Through the biographies of four Filipino scholar-bureaucrats-Camilo Osias, Salvador Araneta, Carlos P. Romulo, and Salvador P. Lopez-Lisandro E. Claudio argues that liberal thought served as the grammar of Filipino democracy in the twentieth century. Melding political philosophy and narrative history, he takes us through various articulations of liberalism in pedagogy, international affairs, economics, and literature. In this first book on Filipino liberals in the twentieth century, Claudio brings to light an obscured history of the Philippine state and also argues for a new liberalism rooted in the postcolonial experience, a timely intervention in light of the ascent of President Rodrigo Duterte and the current developments in Southeast Asian politics.

Moral Politics In The Philippines: Inequality, Democracy And The Urban PoorMoral Politics In The Philippines: Inequality, Democracy And The Urban Poor by Wataru Kusaka

Moral Politics in the Philippines offers an in-depth examination of the political participation and discourse of the urban poor in Manila. After the ousting of Ferdinando Marcos in 1986, society in the Philippines fractured along socioeconomic lines. The educated middle class began to recognize themselves as moral citizens and political participants while condemning the poor as immoral "masses" who earn money illegally and support corrupt leaders. Conversely, the poor believe themselves to be morally upright and criticize the rich as arrogant oppressors. Wataru Kusaka looks at the dangers of this moralization of politics during the last several decades, and he analyzes the damaging effects it has had on democracy by excluding much of society and marginalizing the interests of those most in need of resources.

Filipino Cookbook, The: 85 Homestyle Recipes To Delight Your Family And Friends by Garcia, Miki

This delightful collection of 85 tried and tested recipes from the Philippines showcases the full range of authentic dishes from the country. Each region has its own distinct food culture and the book relates the secrets o=and soul of dishes that create the cultural mosaic that is the Philippines. The Filipino Cookbook features easy, step-by-step instructions that Filipinos and non-Filipinos alike will enjoy. Learn to make the famous vegetable dishes of the Tagalog peninsula to the seafood and noodles of the Visayan Islands and the spicy and colourful curries of Mindanao. Learn to make a perfect Pinakbet (Sauteed Vegetables with Shrimp Paste) or a delicious Halo-Halo (Mixed Fruits Dessert). Regale your friends with a wonderfully easy Paella (Rice and Seafood Medley) and Morcon (Stuffed Beef Roll) or an amazing bowl of Pininyahang Manok (Chicken with Pineapple). Utilizing readily available ingredients, The Filipino Cookbook allows the home cook to create authentic Filipino food at home

Caring For Strangers: Filipino Medical Workers In AsiaCaring For Strangers: Filipino Medical Workers In Asia by Amrith, Megha

Today, the Philippines has become one of the largest exporters of medical workers in the world, with nursing in particular offering many the hope of a lucrative and stable career abroad. This timely volume narrates their stories in a multi-sited ethnography that follows aspiring migrants from Manila's vibrant nursing schools where they dream of glamorous, cosmopolitan lives abroad but find a different reality in Singapore's multicultural hospitals and nursing homes. It also tracks their private lives in shopping malls and churches, and online, as they search for future jobs elsewhere, in places like Texas, Ontario or northern England, and connect with friends and family around the world; finally bringing them back home on a visit to a Filipino village. In so doing, the book offers anthropological insights on the lives and expectations of Filipino medical workers who care for strangers in another Asian city and the everyday encounters, anxieties and boundaries they face. It locates their stories within wider debates on migration, labour, care, gender and citizenship, while contributing a new and distinctive perspective to the scholarship on labour migration in Asia.

Sketchbook Of Philippine Garden OrchidsSketchbook Of Philippine Garden Orchids by Gozon, Patrick Andrew

This book highlights commonly cultivated species and other resilient Philippine ornamental orchids as a visual reference. The description of these specimens were written by artist, architect and devoted gardener Patrick Gozon. The book showcases 50 colourful illustrations of popular and notable orchid varieties recommended for use in tropical gardens and Philippine-inspired landscapes. The accompanying drawings attempt to capture these orchids' beauty as subjects in art.

Inabel: Philippine Textile From The Ilocos RegionInabel: Philippine Textile From The Ilocos Region by Valenciano, Al; Regalado Trota Jose Et Al

This book celebrates the weaving traditions of 'Abel' fabrics. It highlights the Ilocano brand of craftsmanship, as well as the local people's ingenuity and industriousness. It recognises the men and women of the Ilocos communities who keep centuries-old weaving traditions alive and flourishing. Authored by scholars and experts on Inabel, this book showcases more than 80 vibrant and colourful Ilocano handwoven textiles from past to present. It illustrates the evolution of the Inabel from the 1800s to contemporary times, highlighting the recurring traditional themes and motifs inspired by nature and man.

Central Banking As State Building: Policymakers And Their Nationalism In The Philippines, 1933-64Central Banking As State Building: Policymakers And Their Nationalism In The Philippines, 1933-64 by Yusuke Takagi

From its creation in 1949 until the 1960s, the Central Bank of the Philippines dominated industrial policy, becoming a symbol of nationalism for a newly independent state. The pre-war Philippine National Bank was closely linked to the colonial administration and plagued by corruption scandals. Yet, as Yusuke Takagai shows in this history of the Central Bank, with the country moving toward independence, ambitious young politicians, colonial bureaucrats, and private sector professionals concluded that economic decolonization required a new bank, free from the individuals and institutions that had dominated the colonial economy. Positioning this bank within broader political structures, Takagi concludes that the Filipino policymakers behind the Central Bank worked not for vested interests associated with colonial or neo-colonial rule but for essential policy and structural reform.

Milk Pigs & Violet Gold: Philippine CookeryMilk Pigs & Violet Gold: Philippine Cookery by Koh, Bryan

"Filipino Cuisine is underrated," one of the many reasons that prompted Singapore-based author and chef, Bryan Koh, to release a rather novel book entitled Milk Pigs Violet Gold, a rather interesting food book about Filipino food from a viewpoint of a non-filipino. It is a food book with recipes of the different popular favorites in the country.

All About The Philippines: Stories, Songs, Crafts And Games For KidsAll About The Philippines: Stories, Songs, Crafts And Games For Kids by Jimemez, Gidget Roceles; Corazon Dandan-Albano

This book takes you on an incredible journey across the colorful island nation of the Philippines with Mary, Jaime and Ari - three Filipino cousins who look totally different and yet are the best of friends. You'll visit their homes, their schools, their families, their favorite places, and much more. This children's book, aimed at kids ages 8 to 12, brings them on an exciting trip though some of the most fascinating islands on earth.

State And Finance In The Philippines, 1898-1941: The Mismanagement Of An American ColonyState And Finance In The Philippines, 1898-1941: The Mismanagement Of An American Colony by Yoshiko Nagano

During the First World War, ill-advised steps by colonial officials in the Philippines created a financial crisis which lasted from 1919 until 1922. These events have generally been blamed on a corruption scandal at the Philippine National Bank, which had been established in 1916 as a multi-purpose, semi-governmental agency whose purpose was to provide loans for the agricultural export industry, to do business as a commercial bank, to issue bank notes, and to serve as a depository for government funds.Based on detailed archival research, Yoshiko Nagano argues that the crisis in fact resulted from mismanagement of currency reserves and irregularities in foreign exchange operations by American officials, and that the notions of a "corruption scandal" arose from a colonial discourse that masked problems within the banking and currency systems and the U.S. colonial administration.