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THE FILIPINO PEASANT IMAGINATION VERSUS THE U.S. “CIVILIZING MISSION”


THE FILIPINO PEASANT IMAGINATION VERSUS THE AMERICAN ‘”CIVILIZING MISSION” Thanks to the Library of Congress and other sponsors of this historic celebration of this Filipino writer’s achievement, Carlos Bulosan—let’s call him Allos, as though we were his kasamas in Binalonan, … Continue reading

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Review of E. San Juan’s AMBIL by Ivan Labayne


New Ways of Saying “Revolt! Change the System” as an ambil for the National Democratic Movement: a reading of Epifanio San Juan Jr.’s Ambil: mga pagsubok pahiwatig & interbensiyon tungo sa pagbabagong-buhay by Ivan Emil A. Labayne In the Summary … Continue reading

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ABU SAYYAF & BANGSAMORO STRUGGLE: Background to Mamasapano–E.San Juan, Jr.


THE “INVINCIBLE” ABU SAYYAF AND PERMANENT U.S. INTERVENTION IN THE PHILIPPINES Reflections on the Bangsamoro Struggle for Self-determination [The 1789 Reign of Terror] is the rule of people who themselves are terror-stricken. Terror implies mostly useless cruelties perpetrated by frightened … Continue reading

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SPOORS OF IMPERIALISM AND COLONIALISM IN THE PHILIPPINES: An Outline History


SPOORS OF IMPERIALISM & NEOCOLONIALISM IN THE PHILIPPINES: Sketch of a Synoptic Reconaissance   by E. San Juan, Jr. Philippines Cultural Studies Center The history of the Philippines as a colony and neocolony can be divided into three parts. The … Continue reading

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AMBIL, a book of art and poetry in Filipino, by E. San Juan, Jr.


NEWS RELEASE AMBIL, E. San Juan’s new book of cultural provocations, now available Departing from his last neoconceptualist poetry collection, Mendiola Masaker (2014), U.S.-based author E. San Juan, Jr. crafted this new offering of anti-poems, experimental graphic word-art, and “unexpressive” … Continue reading

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AMBIL, new book by E. San Juan, Jr., offers provocations


NEWS RELEASE AMBIL, E. San Juan’s new book of cultural provocations, now available Departing from his last neoconceptualist poetry collection, Mendiola Masaker (2014), U.S.-based author E. San Juan, Jr. crafted this new offering of anti-poems, experimental graphic word-art, and “unexpressive” … Continue reading

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On the Language Question in the Philippines–Filipino or English?


Sneaking into the Philippines, through the Rivers of Babylon: ON THE LANGUAGE QUESTION IN THE PHILIPPINES by E. SAN JUAN, Jr. Fellow, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas I’m Miss American Dream since I was 17 Don’t matter if I … Continue reading

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