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The noted journalist Honorio Lopez started this Tagalog almanac in 1898. Every year after, this thin pamphlet served as the "bible" for farmers and common folks who refered to it for the weather, astrology, and events or birthdates of famous people in the world. The almanac also includes interesting short articles on life, love and health. Would you like to know what happened in 1920 on the day of your birth? Read on...
01/07/2006
A play written in 1899 about a group of rebels called the Katipunan
who instigated a revolution against the Spaniards during their
occupation in the Philippines.

Isang dula na sinulat noong 1899 tungkol sa mga Katipuneros na naghimagsik laban sa mga mananakop na Kastila.
01/05/2006
Transcription of Rizal's famous Letter to the Young Women of Malolos which he wrote while in London in February 1889 in Tagalog. He penned it upon the request of M. H. del Pilar to praise the young ladies of Malolos for their courage to establish a school where they could learn Spanish, despite the opposition of Fr. Felipe Garcia, Spanish parish priest of Malolos.
11/21/2005
Sofronio Calderon writes an excellent translation to Leo Tolstoy's
"What Men Live By" written in 1881. A tale of spiritual discovery by a
couple who brings in a lost man from the cold.

Isang mahusay na salin ni Sofronio Calderon sa libro ni Leo
Tolstoy na pinamagatang "Sa Ano Nabubuhay Ang Tao" na isinulat noon 1881.

Ang di inaasahang pagkakakupkop ng mag asawa sa isang mahiwagang lalaki
ay siyang naging paraan upang kanilang matuklasan ang karunungang espiritual.

07/17/2005
A Spanish Friar murders a family to get the love of a maiden. Will
justice ever be served?

Ipinapatay ng frayle ang isang pamilya para makuha ang pagibig ng isang dalaga. Ang katarungan kaya ay matatagpuan? Alamin sa tulang ito.
07/17/2005
A young man whose family suffered injustices from the town officials
becomes a rebel. This sets into motion a story about love, intrigue
and revenge.

Ang isang bata ay lumaki na nakita ang pamilyang nagdusa sa mga kamay ng mga opisyal. Naging paghimok ito sa bata na maging tulisan noon siya ay lumaki. Dito nagpapatuloy ang kuwento ng pag-ibig, intriga at paghihiganti.
07/17/2005
Aurelio Tolentino writes about the right way to good conduct and
morals that all Filipinos were encouraged to learn in the early 1900s.

Isinulat ni Aurelio Tolentino ang tamang moralidad at kagandahang asal na dapat matutuhan ng lahat ng Pilipino noong siglo 1900.
07/17/2005
A young man is tempted into love by a clubhouse dancer but is she
just using him for his money? Find out in this love story written in
1910.

Isang binata ang inakit sa pag-iibigan ng mananayaw...ngunit
siya kaya ay ginagamit lamang para sa pera? Alamin sa isang kuwentong pag-ibig na sinulat noong 1910.
07/17/2005
During the Philippine-Spanish colonial period various kinds of prose narratives were written to prescribe proper decorum. These prose narratives like "Eliseo at ni Hortensio" were also used for proselytization of the Christian faith.

"Eliseo at Hortensio" was read as it was sung in the Jose Rizal household. Jose Rizal remembered a character in this story while he was in Heidelburg, Germany and wrote about it to his family. This book is in the form of an "Exemplum" or "Code of Conduct" (Patnubay nang Cabataan), so it is more concerned with morals than the story.

Iba't ibang kuwento tungkol sa magandang asal ang naisulat noong panahon ng pananakop ng Kastila
sa Pilipinas. Ang mga kuwentong ito kagaya ng Eliseo at ni Hortensio ay ginamit rin upang ipalaganap ang relihiyong Kristiyano.

Ang Eliseo at Hortensio ay binabasa na parang isang kanta sa pamamahay nila Jose Rizal. Naalala ni Jose Rizal ang isa sa mga bumubuong tauhan sa kuwentong ito at isinulat niya ito sa pamilya niya habang siya ay nasa Heidelburg sa Alemania. Ang librong ito ay isang Patnubay nang Cabataan
kaya mas binigyan ng importansiya ang pagpapahiwatig ng tamang asal kaysa sa ganda ng kuwento.
07/17/2005
 Adam Nicholls & Jay Nadal - Private Eyes, Detectives and Psych Thrillers
FEATURED AUTHOR -  Adam Nicholls grew up in the southwest of England, where he studied creative writing while working a variety of full-time jobs. When his Mason Black series was first published, he quickly became a bestseller and then went on to create a name for himself in the thriller genre. Adam now lives with his wife in Bristol.