UP Press Book Launch: The Balance Concept in Nursing: New Perspectives in Survival and Health by Daisy Rodriguez


Nursing administrators, faculty, and students in nursing and allied health professions are invited to attend the book launching of The Balance Concept in Nursing: New Perspectives in Survival and Health published by the University of the Philippines Press.  The event will be held at the College of Nursing Seminar Room, UP Manila on November 24, 2016(Thursday) from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. The event is open to the public.

The author, Ms. Daisy Magalit Rodriguez, RN, MN, MPA, has been recognized by the UP-PGH Alumni as the “2015 Most Outstanding Alumna.” Currently US-based, she is a known organizational and community leader. She has also various articles and researches published in prestigious journals. 

The author will give a lecture on new ideas on the balance concept as essential to survival and health, utilizing multidisciplinary theories and perspectives, which is cited on her book. It features an innovative model of nursing practice called the “Balance Health Nursing Model”(BHNM), which is also an assessment tool based on the balance approach.

Ateneo Press to launch 21 new titles in Harvest 2016

The Ateneo de Manila University Press, in cooperation with the Rizal Library, will unveil a total of 21 new books next month, a haul that includes titles on theology, history, media studies, science, and anthropology, among others, in addition to literary titles and even an illustrated guide to birdwatching.

Harvest 2016: The Ateneo de Manila University Press Grand Launch will be held on November 8, Tuesday, 4 PM, at the Rizal Library (5/F).

University President Fr. Jett Villarin, SJ, and University Press Director Karina Bolasco will lead in the ceremonial presentation of first copies to the authors, many of whom will be on hand to receive the copies. A book signing session will end the program.

The 21 titles, which will be available at 10-percent off during the launch, are:

  • Imagining the Creator God by George de Schrijver, SJ
  • Lilok ng Lilo: Mga Tula by Lamberto Antonio
  • The Second Plenary Council of the Philippines: Quo Vadis?, edited by Eric Marcelo Genilo, Agnes Brazal, and Daniel Franklin Pilario
  • Kritikal na Espasyo ng Kulturang Popular, edited by Gary Devilles and Rolando Tolentino
  • Motherless Tongues: The Insurgency of Language amid Wars of Translation by Vicente Rafael
  • The Philippines: A Natural History by Colin Rees
  • Susumaton: Oral Narratives of Leyte, edited by Merlie Alunan
  • For the Chosen Few: A Guide to Classroom Supervision by James O’Donnell, SJ
  • Batang Rizal at iba pang dula by Christine Bellen
  • Sibod: Ideology and Expressivity in Binanog Dance, Music, and Folkways of the Panay Bukidnon by Maria Christine Muyco
  • Central Banking as State Building: Policymakers and Their Nationalism in the Philippines, 1933–1964 by Yusuke Takagi
  • Sulyap sa aking pinanggalingan (Glimpses into my beginnings) by Roque Ferriols, SJ; edited by Leovino Ma. Garcia and translated into English by Soledad Reyes
  • Sangkatauhan, Sangkahayupan: Mga Kuwento by Alvin Yapan
  • Out of the Shadows: Violent Conflict and the Real Economy of Mindanao, edited by Francisco Lara and Steven Schoofs
  • The Politics of Clan Reunions: Ritual, Kinship, and Cultural Transformation among Kankanaeys of Northern Luzon by Gaston Kibiten
  • Colonial Manila, 1909-1912: Three Dutch Travel Accounts, edited and translated by Otto Van den Muijzenberg
  • A Visit to Manila and Its Environs by J.A.B Wiselius, translated by Geert Van Der Linden, with an introduction by Otto Van den Muijzenberg
  • Outsourceable Selves: An Ethnography of Call Center Work in a Global Economy of Signs and Selves, by Alinaya Fabros
  • A Field Guide to Flight: Identifying Birds on Three School Grounds by Amado Bajarias
  • Keywords: Essays in Philippine Media Cultures and Neocolonialisms by Rolando Tolentino
  • Friend Zones: An Anthology of Short Stories for Young Adults, edited by Cyan Abad-Jugo

The event is open to the public. Those interested may RSVP to Gemma Roces at (+63) 426 6001 loc 4613 or groces@ateneo.edu.


Paanyaya sa paglulunsad ng aklat na Musika sa Kasaysayan ng Filipinas

Malugod na inaanyayahan ang publiko sa paglulunsad ng aklat na Musika sa Kasaysayan ng Filipinas: Pana-panahong Diskurso na isinulat ni Dr. Raul Casantusan Navarro, propesor ng Musika sa UP Conservatory of Music. Gaganapin ang paglulunsad sa ika-22 ng Setyembre 2016 mula 5:00-6:30 p.m. sa Abelardo Hall Auditorium, Kolehiyo ng Musika, Unibersidad ng Pilipinas, Diliman. Ang aklat ay inilimbag ng UP Press.

New book on ‘secret’ of Panay Bukidnon dance out

A mysterious element animating a traditional dance of the indigenous Panay Bukidnon is the subject of a new book from a leading music ethnomusicologist and Panay Bukidnon culture advocate.

Maria Christine Muyco’s Sibod: Ideology and Expressivity in Binanog Dance, Music, and Folkways of the Panay Bukidnon explores the music and choreography of the group’s famous binanog dance.

But beyond the realm of performance, it situates the concept of síbod in the context of the group’s cultural life.

“The primary objective of this book is to contribute the ideology of síbod to the conversations about music and dance, and to the wider terrains of cultural studies,” writes Muyco, who teaches at the UP College of Music in Diliman.

The Panay Bukidnon are an indigenous group who live in the highlands of central Panay straddling the provinces of Iloilo and Capiz. For research, Muyco started to live with the community in 2001, moving from one barangay to the next, staying in one for up to a month.

“A reason for my mobility was the insurgency problem in some of these areas,” she adds. “I was avoiding encounters between military and communist insurgents.”

Once settled in, she observed rituals, festivities, and other communal gatherings, such as a patawili, a gathering in which members help out in farm work and also dance and play musical instruments. It was in one such get-together that she first heard the word “síbod.”

A pair of dancers started to dance the binanog, with people spontaneously gathering around them to enthusiastically chant and clap, joining the agung (bossed gong) and tambur (cylindrical drum) accompaniment and creating a rousing atmosphere.

But as the energy continued to rise, a dancer stopped and cried, “Wara dai-a ga- síbod!” (It is not in síbod!) while giving the musicians an indignant look. The moment made Muyco rethink her study.

The following day, a similar performance took place. This time, someone from the crowd cried, “Gai-síbod dai-a!” Síbod is working.

“I was already in the second year of my research, yet I felt that I had not fully grasped the essence of binanog,” she says.

As a result, she expanded her study from the structural aspects of the group’s music and dance to the “wider gamut of their cultural life.” The broadening of her focus also entailed a shift from using Western-oriented perspectives to a more native one.

“I was led to find síbod as the core to various interlinks within and around the binanog phenomenon.”

Aside from her work in the academe, Muyco is also the founder of Balay Patawili, a nongovernment organization that promotes Panay Bukidnon culture.

Sibod: Ideology and Expressivity in Binanog Dance, Music, and Folkways of the Panay Bukidnon is published by the Ateneo de Manila University Press.

Ateneo Press general sale extended till May 6

To accommodate more faculty members affected by the fires that gutted the UP Faculty Center and three UE buildings early this month, the Ateneo de Manila University Press is extending its general sale. Until May 6, all Ateneo Press titles are available at half price, and every affected faculty is entitled to one free book.

The general sale is part of the ongoing Sagip-Guro Campaign organized by a consortium of Philippine publishing houses. The Press also remains open for monetary donations. Proceeds will be placed in a DCB created especially for the cause and will be used to pay for the free books.

The discount does not apply at any other retail outlet. Selling hours are from 8AM to 5PM at the G/F Bellarmine Hall, Ateneo Press Bookshop (Tel. 426-6001, loc. 4613).

Kasingkasing Press to launch two new books on April 30

Kasingkasing Press will launch two books on April 30, 3:00 P.M, during the Produkto Lokal Fair at the Yusay-Consing Mansion (in front of Molo Church), Locsin Street, Molo, Iloilo City.

Mansyon by Agnes Españo-Dimzon is a collection of creative non-fiction in Hiligaynon. The essays are recordings of the author’s various personal experiences. The collection is a precursor as it is by far the only book in creative non-fiction published in Hiligaynon. Espano-Dimzon has attended regional and national writing workshops. She was a former teacher of the Iloilo National High School Special School for the Arts.

Repentances and Rehabilitations by Alain Russ Dimzon is a compilation of the author’s published earlier poems in English. Merlie M. Alunan, in her preface, describes the collection as a trip to the “jungles of the claustrophobic psyche” as the poems take the readers “through… dark, chartless, narrow spaces of sensibility” and to “a netherworld of darkness where even breathing is painful and the eyes search in vain for brightness.” Dimzon’s poems have appeared in national anthologies and magazines. A Palanca awardee for the short story in Hiligaynon, Dimzon was given the Gawad Emmanuel Lacaba (Best New Writer in Hiligaynon) by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts in 2000.

Special guests during the launching are Palanca Hall of Famer Leoncio P. Deriada, Alice Tan Gonzales and award winning writer and critique John Iremil E. Teodoro.

April 30, 2016
1. Repentances and Rehabilitations poem by Alain Russ Dimzon
2. Mansyon Creative Non-Fiction in Hiligaynon by Agnes Españo-Dimzon

May 16, 2016
1. Prinsesa ng Palawan Poems by John Iremil E. Teodoro
2. Faces, Phases, Places Essays by Maria Dulce Deriada

July 21, 2016
1. Mga Pabula ni Aesop sa Aklanon Translation by Melchor F. Cichon
2. Mga Tingog sa Iya Alagyan Lyrics by Alain Russ Dimzon
3. Abril kag Mayo Poems in Kinaray-a and Hiligaynon by Norman T. Darap


Balangay Productions to hold Seminar on Philippine Copyright and Textbooks

Why do many of our school textbooks contain factual errors and questionable content? Do textbook authors, editors, and producers really know everything they need to know as far as textbook production is concerned? And the burning question: How do we make sure that Filipino students are armed with good textbooks using quality, copyrighted materials from local and international sources?

It is indeed the perfect time for Balangay Productions, a multimedia company, to launch a SEMINAR ON PHILIPPINE COPYRIGHT AND TEXTBOOKS. The speakers during this event will share information that will not only help the participants obtain answers to the questions above, but also provide complete, recent, and factual data on a wide range of topics related to copyright and textbook production. Attendees will learn how they can properly defend their own rights, respect copyright materials and copyright holders, and determine which materials may be used for free and without permission.

The seminar will be held on the 7th of May, 2016 (Saturday) from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the C&E Information Resource Center, 1616 Quezon Avenue, South Triangle, Quezon City. This seminar is perfect for those who are involved in textbook production, including textbook publishers, publishers’ representatives, publishing professionals, textbook coordinators, textbook editors, textbook authors/writers, textbook contributors, writers, illustrators, photographers, heirs of copyright holders, copyright coordinators, teachers/professors, members of the academic community who wish to publish their own textbooks or learning materials, and test/exam writers. The registration fee of P1,000/participant already includes a certificate of participation and some snacks. Attendees will also get the following: a sample permission letter, permission form, letter of query regarding the use of one’s work without one’s knowledge/permission, and other online resources on copyright for textbooks.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; walk-ins will not be entertained. Those who wish to attend should register on or before April 30, 2016 by sending an email to balangay.productions@gmail.com or by texting 0919-3175708. The event is being co-organized by C&E Publishing, Inc., Freelance Writers Guild of the Philippines (FWGP), Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), National Book Development Board (NBDB), and Filipinas Copyright Licensing Society (FILCOLS).


Consortium of Philippine publishing houses announces Sagip-Guro to help UP Diliman Faculty Center rebuilding

The University of the Philippines Press, Anvil Publishing Inc., the Ateneo de Manila University Press, and the De La Salle University Press are each offering special sales packages, to benefit the teachers whose offices were gutted in the fire that hit the UP Diliman Faculty Center last April 1, 2016.

Starting April 6 until November 29, the University of the Philippines Press will be giving a 75 percent discount to all its titles. It will also donate a set of its pertinent titles to each of the affected departments.

De La Salle University Press is also offering 75 percent discount to its titles.

Anvil Publishing is offering two rates: 80 percent to its titles from 2009 and older, and 20 percent off for titles from 2010 to the present.

Ateneo de Manila Press will be conducting a general sale—all books at half-price—starting April 18, to last until April 29. Each faculty member will be entitled to one free book.

For all the participating presses, purchases will be checked against a master list of the affected faculty members (numbering 267, from all the five academic departments of the College of Arts and Letters, and four departments in the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy of UP Diliman). Multiple purchases for any one title are not allowed, but there is no limit to the number of individual books that may be bought. Donors are welcome to purchase books under the names of the teachers they wish to support. For donation tracking, bring a photocopy of any identification card.

Other details are available from the following:

For UP Press, visit press.up.edu.ph, or call up 9284391 loc. 112.

For Anvil Publishing, visit: anvilpublishing.com, or call up 4774755 to 57.

For the De La Salle University Publishing House, call up 5234281 or 5244611 local 271.

For Ateneo de Manila University Press, call up 4265984 or 4266001 local 4612-13.

Bagong nobela ni Rogelio Braga ilulunsad ng UP Writers Club

Ilulunsad ng UP Writers Club at ng Balangiga Press ang Colon, nobela ng mandudula at mangangatha na si Rogelio Braga ngayong Sabado, ika-19 ng Marso sa Lobby ng Gonzales Hall (Main Library) ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas mula 1:00 hanggang alas-4:00 ng hapon. Ito ay bukas sa publiko.

Ang Colon ay isang nobela na nagtatanghal ng salimuot ng relasyong Moro-Filipino, identidad, at ng mga naratibo ng karasahan sa digmaan at kapayapaan sa pagitan ng dalawang nagtutunggaliang bayan/banwa/bangsa.

“Isang hindi inaasahang bisita ang dumalaw sa huling araw sa lamay ng tumayong mga magulang ni Blesilda. Bitbit ng matanda ang isang lihim sa pagkatao niya na magdadala sa kanya mula sa kumportableng buhay na call center executive sa Maynila patungo sa masalimuot na mga lansangan ng Cebu, sa kabukiran ng Manili sa North Cotabato, at sa kasagsagan ng digmaan sa Mindanao noong panahon ni Marcos, ng karahasan ng mga Ilaga sa Hilaga at Gitnang Mindanao, hanggang sa kasalukuyan sa patuloy na tunggalian ng mga kasaysayan, mga paniniwala, at mga imahinasyon sa lokasyon ng isang nawawalang bayan. Ang Colon ay nobela sa paghahanap ng identidad, ng pag-ibig, ng kapayapaan at kalayaan, at ng mga pinatatahimik na naratibo ng mga tauhan na patuloy na naghahanap ng daigdig na matitirahan lamang sa pagtuklas at pagtakas.” – mula sa pabalat ng Colon.

“Sa panahong nahihirapang makasabay ang pagsulat ng nobela sa ragasa at salimuot ng mga diskurso ukol sa pagkabansa, lahi, at etnisidad lumilinaw ang ambag ng Colon. Tinawid ng may-akda ang kabilang panig ng mga nasabi na sa mga dakilang nobelang Tagalog at maging ang kabilang panig pa ng kabilang iyon nang hindi umuulit sa pinanggalingan. At sa kaniyang pagtawid, mahihirapan nang masundan at masabayan si Rogelio Braga ng mga dapat sanang kasabayan niyang manunulat.” – Allan N. Derain, awtor ng Ang Banal na Aklat ng mga Kumag

Itinatag noong 1927, ang UP Writers Club ay samahan ng mga manunulat na mag-aaral ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas. Kabilang sa mga naging kasapi nito ay mga premyadong makata, mandudula, kritiko, at manunulat ng Pilipinas. Ang Balangiga Press ay isang independent publishing company na nagsusulong ng malayang pagbabasa at panitikan ng pakikisangkot. Magkakaroon din ng pagtatanghal ang UP Repertory Company sa paglulunsad at ilang diskusyon tungkol sa Bangsamoro struggle, Mindanao, at pagka-bansa.  


UP Press to hold Last Hurrah sa Singkwenta, 50th Anniversary Sale

Mark your calendars! March 14 (that’s a Monday) is our Last Hurrah sa Singkwenta, 50th Anniversary Sale day with 50 percent discounts on all University of the Press Titles. Part III will be all day from 8 am to 5 pm.

The UP Press already held two very successful 50 percent sales to mark its epic golden anniversary. In the last twelve months, the Press also held two mass launchings of our new titles and PAGPUPUGAY: A Tribute to the National Artists last February 5.

As our service to the environment, we enjoin our patrons to please bring their own recyclable bags.

The UP Press bookstore is located in the UP Diliman Campus, Quezon City, near the campus police station and the College of Architecture (yellow building). The TOKI jeepneys can drop you off right at our doorstep.