Literature of the Philippines
Famous Books and Authors
Dr. Jose P. Rizal 
Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not) 
El Filibusterismo (The Subversion) 
Noli Me Tangere, published in 1887 in Berlin, ignited nationalism in Filipinos and lead them to their victory in the Revolution of 1898.  El Filibusterismo was published in 1891 and once again that the revolution is the only means of social reform in the Philippines under the Spanish regime.
New Books and Authors
Veltisezar B. Bautista 
The Filipino Americans (From 1763 to thePresent): Their History, Culture and Traditions 
The book focuses on the PhilippineRevolution (1896), the Philippine 
Independence (1898), and the Philippine-American War (1899).  It was published in July 1998.
Tagalog Books
Paraluman S. Aspillera 
Basic Tagalog for Foreigners and Non-Tagalogs 
Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1993 
An excellent book for those who are not too familiar with Tagalog.  It provides a very strong grammatical bases for every speaker.
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