February 8, 2009

In between production of my advocacy films on sped children, I publish the writings of my historian-brother Dr. Isagani R. Medina. Day before yesterday (Friday, February 6), I received a letter from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) informing me that my project proposal “Collection Building—Filipiniana,” a compilation of writings on Filipiniana development, Philippine library science and history written by my brother has been approved by the NCCA Board of Commissioners last January 15, 2009.

“Collection Building—Filipiniana” is the fourth in the Mga Ani ni Gani series of five volumes which I have started publishing since 2001. My brother got to see only two out of five volumes of his writings printed. The first three volumes are as follows:


1) “Ang Kabite sa Gunita—Essays on Cavite and the Philippine Revolution” published by UP Press in 2001
2) “May tainga ang Lupa—Espionage in the Philippines (1896-1902) and Other Essays,” published by UST Publishing House in 2002
3) “Dila ng Bayan” (a book on Philippine linguistic history) published by MM and the NCCA in 2005

To procure copies of the first two volumes, you may contact or go directly to the publishers whereas the third volume may be directly ordered from me. It costs P280 per copy only (postage price not included) Email miranamedina@gmail.com or better buy from the following outlets: UP Press Bookstore at Balay Kalinaw in UP Diliman, Solidaridad Bookstore in Padre Faura St. Manila and at the UP Department of History c/o Tess.

My brother, professor emeritus at the UP Department of History was one of the first Dangal ng Haraya (Lifetime Achievement) awardees of the NCCA. He passed away in September 2004.


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