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SPEAKING HEART, VOL I ~ IT'S ABOUT TIME By HELEN SARITA
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Helen Sarita is from the beautiful country Philippines and presently resides in Cebu City. The things in life she treasures, God, family, friends, nature, she writes her words to simply touch. In... More > her first own book of Poetry, SPEAKING HEART, VOL I, ~ IT’S ABOUT TIME, she definitely will SPEAK to your heart.< Less
Philippines: A Country Profile By Library of Congress & Federal Research Division
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Capital: Manila. Major Cities: Located on Luzon Island, Metropolitan Manila, including the adjacent Quezon City and surrounding suburbs, is the largest city in the Philippines, with about 12 million... More > people, or nearly 14 percent of the total population. Other large cities include Cebu City on Cebu Island and Davao City on Mindanao Island. Independence: The Philippines attained independence from Spain on June 12, 1898, and from the United States on July 4, 1946. Public Holidays: New Year’s Day (January 1), Holy Thursday (also called Maundy Thursday, movable date in March or April), Good Friday (movable date in March or April), Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor, commonly called Bataan Day outside of the Philippines, April 9), Labor Day (May 1), Independence Day (June 12), National Heroes Day (last Sunday of August), Bonifacio Day (celebration of the birthday of Andres Bonifacio, November 30), Eid al Fitr (the last day of Ramadan, movable date),..< Less
The Assignments, Tiements of Harper the Helper By Faith Amelia
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Illustrations by Vladimir Cebu. The Assignments, Tiements of Harper The Helper is a book about a female heroine who is hurt by the unkind, taunting words of a boy in her class. She combats bullying... More > by helping others. She finds happiness and fulfillment as she assists other children. She is equipped with the supernatural ability to appear wherever she is needed. The more good deeds that she performs, the more she becomes confident of herself. This story epitomizes the child like joy of extending a lending hand to others and how it can change your life for the better!< Less
Winston Pepito By Winston Pepito
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Exposed since birth to the harsh realities of poverty and the hard work it takes to put food on the table, Winston Pepito knew in his heart that a life worth living is one that has purpose. For... More > Winston, his purpose was to bring his family out of poverty and he succeeded. Know his story, from his backbreaking childhood in the farmlands and fishponds of Masbate to his college years in the metropolis of Cebu when he was both nearly homeless and penniless. Winston's life is the story of survival, of struggle, of kindness and generosity of family and friends can give a person purpose to never give up. To know more about Winston Pepito and read the excerpt of this book, visit http://winstonpepito.com< Less
Ancient Beliefs and Customs of the Tagalogs By Jean-Paul G. POTET
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This book is a provisional essay, followed by a vocabulary and an index, on the Tagalogs’ world view in the Sixteenth Century. It is mainly based on the entries of the earliest dictionaries of... More > the Tagalog language. These were written by Spanish lexicographers about half-a-century after the conquest of the Philippines (Cebu 1565, Manila 1571). Additional data are drawn from Spanish chronicles. Many of the recorded beliefs and customs were already obsolete at the turn of the Seventeenth Century. Some are extremely surprising, starting from the primeval myth according to which the world had no solid land at its beginning, but only two fluids, water and air.< Less
Baybayin, the Syllabic Alphabet of the Tagalogs By Jean-Paul G. POTET
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When the Spaniards conquered the Philippines (Cebu 1565, Manila 1571), they noticed several of its nations had a writing system of their own, called Baybáyin in Tagalog. It was a king of... More > short-hand that did not make it possible to record closing consonants; thus i-lu in Baybáyin could represent í-log "river", i-lóng "nose" or it-lóg "egg", so much so that, while easy to write, it was difficult to read. Because of this shortcoming, it gave way to the Latin alphabet in the course of the 17th century. Nowadays Filipino graphic artists are reviving Baybáyin to express their philippineness.< Less
The Flame Squad: Sly Prince By Jessica E. Larsen
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Romano’s life had gone exactly according to plan. He managed to get away from his miserable life on the streets of Manila. He won the heart of, and married, Luella, a wealthy heiress of the... More > Mondragon family from Cebu City. There was just one thing left to do: kill Luella, and get all that wealth for himself. Things were going smoothly, but the unexpected return of Luella’s half-brother Cidro from Spain ruined Blaze’s years of planning. Everything went downhill for Blaze, and he soon found himself in a sticky situation. But as his life flashed before his eyes, the person he least expected appeared in his mind: Luella, the woman who changed his life and started it all.< Less
Our Doughty Families By Preston Doughty
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The purpose of this book is to document, the genealogy of the Doughty family, and also the related Pryor, Moses, Turner, Simpson, and Ormond families. It is more than a family history. It is a broad... More > look at life in the early Anglo settlement of South Texas, down to the mid-20th century. It shows a family very much involved in the life of the community, active in civic, fraternal, religious, and business life. There are many rather personal bits of information included, such as the notice from the USMC Commandant informing the family of the death of Capt. Francis Doughty, a Marine pilot who died attacking a Japanese pillbox on Cebu Island, Philipines. There are also letters detailing family struggles in hard times, and several very touching love letters. This book will be of interest to many outside the families included because of the breath of living history presented in it.< Less
A Nonfiction Steve Wilkos and Joe Rogan! Help! - A Book to Save Lives By Larry Margulies
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A rich and powerful family has manipulated their way to the top of their success, and their youngest had a child who was murdered, but before that murder, he had complained to everyone about... More > investigators during a lost passport investigation threatening his life; or, were these people really sent by family to either keep an eye on him or stop him from finding out about more than a million dollars and a certain MAMLEY trust which uses his initials. Weeks before the child was murdered and after a time later when these so-called investigators used a chemical weapon having tried to frame and kill him, he pleaded with the American State Department to help, and one officer risked everything to tell him that there was a warrant on his life. Someone had manipulated the State Department, like his father, with misleading information, if that was the case.  How were war heros such as Dave at Cebu's Kukuks Nest with the purple heart medal hired? Steve Wilkos and Joe Rogan are begged to intervene.< Less
El enigma de Jesús de Nazaret By Antonio Pérez Omister
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En el Talmud hebreo, Jesús es comparado con el vidente impío Baalam, considerado un «Falso Profeta» contra el que Yahvé envía a su ángel, Satán,... More > para impedir que maldiga a Israel (Números, 22, 22-32). Jesús también es comparado en el Talmud con Isbaal, el hijo del rey Saúl, como paradigma de usurpador o «Falso Mesías». ¿Por qué? El vocablo baal contenido en ambos nombres se asocia con la deidad de origen cananeo Baal, cuyo culto estuvo muy extendido entre los pueblos del Próximo Oriente, y que fue demonizado por judíos y cristianos que le convirtieron en Belial o Belcebú [Baal-cebú] el «Príncipe de los Demonios» al que supuestamente adoraban los Templarios bajo su apariencia de Bafomet. ¿Qué sucedió para que Yeshua Bar-Abba fuese repudiado por los judíos, divinizado por los cristianos y considerado uno de sus profetas más queridos por los musulmanes? ¿Qué sabemos, o qué creemos saber, acerca de Jesús de Nazaret?< Less

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