In Social Distancing to Help Fight Covid19? Read Balangiga Books for Free

Balangiga Press offers free downloads to share three of Rogelio Braga‘s books for Filipinos to read during Covid19 crisis in the Philippines. You may download and share it with our friends, relatives, parents, and comrades while in self insolation to prevent the spread of the disease.

These titles are still available in several bookstores nationwide. But we advise you to stay indoors to help our frontline health workers combat the spread of the disease.

Balangiga Press supports the Help for Health Movement that gathers donations to buy health packs for frontline health workers in the Philippines. You can send your donation to Help for Health here.

Colon 

“The novel was courageously appealing to the conscience of Filipinos who are incognizant of the plight of the Bangsamoro people, its narratives negotiating for spaces of dialogues without imposition, and for ears who are willing to listen. “Colon” is perhaps a Bangsamoro novel accidentally penned by a Filipino writer.” – Amir Mawallil, author and Member of the Parliament, BARMM.

DOWNLOAD COLON HERE.

May Rush Hour Ba Sa Third World Country 

“Narito ang bansa sa May Rush Hour Ba Sa Thirld World Country? ni Rogelio Braga. Ito ang Luzon, Visayas, at Mindanao sa loob at labas ng Maynila. Bida rito ang mga mamamayan na bagong graduate at naghahanap ng trabaho, call center agent, na-lay off, balikbayang OFW sa Middle East, sundalo’t NGO worker, nobelista – puhunan at manggagawa ng pangserbisyong ekonomiya na pag-asa ang gasolina at/ngunit katulad ng tauhan sa pangsarang kuwento na Mga: “Nais na niyang tapusin ang pag-asa sa hindi dumarating na pagkakataon. Ngunit ang hindi alam ni Edgar, na sa lungsod na iyon na pinaglagakan sa kanya, nasa kamay palagi ng pagkakataon ang lahat ng pagpapasiya.”

“Ito ang Filipino: wika, sensibilidad, lunan, panahon at pangyayari. Modernismong manunulat si Braga na etnographer ng wika at kultura. Na-master niya ang kurot at kiliti, timpi at bulas, wisyo at siste sa paghuli sa pang-araw-araw na lengguwahe, gayundin, sa talas sa paglalaro sa mga kasalukuyang anomalya ng wika katulad ng katahimikan, kabanalan, kerengkeng, at inhustisya sa rasyonalisasyon sa mga termino katulad ng voluntary retirement, relief goods, rush hour.

Ito ang talino’t galing, puso’t konsensya!”  -Genevieve L. Asenjo

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DOWNLOAD MAY RUSH HOUR BA SA THIRD WORLD COUNTRY HERE.

Ang Lihim ng Nakasimangot na Maskara

“Braga’s ability to flawlessly integrate political and cultural history with story‑telling grounds the supernatural aspects of the novel and brings the reader into a deeper and more immediate horror—our ability to inflict pain and suffering upon the vulnerable.” – Zeny May Dy Recidoro, Businessworld

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DOWNLOAD ANG LIHIM NG NAKASIMANGOT NA MASKARA HERE.

 

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