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1981 Being Filipino, edited by Gilda Cordero-Fernando
Walong Dekada ng Makabagong Tulang Pilipino, edited by Virgilio S. Almario

1983 Readings in Philippine Cinema, edited by Rafael Ma. Guerrero

1984 Magsasaka: Ang Bayaning Di Kilala

1987 Kamalayan: Feminist Writings in the Philippines, edited by Pennie S. Azarcon

1988 Kurditan: Mga Kuwentong Iluko, edited by Jose A. Bragado, Reynaldo A. Duque, and Hermilinda T. Lingbaoan

1989 Man of Earth: An Anthology of Filipino Poetry and Verse from English 1905 to the Mid 50s, edited by Gemino H. Abad and Edna Z. Manlapaz

1990 Kudeta: The Challenge to Philippine Democracy
1991 Saving the Earth: The Philippine Experience, 2nd ed.
, edited by Eric Gamalinda

1992 Forbidden Fruit: Women Write the Erotic, edited by Tina Cuyugan
Panahon ng Hapon: Sining sa Digmaan, Digmaan sa Sining, edited by Gina V. Barte

1993 A Native Clearing: Filipino Poetry and Verse from English since the '50s to the Present from Edith L. Tiempo to Cirilo F. Bautista, edited by Gemino H. Abad

1994 Coming to Terms: Writings on Mid-Life by 15 Women, edited by Lorna Kalaw Tirol

1995 An Anarchy of Families, edited by Alfred W. McCoy
A Passionate Patience, edited by Ricardo M. De Ungria

1997 The Best of Lola Basyang: Timeless Tales for the Filipino Family, by Severino Reyes, edited by Bienvenido Lumbera, translated by Gilda Cordero-Fernando

1998 Filipiniana Reader: A Companion Anthology of Filipiniana Online, edited by Priscelina Patajo Legasto

1999 A Habit of Shores: Filipino Poetry and Verse from English, 60’s to the 90’s, The Sequence to A Native Clearing, edited by Gemino H. Abad (University of the Philippines Press)

2000 Intsik: An Anthology of Chinese Filipino Writing, edited by Caroline Hau (Anvil)

2001 Reflections on Philippine Culture and Society: Festschrift in Honor of William Henry Scott, edited by Jesus T. Peralta (Ateneo de Manila University Press)
Tribute: An Anthology of Contemporary Philippine Fiction, edited by Timothy R. Montes and Cesar Ruiz Aquino (Anvil Publishing)

2002 Cogito Ergo Sum and Other Musings on Science, edited by Queena N. Lee Chua (Ateneo de Manila University Press)
From This Day Forward: Widows and Widowers Write, edited by Erlinda Enriquez Panlilio (Anvil Publishing)

2003 Consuming Passions: Philippine Collectibles, edited by Jaime C. Laya (Anvil Publishing)
Sleepless in Manila: Funny Essays, etc., on Insomnia by Insomniacs, edited by Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo (Milflores Publishing)

2004 What the Water Said: Alon Poems (University of San Agustin)


1982 Kayamanan: 77 Paintings from the Central Bank Collection, by Emmanuel Torres

1983 Household Antiques and Heirlooms, by Felice Sta. Maria
Pangalay: Traditional Dances and Related Folk Artistic Expressions, by Ligaya Fernando Amilbangsa

1986 Kayamanan: Ma'I, Panoramas of Philippine Primeval, by Gabriel S. Casal, edited by Nick Joaquin

1988 People of the Philippine Cordillera: Photographs, 1934-1956, by E. Masferre
Zobel: Dancer, by Jaime Zobel de Ayala

1989 Subli: Isang Sayaw sa Apat na Tinig / One Dance in Four Voices, by Elena Rivera Mirano

1990 Still Life, by Jaime Zobel de Ayala
The World of Damian Domingo: Nineteenth Century Manila, by Nick Joaquin and Luciano P.R. Santiago

1991 Simbahan: Church Art in Colonial Philippines, 1565-1898, by Regalado Trota
Piña, by Lourdes R. Montinola

1992 Tuklas Sining: Essays on the Philippine Arts, edited by Nicanor G. Tiongson

1993 Art Philippines, edited by Juan T. Gatbonton, Jeannie E. Javelosa, and Lourdes Ruth R. Roa
Legaspi: The Making of a National Artist, by Alfredo Roces

1994 Homage, by Jaime Zobel

1995 Treasures of the Philippine National Museum, by Maria Elena Paterno

1996 The Island, by Jaime Zobel and Jose Dalisay Jr.

1997 Beneath Philippine Seas, by Robert Yin

1998 Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo and the Generation of 1872, by Alfredo Roces
Form and Splendor: Personal Adornment of the Northern Luzon Ethnic Groups, Philippines, by Roberto Maramba

1999 La Mesa: The Filipino Table, by Reynaldo Gamboa Alejandro and Josephine Labrador Hermano (Anvil Publishing, National Bookstore, and Sta. Barbara Publishing)

2000 Kiukok: Deconstructing Despair, by Alfredo Roces

2001 Three Centuries of Binondo Architecture, 1594-1898: A Socio-Historical Perspective, by Lorelei D. C. De Viana (University of Santo Tomas Publishing House)
Worship and Weave: Towards Filipino Liturgical Vestments, by Dom Martin de Jesus H. Gomez OSB (Ayala Foundation and Monastery of the Transfiguration)


2001 Lugar: Essays on Philippine Heritage and Architecture, by Augusto F. Villalon (Bookmark)

2002 Jose Honorato Lozano: Filipinas 1847, by Jose Maria A. Cariño (Ars Mundi, Philippinae)

2003 Designing Filipino: The Architecture of Francisco Mañosa, by Eric S. Caruncho (Tukod Foundation)

2004 Album: Islas Filipinas, 1663-1888, by Jose Maria A. Cariño and Sonia Pinto Ner (Ars Mundi)

2005 Tanaw: Perspectives on the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Painting Collection, edited by Ramon E. S. Lerma, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas


2004 Rice in the Seven Arts, edited by Paul Blanco Zafaralla (Asia Rice Foundation and Metrobank Foundation)



1993 A Calendar of Rizaliana in the Vault of the Philippine National Library, by Ambeth R. Ocampo


1983 The Aquinos of Tarlac: An Essay on History as Three Generations, by Nick Joaquin

1984 The Making of a Subversive, by Hernando J. Abaya

1987 The World of Rafael Salas: Service and Management in the Global Village, by Nick Joaquin

1990 Jaime Ongpin the Enigma: A Profile of the Filipino as Manager, by Nick Joaquin

1993 Memory's Fictions: A Personal History, by Bienvenido N. Santos

1994 La Orosa: The Dance-Drama that is Leonor Goquingco, by Nick Joaquin

1996 Breaking the Silence, by Lourdes Reyes Montinola
In Excelsis: The Mission of Jose P. Rizal, Humanist and Philippine National Hero, by Felice Prudente Sta. Maria
Tide of Time, by Marisse Reyes McMurray

1999 Living with the Enemy: A Diary of the Japanese Occupation, by Pacita Pestaño-Jacinto (Anvil Publishing)

2000 Lives at the Margin: Biography of Filipinos Obscure, Ordinary and Heroic, edited by Alfred W. McCoy (Ateneo de Manila University Press)
Teacher to Tycoon: The Life & Times of Trinidad Diaz Enriquez, by Erlinda Enriquez Panlilio (Anvil)

2001 A Life Shaped by Music: Andrea Ofilada Veneracion and the Philippine Madrigal Singers, by Marjorie Evasco (Bookmark)

2002 Memoirs of a Communist, by Jesus B. Lava (Anvil Publishing)

2003 Rosario de Guzman-Lingat, 1924-1997: The Burden of Self and History, by Soledad S. Reyes (Ateneo de Manila University Press)

2004 A Cofradia of Two: Oral History on the Family Life and Lay Religiosity of Juan D. Nepomuceno and Teresa G. Nepomuceno of Angeles, Pampanga, by Erlita P. Mendoza (Holy Angel University)
Erick Slumbook: Paglalakbay Kasama Ang Anak Kong Autistic, by Fanny A. Garcia (Anvil Publishing)

2005 The Last Full Moon: Lessons on My Life, by Gilda Cordero Fernando, GCF Books


1993 Tungo sa Patakarang Industriyal ng Pilipinas, by Tereso S. Tullao Jr

1995 Investment Management & the Philippine Stock Market, edited by Alberto R. Ilano and Roberto S. Mariano

2004 Driven: How to Make it in Philippine Business, by Class 1971, Asian Institute of Management
Wealth Within Your Reach: Pera Mo, Palaguin Mo!, by Francisco J. Colayco (Colayco Foundation for Education)

2005 The Bangko Sentral & the Philippine Economy, edited by Vicente B. Valdepeñas Jr., Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas; and Setting Frameworks: Family Business and Strategic Management, by Elfren Cruz, Anvil Publishing





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