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This is the blog of Ian Rosales Casocot. Filipino writer. Sometime academic. Former backpacker. Twink bait. Hamster lover.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

entry arrow1:44 AM | Reading and Blogging Amado Hernandez's Mga Ibong Mandaragit

This is absolutely my last post on this issue.

But this item tickled me. In response to the whole online controversy surrounding Mga Ibong Mandaragit (read here, here, and here), some very enlightened people are actually taking the opportunity to blog their attempt at reading the classic tome. They write: "Mga Ibong Mandaragit is a novel written by Amado V. Hernandez, and is currently (or has ever since been) the bane of third year high school students in the Philippines. We are inspired to get a copy of the novel, and to join the students in their quest to understand Hernandez’ creation. In the coming weeks, we will post on this site our understanding of each chapter of Mga Ibong Mandaragit, and we invite you to participate in this journey of discovery." So far, they've read through Chapter 1.

Good luck, guys, and have fun!

UPDATE: Libay Linsangan-Cantor on the issue in the The Manila Times.

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