Booklaunching and Bonifacio Day Celebration

The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles
in cooperation with
Philippine Heritage Institute
and
Philippine Expressions Bookshop

Welcome you to the
149th Birth Anniversary Celebration of Andres Bonifacio,
Father of the Philippine Revolution

and the

Book Launching of

Faith and Struggle on Smokey Mountain:
Hope for a Planet in Peril by Fr. Benigno P. Beltran, SVD.

Rizal Hall
Philippine Consulate General, Los Angeles
Suite 500, 3600 Wilshire Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Monday, 26 November 2012, 6:00 P.M.

Free and Open to the public.
Limited Seating. RSVP required by Nov. 24, 2012.
Tel (310) 514-9139 or linda@philippineexpressionsbookshop.com

The celebration at the Philippine Consulate on this date is actually two-fold. First, it will celebrate the 149th birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio which falls this year on Friday, November 30. The date has been declared as a National Holiday in the Philippines and the Philippines Consulate General in Los Angeles will be closed on November 30th.

Andrés Bonifacio y de Castro (30 November 1863 – 10 May 1897) was a Filipino nationalist, revolutionary and lawyer. He is often called “the great plebeian,” “father of the Philippine Revolution,” and “father of the Katipunan.” He was a founder and later Supremo (“supreme leader”) of the Katipunan movement which sought the independence of the Philippines from Spanish colonial rule and which started the Philippine Revolution.

The booklaunching is the second event. Rev. Fr. Benigno P. Beltran, SVD has spent more than 30 years working with the “scavenger residents” living atop of the third largest untreated garbage dump in the world. He has helped to organize, house, educate and empower a community that truly embodies living on “the margins of society.”

The author has lived for more than thirty years in a huge garbage dump called Smokey Mountain in the heart of the city of Manila . . . . ” It was a journey through the heart of darkness, a pilgrimage through the crucible of despair to emerge into joyful hope in the end”- Fr. Beltran.

Fr Beltran was born on June 5, 1946 in Kolambugan, Lanao del Norte, Philippines. Ordained in 1973, he received his Doctorate in Theology from the Gregorian University in Rome in 1985, and was Scholar-in-Residence at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago from 1985-1986. Author of numerous
publications, he won the Manila Critics’ Circle National Book Award in 1988 for “The Christology of  the Inarticulate.” Fr. Beltran has received many international awards for his work in community development projects in Smokey Mountain. Smokey Mountain, a vast garbage dump in Manila, Philippines, served for many years as an emblem of Third World squalor. In many ways, it is a metaphor for a planet slowly choking on garbage and to the 25,000 scavengers who survive off this reeking heap, it is also a metaphor of hope—an emblem of the will to survive, the ability to create joy and find meaning even in the midst of abject poverty.

Book details:
ISBN 978-1-57075-975-8
Faith and Struggle on Smokey Mountain: Hope for a Planet in Peril by Benigno P. Beltran
2012 Softcover 240pp with photos Price $25.00 plus $5.00 postage

If you will be unable to attend the launching but wish to purchase an autographed copy of the book, contact Linda Nietes at 310-514-9139 or email <linda@philippineexpressionsbookshop.com>

This event is part of the ongoing community outreach program of Philippine Expressions Bookshop, the mail order bookshop dedicated to Filipino Americans in search of their roots, now on its 28th year of service to the Filipino American Community. Visit our blog Literally Yours at: http://philippineexpressionsbookshop.wordpress.com/

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dear Clients and Friends,

There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy. ~Ralph H. Blum  

Happy Thanksgiving and a big Thank You for all the graces you have shared with us! And, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we thought this would be an appropriate video to reflect upon. It is worth the time to watch it. 

Linda Nietes and Robert Little, Jr.

 

Get 25% Off the Listed Price on Small Business Saturday

Philippine Expressions Bookshop is participating for the first time in Small Business Saturday on November 24, 2012. Shop Small on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and support small, locally-owned and operated businesses. Philippine Expressions Bookshop is not only a small business but it is also a minority-and-woman-owned entrepreneural business. It has served the Filipino-American community for the last 28 years and has helped put Philippine writings and Filipino American authors on the literary map in the United States. Your support will be deeply appreciated!

We offer a 25% discount on the following titles being listed here. We have introduced to the Fil Am community many of the authors of these titles thru various literary soirees and you can read details about the authors and their books in this blog. The 25% discount is good only for one day and will be invoiced only on Saturday, November 24. We will not allow any EXTENSION. We offer free shipping for net orders over $50.00. Otherwise, shipping plus 8.75% sales tax will be added.

However, you can place your order NOW, especially if you intend to pay by credit card or mail a check. To pay by credit card, please call (310) 514-9139 or email: linda@philippineexpressionsbookshop.com and leave your telephone number. If we miss your call, we will return your call as soon as possible. For your convenience, please advise the best time to call you back. On Saturday, we will accept phone orders only if payment will be by credit card. If you wish to pay by check, order NOW so that your check arrives by Saturday. Any mail not postmarked November 24, 2012 will not qualify for the discount. We will not allow any EXCEPTION.

All online orders to be placed on Saturday must be paid only thru PayPal. Pay to: linda_nietes@sbcglobal.net. If you do not have a PayPal account, consider opening one right now. Just google PayPal and follow their instructions. Or, consider placing your order now and pay by check or by credit card as instructed above.

Thank you. Maraming salamat po!

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Filipino Homestyle Dishes by Norma Olizon-Chikiamco

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The Filipino-American Kitchen by Jennifer M. Aranas, Brian Briggs and Michael Lande

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The Filipino Cookbook by Miki Garcia and Luca Invernizzi Tettoni

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The Philippine Cookbook by Reynaldo G. Alejandro

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**Shipping Cost: $5.00 for the first book; add $3.95 for the second book and  $1.00 for each subsequent title.

Please pay via PayPal to linda_nietes@sbcglobal.net. Maraming salamat po.

Book Launching of Faith and Struggle on Smokey Mountain: Hope for a Planet in Peril

Philippine Expressions Bookshop

invites you to the book launching of

Faith and Struggle on Smokey Mountain: Hope for a Planet in Peril by Benigno P. Beltran, SVD

Monday, November 26, 2012 6:00 pm

The Philippine Consulate General

 Suite 500, 3600 Wilshire  Blvd.,  Los Angeles, CA 90010

Free and Open to the public.
Limited Seating. RSVP required by Nov. 24, 2012.
Tel (310) 514-9139 or linda@philippineexpressionsbookshop.com
—-

Rev. Fr. Benigno P. Beltran, SVD has spent more than 30 years working with the “scavenger residents” living atop of the third largest untreated garbage dump in the world. He has helped to organize, house, educate and empower a community that truly embodies living on “the margins of society.” The author has lived for more than thirty years in a huge garbage dump called Smokey Mountain in the heart of the city of Manila . . . . ” It was a journey through the heart of darkness, a pilgrimage through the crucible of despair to emerge into joyful hope in the end”- Fr. Beltran.

Fr Beltran was born on June 5, 1946 in Kolambugan, Lanao del Norte, Philippines. Ordained in 1973, he received his Doctorate in Theology from the Gregorian University in Rome in 1985, and was Scholar-in-Residence at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago from 1985-1986. Author of numerous publications, he won the Manila Critics’ Circle National Book Award in 1988 for “The Christology of the Inarticulate.” Fr. Beltran has received many international awards for his work in community development projects in Smokey Mountain. Smokey Mountain, a vast garbage dump in Manila, Philippines, served for many years as an emblem of Third World squalor. In many ways, it is a metaphor for a planet slowly choking on garbage and to the 25,000 scavengers who survive off this reeking heap, it is also a metaphor of hope—an emblem of the will to survive, the ability to create joy and find meaning even in the midst of abject poverty.

Book details:ISBN 978-1-57075-975-8
Faith and Struggle on Smokey Mountain: Hope for a Planet in Peril                                       by Benigno P. Beltran 2012                                                                                                               Softcover 240pp with photos Price $25.00 plus $5.00 postage

If you will be unable to attend the launching but wish to purchase an autographed copy of the book, contact Linda Nietes at 310-514-9139 or email<linda@philippineexpressionsbookshop.com>

This event is part of the ongoing community outreach program of Philippine Expressions Bookshop, the mail order bookshop dedicated to Filipino Americans in search of their roots, now on its 28th year of service to the Filipino American Community.

Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24, 2012 – Shop Small!

 

Philippine Expressions Bookshop is happy to participate in Small Business Saturday, November 24, 2012. Shop Small on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and support small, locally-owned and operated businesses.

We will offer a 20% discount on titles that will be listed on Friday, November 23rd. Please visit us again on Saturday, November 24th.