Where are your Literary Giants? Examination of the Production and Reception of Cebuano Literature, 1975–2015

Marie Rose B. Arong College of Communication Art and Design University of the Philippines Cebu Abstract This article examines the logic of the Philippine literary publishing industry. Similar to other formerly colonized nations, the country’s publishing industry is controlled by a few publishers based in the capital, Metro Manila, resulting in the marginalization of regional writing. Authors outside the borders of the metropolitan space...

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The Cebuano Bugalbugal

Jocelyn C. Pinzon College of Communication Art and Design University of the Philippines Cebu Abstract Bugalbugal, defined in this paper as a verbal event that makes use of playfully derisive language, is examined, interpreted, defined, and given discursive order based on data from dictionaries and fieldwork.Using the Communication Theory on Language by Roman Jakobson to structure the analysis of data gathered from interviewees, this research...

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Walking the Talk, from Online to Offline? Analyzing Predictors of Political Engagements in the Case of Cebu City, Philippines

Noe John Joseph E. Sacramento College of Social Sciences, University of the Philippines Cebu Abstract The political engagement of individuals has complexly evolved in a borderless world brought by various developments in technology. This study revisits how various predictors, including personality traits such as extraversion and openness to experience, political efficacy, and online (FB) engagement, influence offline political engagements....

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Community Livelihood Recovery: Experiences from 2006 Guimaras Oil Spill in the Philippines

Noe John Joseph E. Sacramento College of Social Sciences, University of the Philippines Cebu Dhino B. Geges College of Human Ecology, University of the Philippines Los Baños Abstract The 2006 oil spill in Guimaras, Philippines, ravaged coastal communities, causing loss of fishing resources, and pollution of the coastal environment. This case study examines the community’s livelihood recovery efforts after the disaster. The “Build, Back, Better”...

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