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El Filibusterismo (The Subversive) also known by its alternative title, The Reign of Greed, is the second novel by Jose Rizal and the sequel to the more famous Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not).
“The novel’s dark theme departs dramatically from the previous novel’s hopeful and romantic atmosphere, signifying the character Ibarra’s resort to solving his country’s issues through violent means, after his previous attempt at reforming the country’s system have made no effect and seemed impossible with the attitudes of the Spaniards towards the Filipinos. The novel, along with its predecessor, was banned in some parts of the Philippines as a result of their portrayals of the Spanish government’s abuse and corruption. These novels along with Rizal’s involvement in organizations that aim to address and reform the Spanish system and its issues led to Rizal’s exile to Dapitan and eventual execution.” (Wikipedia)
The English version is available in paperback at Amazon at amzn.to/23fqmxs , as an ebook at ManyBooks at bit.ly/ReignofGreed as well as at Kobo.
Matapos ang ilang taon sa Europa, nagbalik ang binatang si Crisostomo Ibarra sa bayang hindi na niya makilala: ang kanyang ama’y namatay sa kulungan bilang isang erehe, ang bangkay ay itinapon lang sa lawa; may bali-balitang may masasamang-loob na nais pumatay sa kanya; at ang tanging ginhawa sa kanyang buhay—ang pagmamahal ng isang mabuting babae—ay unti-unting dumudulas mula sa kanyang mga kamay… ano na ang naiiwang pag-asa at ligaya sa buhay ni Ibarra? Ito ang Noli Me Tangere ni Jose Rizal, isinalin sa Tagalog ni Pascual Poblete, ang pinakamahalagang nobela sa sandaantaong modernong kasaysayan ng Pilipinas.
This is a passionate love story set against the ugly political backdrop of repression, torture, and murder.
The Tagalog Paperback version is available at: hamzn.to/24V6FtO
The Tagalog ebook is available at Google Books and Manybooks.
The English Version, “Touch Me Not” is available at amzn.to/1Yw89Le
“After twenty-five years of hard work—the recording, transcribing, translating, cross-checking and more—the ten epics of Panay have finally been documented for posterity. The University of the Philippines Press and Flipside Publishing present the Sugidanon of Panay: Panay’s ten oral epics preserved for future generations in digital form. Tikum Kadlum (Black Dog), Book I, tells about the hunting spree of Datu Paiburong, the cutting of the prized buriraw nga kawayan (a yellow-colored variety of bamboo), and the heavy payment demanded by the man-eating monster, Makabagting, from Datu Paiburong for the crashing of his prized burugsak (gold bell). From the mountain of Panay Island, to the cities, this book reaches out to its varied readers in three languages: contemporary Kinaray-a, Filipino (Tagalog), and English.”