Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

Books and Monographs

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Author: Elizabeth T. Urgel
Price: Php 100 | Availability: In Stock
Year of Publication: 1994
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This book aims to "paint in broad outlines the main features of ACCI, to indicate its principal achievements, shortcomings and problems, and to identify the opportunities that lie before it." 

Editor: Lily Ann Polo
Price: PhP 150 | Availability: In Stock
Year of Publication: 1998
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This book features the works of "Korean and Filipino scholars, government officials, representatives of government and private agencies and corporations concerned with contemporary Korean affairs and Philippine-South Korean relations." 

Author: Armando Malay, Jr. 
Price: PhP 100 | Availability: In Stock
Year of Publication: 1993

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This book reconstitutes "the elusive and sometimes baffling circumstances of the evolution of the so-called Third Force...across a geographical and cultural distance." 

Authors: Aileen S.P. Baviera and Jay Batongbacal
Price: Free Online • Year of Publication: 2013
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The issues..."are framed from a Filipino perspective that focuses on information.. considered to be most important and of interest to citizens of this country, rather than information that may be highlighted by...foreign authors, organizations or governments. The contents are not intended as advocacy of any particular position or policy recommendation. 

Editor: Lily Ann Polo
Price: PhP 100 • Availability: In stock
Year of Publication: 2004
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This book takes "a comparative approach analyzing the parallel initiatives taken by the respective governments and civil societies in the Philippines and South Korea to promote tolerance and understanding in the wake of threats to national stability in both Republics."