[Blueboard] PHILIPPINE STUDIES, Volume 51, Numbers 1 and 2, 2003

Maricor E. Baytion mbaytion at ateneo.edu
Tue Feb 24 16:31:04 PHT 2004

The PHILIPPINE STUDIES quarterly, one of the oldest academic journals in the
Philippines, added another milestone to its history as it marked its fifty
years of existence last year, having been first published by the University
Press in 1953. (The Press and the IPC have jointly commemorated it through a
lecture series called "Rethinking Philippine Studies" which began last year.)
Through the decades the journal has gained respect and attention from scholars
and researchers, both locally and abroad.

With the coming in of Dr. Filomeno V. Aguilar Jr. as editor last June 2003,
several welcome changes have taken place: a new international editorial
advisory board has been constituted, more exacting standards in evaluating
submissions have been put in place, a new look has been introduced. Each issue
now comes with an Editor's Introduction, a lively way to start reading each
scholarly article that follows. Articles come with an abstract as well as
helpful keywords. 

We hope the Ateneo community and the reading public will continue to find
PHILIPPINE STUDIES a useful source of new knowledge as well as refreshing

Volume 51, Number 1: Contents


The Early Filipino Clergy: 1698-1762 by John N. Schumacher, S.J.
In the light of the evidence uncovered and understood in recent years, this
article attempts to resolve the contradictions and to present a coherent
account of the emergence of Filipino priests, in spite of obstacles placed by
Spanish legalisms and prejudice.

Financing the Empire: The Nature of the Tax System in the Philippines,
1565-1804, by Luis Alonso
Reconstruction of official data of the Philippine Treasury from 1565 to 1800
kept in the Archivo General de Indias casts doubt on the accepted proposition
about the fiscal dependence of the Philippines on the Mexican viceroyalty.

The Philippine Commonwealth Government:  In Search of a Budgetary Surplus by
Vicente Angel S. Ybiernas
The purpose of the Americans in balancing the budget was to turn over the
of the government to the Filipinos. The purpose of the Filipinos was to measure
up to American notions of assessing public-governance success in terms of
balanced budgets. 

Hispanic Words of Indoamerican Origin in the Philippines by Paloma Albalá
As an instance of lexical borrowing this article analyzes words proceeding from
pre-Columbian Indoamerican languages that today form part of the lexicon of six
Philippine languages: Bikol, Cebuano, Ilokano, Pampango (or Kapampangan),
Pangasinan, and Tagalog.

This issue also comes with a short article on Dr. Doreen Fernandez by Jonathan
Chua, book review editor of the Philippine Studies; a commentary on spider
wrestling and gambling by T. Matejowsky; and reviews of Groyon's "The Sky Over
Dimas" by Rosario Lucero, Tolentino's :Geopolitics of the Visible" by Gary
Devilles; and Antonio's "Tungkos ng Talinghaga" by Jema Pamintuan.

Volume 51, Number 2: Contents


State and Non-State Actors in Philippines-Japan Relations by Lydia N. Yu Jose
This article examines in broad strokes three major areas of Philippines-Japan
relations: exchange of goods, movement of peoples, and transmission of ideas.

Nation and Migration: Going Underground in Japan  by Caroline Sy Hau
Through a close reading of Rey Ventura's "Underground in Japan," the
autobiography of an "illegal" worker, this article focuses on the specific ways
in which nation and migration are linked and problematized in literary
discourse through the notion of the OFW's "labor capacity."
The Formal is Political: Revaluating Edith L. Tiempo by Charlie Samuya Veric
The article sheds new light on the theory of the country's preeminent woman
in order to reclaim her poetics from the violence of reductive reading.

"Banana Wars": The Food Security Implications of the Australia-Philippines 
Agricultural Trade Dispute by Stewart Lockie

Since 2000 Australia and the Philippines have been engaged in an acrimonious
dispute over agricultural trade. This article analyzes the trade in what are in
fact luxury goods, including vegetables tropical fruits, and offers a critical
assessment of the competing visions of food security that have been deployed in
the trade disputes between the two countries.

This issue also contains a commentary on area studies in the US by Vicente
Rafael and reviews of  Deocampo's "Cine: Spanish Influences on Early Cinema in
the Philippines" by Arminda Santiago; Cui-Perales's "Qudrat: Lord of the
Pulangi" by Christine Godinez-Ortega; and Santos's "Hagkus: Twentieth-Century
Bikol Women Writers" by Alvin Yapan. 

To subscribe to or inquire about PHILIPPINE STUDIES, write to Cristina Castro
ccastro at ateneo.edu, or call 02-4266001 ext 4614. For submissions, write to the
editor, Filomeno V. Aguilar Jr., at fvaguilar at ateneo.edu, or to the address
below. For back issues, visit http://www.ateneopress.com/phil.asp.

Thank you for your continuing support.


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                                              - W.H. Auden

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