Vinod Raina (1950–2013)
     Eduardo C. TADEM and Katrina NAVALLO

     Eduardo C. TADEM and Janus Isaac NOLASCO


From Cádiz to La Liga: The Spanish Context of Rizal's Political Thought
     George ASENIERO

Rural China: From Modernization to Reconstruction
     Tsui SIT and Tak Hing WONG

A Preliminary Study of Ceiling Murals from Five Southeastern Cebu Churches
     Reuben Ramas CAÑETE

Bayan Nila: Pilipino Culture Nights and Student Performance at Home in Southern California
     Neal MATHERNE


Identity Politics in the Developmentalist States of East Asia: The Role of Diaspora Communities in the Growth of Civil Societies
     Kinhide MUSHAKOJI

La Liga in Rizal Scholarship
     George ASENIERO

Influence of Political Parties on the Judicial Projects in Nepal
     Md. Nurul MOMEN


Sacrificial Bodies: The Oblation and the Political Aesthetics of Masculine Representations in Philippine Visual Cultures by Reuben Ramas CAÑETE
     Reviewed by Flaudette May DATUIN

Re-reading the Salaryman in Japan by Romit Dasgupta
     Reviewed by James ROBERSON

Aesthetic Education in an Era of Globalization by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
     Reviewed by Reuben Ramas CAÑETE

Ang Babae sa Septic Tank (The Woman in the Septic Tank) | Directed by Marlon Rivera
     Reviewed by Emmeviene Ann SUELTO


Winter Scene in the Desert of Gansu
     Thomas David CHAVES

Alone: Three Haikus
     Celine SOCRATES

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