Pinoy Komiks Rebyu. Sino na lang ba ang interesado sa komiks? Iyan ang malaking katanungan bago namin simulan ang magasin na ito. Siguro kung 1970 o 1980 ngayon, hindi na kami magdadalawang isip. Anim sa sampung tao sa Pilipmas ay nagbabasa ng komiksg noon, tinagurian itong ‘Bibliya ng Masang Pilipino’.... --Randy Valiente, Ed.
HOMECOMING: The Buncio Collection of Philippine Art. By Reuben Cañete. This publication brings to the fore the previously undocumented collection of' Philippine Art by art collector, businessman, and unionist, Manuel "Nonoy" Buncio. Collected over a span of two decades, the central feature of this collection (and the focus of this book) is the six paintings signed by Carlos "Botong" Villaluz Francisco (1912-1969), National Artist for Visual Arts. These paintings illustrate a previously unknown capacity of the artist to execute large easel works for foreign, specifically American, patrons during his artistic peak from the late 1930s to the early 1960s.
The circumstances of these artworks’ acquisition, its return to the Philippines, and the discussion of its aesthetic and iconographical characteristics that can argue for their case of provenance is then undertaken by the author, a noted scholar on Botong Francisco. Mr. Cañete has spent nearly two decades compiling information on the artist from local museums, as well Botong's acquaintances from the artist’s hometown in Angono, Rizal.
ARMANDO. Heto ang isang kadre, si Armando Teng, na hindi naninigarilyo pero nagsusulat. Hindi nasasabak sa mga labanan pero lider. Hindi nauugnay sa ibang babae pero pogi. Pangunahing kadre si Armando. Naitago sa media kaya hindi kilala. Ibang klaseng kadre, witty at may sense of humor, hindi yung alam nating grim and determined. --Jun Cruz Reyes