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Thank you for interesting in our services. We are a non-profit group that run this website to share documents. We need your help to maintenance this website. Please help us to share our service with your friends. Share Embed Donate. The title is meant to be read phonetically as "Aba, nakakabasa na pala ako?! Says University of the Philippines literary professor, Philippines Free Press literary editor, and award-winning poet Paolo Manalo about Bob Ong's work: "The materials he used in his books are those familiar to this generation of Filipinos.

One might even call them urban culture lore Stainless Longganisa Stainless Longganisa is a semi-autobiography by Bob Ong, and his fifth published work.

It follows the style used in Bob Ong's first three publications: the use of contemporary Filipino language to express the author's views on Filipino culture. Unlike the first three books, however, it mainly deals with literature. According to the blurb, it focuses on [translated from the vernacular]: " It was his third published work and the first book where he first introduces fiction to his readers.

The book is also divided into two different types—first is fiction; the conversation scenes between the man who committed suicide and the other one, that he didn't recognize if it is God he was talking to, or if it is just Lucifer tricking him.

The other one is non-fiction, in which the narration of the author's point of view. Alamat ng Gubat The Alamat ng Gubat Legend of the Forest is a novel which was the fourth book published by Bob Ong, a Filipino contemporary author noted for using conversational Filipino to create humorous and reflective depictions of life as a Filipino. The story is about a little crab named "Tong" searching for a banana heart to cure his father from sickness.

While he begins his journey he finds he and his friends also fight the evil animals in the forest. Alamat ng Gubat is notable for its allegorical references to Philippine society. Main characters Tong Tong is a small crab who is looking for a banana blossom heart of a banana in the forest to cure his sickly father.

He is the son of the king of the sea, along with his siblings who are not assigned to the quest. He is engaged to a fish named Dalagang bukid. Tong is pinkish red and is the youngest in the pack of their crab family. Tong also has a brother called Katang who planned to take revenge on him at the middle of the story, Katang did not succeed to take revenge on him because Katang got killed by Leon who stabbed him with a bamboo stick. Pagong Pagong is a tortoise who is helping Tong in his adventure.

He amazes Tong with his collection of turtle eggs. Pagong is an enormous tortoise that is very slow. He is also confused with his sayings and is said to be wisely stupid. Aso Aso is a wild dog. He is a lost dog living in a forest which he likes. He also helps Tong to find the banana heart, the whole forest will likely die. Aso has a spot on his left eye and is a little confused with everything he says.

He also likes playing. Kuneho Kuneho is mostly described as a Filipino version of Rabbit. He also joins Tong in his adventure in finding the banana heart.

Kuneho is a little demanding on everything he says and is a little of always angry. He is tall and gray. Villains Buwaya Buwaya is a crocodile who at the end, eats Tong's friends and Tong left behind. He announces Tong his "best friend". But Tong doesn't agree. Buwaya joins an evil gang in the forest which includes Leon, the gang leader, daga, and Maya, a small bird, who is also buwaya's sidekick and whose main job is to clean buwaya's teeth.

Daga Daga, a rat living in the woods of Saging Republic. He is the tiny sidekick of Leon, Leon influenced Daga to Roar like lions and now, Daga is a part of the gang of evil animals in the forest. Leon Leon is a lion and is the leader and the founder of the evil packed gang.

He influenced Tong's brother, Katang, in joining the evil gang of animals in the forest. Now, him and his gang is an obstacle to Tong's journey in finding the banana heart and saving his beloved father. Maya Maya is a sparrow which has his own mystery in the book : Good or Evil. Still, even at the end of the book, no one knows what side is he. He is Buwaya's sidekick but since his job is to clean Buwaya's teeth, he always ends up being eaten by the reptile although he manages to escape just in time.

Katang Katang is the brother of Tong and decided to join the gang because of Tong. He is planning revenge for Tong because of Tong tricking him that getting deficated on an Adarna bird was good for his asthma. Now he has stolen Tong's is now part of the gang. But at the end, he got squashed by a bamboo stick. Plot Tong and his friends help find the banana heart in the forest. When Langgam won as the new leader of the forest, he got squashed by an animal. And also, they are being threatened by a gang of evil animals.

But when Tong's friends were eaten by Buwaya, Tong is left behind. Will Tong ever get the banana heart without killing the whole forest? Tong eventually got the banana heart with the help of an annoying but wise monkey.

He has also not harmed the forest but saved it and made it a better place to live in. But of course, no one still knows what has happened to Leon and his gang.

Samahan si Tong at ang kanyang mga kaibigan sa napakasayang alamat ng kahayupan sa Saging Republic. Magkibahagi sa kuwentong garantisadong Hindi kapupulutan ng aral.

At salubungin ang napakagandang bukas na naghihintay sa ating lahat! Alamat mo. Alamat ko. Alamat ng Gubat. It is the sixth published work from Ong. As with all Bob Ong's published novels, it is notable for its use of contemporary street Filipino words. It is also notable for its departure from the usual Bob Ong formula of using humor to comment on the various ironies of Filipino culture. Instead, it offers a gritty, realistic look at life in a Philippine slum community.

The title is derived from a slang term for difficult-to-flush faeces — a reference to Douglas MacArthur's famous promise, "I shall return". The cover's background, mostly obscured by the bold typeset of the title and by the red color, depicts a toilet bowl. Their family was once rich until a sudden slow down of business.

He first appeared in the place on where Cyrus, Voltron and Jim were talking. It was indicated that Noel was just a typical college student who eventually stopped studying because he lacks the money to afford his college test paper. After a quarrel with her sister, Lyla, he was asked by his own father to leave his house, calling him a "good for nothing". He develops a good friendship with Cyrus' grandfather, Mang Justo, until he is shot mistook for a monster by Cyrus.

In the end, he returns to his family and, although with doubt, is welcomed by his father, along with the rest of the family. The youngest member of their group. Known for his habit of swallowing objects after stealing them. Cyrus lives with his grandfather, Mang Justo, to whom he donated his own kidney. Months after the operation, he accidentally killed his grandfather. Also known as Denver and Amadeus. Voltron is skinny and has a big chest, small head, big hands and feet and looks like a robot that rains saliva when talking.

He gets beheaded by a gangster. He has a wife and son, and is persuaded to leave Manila for the province because of his family's needs. The story revolves around Rogelio Manglicmot, an electrician in the small barrio of Pelaez. Plot Kapitan Sino is about an electrician, Rogelio Manglicmot, who has a special ability. Other characters include Bok-bok, Rogelio's best friend.

He occasionally insults Rogelio, and Tessa, designer of Rogelio's suit. Though she is blind, she is quite talented and intelligent, and Rogelio cares for her. As the story progresses, Rogelio learns how to control his ability and he then decides to become a hero. He was given the nickname "Kapitan Sino" by the people.

He soon discovers the town Mayor's secret and Rogelio defeats his son, who had become a giant worm-like monster which lives off human blood. Tessa is the monster's final victim, and after her death Rogelio slowly began to lose all reason to continue in becoming a hero. After the said event, an epidemic spreads, and everyone became desperate to find a cure.

Rogelio, blamed for a crime he did not commit, was caught and imprisoned along with his friend Bok-bok. Medics discover that Rogelio's blood may be a cure for the mysterious virus.


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