Philippine Journal of Public Policy: Interdisciplinary Development Perspectives

Volume 2019



Policy Insights

Review Essay

The Two Images of Luis Taruc
Born of the People: An Autobiography
by Luis Taruc. New York: International Publishers, 1953. Pp. 286.
He Who Rides the Tiger: The Story of an Asian Guerrilla Leader
by Luis Taruc. New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1967. Pp. 188.

Francisco Nemenzo


Book Reviews

Venarica B. Papa


Searching for the Rakyat:
A People’s History of Malaysia: With Emphasis on the Development of Nationalism

Syed Husin Ali. Selangor, Malaysia: Strategic Information and Research Development Centre & Pusat Sejarah Rakyat Berhad, 2018. Pp. 194.
ISBN 9789672165101.

MCM Santamaria


Twentieth-Century Philippine Political Thinkers: Selected Readings
Edited by Jorge V. Tigno. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2018. Pp. 588. ISBN 9789715428699.

Lisandro E. Claudio


Moral Politics in the Philippines: Inequality, Democracy and the Urban Poor
Wataru Kusaka. Singapore: NUS Press, 2017. Pp. 358. ISBN 9789814722384.

Karl Arvin F. Hapal


Liberalism and the Postcolony:
Thinking the State in 20th-Century Philippines

Lisandro E. Claudio. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2017.
Pp. 227. ISBN 9789715507806.

Jean Paul L. Zialcita


A Time to Rise:
Collective Memoirs of the Union of Democratic Filipinos (KDP)

Edited by Rene Ciria Cruz, Cindy Domingo, and Bruce Occena.
Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 2017.
Pp. 330. ISBN 9780295742021.

Sharon M. Quinsaat


Strong Patronage, Weak Parties:
The Case for Electoral Reform in the Philippines

Edited by Paul Hutchcroft. Manila: Anvil Publishing, 2019.
Pp. 209. ISBN 9789712734939.

Cleo Anne A. Calimbahin


Was Rizal a Liberal Until the End?
Jose Rizal: Liberalism and the Paradox of Coloniality

Lisandro E. Claudio. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.
Pp. 89. ISBN 9783030013158.

Clement C. Camposano