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The History of the Burgis

“Burgis ka ba?” The answer we got this straightforward question (except for one incorrigible subject) were all hot denials—proof that in today’s popular usage burgis is decidedly a bad word.

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Mariel Nepomuceno Francisco

Fe Maria C. Arriola​​​

Synopsis

“Burgis ka ba?” The answer we got this straightforward question (except for one incorrigible subject) were all hot denials—proof that in today’s popular usage burgis is decidedly a bad word. The burgis, many seem to feel, are to blame for the mess we find ourselves in today. Is their destiny really be the villains of Philippine history?

This book was written by burgis for the burgis, in the conviction that, if the burgis were/are part of the problem, more of them are now trying to cheer them on—and give them a push and a shove—in this daunting and thankless task.

To understand the role of the burgis in our society, we need to take a good look at our history. For our history is a pattern of recurring events, and only by situating ourselves in the pattern will we see where we were a help, where a hindrance, in achieving our aspirations as a people. The sooner we can discern where our strengths and limitations lie, the sooner we can respond to the extraordinary demands of these critical times.

Length

200

Pages

Size

9 x 12

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Type

Soft Cover

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