The Book Sequel, Bakit Baligtad Magbasa ng Libro ang mga Pilipino? by Bob Ong

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“Bakit Baligtad Magbasa ng Libro ang mga Pilipino?” is a book sequel to “ABNKKBSNPLAko?!” which are both written by Bob Ong. It was published in 2002. Bob Ong is a pen name of a mysterious Filipino author, Roberto Ong, who uses humor to depict Filipino lives and issues. He has already written several books such as “Ang Paboritong Libro ni Hudas”, “Alamat ng Gubat”, “Stainless Longganisa”, and so on. This book is a compilation of amusing stories from Ong’s website, Bobong Pinoy. At the beginning, Bob Ong described his own experiences to show Filipinos’ way of life, culture and traditions. Several Filipino culture and traditions were portrayed such as town fiestas, All Souls and Saints’ Day, and superstitions. Filipinos has the longest celebration of Christmas in the world. We also perform things which are only in our country such as carolling, misa de gallo eating bibingka and puto bumbong and so much more. While in Lenten season, some does fastings, flagellation and avoiding taking a bath which is one of the superstitions of the Filipino. The world views that were formed about Filipinos are business – minded which is evident in their business or occupation such as convenient store, street selling of ballot and so on. Second, Filipinos are resilient; even in times of sorrow we still find time to laugh at our own misery. Lastly, Filipinos are creative and resourceful which is evident the self – made object like bamboo organ, and jeep. However, at the latter part Bob Ong’s
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