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Press Release: Tahanan Launches Long-Awaited Sequels to Lola Basyang and Filipino Riddles

Riddle enthusiasts and lovers of Lola Basyang stories are in for a double treat when Tahanan Books launches its companion volumes to two popular Filipino classics on Tuesday, February 19, 5 - 7 p.m., at Figaro Café, Greenbelt 3, Makati City. The event is open to the public.

Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang (Volume 2), is penned by Severino Reyes (1861-1942), author of the timeless “Tales of Lola Basyang” loved by generations of readers. Luring us back to a magical land inhabited by the likes of clever maidens, tianaks, and thirsty dragons, this fresh new anthology of twelve tales boasts such classics as “Plawtin ni Periking” (“Periking’s Flute”) and “Ang Prinsesang Naging Pulubi” (“The Princess Who Became a Beggar”). Each story is illustrated in soft, dramatic tones by award-winning illustrator Felix Mago Miguel. Co-editors Christine S. Bellen and Rebecca T. Añonuevo modernized portions of the author’s original text to better suit the sensibilities of today’s readers.

Bugtong, Bugtong (Volum…