Mga Ibong Mandaragit (Birds of Prey)
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Mga Ibong Mandaragit (Birds of Prey)

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Paperback, 419 pages
Published 2007 (first published 1969)
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K.D. Absolutely
”Mga Ibong Mandaragit is the first Filipino novel that has succeeded in giving us the true, disturbing image of ourselves and our experience.” - E. San Juan, Jr. Ph.D., Harvard University

This book was originally written in Filipino but has been translated into English and Russian. So, I decided to write the general review in English with some Taglish (mixed of Tagalog and English which is the hybrid language that most of us in Manila use nowadays), in the second half just to drive home some poi
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Ayban Gabriyel
Mahirap bashin pero napakagandang katha.

Totoong mahirap basahin ang nobelang ito ni Ka Amado. Malalim ang pananagalog, marami sa mga kataga sa libro ang hindi na masyadong ginagamit o madalis marinig, tulad ng kwalta, kukos balungos, mga pag gamit ng "'y" at "e" at mga katagang mga kudlit sa itaas ng mga patinig. Hindi lang iyan, marami ring mali o typographical error, minsa'y kulang o kaya'y walang pagitan ang mga salita. Isa pa ang pinaka huli, ay ang malabo at nakakahilong tinta ng pagkaimpr...more
Samantha
This is the book that made me fall in love with Tagalog. Until I read this book, I didn't realize how beautiful, passionate and poetic Tagalog could be.
Eunice Carbonel
Dec 31, 2007 Eunice Carbonel added it
Recommends it for: kulasa na 4th year, haha ☺
Just read the Gabay of Mga Ibong Mandaragit, Highly Recommended sa mga tamad magbasa haha. ☺
Jayson Pagulong
Mahirap sya basahin kase sobrang malalim na filipino ang ginamit

NOSEBLEED ----- NOSEBLEED ----- NOSEBLEED

pero kahit malilim at medyo nakakaduling basahin

naipakita at nailahad ng maayos ang mensahe ng libro.

Maraming matututunang "values" ang sinumang magbabasa nito.
Phia
Me and my fellow classmates were supposed to read this book(ALL of it) for a subject because this was a major part of it but I wasn't able to(I didn't even get halfway) but it's okay 'cause most of them didn't too.
Danielle
If only they printed it with darker ink, I wouldn't be spending too much time deciphering the words that can hardly be seen. Love the story, especially Mando. :) (The question is: who doesn't?)
Nikki
"pagkat ang mga biyaya ng lupa ay ukol sa lahat..."

end of chapter 3= bentaaaa. =p
Queenie Cocjin
Sep 09, 2007 Queenie Cocjin rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Soon-to-be seniors
Cool si Mando! So far, it's been great! Reminds me of Fili so much.
Niña
Dolly and Whitey and incest. That's all I'm saying. :))
Jowemonster ate your cookie
Sep 08, 2007 Jowemonster ate your cookie is currently reading it
Yea Mando. Go Mando. Go mando. haha.
Aesoh Azodnem
Nov 05, 2012 Aesoh Azodnem marked it as to-read
this is so beautiful
Tri
Aug 13, 2008 Tri is currently reading it
So far so good:P
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Alejandro
Jul 27, 2010 Alejandro marked it as to-read
ang ganda
Jik Law
Mar 02, 2014 Jik Law rated it 5 of 5 stars
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It is amazing..
Aisa
I thank my alma mater for introducing this book to me. At a young age, my eyes were opened to socio-political issues that mattered then, and still matter now.
Clarisse Olviga
Was a required reading for school. It was ok. Understood it better when the prof was explaining.
Joyzi
Dec 19, 2011 Joyzi marked it as to-read
Ang lalim naman ng tagalog. Title pa lang lalim na.
Rianna Custodio
I think every Filipino should read pp. 247-250!
Batangas1932
ibong mandaragit ni amado v. hernandez nobela
Brando Baptista
Sep 04, 2011 Brando Baptista is currently reading it
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Princess Lumawon
interesting!!
Miguel
Oct 24, 2013 Miguel added it
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Amado Vera Hernandez was born in Hagonoy, Bulacan but grew up Tondo, Manila, where he studied at the Manila High School and at the American Correspondence School. While being a reporter, columnist and editor of several newspaper and magazines including Watawat, Mabuhay, Pilipino, Makabayan and Sampaguita, he also honed his poetic craft. He received the Republic Cultural Heritage Award, a number of...more
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Luha ng Buwaya Langaw sa Isang Basong Gatas at Iba Pang Kuwento Isang Dipang Langit: Katipunan ng mga tula ni Amado V. Hernandez Magkabilang Mukha ng Isang Bagol at Iba Pang Akda: Koleksyon ng mga Dula at Sanaysay Amado V. Hernandez: Tudla at Tudling : Katipunan ng mga Nalathalang Tula 1921-1970

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