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Orosa-Nakpil, Malate (A Filipino Novel)

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The information that Gangcuangco presents in this novel regarding the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV-AIDS) offers an entirely fresh approach to presenting factual, consistent and most recent scientific data, woven into a plot of romance, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness.

In his narrative, Gangcuangco reiterates relevant issues abo
Paperback, 226 pages
Published 2006 by Louie Mar's Publications
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Oct 08, 2012 rated it liked it
Tagalog Version ang nabasa ko. Dati pa, mga 2010 pa. Sa pinsan kong libro. Nirekomenda lang ng pinsan (kapatid ng may-ari ng libro) kong kasing edaran lang noon (14).

Sabi niya, "Pao, basahin mo 'to. Tungkol sa mga bading. Nagsesex dito. Maganda." (pabulong pa niyang sabi sa akin, at patago pang inabot sa akin ang libro)

Nang gabi ring iyon ay sinimulan kong basahin nang nakalock ang pintuan ng kuwarto. Mga tatlong araw ko rin itong binasa.

Maganda. Para bagang lumawak ang pag-iisp ko para sa mga g
Jan 09, 2012 rated it liked it
I have never read a gay love story that is just so universal. Actually, this is my first time to read a book about the pink community. I’ve seen some books of gay milieu but didn’t bother because I thought I won’t be able to relate… until I heard about this book from a friend. She said it’s beautiful so I went out to a bookstore and checked it out.

Orosa-Nakpil, Malate has an English version, a Tagalog version and an uncut Tagalog version. I ordered for the last one. =) Of course, who would want
Jul 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is a heartbreaking work of staggering genius! Louie Mar Gangcuangco is the Philippines' answer to Edmund White.
Nov 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Chibivy by: Stephene Olaya
Shelves: pinoy, lgbtq, with-review
Orosa-Napkil Malate

Because I read the Tagalog version, I shall make my review in the Filipino language.

Taong 2010 nang nabasa ko ito. Isa sa malapit na kamag-aral ko sa kolehiyo ang bumili ng libro, at ang kopya nya ay umikot na sa buong klase. Noong mga panahon yon, unti unti akong namulat sa mga bagay-bagay sa realidad, at maraming beses namin napag-uusapan ang iba't ibang paksa: relihiyon, karapatang pagkakabaihan, kahirapan, akademikong aralin, at homosekswalidad--kasama ng iba pang paksa tu
Arch Bala
Orosa-Nakpil, Malate is a book of many things. It is funny, informative, heartbreaking and thought-provoking

Perhaps, the most moving part aside from the “rape chapter” was the last time Dave and Ross saw each other. I thought I’m about to have cardiac arrest reading that scene of the book because it was just totally heartbreaking. When I was just 20 pages away from the end, I told my big sis who have read the first five chapters and last one (IKR? She’s super weird that way) that I know what wil
Franz Sorilla
Aug 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paperbacks-owned
just recently I lend my friend my copy of this book. And I thought that I should write a review about this.

Why did I give 4 out of 5 stars for an informative, revolutionary and very romantic gay novel? Because I think it is overrated and overly written. First, the way it was written was not formal Filipino. So okay, it is acceptable nowadaya as found in Bob Ong and Vlad Gonzales' writings. However, the latter's way of writing which is informal/casual/ordinary/street Filipino was way better than
Sep 27, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: filipiniana
This book, written in the second person, presents beautifully the life of a male who prefers sexual intimacy with those of his own sex (with some emphasis on his love and heartbreaks). It also is, somewhat, a primer on HIV & AIDS, although it's not really the main focus of the book. (The HIV & AIDS part may be looked at as a sort of consequential school of thought, a "shout out", if you will.)

I can almost say as well that the book is a mixture of romance and tragedy, although it has a ve
Walsh Tripon
Mar 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! I'd give it ten stars if i could. The story of actual accounts in a gay man's life. Truly an eye-opener for queer people. The dos and don'ts of a homosexual's life. Fate, tragedy and true love, in its truest sense. KUDOS TO LOUIE GANGCUANGCO!
Mirvan  Ereon
One of my most favorite books on Earth is Orosa Nakpil Malate. Told in quirky and colloquial language, it is the story of Dave, a young bright gay boy. We see his life from childhood and how he grew up to be a smart promiscuous teenager. I can really relate to the story of Dave. Like him, I was extremely whorish. I have no qualms with mating with men. The only difference is that unlike Dave, I do not go to gay bars often. I also love getting cock inside me all the time while Dave is more on suck ...more
Cheska Lorraine
Dec 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
gusto ko din to. hindi dahil ang vivid ng pagkakasabi sa mga ginagawang pagmamahalan ng dalawang bakla, kundi dahil it's about HIV awareness na obvious naman and yung pinaka gusto ko yung thought nung isang gay about giving pleasure, satisfaction(?) happiness(?) basta ayun. basta gusto ko to ahahaha. being in a homosexual relationship doesn't end fucking each other all the time. sometimes when you fuck loves comes out naturally, or there is an intention or whatever my mind couldn't process at th ...more
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Louie Mar Gangcuangco is the author of a Filipino novel Orosa-Nakpil, Malate. In 2008, Louie Mar Gangcuangco published his second book, Gee, My Grades Are Terrific: A Student’s Guide to Academic Excellence, a self-help book for students.

Louie Mar has served as a guest speaker in UP Manila, UP Diliman, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, San Beda, Philippine Normal University, and the American Chambe
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