I stumbled upon an article in Yahoo! Phillippines about Pinoy Literature Top Ten List. As stated in the article, I agree that libraries and bookstores here in the country are dominated by foreign bestsellers. They overshadow the books under the “Philippine publications”, which are underrated because of lack audience from the mass. In fact, some writers are considered as world class like F. Sionil José and Nick Joaquin, who are both National Artists.
But I think I’m guilty of not being able to support our own literature. I haven’t brought a single book authored by Filipino writers (except books required by the school curriculum such Noli Me Tangere and El filibusterismo written by Jose Rizal). Though I have my own list of books to buy or read under the Filipiniana section such as The Best of This is a Crazy Planets by Lourd De Veyra and the books written by Bob Ong.
P.S.: Sorry if I added too many links in this post. 😄