That's what Melanie Marquez once said in defense of her brother. And no matter how much we say, "Don't judge a book by its cover," people who have no idea what a book is about will, in fact, start forming opinions about a book even before they touch it.
Pantas Project Philippines (P3) understands this very well. That's why even though it could have gone the way of Project Gutenberg, the books available for download on its site are not just text files, but pdf files that can be printed easily. Plus, they have attractive covers, too.
The following are the works by or about Filipinos available on P3:
Short StoryThese materials may be downloaded for free, but CDs are also being distributed as part of the Nationwide Elibrary for Public High Schools (NEPHS) Project. If you would like to ensure that P3 achieves its goals, please see "There are many ways you can help."How My Brother Leon Brought Home a Wife by Manuel ArguillaNovel
Midsummer by Manuel ArguillaThe Social Cancer by Jose RizalPoetry
The Reign of Greed by Jose RizalFlorante at Laura by Francisco BalagtasPlay
Katapusang Hibik ng Filipinas at Iba pang Tula by Andres Bonifacio
Dahong Lagas at Iba pang Tula by Jose Corazon de JesusThe Condemned by Wilfrido Ma. GuerreroBiography/Historical Essay
Sanggunian ng mga Dios-Diosan by Jose RizalJose Rizal: Lineage, Life and Works by Austin CraigOratory/Great Speeches
True Version of War in the Philippines by Emilio Aguinaldo
On the Indolence of the Filipino by Jose Rizal
Ang Dapat Mabatid ng mga Tagalog by Andres Bonifacio
Declaration of Philippine IndependenceArrival Speech by Benigno Aquino Jr.Epics/FolkloreBi-ag ni Lam-Ang (Ilocano epic)
Hinilawod (Hiligaynon epic)
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