"What was the first book printed in the Philippines?"

Totanes, Vernon R.
March 2008
Journal of Philippine Librarianship;2008, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p21
Academic Journal
The article emphasizes the importance of imprints that support the idea on the existence of printing in the Philippines. It tracks the country's history that tackles the linked of the first book printed in the country despite its non-Filipino language. It explains that these books are physical reminder of the plurality of the nature and culture of the Filipino and the country despite its use of foreign languages in the text. It then enumerates several books from 1593 including "Doctrina Christiana," " Pater Noster, and "Ave Maria."


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