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“TRESE: Bloodlines Vol. 1” by Budjette Tan, Kajo Baldisimo and others

‘Trese: Bloodlines Vol. 1’ by Budjette Tan, Kajo Baldisimo and others

An anthology of comic book stories set in the Trese universe, “Trese: Bloodlines Vol. 1” contains stories from Budjette Tan, Kajo Baldisimo, Brian Balondo, Marvin del Mundo, David Hontiveros, Mark Gatela, JB Tapia and Brandie Tan. (Avenida Books, preorder at from Dec. 7-17 and get 20 percent off. Available at starting Dec. 20.)‘

“The Quick and Careful Adventures of Muni” by Denise Tolentino

The Quick and Careful Adventures of Muni’ by Denise Tolentino

Muni, a curious little girl, seeks the truth with her questions of Whys and Hows in a world where adults always seem to be arguing in “The Quick and Careful Adventures of Muni.” (Adarna House, available at Adarna House and

“Soul Searchers and Dreamers, Volume II” by Alma Miclat

‘Soul Searchers and Dreamers, Volume II’ by Alma Miclat

On her 70th birthday on Dec. 15, Alma Miclat launches the deluxe edition of her book, the first volume of which appeared in 2015. The 152-page, 8.5 inches x 11 inches hardbound book in full color has a stunning cover of an oil painting by the author’s departed daughter, artist and poet Maningning Miclat, as designed by poet and artist Fidel Rillo. Miclat’s latest book continues her tribute to artists, writers and their magnificent works. Soul searchers featured in this book are National Artists Nick Joaquin and Napoleon Abueva, and literary icons Gilda Cordero-Fernando, among others. The book will be launched via Zoom under the auspices of Dr. Resty Monzon, a physician-visual artist and a Maningning Miclat Art Foundation Inc. (MMAFI) trustee. Interested parties can register by going to this link: (MMAFI and Erehwon Center for the Arts, for preorders: email [email protected]; tel. 0918-9057311. Payment for the book can be coursed through BPI Savings Account No. 0326-0448-45, GCash: Banaue M. 09995042898; optional message section: “For Soul Searchers, [_] copies.” Delivery charge on buyer.)

“The Creative Innovation Launchpad” by Mario Domingo

‘The Creative Innovation Launchpad: Building a Culture of Innovation’ by Mario Domingo

Serial tech entrepreneur, group CTO of Chi-X Asia-Pacific Holdings Ltd. and president of Chi-X Global Technology Philippines Inc. Mario Domingo presents a framework for businesses to reinvent themselves in the face of this so-called “new normal” in his new book “The Creative Innovation Launchpad: Building a Culture of Innovation.” The work sees Domingo give advice on how businesses can execute what he calls “creative innovation.” (Ambidxtr Media, visit