Photos From Art Pacho Book launching

These photos are from the book launching event on November 19, 2016. Taken by Frank Suha.


Broadcast of Bookshops Grand Opening

This was an interview during the grand opening of the bookshop on October 14, 2016.

Art Pacho Book Launching

Join us in launching two titles by

Arturo G. Pacho, Ph.D.





SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2016 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Philippine Expressions Bookshop

479 West Sixth Street, Suite 105

Historic Arts District, San Pedro, CA 90731

Wine-tasting and Merienda. An experience not to be missed.

Free & open to the public but RSVP is requested.

Tel 310-514-9139 or email <>


IN HIGH SPIRITS, TROPICAL WINES OF THE PHILIPPINES.This book is the first of its kind to describe the many kinds of Philippine wines derived from such natural sources as rice, coconut, sugarcane, nipa, herbs, coffee, cacao, root crops and various tropical fruits. There are three recognized native wines in the Philippines, namely basi, tuba and tapuy. Other examples  of wines and spirits are: lambanog, laksoy, manyang, siok tong, among others. The book examines the importance of making these wines to generate employment and income in the country-side. Equally significant is the connection of these wines to Philippine history.

DISCOVERING TUBA. This book introduces readers to tuba, an discovering-tuba-677x1024indigenous wine of the Philippines collected from each gentle drip of the sap from the inflorescence of a coconut.

ART PACHO is a graduate of the University of the Philippines where
he taught graduate classes in public administration. He was a teaching fellow at Kent State University, where he taught undergraduate classes in political science. Art also studied at Rutgers University in New Jersey, focusing on urban and regional planning. Retiring from the City of Los Angeles government as a management analyst, Art found the research on tuba and Philippine wines a refreshing change and a good reason to return to his roots. He grew up in Tacloban City and has continued his commitment to support projects on the arts, education, and public health in Leyte.



Conversations with Marra PL. Lanot & Jose F. Lacaba

Conversations with

Marra PL. Lanot & Jose F. Lacaba

Visiting Filipino tri-media writers and journalists


Saturday, November 12, 2016

2:00pm – 5:00pm

Philippine Expressions Bookshop

479 West Sixth Street, Suite 105

Historic Arts District, San Pedro, CA 90731

Free and Open to the public. Refreshments.

Due to limited seats, RSVP is requested by November 10th.

Linda Nietes: (310) 514-9139 Email:

Fe P. Koons (310) 987-8886  Email:


Marra PL. Lanot is a trilingual poet, essayist, and freelance journalist. Among her books are Dream Sketches (profiles), Deju vu & Other Essays, and Witch’s Dance (poetry). She has been part of a group exhibit at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Main Gallery, where her photographs and poems were included. She also wrote teleplays, and formed several women’s groups such as WOMEN (Women Writers in Media Now), Concerned Artists of the Philippines-Women’s Desk, and GABRIELA, a nationwide alliance of more than 200 women’s organizations that cut across sectors and regions, plus chapters and support groups of Pinays and non-Pinays in various continents of the world. Established in 1984, it is atthe forefront of the Filipino Women’s struggle for freedom and democracy. <>

lacabaJose F. Lacaba is a poet, journalist, and scriptwriter. Among his books are Disquiet, Nights of Rage (reportage), and Edad Medya (poetry). His screenplays include Sister Stella L., Orapronobis, and Jaguar. He was President of the Screenwriters Guild of the Philippines, and Vice-Chair of the Movie and Television Ratings and Classification Board (MTRCB). He used to teach journalism and scriptwriting. He currently edits Yes! magazine, which is show business in the Philippines.


The event is part of the ongoing community outreach program of Philippine Expressions Bookshop. Website:

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Co-sponsored by Los Angeles International Film Festival (LAPIFF). List of other co-sponsors is being finalized.