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ABNKKBSNPLAko?! is a 2001 novel by Filipino author Bob Ong — his first and most popular work. The title is meant to be read phonetically as "Aba, nakakabasa na pala ako?!", which can be roughly translated as "Wow, I can read now?!" The novel details what are supposedly childhood memories of the author, from his earliest days as a student until his first few years at work. success of Bob Ong's book among Filipinos has been attributed to its conversational tone which uses humor to point out various absurdities inherent to Filipino culture. The popularity ofABNKKBSNPLAko in particular is attributed to an element of nostalgia. Says University of the Philippines literary professor, Philippines Free Press literary editor, and award-winning poet Paolo Manalo about Bob Ong's work: "The materials he used in his books are those familiar to this generation of Filipinos. One might even call them urban culture lore....
Stainless Longganisa is a 2005 semi-autobiography by Bob Ong, and his fifth published work. It follows the style used in Bob Ong's first three publications: the use of contemporary Filipino language to express the author's views on Filipino culture. Unlike the first three books, however, it mainly deals with literature. According to the blurb, it focuses on [translated from the vernacular]: "... stories by leaking pens about the importance of reading, reaching your dreams and the correct way of writing." As of 2009 (the year his seventh book, Kapitan Sino, was released), Stainless Longganisa is currently his latest book written in a semi-autobiographical style.
. the conversation scenes between the man who committed suicide and the other one.Covetousness Chapter Tuls . It was his third published work and the first book where he first introduces fiction to his readers.Ang Paboritong Libro ni Hudas Ang Paboritong Libro ni Hudas (The Favorite Book of Judas) or The Black Book is a 2003 semi-biography book by Filipino author Bob Ong. The other one is non-fiction.Anger 2 Chapter Depir . that he didn't recognize if it is God he was talking to.Sloth 7 Each of the deadly/ capital sin corresponds to what every chapter's story is all about. Chapter The book is divided into seven chapters--each chapter titles is an anagram of the 7 deadly/capital sins: Chapter Title Chapter Veny . in which the narration of the author's point of view. or if it is just Lucifer tricking him.Envy 1 Chapter Geran . The book is also divided into two different types—first is fiction.Gluttony 6 Chapter Holts .Pride 3 Chapter Ventocoseuss 4 .Lust 5 Chapter Gynottul .
He is a lost dog living in a forest (which he likes). but it is a very different work because it does not have Bob Ong's signature humorous tone. Tong is pinkish red and is the youngest in the pack of their crab family. Aso Aso is a wild dog . He is engaged to a fish named Dalagang bukid. Main characters Tong Tong is a small crab who is looking for a banana blossom (heart of a banana )in the forest to cure his sickly father. He also likes playing. Alamat ng Gubat is notable for its allegorical references to Philippine society. the whole forest will likely die. a Filipino contemporary author noted for using conversational Filipino to create humorous and reflective depictions of life as a Filipino. The story is about a little crab named "Tong" searching for a banana heart to cure his father from sickness. Among Bob Ong's works. He amazes Tong with his collection of turtle eggs. He is also confused with his sayings and is said to be wisely stupid.MacArthur. it is notable for being the first one to be a self-contained straightforward narrative rather than a collection of anecdotes. Pagong is an enormous tortoise that is very slow. While he begins his journey he finds he and his friends also fight the evil animals in the forest.Alamat ng Gubat The Alamat ng Gubat (Legend of the Forest) is a 2003 novel which was the fourth book published by Bob Ong. Tong also has a brother called Katang who planned to take revenge on him at the middle of the story. . along with his siblings who are not assigned to the quest. He also helps Tong to find the banana heart. Bob Ong later came up with another book written as a straightforward narrative. Aso has a spot on his left eye and is a little confused with everything he says. Pagong Pagong is a tortoise who is helping Tong in his adventure. He is the son of the king of the sea. Katang did not succeed to take revenge on him because Katang got killed by Leon who stabbed him with a bamboo stick.
Kuneho Kuneho is mostly described as a Filipino version of Rabbit. He influenced Tong's brother. Aso and Kuneho fight for the forest and are planning to . But at the end. and Maya. Leon influenced Daga to Roar like lions and now. Maya Maya is a sparrow which has his own mystery in the book : Good or Evil . in joining the evil gang of animals in the forest. Katang Katang is the brother of Tong and decided to join the gang because of Tong. him and his gang is an obstacle to Tong's journey in finding the banana heart and saving his beloved father. a rat living in the woods of Saging Republic. He also joins Tong in his adventure in finding the banana heart. Kuneho is a little demanding on everything he says and is a little of always angry . Now. He is tall and gray. Now he has stolen Tong's is now part of the gang. Leon Leon is a lion and is the leader and the founder of the evil packed gang. he always ends up being eaten by the reptile although he manages to escape just in time. the gang leader. Plot Tong and his friends help find the banana heart in the forest. a small bird. even at the end of the book. So Tong. But Tong doesn't agree. Pagong. Buwaya joins an evil gang in the forest which includes Leon. He announces Tong his "best friend". When Langgam won as the new leader of the forest. Still. who is also buwaya's sidekick and whose main job is to clean buwaya's teeth. no one knows what side is he. Daga Daga. he got squashed by a bamboo stick . And also. He is planning revenge for Tong because of Tong tricking him that getting deficated on an Adarna bird was good for his asthma. Villains Buwaya Buwaya is a crocodile who at the end. He is Buwaya's sidekick but since his job is to clean Buwaya's teeth. they are being threatened by a gang of evil animals. daga. he got squashed by an animal. eats Tong's friends and Tong left behind. Katang. He is the tiny sidekick of Leon. Daga is a part of the gang of evil animals in the forest.
it is notable for its use of contemporary street Filipino words. He first appeared in the place on where Cyrus. realistic look at life in a Philippine slum community. it offers a gritty. Characters Noel. The title is derived from a slang term for difficult-to-flush faeces — a reference to Douglas MacArthur's famous promise. Tong is left behind.save Tong's father. But of course. calling him a "good for nothing". Voltron and Jim were talking. Alamat ko. Mang Justo. "I shall return". Alamat ng Gubat. As with all Bob Ong's published novels. mostly obscured by the bold typeset of the title and by the red color. He has also not harmed the forest but saved it and made it a better place to live in. he was asked by his own father to leave his house. After a quarrel with her sister. But when Tong's friends were eaten by Buwaya. until he is shot (mistook for a monster) by Cyrus. no one still knows what has happened to Leon and his gang. The cover's background. although with doubt. Blurb WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE! Samahan si Tong at ang kanyang mga kaibigan sa napakasayang alamat ng kahayupan sa Saging Republic. It was indicated that Noel was just a typical college student who eventually stopped studying because he lacks the money to afford his college test paper. It is the sixth published work from Ong. He develops a good friendship with Cyrus' grandfather. ANG LIBRONG PAMBATA PARA SA MATATANDA! Macarthur (novel) Macarthur or the Red Book is a 2007 novel by Filipino author Bob Ong. Will Tong ever get the banana heart without killing the whole forest? Tong eventually got the banana heart with the help of an annoying but wise monkey. Their family was once rich until a sudden slow down of business. Lyla. . he returns to his family and. In the end. At salubungin ang napakagandang bukas na naghihintay sa ating lahat! Alamat mo. depicts a toilet bowl. It is also notable for its departure from the usual Bob Ong formula of using humor to comment on the various ironies of Filipino culture. Instead. is welcomed by his father. along with the rest of the family. Magkibahagi sa kuwentong garantisadong Hindi kapupulutan ng aral.
He gets beheaded by a gangster. was caught and imprisoned along with his friend Bok-bok. designer of Rogelio's suit. and Tessa. she is quite talented and intelligent. Joshua. Rogelio learns how to control his ability and he then decides to become a hero. Brooke. Tessa is the monster's final victim. who had become a giant worm-like monster which lives off human blood. Cyrus. He soon discovers the town Mayor's secret and Rogelio defeats his son. He was able to stand and walk out of the Church looking for his parents. Rogelio saves the people by donating his blood. His siblings are Stephen. As the story progresses. he accidentally killed his grandfather. Plot Kapitan Sino is about an electrician. After the said event. blamed for a crime he did not commit. Rogelio Manglicmot. and is persuaded to leave Manila for the province because of his family's needs. an epidemic spreads. Voltron. where a man carrying a child . The story revolves around Rogelio Manglicmot. He occasionally insults Rogelio. Mang Justo. and after her death Rogelio slowly began to lose all reason to continue in becoming a hero. Rogelio's best friend. small head. an electrician in the small barrio of Pelaez. Cyrus lives with his grandfather.and Gwyneth. and everyone became desperate to find a cure. has a big body which can lift a sack of rice and a small brain which is enough to carry a foil that will burn crystal meth. The youngest member of their group. big hands and feet and looks like a robot that rains saliva when talking. Known for his habit of swallowing objects after stealing them. Also known as Denver and Amadeus. Though she is blind. He has a wife and son. Rogelio. still not fully recovered from the blood donation. Voltron is skinny and has a big chest. Months after the operation. and Rogelio cares for her. Kapitan Sino Kapitan Sino (English: Captain Who) is a 2009 novel by Filipino author under the pseudonym Bob Ong. 23 years old. Jim. oldest in the group. who has a special ability. Other characters include Bok-bok. Kurt. He was given the nickname "Kapitan Sino" by the people. to whom he donated his own kidney. They had tents outside the Church of Pelaez where they had their medical mission but things got out of control so they decided to get some of Rogelio's blood in the Church. Medics discover that Rogelio's blood may be a cure for the mysterious virus. In the end.
With the support of Bok-bok and Teng a. At the end of the story.a Tessa. Tessa is blind yet she is good in designing clothes and very intelligent which is why Rogelio cares for her. Later on the story.a monster. the son of Mayor Suico.k. Later. Mayor Suico.asked him if his blood was the cure. Pelaez becomes peaceful and Rogelio is given a commemoration. she will accuse Kapitan Sino for being responsible for killing her late husband. the man dipping his hand unto Rogelio's wound.Aling Chummy was known for being a kindhearted person in the town of Palaez. The man stabbed him and he fell to the ground. Aling BabyAling Chummy. She will die later after she is killed by Michael. like his uncle. After his passing. his father also has a special abilities. after the confusion of his name. Rogelio will die after he lost his blood and an unknown man stab him just to cure his son.Bok-bok was the best friend of Kapitan Sino.Tessa is a childhood friend of Rogelio and Bok-bok. Bok-bok. He is punched down by Bokbok because of his address in town of Pelaez .an ordinary electrician who found himself to have a special abilities. he decided to become a super hero and the people named him as "Kapitan Sino".Pelaez's current mayor and had a son Michael. Characters Rogelio Manglicmot/Kapitan Sino. the father of him stated that Mayor Suico was actually his uncle and. Teng/Tessa.
Manansala (Galo). He can be described as a typical male college student from his first journal entries. however." Some of Mama susan's ritual prayer. In the entries he describes how his everyday situations turn into scary situations. He has lived with this family since high school and he says that he is thankful for everything that his aunt's family has provided him. qui nos vi infinita regitis. It can also . except that he wears glasses and has a short haircut which causes him to be teased as a military cadet. and some are not described other than having their name mentioned. Characters Most characters in Galo's journal are people he encounters every day. how he uncovers various mysteries and horrors. →" O rex ac regina mundi potentissimi. He is a student at an unidentified college in Manila. despite family matters. Galo: The journal's owner. auxilium vestrum. and how he gets deeply involved in these mysteries and horrors and. ranking first at most book stores in the Philippines. Little is known about his appearance. Protegite domus nostras. precamur. Some reviews of the book say that the pace is monotonous. The story revolves around Gilberto P. are the people that Galo cannot understand very well. in the end. and that his thoughts stray away from them because of personal issues. of whom little is known.Ang mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan Ang mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan (Mama Susan's Friends) is a 2010 mystery novel byFilipino writer Bob Ong published in 2010 by Visprint Inc. pagum nostrum a mutandi evertendique viribus. it does pick up in the end and cryptic Latin messages embedded in Galo's journal entries add a sense of mystery to the story. At sixteen he is young for a college student. a college student in an unnamed university in Manila. Arcete inimicos fidei nostrae nobis. fundos nostros. The story is told from his point of view. and mentions that he started school at a very young age. and his journal entries that he writes for one of his college instructors. vos qui matri nostrae potestatem potentiamque quibus corda mentes animas nostrum regamus attribuistis. di magni atque immortales. cannot escape them. It is Ong's eighth book. It has become a best seller. It can be concluded that these people. living an ordinary life under the care of his aunt. and his first attempt in the horror/suspense genre.
It is hinted that he can play the guitar. Mama Susan: Galo's grandmother and the leader of a religious group in their province. he still manages to recite and get the correct answer. Tiya Auring(Aunt Auring): Galo's primary guardian and the sister of Galo's mom. according to Galo's description. . He also gets an offer from an instructor to write in a publication. Tiyo Dindo(Uncle Dindo): Auring's husband and Galo's uncle. he states that even though he spaces out in class while writing in his journal. She has four children and is aloof and stern. Aling Delia: The second-hand of Mama Susan. He says that he tries not to get involved with his aunt as long as he can get away with it. who secretly helps Galo in paying his tuition without the knowledge of Galo.be concluded that he is intelligent because. in his journal. She is bossy and loud. She is sick when Galo returns to her home and she dies near the end of the story.
" When someone contacted him after mistaking him as an actual person named Bob Ong. or Roberto Ong. host of the popular program "Word of the Lourd" in TV5. However. The site received a People's Choice Philippine Web Award for Weird/Humor in 1998. Bob Ong himself refutes this in his account in Stainless Longganisa. "my boss would've fired me had he known I was the one behind it. There have been occasional confusions between Bob Ong and FilipinoChinese author Charlson Ong. The name roughly translates as "Dumb Filipino. but most of the Filipino people believe that the real Bob Ong is no other than Lourd De Veyra. The poet Paolo Manalo has also been put forward as Ong. but he has denied this. The pseudonym Bob Ong came about when the author was working as a web developer and a teacher. saying his surname is not "Ong" and neither is he even Filipino-Chinese. The family name was instead derived from wordplay on the name of his website. "Although impressed. and he put up the Bobong Pinoywebsite in his spare time. but was taken down after former President Joseph "Erap" Estrada was ousted after the Second People Power Revolution. His actual name is not known. Published Works . is the pseudonym of a contemporary Filipino author known for using conversational Filipino to create humorous and reflective depictions of Philippine life." used fondly as a diminutive term. his famous pseudonym was born.Bob Ong Bob Ong." Bob Ong notes.
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