Basagan ng Trip: Complaints about Filipino Culture and Politics
"Walang basagan ng trip," is one of the vilest phrases in colloquial Tagalog, reflecting a long anti-critic tradition in Philippine arts. The term is synonymous to asking critical voices to shut up and smile. In the book 'Basagan ng Trip', Lisandro E. Claudio lists his complaints about a wide range of topics - both high and low, serious and frivolous like the Philippine Left and postwar intellectual history to the 90s band Eraserheads and Kris Aquino's beauty regimen.
Anvil Publishing, Philippines
Softcover / 8.75 x 5.75 inches / 148 pages / BW