Title Author Publisher

Above the Throng

Rosalinda L. Orosa

Heritage Publishing House

Banking Anyone?
Sixto L. Orosa Jr. J.V. Development Corporation
Curtain Call: Selected Reviews, 1957-2000 Leonor Orosa Goquingco
UP Press

Dances of the Emerald Isles
Leonor Orosa Goquingco Ben-Lor Publishers

El Indio Batangueo
Wenceslao E. Retana - 
Retana was posted in Batangas in the 1880's and wrote extensively about his experience.
The original copy is at the Newberry library in Chicago, Illinois.
Jose Rizal, Man and Hero  
Sixto Y. Orosa, Severina Luna Orosa, Rosalinda Orosa, Leonor Orosa
Vibal Printing Co.

La Orosa; The Dance - Drama That is Leonor Goquingco

Nick Joaquin Anvil Publishing
Manila Elizabeth V. Reyes Times Travel Library (Singapore) A pictorial book, half of the pictures were taken by Emil Davocol, husband of Bessy Orosa Velez.

Maria Y. Orosa, Her Life and Work


Helen Orosa del Rosario UP College of Home Economics

Maria Y. Orosa, Appetite for Freedom

Published by Ige Ramos
Edited by Evelyn Orosa del Rosario Garcia
Ige Ramos Design Studio
Available at: Filipino Food Crawl,
Mercado-Market, Evelyn Garcia

The Mysteries of Taal

Thomas R. Hargrove Bookmark, Inc.

(A large pictorial book)

Richard Z. Chestnoff Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York)

The Philippines - A Journey Through the Archipelago

(Another large pictorial book, one of the photographers is Emil Davocol, husband of Bessy Orosa Velez)

Jonathan Best, James Hamilton Patterson
Didier Millet (Singapore)


A Short History of the Philippines


Teodoro A. Agoncillo
(The wife of Guillermo Orosa was an Agoncillo)
New American Library

Sulu Archipelago and Its Peoples


Sixto Y. Orosa World Book Inc., New York
First published in 1923. It is considered a classic book on the Moros of Sulu and its environs.

Taal Volcano

Dean C. Worcester National Geographic, April 1912 (not a typo)
The Philippines Rediscovered (The latest in pictorial books with the most images.) Stuart Dee (check out the website at
Odyssey Visions
Vancouver, B.C.
Through Three Generations
Sixto Y. Orosa PECO (Philippine Education Co.)

Window on the Sea
; Aplaya, The Story of Bauan's Premier Barangay and Port

Eugenio C. Ingco (Kabisang Ulalio) Self published with the help of
Rafael Y. Orosa

Some of the books above are not readily available. Some of the publishers are defunct (like World Book,) or they are out of print. Others, such as the pictorial books on the Philippines, can be bought in Manila bookstores such as National. If anyone is interested in obtaining any one of the above books, send me a private message and we'll try to track one down.