“Philippine fiction […] has not quite harnessed the imaginative resources of the land out of which it is produced. Various reasons have been cited. We are enthralled by colonial, Western modes of visioning reality, caught up in a borrowed language, restricted by our social formation, fed tepid versions of history and tradition that have been handed down.”
– Resil B. Mojares
In the foreword of Feast and Famine: Stories of Negros.