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“Dalawang Magbubukid” ni Errico Malatesta

Dalawang Magbubukid is a Tagalog translation of Errico Malatesta’s classic pamphlet, Fra Contadini or as it is known in English, Between PeasantsFra Contadini is a dialogue between two farmers on anarchism and anarcho-communism.

A Spanish translation of Fra Contadini translated as Entre Campesinos was brought to the Philippines by Isabelo de los Reyes, often known as the first Filipino socialist. de los Reyes used the principles of Entre Campesinos and another book about Marx to set up the Union Obrera Democratica (UOD) in 1902. The UOD is known as the very first Filipino labor federation.

The Spanish copy of Fra Contadini, known as Entre Campesinos was translated by Arturo Soriano to Tagalog, translating under the pseudonym “Kabisang Tales” (Kabisang Tales was a character from Jose Rizal’s widely popular second novel El Filibusterismo). The translated title Dalawang Magbubukid literally means “Two Rural Folk.” Dalawang Magbubukid was published by Limbagang Tagumpay in 1913.

Dalawang Magbubukid is the first (and quite possibly the only) book on anarchism in Tagalog from the American colonial period. The copy of Dalawang Magbubukid attached herein was scanned from the University of Santo Tomas Miguel de Benavides Library.


You may download the text scanned as-is here. A somewhat cleaned scan is available here. You may read this in English translated as Between Peasants at The Anarchist Library.

The Bandilang Itim collective is still in the process of converting the text to a more readable format. We will update this page when it is available.

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Gasera Journal Republished

Sketches of an Archipelagic Poetics of Postcolonial Belonging

Article by maryamdeluz, originally published in gasera journal

This is a republished article written by anarchists in the archipelago known as the Philippines or its diaspora. We at Bandilang Itim wish to highlight and disseminate these works to better propagate the ideas of anarchism and libertarian socialism in the archipelago.


One of the great ironies of anti-imperialist movements in the Global South is that, despite their purported goal of liberating themselves from western cultural hegemony and political control, they arguably have yet to decolonise them selves of western imperialist logics; for example, those Enlightenment-derived logics pertaining to the transcendence of reason, the human, and the nation-state.

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Gasera Journal Republished

Sino ang “Totoong Aktibista”? Sino ang Totoong Rebelde?

Article by Dagami, originally published in gasera journal.

This is a republished article written by anarchists in the archipelago known as the Philippines or its diaspora. We at Bandilang Itim wish to highlight and disseminate these works to better propagate the ideas of anarchism and libertarian socialism in the archipelago.

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Indokumento Pamphlets Republished

Anarki: Akin ang Buhay Ko — Sariling Determinasyon at Pagpapasya Tungo sa Panlipunang Rebolusyon

Pamphlet by Bas Umali. 

This was originally published as “Anarki: Akin ang Buhay Ko” by the Anarchist Initiative for Direct Democracy (AID) Kolektibo and NON-Collective. It was republished by Indokumento.

This is a republished pamphlet written by anarchists in the archipelago known as the Philippines or its diaspora. We at Bandilang Itim wish to highlight and disseminate these works to better propagate the ideas of anarchism and libertarian socialism in the archipelago.

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Indokumento Pamphlets Republished

Archipelagic Confederation: An Anarchist Alternative for the Philippines

Pamphlet by Bas Umali, originally published by Indokumentado.

This is a republished pamphlet written by anarchists in the archipelago known as the Philippines or its diaspora. We at Bandilang Itim wish to highlight and disseminate these works to better propagate the ideas of anarchism and libertarian socialism in the archipelago.

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Gasera Journal Republished

Ang Potensyal na Anarkistang Tendensiya ng Diliman Commune

Article by Randy Nobleza & Jong Pairez, originally published in gasera journal

This is a republished article written by anarchists in the archipelago known as the Philippines or its diaspora. We at Bandilang Itim wish to highlight and disseminate these works to better propagate the ideas of anarchism and libertarian socialism in the archipelago.