It's actually a very interesting discourse about the transformation of Asian comic books, particularly the impact of Manga in general by Dr. John A. Lent. The Philippines is also mentioned and a quick overview of our own comic book industry.
Following is a short excerpt from the article.
The old Philippine komiks scene was starting to die out already in the 1970s, with the onslaught of martial law and the migration of artists to the U.S. By the 1990s, when young Filipino cartoonists could no longer find publication outlets, they started small companies to publish their own comics and formed groups of independent cartoonists such as Alamat Comics.Click here to read the entire article.
It's a bit long but it's definitely worth your while to read through it especially if you're a comic book creator.