Events

  • Pinoy Book Stop Tour 2017: Libraries, Bookstores, and Book Museums

    Pinoy Book Stop Tour 2017: Libraries, Bookstores, and Book Museums On April 7 to 8, 2017, the National Book Development Board (NBDB) will once again hold the Pinoy Book Stop Tour featuring independent and campus-based bookstores within and south of Metro Manila. In addition to these stops, community and university libraries and book museums will continue reading

  • Frankfurt Book Fair competitions for free travel and exhibitor stand

    The Frankfurt Book Fair is hosting the following competitions for free travel to Germany and a free exhibitor stand at the fair on October 11 to 15:  Frankfurt Book Fair Study Tour for Children’s and YA Lit editors  The Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankfurter Buchmesse) is organizing a Study Tour for editors from South East Asia on children’s and continue reading

  • World Book and Copyright Day 2017

      World Book and Copyright Day 2017 Books, literature, and copyright are the main focus on April 23, 2017 in celebration of World Book and Copyright Day. The National Book Development Board (NBDB) will spearhead a Book Fiesta for book lovers and copyright advocates. The one-day event will offer a book market by Philippine publishers continue reading

  • A book stop tour for book lovers

    A book stop tour for book lovers On April 7 to 8, 2017, the National Book Development Board (NBDB) will once again hold the Pinoy Book Stop Tour featuring independent and campus-based bookstores within and south of Metro Manila. In addition to these stops, community and university libraries will also be part of the itinerary continue reading

  • Celebrating Filipino literature and books in April

    Celebrating Filipino literature and books in April Since declaring April as National Literature Month or Buwan ng Panitikan as supported by Proclamation no. 968 s. 2015, the National Book Development Board (NBDB), in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), and Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF), has continuously promoted Philippine literature, continue reading

  • International Book Giving Day 2017

    NBDB Books are Love Giveaway February 14 is International Book Giving Day! (And that other important day.) Get a chance to win books for yourself and your chosen library* in the NBDB Books are Love Giveaway. MECHANICS: 1. Post a photo of your chosen library on Facebook. 2. Tell us a bit about your chosen continue reading

  • Bid a Booth on World Book and Copyright Day 2017

    On World Book and Copyright Day (WBCD), 23 April 2017, Sunday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, (Venue: To be determined but in Metro Manila) the National Book Development Board will be holding a BOOK FIESTA with activities that celebrate books and love for reading. The NBDB shall be bidding out 6 “booths” that can be designed, operated, continue reading

  • Rights Exchange Forum at the 37th MIBF

    Rights Exchange Forum at the 37th MIBF On September 15, 2016, the National Book Development Board (NBDB), in partnership with the Book Development Association of the Philippines (BDAP), is hosting a one-day forum on Rights Exchange during the 37th Manila International Book Fair in Meeting Rooms 5 & 6 at the SMX Convention Center. The continue reading

  • 7th Philippine International Literary Festival

    7TH PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL LITERARY FESTIVAL The Philippine International Literary Festival (PILF) is a landmark project of the National Book Development Board (NBDB) that celebrates literature and promotes best publishing practices through discourse on issues of authorship and readership shaping the local book industry. Since its inception in 2010, the festival has become a major gathering continue reading

  • Award-winning books to be featured on International Book Day

    Award-winning books to be featured on International Book Day In celebration of International Book Day and National Literature Month, winners of the 34th National Book Awards including social media non-fiction iStatus Nation by Joselito Delos Reyes, anthology Ang Labingtatlong Pasaway edited by Jun Cruz Reyes, comic book 14 by Manix Abrera, short fiction collection WonderLust continue reading

  • A 6-stop Pinoy Bookstore Tour for book lovers

      A 6-stop Pinoy Bookstore Tour for book lovers In celebration of Buwan ng Panitikan (National Literature Month), writers, readers, students, and book lovers are invited to a bookstore tour that will highlight Filipino-owned bookstores within and north of Metro Manila April 8-10,2016. Pinoy Bookstore Tour is spearheaded by the National Book Development Board (NBDB) continue reading

  • 1st Kapihan for 2016 “Charting the Future of Books in the Philippines”

    1st Kapihan for 2016 “Charting the Future of Books in the Philippines” We cordially invite you to attend the first of the series of three (3) Kapihan sessions slated for 2016, on March 31, 2016, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, at the NBDB Secretariat Office (Unit 2401, Prestige Tower, F. Ortigas, Jr. Road, Pasig City). This continue reading

  • Call for Nominations: 2016 National Children’s Book Awards

    Now on its 4th year, the National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Philippine Board on Books for the Young (PBBY) will present the National Children’s Book Awards on July 2016. The NCBA will give honor to the best books for children and young adults (0-19 years) published during the years 2014 and 2015.

    The National Book Development Board is now accepting nominations for the National Children’s Book Awards (NCBA).

    All publishers, authors, and illustrators are encouraged to submit their nominations. Deadline for submission is February 12, 2016, Friday, 5:00 pm. Nominations mailed from outside Metro Manila will be accepted if post marked February 12, 2016.

    A book is eligible if it complies with all of the following:

    1. Published in the Philippines by an NBDB-registered publisher within the two (2) years preceding the year of selection;
    2. Authored by a Filipino citizen;
    3. Written in Filipino or English; and
    4. Released to the public in the eligible year.

    Steps in nomination:
    1. Fill out the following:
    i. Form 1A (if there are 3 or less entries/nominees); or
    ii. Form 1B (if there are more than 3 entries/nominees).

    2. Attach any one of the following:
    i. Delivery receipt/s to a bookstore, or a dealer/jobber, or any similar entity that has the ability to distribute books to the public; or
    ii. A donation to a school or library, which need not be formally accepted in an instrument by the beneficiary. It is enough that the donation is received, acknowledged and/or certified by the beneficiaries of said donation in writing; or
    iii. Distributed in bookstores or entities that sell the book, including online stores, proof of which should be provided; or
    iv. Produced/printed by a book facility/entity, as shown by a document that said book has been produced in quantities consistent with the act of publication. It is, however, understood, that the specific number of copies shall not be part of the criteria to determine the books to be selected for the Awards; or
    v. A consignment agreement with a bookstore or outlet or a sales report.

    3. Attach a copy of NBDB Certificate of Registration;

    4. Provide us seven (7) copies of each book;

    5. Submit all requirements to:

    The Executive Director
    National Book Development Board
    Unit 2401 Prestige Tower, F. J. Ortigas Avenue,
    Ortigas Center, 1605 Pasig City
    Subject: The National Children’s Book Awards 2016

    For further inquiries, please contact the NBDB Secretariat through Mr. Ryan Esteban at telephone number (02) 929-3887 local 804 or email ryan.esteban@nbdb.gov.ph.

    The text of General Guidelines is available here .

    During the 3rd National Children’s Book Awards held in 2014, four books were chosen as Best Reads of 2014 and two books were given special awards from over 140 books nominated.

    The following are books recognized as Best Reads in 2014:

    Author: Weng D. Cahiles
    Illustrator: Isa N. Natividad
    Publisher: Adarna

    Author: Raissa Rivera Falgui
    Illustrator: Fran Alvarez
    Publisher: Adarna House, Inc.

    Author: Felinda V. Bagas
    Illustrator: Aldy C. Aguirre
    Publisher: Adarna House, Inc.

    Author: Xi Zuq
    Illustrator: Dominic Agsaway
    Publisher: Adarna House, Inc.

    Kids’ Choice Awards (for Best Picture Book)

    Author: Gutch Gutierrez and Zig Marasigan
    Illustrator: Gutch Gutierrez
    Publisher: The Bookmark, Inc.

    Best Book for Readers Ages 0 to 4 (by Save the Children Foundation)

    Illustrator: Pergylene Acuña
    Publisher: Adarna House, Inc.

  • Winners in the 34th NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS

    The National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Manila Critics Circle (MCC) are pleased to announce the winners of the 34th National Book Awards (NBA). Below is the list of NBA winners for books published in 2014:

    LITERARY DIVISION

    FICTION CATEGORY – NOVEL
    (English Language)

    Dwellers, by Eliza Victoria, Visprint, Inc.

    FICTION CATEGORY – NOVEL
    (Filipino Language)

    Si Janus Silang at ang Tiyanak ng Tabon, by Edgar Calabia Samar, Adarna House, Inc.

    FICTION CATEGORY – SHORT STORIES
    (English Language)

    Wonderlust, by Nikki Alfar, Anvil Publishing Inc.

    NONFICTION CATEGORY
    (English Language)

    Ramon Obusan, Philippine Folkdance and Me, by Kanami Namiki, Anvil Publishing, Inc.

    ESSAYS CATEGORY
    (English Language)

    Cherry Blossoms in the Time of Earthquakes and Tsunami, by Rey Ventura, Ateneo de Manila University Press

    ESSAYS CATEGORY
    (Filipino Language)

    iStatus Nation, by Joselito Delos Reyes, Visprint, Inc.

    ANTHOLOGY CATEGORY
    (English Language)

    Agam: Filipino Narratives on Uncertainty and Climate Change, edited by Regina Abuyuan, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities

    ANTHOLOGY CATEGORY
    (Filipino Language)

    Ang Labingtatlong Pasaway, by Jun Cruz Reyes, Visprint, Inc.

    LITERARY CRITICISM/LITERARY HISTORY CATEGORY
    (English Language)

    The Postcolonial Perverse vol. 1, by J. Neil C. Garcia, The University of the Philippines Press

    LITERARY CRITICISM/LITERARY HISTORY CATEGORY
    (Filipino Language)

    Talab: Mga Sanaysay sa Wika, Panitikan, at Pagtuturo, by Rebecca T. Añonuevo, Ateneo de Naga University Press

    POETRY CATEGORY
    (English Language)

    Hidden Codex: Fictive Scriptures, by Jose Marte A. Abueg, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House

    Time's Enchantment and Other Reflections, by Marne Kilates, Ateneo de Naga University Press

    POETRY CATEGORY
    (Philippine Language except Hiligaynon/Kinaray-a)

    Kundiman sa Gitna ng Karimlan, by E. San Juan, The University of the Philippines Press

    POETRY CATEGORY
    (Hiligaynon/Kinaray-a Language)

    Tikum Kadlum, by Federico Caballero and Alicia P. Magos, The University of the Philippines Press

    GRAPHIC LITERATURE CATEGORY
    (English Language)

    Rodski Patotski: Ang Dalagang Baby, by Gerry Alanguilan (story) and Arnold Arre (illustration and color), Meganon Comics Publishing House

    GRAPHIC LITERATURE CATEGORY
    (Filipino Language)

    Tabi Po (Volume 1), by Mervin Malonzo, Visprint, Inc.

    GRAPHIC LITERATURE CATEGORY
    (Wordless)

    14 (Silent Comics) by Manix Abrera (writer and illustrator), Visprint, Inc.

    TRANSLATION CATEGORY

    Manila Synod of 1582: The Draft of Its Handbook for Confessors, translated by Paul A. Dumol, Ateneo de Manila University Press

    NON-LITERARY DIVISION

    FOOD CATEGORY

    Country Cooking, by Michaela Fenix, Anvil Publishing, Inc.

    SOCIAL SCIENCES CATEGORY

    Rido: Clan Feuding and Conflict Management in Mindanao (expanded edition), by Wilfredo Magno Torres III (editor), Ateneo de Manila University Press

    PROFESSIONS CATEGORY

    The Adventures of a PR Girl, by Bettina Rodriguez-Olmedo, Anvil Publishing, Inc.

    LEISURE CATEGORY

    Buti Pa Ang Roma, May Bagong Papa, by Noreen Capili, Anvil Publishing, Inc.

    ART CATEGORY

    Journey of a Thousand Shuttles, The Philippine Weave, by Norma A. Respicio, National Commission for Culture and the Arts

    SCIENCE CATEGORY

    Birds of Cebu and Bohol Philippines, by Nilo Arribas Jr., Bobby Kintanar, and Raul Benjamin Puentespina, University of San Carlos Press

    HISTORY CATEGORY

    Sakdalistas' Struggle for Philippine Independence, 1930-1945, by Motoe Terami-Wada, Ateneo de Manila University Press

    JOURNALISM CATEGORY

    Vantage Point: The Sixth Estate and Other Discoveries, by Luis Teodoro, The University of the Philippines Press

    DESIGN

    Manila Synod of 1582: The Draft of Its Handbook for Confessors, design by Karl Fredrick M. Castro, Ateneo de Manila University Press

    LANGUAGE STUDIES

    Ambagan 2011: Mga Salita Mula sa Iba’t Ibang Wika sa Filipinas, by Michael M. Coroza and Galileo S. Zafra, The University of the Philippines Press

    PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR

    Visprint, Inc.

  • Booklatan sa Bayan goes to PUP

    On November 11 to 13, 2015, the National Book Development Board in partnership with Center for Creative Writing of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines is presenting Booklatan sa Bayan: The 1st PUP Lit Fest. Booklatan sa Bayan is a quarterly program of NBDB that aims to promote a culture of reading and lifelong learning among Filipinos.

    This gathering intends to bring to students, teachers, and writers a series of discussions on creating and reading stories that have drawn crowds and made more Filipinos fans of locally-authored works, such as graphic novels, comics, young adult novels, and romance. Local authors and illustrators such as Edgar Samar, Mina Esguerra, Manix Abrera, Eros Atalia, and Beverly Siy are expected to share their knowledge on these significant aspects of the book publishing industry and Philippine literature. Aside from the talks and discussions, there will be a book fair and book signing sessions with participating authors.

    The three-day event is open to authors, illustrators, publishers, students, teachers and lovers of literature. To register, contact Juliet Polvorosa at 929-3887 loc 814 or email her at jpolvorosa@nbdb.gov.ph.

    GROWING SUPPORT FOR BOOKS AND AUTHORS

    As the government agency mandated to protect and enhance the growth of the local book industry, the National Book Development Board (NBDB) provides services, programs, and projects that cater to authors, illustrators, readers, publishers, book importers, and book distributors. These programs include Kapihan Sessions, consultative meetings for various stakeholders; Booklatan sa Bayan, a nationwide seminar-workshop series; the NBDTF, a writing grant; publishing fora, literary festivals, and book summits.

    One of our major programs is the 6th PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL LITERARY FESTIVAL (PILF), an event spearheaded by the NBDB since 2010. This November, the PILF will be held in Davao City in order to accommodate a more diverse crop of authors and readers. Themed Laláng (likha), the NBDB’s PILF will highlight the relevance of “place” as inspiration, subject, or context of a writer and his/her literary piece. The panel discussions will range from concerns in literary discourse to lectures on publishing for aspiring writers. Stand by for more updates on our Facebook page and website (nbdb.gov.ph) in the coming weeks!

    The NBDB also supports initiatives by both government and private organizations, no matter how small or big, which promote readership and authorship. Among these is the festival dedicated to promoting Filipino writers and books organized by RAFFLES MAKATI and NATIONAL BOOK STORE from August 28 and 30. The conference situates young and seasoned Filipino authors alongside literary celebrities Matthew Quick (The Silver Linings Paybook) and Meg Wolitzer (The Uncoupling, The Ten-Year Nap). This event provides a venue for authors to come together and engage with readers. For more information, please see the details in the poster below.

  • Umuulan ng Libro: Philippine Children’s Book Summit

    In celebration of the 32nd National Children's Book Day, the National Book Development Board (NBDB), in partnership with the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY), will be holding a summit, entitled “Umuulan ng Libro: Philippine Children's Book Summit,” on July 21, 2015, at the Elements at Centris in Quezon City.

    The Philippine Children’s Book Summit will feature international and local speakers who will tackle different vital topics concerning children’s literature in the country. The summit will also feature different local children's book publishers.

    Discussions on the Asian children’s book industry, best practices in copyright, and Filipino comics, among others, will also take place. In addition, the summit will feature a performance by a children’s choir, a book fair, and the awarding of the 2015 PBBY Salanga Writer’s Prize and the 2015 PBBY Alcala Illustrator’s Prize.

    The summit is open to teachers, students, educators, librarians, publishers, authors, and illustrators. The registration fee is Php600 and students will be given 50% discount. See program below.
    For more information about the summit, you may contact the PBBY at 352-6765 loc. 204 or via pbby@adarna.com.ph.


  • Umuulan ng Libro: Philippine Children’s Book Summit

    In celebration of the 32nd National Children’s Book Day, the National Book Development Board (NBDB) in partnership with the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) will be holding a summit, entitled “Umuulan ng Libro: Philippine Children’s Book Summit,” on July 21, 2015 in Quezon City.

    The Philippine Children’s book summit will feature international and local speakers who will tackle different vital topics concerning children’s literature in the country. Attending the event are Malaysian children's book illustrator Wen Dee Tan and Daphne Lee, author and editorial consultant at Scholastic Malaysia. The summit will also feature different local children’s book publishers.

    This summit is open to teachers, students, educators, librarians, publishers, authors and illustrators. For more information about the summit, you may contact the PBBY at 352-6765 loc. 204 or pbby@adarna.com.ph.

    Summit Program:

    8:30 am

    Performance by
    Children’s Choir

    8:50-9:00 am

    Welcome Remarks
    by Tarie Sabido, Chair, Philippine Board on Books for Young People

    9:00 -9:05am

    Opening Remarks
    by Graciela Cayton, Executive Director, National Book Development Board

    9:15-10:15

    Concurrent
    Session 1: Children’s Literature 101 for Librarians and Teachers

     

    Concurrent
    Session 2:

    Why Adults
    Should Read Children’s Books

     

    Concurrent
    Session 3: The Role of the Illustrator in the Bookmaking Process

    10:15-10:30

    Morning Break

    Morning Break

    Morning Break

    10:30-11:30

    Concurrent
    Session 4: Panel Discussion: A Conversation with Daphne Lee, moderated by: SCBWI/Beaulah
    Taguiwalo)

     

    Concurrent
    Session 5:

    The Asian
    Children’s Book Industry: An Echo Session of the 2015 Asian Festival of
    Children’s Content

    Concurrent
    Session 6:

    Children’s
    Books in Mother Tongue: Publication and Translation 

    11:30-12:30

    Concurrent
    Session 7:

    Providing
    Diverse Content for the Filipino Young Adults and an Introduction to Kabanata
    Fellows

     

    Concurrent
    Session 8:

    A
    New Breed of Filipino Comics

    Concurrent
    Session 9:

    Best Practices
    in Copyright

    12:30-1:30

    Lunch

    1:30-3:00

    Plenary 1: Wen
    Dee Tan

    3:00-3:20

    Afternoon Break

    3:20-4:40

    Plenary 2: Daphne
    Lee, Editor, Scholastic, Inc.

    4:45-5:15

    Awarding of the
    2015 PBBY-Salanga Prize and the 2015 PBBY-Alcala Prize

  • Call for Nominations: The 34th National Book Awards

    The National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Manila Critics Circle (MCC) are calling upon all NBDB-registered publishers to submit their nominations for the National Book Awards 2015.

    Nominated titles in Filipino and English published within 2014 are eligible for the award. As in previous years, a third language is included for nominated titles in the Literary Division. This year, Ilonggo/Hiligaynon and Kinaray-a books published within the last three calendar years (2012-2014) may be submitted.

    Among the changes in the NBA’s Nomination/Selection Criteria are the addition of the Essays Category in the Literary Division and the splitting of History and Journalism into two separate categories in the Non-Literary Division. Translation, a new category added last year, covers “a book translated from one language into a Philippine language, English, or Spanish; or from one Philippine language to another Philippine language.”

    The winner of each category, except Publisher of the Year, will receive a cash prize of P15,000, which will be awarded to the author or book designer. Moreover, special awards will be given to the winners of the National Book Awards. These include Juan C. Laya Prize, Alfonso T. Ongpin Prize, Iñigo Ed. Regalado Prize, Cirilo F. Bautista Prize, Philippine Literary Arts Council Prize, Elfren S. Cruz Prize, and Komisyon sa Wika ng Filipino Prize.

    To download a copy of the rules, click on this link .

    Deadline of submission of entries is May 30, 2015. Books mailed from outside Manila will be accepted if postmarked May 30, 2015.

  • Call for Applications: The 2015 National Book Development Trust Fund Grant (P200,000 each)

    The National Book Development Board (NBDB), the government agency mandated to develop and support the Philippine book publishing industry, has recently launched a call for applications for the National Book Development Trust Fund (NBDTF) Grant for 2015. Authors and organizations are invited to submit at least 25% of their manuscripts or research works for books. The chosen works will receive a grant of P200,000.00 each.

    Manuscripts/research works for books should be on any of the following:

    1. Local History and Culture (written in Filipino, English, or any Philippine language)

    Local history includes the history of places, people, and events defined by a geographical area in the Philippines (cities, towns, barangays, local government, and regional areas). It also includes the culture and characteristics of the people represented in the local community.

    2. Traditional Medicine / Integrative Medicine / Tropical Medicine

    Traditional Medicine includes knowledge, skills, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to cultures in the Philippines that are used in the maintenance of health, as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement, or treatment of physical and mental illness.

    Integrative Medicine includes knowledge, skills, practices, developments, and achievements related to medical care that combines traditional and modern medicine.

    Tropical Medicine includes research on the diagnosis, prevention, control, and treatment of tropical and/or infectious diseases, particularly those of public health importance or are major causes of morbidity and mortality in the Philippines.

    3. Food Science and Technology / Organic Agriculture / Sustainable Agriculture / Agritourism

    Food Science and Technology includes research, novel theories, and technologies related to the production, processing, packaging, storage, distribution, preparation, and marketing of food and food products in the Philippines, particularly rice and rice-based products, local crops, traditional fermented food, and fish and other marine products. It may cover food and ingredient origins, discoveries in procurement of raw ingredients/materials, and food security issues and challenges in the country.

    Organic Agriculture includes research on methods of agriculture that exclude the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.

    Sustainable Agriculture includes research on agricultural and natural systems that focus on long-term ecological health.

    Agritourism includes research on tourism in the Philippines that focuses on agriculturally based operations or activities.

    4. Popular Science

    Popular science includes research on Filipino robotics and Filipino inventions. It may also cover research on programs and/or competitions that support Filipino designers and inventors including students.

    Deadline for submissions is on May 31, 2015. click to download the following: Application Form , Submission Guidelines and Implementing Rules and Regulations of the NBDTF . For queries, please send an email to oed@nbdb.gov.ph.

  • NBDB Kapihan with Writers

    The National Book Development Board is inviting its registered writers, artists, editors, translators, and other individuals in the publishing industry to an afternoon of ideas exchange on June 18 2014 at 1:00PM. This kapihan session will be held at the NBDB Office located at Unit 2401, Prestige Tower, F. Ortigas Jr. Road (formerly Emerald Avenue), Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

    Sam Sotto, Mina Esguerra, Carljoe Javier, Beverly Siy will share their experiences as well as their advocacies related to Filipino authorship, publishing, copyright protection, and readership. This will also serve as a venue for creators to discuss various issues and concerns they face among themselves, with the objective of arriving at concrete and sustainable solutions.

    Admission is free but pre-registration is required. Kindly confirm your attendance by contacting Rita Quinto at 570-6198 local 806 or rita@nbdb.gov.ph.

    Interested participants who are not currently registered with the NBDB are also welcome. They may file their application for free upon registration during the event.

  • BIR extends deadline for submission of affidavit of rates and appointment books up to May 31

    BIR released today Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 32-2014 which declares the
    extension for submission of the required affidavit and official appointment books
    by self-employed individuals or professionals. The deadline, which was originally
    set on May 6, 2013, is now May 31, 2014, giving professionals more time to
    prepare their documentary requirements.

    For further inquiries, please visit the Revenue District Office (RDO) nearest you.

    View BIR Circular here .

  • December 7 – READER CONFERENCE

    • December 7 — READER CONFERENCE
    to be held at the Ateneo de Manila University Rizal Library

  • November 29 — READ ALOUD SERIES, Apolonio Samson Elementary School, Quezon City

    November 29 — READ ALOUD SERIES, Apolonio Samson Elementary School, Quezon City

    8:00 AM Opening Remarks by Flor Marie Sta.Romana-Cruz, NBDB Chair
    8:10 AM Opening Number, "Ako'y Isang Mabuting Pilipino" by Noel Cabangon
    8:30 AM Performance by PETA, "Super Woman si Inay" written by Segundo Matias, Jr.
    9:00 AM Storytelling and open forum, "The Magic Circle" by Gilda Cordero Fernando
    10:00 AM Closing Remarks by representative of Apolonio Samson

    SNACKS

    Emcee: Kris Lanot Lacaba

  • November 25 – 26 BOOKLATAN SA BAYAN, Koronadal City and General Santos City, South Cotabato

    November 25-26 — BOOKLATAN SA BAYAN, Koronadal City and General Santos City, South Cotabato

  • November 11 – 16 TEXT AND THE CITY – 4th PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL LITERARY FESTIVAL

    November 11 — University of Santo Tomas Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies (Program)
    November 12 — De La Salle University Department of Literature (Program)
    November 13 — Ateneo de Manila University Rizal Library (Program)
    November 14 — University of the Philippines Institute of Creative Writing (Program)
    November 15 — Ayala Museum (Program)
    November 16 — KOMIKON, Bayanihan Center, Pasig City
    November 16 — 32nd NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS

  • Little Lit Festival

    Once upon a time, in an unassailable fort, an invisible kingdom, a secret galaxy, lived a child— you. You were a rebel, a fairy, an alien. You were different, brave, and inquisitive. Though you were sometimes hurt, confused, let down, you always found courage. You battled bullies, monsters, and fought the mundane. One day, you became a grown-up and slowly forgot about the triumphs that made you special. This summer, you will turn the pages of a good children’s book, and find yourself again in that extraordinary place you once left behind.

    On May 30-31, 2013, the NBDB, in partnership with the Museo Pambata, is hosting a literary festival that will focus on children’s content, an important and thriving aspect of the book publishing industry. Called the “NBDB Little Lit Festival,” the occasion promises to bring together content creators and producers with parents, teachers, librarians, and anyone interested in quality content for children. Ken Spillman, Australian-based writer of the Jake series; Candy Gourlay, London-based writer of Tall Story; Christopher Cheng, Australian-based creator of the picture books Sounds Spooky, One Child, and Python; Myra Garces Bacsal, clinical psychologist, writer, and lecturer at the National Institute of Education in Singapore; husband and wife team Adam Jimenez and Felicia Low-Jimenez, co-authors of Sherlock Sam; and many other writers, illustrators, and publishers are expected to attend the festival.

    The NBDB Little Lit Festival, the first of its kind, will be held at the Museo Pambata at Roxas Boulevard cor. South Drive, Manila. Expected to attend are book and literature enthusiasts, teachers, students, librarians, publishers, and authors from all over the country. The festival will also include panel discussions, workshops, a book and crafts fair, exhibits, and performances.

    The festival fee is P1,500.00 and covers lunch, snacks, and a festival kit. To reserve a slot, contact Nalyn C. Castillo of the Museo Pambata at 5360595.

  • National Children’s Book Awards 2012

    The National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) proudly present the entries for the 2nd National Children’s Book Awards. The awarding ceremony will be conducted at the Mind Museum, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig on Saturday, July 28 at 2:00 p.m. The winners will receive trophies and cash awards.

    This prestigious conduct of recognizing and honoring the literary works for children authored by Filipinos in 2010 and 2011 is a much awaited event among children’s literature lovers and kids as well.

    Full list of entries for 2012 National Children’s Book Awards can be viewed here :

  • NBDB Celebrates National Children’s Book Day 2012 with Lisa Macuja-Elizalde

    This year’s celebration will be launched with a storytelling session on 17th of July. The Philippines’ Prima Ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde will read a storybook to a group of grade schoolers. The registration will start at 10:00 a.m. at the Event Center, Lower Ground Floor, Building A of SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

    Featured are the newest storybooks of Vibal Publishing: The Cardinal and the Cats, which will be read by Miss Macuja, Arroz Caldo ni Lolo Waldo, which will be read by a representative of the BDO Foundation, and Ang Malaking Kahon ng Sorpresa, to be read by a professional storyteller.

    NBDB in partnership with the SM Marketing Group presents this storytelling session as the main event of the NCBD 2012 that will be simultaneously celebrated in SM Supermalls nationwide. The Department of Education, SM Foundation, National Book Store Foundation, Vibal Publishing, and BDO Foundation are among the event partners.

    To cap this year’s celebration is the 2nd National Children’s Book Awards to be presented by NBDB and the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY). It will be held at the Mind Museum, J.Y. Campos Park, 3rd Avenue,Taguig City on 28th of July. It aims to honor exemplary Philippine children's books published from 2010 and 2011 and to give recognition to their creators. The winning titles were selected by a board of judges who will discuss the merits of the books during the awarding ceremony.

    The NCBA, first awarded in 2010 and held on alternate years, is also meant to document the state of children's publishing in the country and to promote quality children’s books. It also a unique way to celebrate Philippine literature for children. To check last NCBA winners, kindly visit www.nbdb.gov.ph.

  • National Children’s Book Day at SM Megamall


    The National Book Development Board joined SM Supermalls and SM Foundation in the kick-off celebration of the 2010 National Children’s BookDay at the SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City last July 20, 2010. The event was also simultaneously celebrated in 35 SM Supermalls nationwide.
    The story reading sessions of the NBDB’s Get Caught Reading celebrity advocates TV host Lyn Ching and singer/actor Lance Raymundo highlighted the program, which also included an appearance of NBDB’s mascot Buknoy and the turnover of book donations to various schools and libraries.

    Lyn Ching-Pascual gave an engaging storytelling with the help of daughter Gaby and delighted the audience with the story “Yummy Fly Pie” by Jomike Tejido (Vibal Publishing), while singer and actor Lance Raymundo enthusiastically read “Ang Mahiwagang Kamiseta” by Eugene Evasco (Vibal Publishing).

    The event was attended by DepEd Undersecretary Vilma Labrador; SM Health and Medical Program director Connie Angeles; SM Foundation executive director Debbie Sy; and NBDB executive director Atty. Andrea Flores. The audience also included more than 200 children from the Department of Social and Welfare Department children’s care and various schools in the metropolis.

  • NBDB Sets up Trust Fund for Filipino Authors with Two Government Banks.

    The two government banks are now portfolio managers for the trust fund for Filipino authors.

    The National Book Development Board (NBDB) officers led by its Chairman, Dr. Dennis T. Gonzalez and Executive Director Atty. Andrea Pasion-Flores, signed an agreement last 16 June 2010 to set up two (2) trust fund accounts with the Development Bank of the Philippines and the Land Bank of the Philippines.
    To establish the fund, a PhP50M allotment from the General Appropriations Act (GAA) will be provided annually for five years while the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) and the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes office (PCSO) will each contribute P50 million for ten months.

    The PhP150 million Fund will be established within a period of one year, and the interest from the Fund will provide annually at least fifty (50) grants to authors in all regions in order to spur creativity and support the completion of local manuscripts or research works for publication.

    The fund is expected to boost the number of books on local history, science and technology, and in other genres where local works are either few or non-existent.
    Signing for NBDB, Dr. Gonzalez, who is also Associate Dean of the Ateneo School of Government, says “this will benefit veteran and promising authors working or researching on topics in which local books are either few or non-existent.” There are many subject areas in which local books are insufficient in number and variety, and most of the books in libraries and bookstores are foreign publications.
    According to data gathered by the NBDB, the United Kingdom exported £2.45 million (around Php 173M) worth of books to the Philippines in 2009. US book exports to the Philippines in 2009 (US$21.28M) is bigger than its book exports to New Zealand (US$7.91M), Malaysia (US$9.80M), Thailand (US$7.96M), Taiwan (US$17.18M) and China (US$20.64M).
    For the NBDB Executive Director Atty. Andrea Pasion-Flores, a book author herself, a trust fund will “boost the annual number of titles produced especially in local history, science and technology, indigenous children’s stories and the translations of classic works into local languages, not only for books written in English.
    The NBDB hopes that President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III will appoint competent and responsible members of the Governing Board who shall be the ones to award the initial grants from the interest of the Trust Fund for Filipino authors.

  • Booklatan sa Bayan in Cotabato and Iloilo

    More than 150 teacher and librarians attended the NBDB’s Booklatan sa Bayan program held in Cotabato City and Iloilo City early this year. Series of training events and lectures were held in the two key cities that include readership development, storytelling, and copyright concerns.

    The Booklatan sa Cotabato is part of the NBDB and World Bank Knowledge for Development Center Booklatan program partnership in 2009. It was held on March 1-3 at the Notre Dame University in Cotabato City. The participants comprised of faculty teachers and librarians of the NDU and all of its annex campuses, and teachers from the provinces of Sultan Kudarat and South Cotabato, and those from the cities of Tacurong City, Kidapawan City, and Koronadal.

    A total of sixty-five that include journalists and day care volunteers attended the Booklatan sa Iloilo training on book-based storytelling. The program was in partnership with the Iloilo City Hall Press Corps Inc. and was held on March 27 at the DepEd Iloilo Division Office.

    Invited speakers for the Booklatan program were Dr. Elena Cutiongco for readership development, Tony Yanza for storytelling, and Atty. Mark Robert Dy of Intellectual Property Philippines for the session on Copyright issues.

    The NBDB continues to reach out the countryside communities to promote the importance of books and having a lifelong reading habit. The program also aims to promote Philippine-authored books and Filipino authors.

  • Call for Nominations: 2016 National Children’s Book Awards

    Now on its 4th year, the National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Philippine Board on Books for the Young (PBBY) will present the National Children’s Book Awards on July 2016. The NCBA will give honor to the best books for children and young adults (0-19 years) published during the years 2014 and 2015.

    The National Book Development Board is now accepting nominations for the National Children’s Book Awards (NCBA).

    All publishers, authors, and illustrators are encouraged to submit their nominations. Deadline for submission is February 12, 2016, Friday, 5:00 pm. Nominations mailed from outside Metro Manila will be accepted if post marked February 12, 2016.

    A book is eligible if it complies with all of the following:

    1. Published in the Philippines by an NBDB-registered publisher within the two (2) years preceding the year of selection;
    2. Authored by a Filipino citizen;
    3. Written in Filipino or English; and
    4. Released to the public in the eligible year.

    Steps in nomination:
    1. Fill out the following:
    i. Form 1A (if there are 3 or less entries/nominees); or
    ii. Form 1B (if there are more than 3 entries/nominees).

    2. Attach any one of the following:
    i. Delivery receipt/s to a bookstore, or a dealer/jobber, or any similar entity that has the ability to distribute books to the public; or
    ii. A donation to a school or library, which need not be formally accepted in an instrument by the beneficiary. It is enough that the donation is received, acknowledged and/or certified by the beneficiaries of said donation in writing; or
    iii. Distributed in bookstores or entities that sell the book, including online stores, proof of which should be provided; or
    iv. Produced/printed by a book facility/entity, as shown by a document that said book has been produced in quantities consistent with the act of publication. It is, however, understood, that the specific number of copies shall not be part of the criteria to determine the books to be selected for the Awards; or
    v. A consignment agreement with a bookstore or outlet or a sales report.

    3. Attach a copy of NBDB Certificate of Registration;

    4. Provide us seven (7) copies of each book;

    5. Submit all requirements to:

    The Executive Director
    National Book Development Board
    Unit 2401 Prestige Tower, F. J. Ortigas Avenue,
    Ortigas Center, 1605 Pasig City
    Subject: The National Children’s Book Awards 2016

    For further inquiries, please contact the NBDB Secretariat through Mr. Ryan Esteban at telephone number (02) 929-3887 local 804 or email ryan.esteban@nbdb.gov.ph.

    The text of General Guidelines is available here .

    During the 3rd National Children’s Book Awards held in 2014, four books were chosen as Best Reads of 2014 and two books were given special awards from over 140 books nominated.

    The following are books recognized as Best Reads in 2014:

    Author: Weng D. Cahiles
    Illustrator: Isa N. Natividad
    Publisher: Adarna

    Author: Raissa Rivera Falgui
    Illustrator: Fran Alvarez
    Publisher: Adarna House, Inc.

    Author: Felinda V. Bagas
    Illustrator: Aldy C. Aguirre
    Publisher: Adarna House, Inc.

    Author: Xi Zuq
    Illustrator: Dominic Agsaway
    Publisher: Adarna House, Inc.

    Kids’ Choice Awards (for Best Picture Book)

    Author: Gutch Gutierrez and Zig Marasigan
    Illustrator: Gutch Gutierrez
    Publisher: The Bookmark, Inc.

    Best Book for Readers Ages 0 to 4 (by Save the Children Foundation)

    Illustrator: Pergylene Acuña
    Publisher: Adarna House, Inc.

  • Winners in the 34th NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS

    The National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Manila Critics Circle (MCC) are pleased to announce the winners of the 34th National Book Awards (NBA). Below is the list of NBA winners for books published in 2014: LITERARY DIVISION FICTION CATEGORY – NOVEL (English Language) Dwellers, by Eliza Victoria, Visprint, Inc. FICTION CATEGORY – NOVEL continue reading

  • Booklatan sa Bayan goes to PUP

    On November 11 to 13, 2015, the National Book Development Board in partnership with Center for Creative Writing of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines is presenting Booklatan sa Bayan: The 1st PUP Lit Fest. Booklatan sa Bayan is a quarterly program of NBDB that aims to promote a culture of reading and lifelong learning continue reading

  • GROWING SUPPORT FOR BOOKS AND AUTHORS

    As the government agency mandated to protect and enhance the growth of the local book industry, the National Book Development Board (NBDB) provides services, programs, and projects that cater to authors, illustrators, readers, publishers, book importers, and book distributors. These programs include Kapihan Sessions, consultative meetings for various stakeholders; Booklatan sa Bayan, a nationwide seminar-workshop continue reading

  • Umuulan ng Libro: Philippine Children’s Book Summit

    In celebration of the 32nd National Children’s Book Day, the National Book Development Board (NBDB), in partnership with the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY), will be holding a summit, entitled “Umuulan ng Libro: Philippine Children’s Book Summit,” on July 21, 2015, at the Elements at Centris in Quezon City. The Philippine Children’s continue reading

  • Umuulan ng Libro: Philippine Children’s Book Summit

    In celebration of the 32nd National Children’s Book Day, the National Book Development Board (NBDB) in partnership with the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) will be holding a summit, entitled “Umuulan ng Libro: Philippine Children’s Book Summit,” on July 21, 2015 in Quezon City. The Philippine Children’s book summit will feature international continue reading

  • Call for Nominations: The 34th National Book Awards

    The National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Manila Critics Circle (MCC) are calling upon all NBDB-registered publishers to submit their nominations for the National Book Awards 2015. Nominated titles in Filipino and English published within 2014 are eligible for the award. As in previous years, a third language is included for nominated titles in continue reading

  • Call for Applications: The 2015 National Book Development Trust Fund Grant (P200,000 each)

    The National Book Development Board (NBDB), the government agency mandated to develop and support the Philippine book publishing industry, has recently launched a call for applications for the National Book Development Trust Fund (NBDTF) Grant for 2015. Authors and organizations are invited to submit at least 25% of their manuscripts or research works for books. continue reading

  • NBDB Kapihan with Writers

    The National Book Development Board is inviting its registered writers, artists, editors, translators, and other individuals in the publishing industry to an afternoon of ideas exchange on June 18 2014 at 1:00PM. This kapihan session will be held at the NBDB Office located at Unit 2401, Prestige Tower, F. Ortigas Jr. Road (formerly Emerald Avenue), continue reading

  • BIR extends deadline for submission of affidavit of rates and appointment books up to May 31

    BIR released today Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 32-2014 which declares the extension for submission of the required affidavit and official appointment books by self-employed individuals or professionals. The deadline, which was originally set on May 6, 2013, is now May 31, 2014, giving professionals more time to prepare their documentary requirements. For further inquiries, please continue reading

  • November 29 — READ ALOUD SERIES, Apolonio Samson Elementary School, Quezon City

    November 29 — READ ALOUD SERIES, Apolonio Samson Elementary School, Quezon City 8:00 AM Opening Remarks by Flor Marie Sta.Romana-Cruz, NBDB Chair 8:10 AM Opening Number, “Ako’y Isang Mabuting Pilipino” by Noel Cabangon 8:30 AM Performance by PETA, “Super Woman si Inay” written by Segundo Matias, Jr. 9:00 AM Storytelling and open forum, “The Magic continue reading

  • November 25 – 26 BOOKLATAN SA BAYAN, Koronadal City and General Santos City, South Cotabato

    November 25-26 — BOOKLATAN SA BAYAN, Koronadal City and General Santos City, South Cotabato

  • November 11 – 16 TEXT AND THE CITY – 4th PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL LITERARY FESTIVAL

    November 11 — University of Santo Tomas Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies (Program) November 12 — De La Salle University Department of Literature (Program) November 13 — Ateneo de Manila University Rizal Library (Program) November 14 — University of the Philippines Institute of Creative Writing (Program) November 15 — Ayala Museum (Program) November continue reading

  • Little Lit Festival

    Once upon a time, in an unassailable fort, an invisible kingdom, a secret galaxy, lived a child— you. You were a rebel, a fairy, an alien. You were different, brave, and inquisitive. Though you were sometimes hurt, confused, let down, you always found courage. You battled bullies, monsters, and fought the mundane. One day, you continue reading

  • National Children’s Book Awards 2012

    The National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) proudly present the entries for the 2nd National Children’s Book Awards. The awarding ceremony will be conducted at the Mind Museum, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig on Saturday, July 28 at 2:00 p.m. The winners will receive trophies and cash continue reading

  • NBDB Celebrates National Children’s Book Day 2012 with Lisa Macuja-Elizalde

    This year’s celebration will be launched with a storytelling session on 17th of July. The Philippines’ Prima Ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde will read a storybook to a group of grade schoolers. The registration will start at 10:00 a.m. at the Event Center, Lower Ground Floor, Building A of SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. Featured are the newest continue reading

  • National Children’s Book Day at SM Megamall

    The National Book Development Board joined SM Supermalls and SM Foundation in the kick-off celebration of the 2010 National Children’s BookDay at the SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City last July 20, 2010. The event was also simultaneously celebrated in 35 SM Supermalls nationwide.

  • NBDB Sets up Trust Fund for Filipino Authors with Two Government Banks.

    The two government banks are now portfolio managers for the trust fund for Filipino authors. The National Book Development Board (NBDB) officers led by its Chairman, Dr. Dennis T. Gonzalez and Executive Director Atty. Andrea Pasion-Flores, signed an agreement last 16 June 2010 to set up two (2) trust fund accounts with the Development Bank continue reading

  • Booklatan sa Bayan in Cotabato and Iloilo

    More than 150 teacher and librarians attended the NBDB’s Booklatan sa Bayan program held in Cotabato City and Iloilo City early this year. Series of training events and lectures were held in the two key cities that include readership development, storytelling, and copyright concerns.