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To celebrate the National Children’s Book Day, the National Book Development Board (NBDB) and Philippine
Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) last June 2, 2015 at the
NBDB office. The summit, entitled, “Umuulan ng Libro: Philippine Children’s Book Summit” will be a gathering
of authors, illustrators, publishers, librarians, educators, and students committed to this thriving and significant
aspect of the book publishing industry. It will be celebrated on the 21st day of July at Elements at Centris,
Quezon City.

As part of their mandate, the PBBY is the lead agency in the celebration of National Children's Book Day
(NCBD). This is celebrated every third week of July to commemorate the anniversary of the publication of
Jose Rizal's "The Monkey and the Turtle" in Trubner's Oriental Record in London.

Present at the MOA signing were Ms. Tarie Sabido, PBBY Chair; Ms. Neni Sta. Romana-Cruz, NBDB Chair;
Ms. Graciela Mendoza-Cayton, NBDB Executive Director; and Mr. Ruben De Jesus, PBBY Sectoral
Representative.