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7 Writing Grants Awarded to Science Scholars

The National Book Development Board (NBDB) will award a writing grant worth Php 200,000.00 each to seven (7) science scholars whose manuscripts were chosen among twenty-six (26) National Book Development Trust Fund applicants, under three (3) categories.


In November 2014, applications for the grants were opened to works under four (4) categories: local history and culture, food science and technology/organic agriculture/sustainable agriculture/agritourism, traditional/integrative/tropical medicine, and popular science. The following are the recipients of writing grants under the National Book Development Trust Fund program for the year 2015:


Food Science and Technology/Organic Agriculture/Sustainable Agriculture/Agritourism Category:


         1. Title: Commercial Production of Organic Philippine Native Chicken

Author: Dr. Jaime Cabarles

Region: Region VI (Iloilo)


         2. Title: Gusto Ko, Organiko!

Author: Ms. Prima Lou Imperial

Region: V (Camarines Sur)


         3. Title: Street Food Safety: A Primer for Philippine Street Foods

Author: Dr. Eufemio Barcelon

Region: IV-A (Cavite)



ADMU to host a lecture series on Filipino historian's life and works

On May 9, 2016, the Ateneo de Manila University School of Humanities is spearheading various activities to commemorate the birth of Fr. Horacio de la Costa, S.J., an eminent Filipino historian, a passionate defender of the humanities, the first Filipino Jesuit provincial, an intellectual giant and a true man of faith. These three events cover the Exhibit on Fr. De la Costa, curated by Fr. Rene Javellana in the Rizal Library, a lecture series, and a Pastiche featuring the works of the young De la Costa.

A commemorative lecture series on the life and works of Fr. De la Costa, vagaries of intellectual life in Southeast Asia, poetry, and notion of hybridity will be presented from February to May 2016. Everyone is invited to join the lecture series at Faura Hall Audio Visual Room, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights. Kindly contact 426-6001 loc. 5340-5341 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  for reservations or for inquiries.



NBDB Call for Technical Assistant

The National Book Development Board is in need of a Technical Assistant under Contract of Service for a period of 6 months to do special projects and communications under the Office of the Executive Director. 


The scope of work will be the following:


1. Handle communications of the OED;

2. Coordinate inter-agency work concerning policies and programs;

3. Coordinate programs/activities for international trade and promotions;

4. Coordinate the 2016 National Children’s Book Awards; and

5. Handle other special projects as assigned by the Executive Director or the Deputy Executive Director.


Service fee is Twenty Thousand Pesos (P20,000.00) per month.  


Email your letter and CV to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it not later than February 26, 2016. 



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.

Career Opportunities (Deadline: 26 February 2016)

The National Book Development Board (NBDB) of DepEd builds a culture of reading and authorship as well as an environment for the growth of the book publishing industry towards making it globally competitive.  Invitation is now open for honest and competent applicants for these job vacancies: 

Permanent Position

Salary Grade

No. of Items

Project Development Officer V



Chief Administrative Officer



Information Technology Officer I



Statistician I



Administrative Assistant III



Administrative Aide III



 Please submit Letter & CV to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  

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