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33rd National Book Awards Finalists Announced

The National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Manila Critics Circle (MCC) are pleased to announce the
finalists for this year’s National Book Awards.  

33rd NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS FINALISTS for Books Published in 2013

Alfonso T. Ongpin Prize for Best Book on Art
1. Balay Ukit: Tropical Architecture in Pre-WWII Filipino Houses, by Maria Virginia Yap Morales,
Anvil Publishing
2. ISTILO: Pocket Guide to Architecture Styles in the Philippines, by Gerard Lico, National 
Commission for Culture and the Arts
3. The Urian Anthology 2000-2009: The Rise of the Philippine New Wave Indie Film, edited by
Nicanor G. Tiongson, University of the Philippines Press 
Update on the NCBA 2014 post-event session

To all publishers who participated in the recently concluded National Children's Book Awards (NCBA), the post-event session will be held on 3 September, 2014, at 10:00 AM, at the NBDB Conference Room, Unit 2401 Prestige Tower, F. Ortigas, Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Thank you and see you then!
Booklatan sa Bayan in Leyte

NBDB extends its support to help rebuild the community in Leyte through the Booklatan sa Bayan
program that will be held on August 27 at Tacloban and August 28 at Palo, Leyte.

With its aim to uphold a lifelong reading habit among Filipinos and to help re-establish the schools
and libraries that were severely damaged by super typhoon Yolanda last year, NBDB in partnership
with the Library Hub of the Department of Education will donate books to Leyte Library HUB. Book
donations are from different publishers in the Philippines such as Adarna House Inc., Anvil Publishing,
Inc., Cultural Publisher, Batobalani Foundation Inc., Philippine Bible Society, Phoenix Educational
Service Inc., Phoenix Publishing House, Inc., Rex Bookstore, SD Publications, Inc., SIBS Publishing
House, Inc., Souvenir Publications, Inc., St. Mary’s Publishing Corp. and Visprint, Inc.

Participants of the Booklatan are students, librarians and supervisors of different schools and libraries
in Leyte. Different seminars will be conducted during the program including risk management discussion
for librarians, symposium on developing a reading campaign for the community, and other workshops
and presentations regarding effective writing process.

NBDB promises to continue reaching Filipinos across the country not only to promote readership but 
also to help rebuild the communities.
NBDB postpones NCBA post-event session

To all publishers who participated in the last NCBA, we would like to announce that the post-event session scheduled for tomorrow, August 20, has been postponed. The new tentative schedule is on August 29, 2014, at 9:00 AM, at the NBDB Conference Room, Unit 2401 Prestige Tower, F. Ortigas, Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Kindly check our website and FB page for updates. Thank you for understanding. 

NBDB Events at the 35th Manila International Book Fair

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