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NBDB Call for applicants for Deputy Executive Director

The National Book Development Board is looking for qualified applicants to be its Deputy Executive Director.
Deputy Executive Director III
Salary Grade 27
Office of the Executive Officer

Powers and Functions

1. Assist the Executive Officer in the discharge of her powers and functions.

2. Act as Executive Officer during the Executive Officer’s absence, sickness or other temporary disability.

3. Discharge such other powers and perform such other functions as may be required by the Executive Officer or the Board.

CSC- Qualification Standard
  Bachelor’s Degree
  3 years of Supervisory experience
  Career Service Executive Eligibility (CSEE)/Career Executive Service (CES)

Other Qualifications  
          Experienced/interest in book publishing and allied industries
          Bachelor of Laws graduate or lawyer an advantage, but not necessary
  At least 30 years old and of established competence and integrity
Applicants may submit their resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it on or before February 13, 2015.  

NBDB Call for Encoders

The National Book Development is in need of Encoders (Contract of Service). Qualifications are as follows: 
     Proficient in MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint 
     Minimum of 45wpm typing speed
     Office hours is Monday to Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM
     Monthly rate is PhP12,000.00 (gross)
Interested applicants may submit their CVs to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it on or before January 30, 2015.

The Ateneo Institute of Literary Arts and Practices (AILAP) is accepting applicants for the 13th Ateneo National Writers’ Workshop (ANWW) to be held on May 11-15, 2015, at Ateneo de Manila University.

Each applicant should submit via e-mail a portfolio of any of the following: (a) five poems; (b) three short stories, (c) two plays, (d) three non-fiction essays; or (e) two hybrid texts (i.e., texts in which two or more forms—poetry, prose, image, among others—are used), written in Filipino or English with a title page bearing the author’s pseudonym and a table of contents. The portfolio must be in PDF and Word format.

All submissions must include a separate PDF containing the author’s name, address, contact number, e-mail address and a one-page resume including a literary CV with a 1X1 ID picture. Please e-mail entries to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ; use the subject heading “ANWW 13.”

Alternatively, submissions may be mailed to AILAP c/o Department of Filipino, School of Humanities, 3/F Dela Costa Bldg. Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108. Portfolios sent via postal or courier service to AILAP must be in triplicate, and must be accompanied by a CD containing a file of the documents saved in MSWord or Rich Text format. A separate document of the author info (see above)—placed in a sealed envelope—must also be included.

Fifteen fellows will be chosen from all over the country. Food and accommodations will be provided.

Deadline of submission will be on March 15, 2015. For more information, call 426-6001 loc. 5320 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Call for Submission: 15th IYAS National Writers’ Workshop

The University of St. La Salle-Bacolod (USLS) is inviting young writers to submit their application for the 15th IYAS National Writers’ Workshop which will be held on April 26 – May 2, 2015 at Balay Kalinungan, USLS-Bacolod.

Applicants should submit original work: either 6 poems, 2 short stories, or 2 one-act plays using a pseudonym, in two (2) computer-encoded hard copy of entry, font size 12, double-spaced, and soft copies in a CD (MSWord). Short stories must be numbered, by paragraph.

These are to be accompanied by a sealed size 10 business envelope, inside of which should be the author’s real name and chosen pseudonym, a 2x2 ID photo, and short resume. Everything must be mailed on or before February 16, 2015.

Entries in English, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Tagalog or Filipino may be submitted. Fellowships are awarded by genre and by language.

Fifteen applicants will be chosen for the workshop fellowships, which will include partial transportation subsidy and free board and lodging.

This year’s panelists include Grace Monte de Ramos-Arcellana, Glenn Mas, D.M. Reyes, Dinah Roma, John Iremil Teodoro and Marjorie Evasco as Workshop Director.

Please submit your application to: Ms. Rowena Japitana, IYAS Secretariat, Special Projects Office, University of St. La Salle, La Salle Avenue, Bacolod City. For inquiries, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

IYAS is held in collaboration with the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center of De La Salle University-Manila and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.
Orientation Seminar on the Development of the K to 12 Grades 5 and 6 Learning Resources

As part of its advocacy to improve the quality of learning resources development, the DepEd-Instructional Material Council Secretariat (IMCS) will conduct an orientation seminar for authors, editors, book designers, illustrators, and other stakeholders in the book publishing industry and interested individuals. The seminar aims to provide information on DepEd standards in developing quality learning resources for the K to 12 Grade 5 and 6 to be used in public schools which the Department intends to procure starting CY 2016. Schedule of the orientation is scheduled within January 2015. Details on the exact dates and venue will be announced later.


For inquiries, please contact Ms. Nonie Barraquias or Ms. Monette Dumandan of DepEd-IMCS at

telephone nos. 631-9294/634-1054 or email them at  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . 


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