The NBDB and the Manila Critics Circle (MCC) are pleased to announce the finalists for this year's National Book Awards. The winners will be announced during the awarding ceremonies that will be held on November 14 at the Ayala Museum.
The NATIONAL BOOK DEVELOPMENT
28th NATIONAL BOOK
The Trail of the
Chop-Chop Lady of Makati, Wilfredo Garrido (Giraffe Books);
Awit ni Kadunung, Abdon M. Balde, Jr. (University of Santo Tomas Publishing House);
Soledad's Sister, Jose Y. Dalisay, Jr. (Anvil
Publishing, Inc.); and
Another Time, Benjamin Bautista (Ateneo De ManilaUniversity Press).
to National Liberation: Essays of Three Decades, Epifanio San Juan, Jr. (University
of the Philippines Press);
Our Scene So Fair:
Filipino Poetry in English, 1905 to 1955, Gémino H.
Abad (University of the Philippines Press);
of the Twentieth Century: A History of the Book in the Philippines, Patricia May B. Jurilla (Ateneo De ManilaUniversity Press); and
The Promise of the
Nation: Gender, History and Nationalism in Contemporary Ilokano Literature,
Roderick G. Galam (Ateneo De ManilaUniversity Press).
The Faces and Stories of Breast Cancer, eds. Cathy
Paras-Lara and Jay Lara (University of Santo Tomas Publishing House);
Ah, Wilderness! A
Journey Through Sacred Time, Simeon Dumdum, Jr. (Ateneo De ManilaUniversity Press);
A Taste of Home:
Pinay Expats and Food Memories, eds. Edgar B.
Maranan and Len S. Maranan-Goldstein (Anvil Publishing, Inc.);
of Relationships, ed. Erlinda Enriquez Panlilio (Anvil
Publishing, Inc.); and
The Flip Reader:
Being a Greatest Hits Anthology from Flip: the Official Guide to World
Domination, ed. Jessica Zafra (Anvil Publishing, Inc.).
Murders, story by Budjette Tan and art by Kajo
Baldisimo (Visual Print Enterprises).
Kalahati at Umpisa
Mga Tula, Rebecca T.
Añonuevo (University of Santo Tomas Publishing House);
Toledo (University of Santo Tomas Publishing House);
The Gods We Worship
Live Next Door, Bino A Realuyo (Anvil Publishing, Inc.); and
The Proxy Eros, Mookie Katigbak (Anvil Publishing, Inc.).
The Cinema of
Manuel Conde, Nicanor
G. Tiongson (University of Santo Tomas Publishing House);
Upheaval: A Memoir of Front-line Reporting, Amando Doronila (Anvil Publishing, Inc); and
3.A Country Not Even His Own, Steve
E. Psinakis (Anvil Publishing, Inc.).
BitterSweet: A Guide to Understanding Diabetes, ed. Dr. Estrellita V. Fernando-Lopez, et. al( SweetStar
Management: Principles and Practices, Filemon A.
Uriarte, Jr. (University of the Philippines Press); and
Selected Essays on
Science and Technology for Securing a Better Philippines, Volume I, eds. Gisela P. Padilla-Concepcion, Eduardo A. Padlan, and Caesar A.
Saloma (University of the Philippines Press).
Sine Gabay: A Film
Study Guide, Nick Deocampo and the Center for New Cinema (Anvil
Bureaucracy: A Guidebook for Local
Government Unit Admistrators, Other Public Managers, and Elected Officials,
Ma. Gladys Cruz-Sta. Rita (Center for Local
& Regional Governance and UP); and
Becoming A Guru: An
Introduction to Advanced Research, Ramon K. Katigbak (Anvil
American Empire and
The Politics of Meaning: Elite Political Cultures in the Philippines and Puerto Rico during U.S. Colonialism, Julian Go (Ateneo De ManilaUniversity Press);
Competing Views and
Strategies on Agrarian Reform, Volume I: International Perspective andVolume II: Philippine Perspective, Saturnino
M. Borras, Jr. (Ateneo De Manila
Archaeological Sequence , Cecilia Y. Locsin, Maria Isabel G. Ongpin
and Socorro Paz P. Paterno (Ateneo De ManilaUniversity Press);
People of the
Middle Ground: A Century of Conflict and Accommodation in Central Mindanao 1880s-1980s, Ronald K. Edgerton (Ateneo
De ManilaUniversity Press);and
and Others: The Story of the Japanese Commercial Community of Manila 1900-1945, Augusto V. De Viana (University of Santo Tomas Publishing House).
The Shared Voice:
Chanted and Spoken Narratives from the Philippines, Grace Nono (Anvil
Publishing, Inc. and Fundacion Santiago)
Café by the Ruins:
Memories and Recipes, Lia Llamado, Adelaida Lim and
Feliz Perez (Anvil Publishing, Inc.); and
Guidebook to Philippine Cuisine, ed.Michaela Fenix (Anvil Publishing,
A Guidebook to Philippine Cuisine, Guillermo Ramos, designer
Anvil Publishing, Inc.);
Held and Lingered, Adam David and Oliver Ortega, designers ( High
A Legacy of Art and Progress: Appreciating Art Through the BPI Art
Collection, Dopy Doplon, designer (BPI Foundation, Inc.);
Warriors: The Faces and Stories of Breast Cancer, Rachel and Sheree Ti, designers (University
of Santo Tomas Publishing House);
Philippines Through European Lenses: Late 19th
Century Photographs from the Meekamp Van Embden Collection, Karl
Frederick M. Castro, designer (Ateneo De Manila University Press).
NBDB Chairman's CEAP Presentation on Ensuring Textbook Quality
We are posting on our website the presentation given by NBDB Chairman Dr. Dennis T. Gonzalez to the National Convention of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) last 17 September 2009 for those who are interested about the workshop session he conducted on Ensuring Textbook Quality. This is also available at his blog - http://discoverthegift.blogspot.com/
Ensuring Textbook Quality
To ensure quality textbooks in the private school system, every school or school association like the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) should set up a textbook procurement system that requires all prospective books to go through an evaluation committee that has clear and established procedures.
Governing Board names OIC- Deputy Executive Director
NBDB Governing Board, during its 175th Regular Board Meeting last 25 August 2009, has appointed Edgardo
P. Sabalvoro as officer-in-charge of the Office of the Deputy Executive Director
vice Frances Jeanne L. Sarmiento who retires from Government Service effective 1 September 2009.
Mr. Sabalvoro has a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the
National College of Public Administration and Governance in UP-Diliman and has
a Career Service Executive Eligibility (CSEE) in 2005. He also worked with the Office of the Chairman from July 1997 – December
1998 as Executive Assistant III and re-joined NBDB as Executive
Assistant V, under the Office of the Chairman from January 2003 to the present.
Mr. Sabalvoro was previously connected with Claretian
Publications Inc. and Crossroads Publications Inc. as Division Head and Marketing Director, respectively.