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A Calendar of Rizaliana in the Vault of the Philippine National Library

Ambeth Ocampo

Winner, National Book Award, Bibliography, 1993

After completing the process of research and authentication that led to the publication of the drafts of Rizal’s hitherto unpublished third novel Makamisa, Ambeth Ocampo surveyed his field notes and discovered that he had completed an inventory of the precious and inaccessible Rizal manuscripts and materials in the vault of the Philippine National Library. Arranged chronologically to become a bibliographical calendar, this book is not a mere listing, but includes descriptive details, annotations, and even an abstract in English of most manuscripts.

Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 1993

ISBN: 971-270-294-4
236 pages

A Cofradia of Two: Oral History on the Family Life and Lay Religiosity of Juan D. Nepomuceno and Teresa G. Nepomuceno of Angeles, Pampanga

Erlita Mendoza

Co-Winner, National Book Award, Biography / Autobiography, 2004

This is the story of a remarkable couple whose unlikely partnership helped build the first city of the Kapampangan Region—as told by their eight surviving children and two daughters-in-law. But it was really their unassailable family values, their love and their faith, and their belief in their hometown’s capacity for greatness, that will be the lasting legacy of this couple—the unforgettable Juan and his enigmatic wife Teresa.

Angeles City, Pampanga: Holy Angel University Juan D. Nepomuceno Center for Kapampangan Studies, 2004

ISBN: 971-924-172-2
403 pages

A Companion Manual to Helping Our Children Do Well in School: 10 Successful Strategies from the Parents’ Best Practices Study of the Ateneo de Manila High School

Queena Lee-Chua, Ma. Isabel Sison-Dionisio

Winner, National Book Award, Education, 2004

What makes students do well in school? A survey of more than 500 parents of honor students, athletes, student leaders, and students excelling in extracurricular activities, yielded 10 simple strategies for good parenting. This companion manual also covers other topics such as spotting possible learning disorders, checklists of child and parenting styles, computer addiction, the truth about the Chinese and math, and more.

Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2004

ISBN: 971-271-485-3
176 pages

A Dictionary of Philippine Plant Names (Volumes I and II)

Domingo Madulid

Winner, National Book Award, Dictionary, 2001

This is the most comprehensive dictionary on Philippine plant names, with more than 43,300 vernacular names representing more than 97 languages and dialects in the country. It covers various groups of plants from algae, mosses, fungi, ferns and fern-allies, and flowering plants. It is intended as a general reference and guide for easy identification or naming of Philippine plant life, which is one of the most diverse and richest in the world.

Makati City: Bookmark, 2001

ISBN: 971-569-262-1

A Field Guide to the Whales and Dolphins in the Philippines

Jose Ma. Lorenzo Tan

Winner, National Book Award, Environment, 1995

“A well-made, exhaustively researched, and well-documented book with a conscience. Author Lory Tan shows us the beauty of these animals and what is happening to them now. A scaled recognition chart in full color is an added treat for kids and conscientious adults. The quality of this book is as impressive as its purpose is urgent.”—Sunday Inquirer

Makati City: Bookmark, 1995

ISBN: 971-569-155-2
125 pages

A Life Shaped by Music: Andrea Ofilada Veneracion and the Philippine Madrigal Singers

Marjorie Evasco

Winner, National Book Award, Biography / Autobiography, 2001

A Life Shaped by Music is a story of National Artist for Music Andrea O. Veneracion and her lifework as founder and choirmaster of the Philippine Madrigal Singers. Poet Marjorie Evasco weaves the multi-colored strands of more than 37 years of the story, clarifying for those who admire Prof. Veneracion and the Philippine Madrigal Singers the intrinsic spirit, the magical rapport, the discipline, and the passion that animate every performance of the choir.

Makati City: Bookmark, 2001

ISBN: 971-569-413-6
343 pages

A Makeshift Sun: Stories and Poems

Gemino H. Abad

Winner, National Book Award, Personal Anthology, 2002

Drawing from Abad’s introduction, one could regard the stories as a quest of memory, and the poems a probe of feeling, which both seek to define our humanity as Filipino. Whether the subject in story or poem is love or family, a natural function or even an idea, what is crucial for the definition is the integrity of the fictional persona’s response. But the form that integrity takes is always, for both persona and reader, a work of imagination.

Quezon City: University of the Phillipines Press, 2001

ISBN: 971-542-314
188 pages

A Maranao Dictionary

Edited by Howard P. McKaughan, Batua Al-Macaraya

Winner, National Book Award, Linguistics, 1996

Aside from the introduction and a bibliography, this book contains two major chapters: a Maranao Dictionary and a Maranao–English Dictionary.

Manila: De La Salle University Press, 1996

ISBN: 971-180-292-9
722 pages

A Nation for Our Children: Human Rights, Nationalism, Sovereignty

Jose Diokno

Edited by Santos Manalang Pricila

Winner, National Book Award, Essay, 1987

“This invaluable collection of Jose W. Diokno’s speeches and articles will serve as a monument to his unceasing vigilant pursuit and commitment to securing and protecting the quality of life of the Filipino human person in a just and humane society. His presentations addressed to his three major concerns—respect for human rights, nationalism, and Philippine sovereignty—reflect a contagious passion shared objectively through the use of substantive facts from the causes of our past and present political and economic circumstances.”—Lourdes R. Quisumbing, former secretary of Education, Culture, and Sports

Quezon City: Claretian Publications and The Jose W. Diokno Foundation, 1987

ISBN: 971-910-881-9
257 pages

A Native Clearing: Filipino Poetry and Verse from English since the ’50s to the Present from Edith L. Tiempo and Cirilo F. Bautista

Edited by Gemino H. Abad

Winner, National Book Award, Anthology, 1993

A Native Clearing is the sequel to Man of Earth (1989). It covers Filipino poetry wrought from English since the 1950s to the present. Because there are many more poets over that period, Prof. Abad decided to include only those who were born between 1919 and 1941, i.e., those who, from Edith L. Tiempo to Cirilo F. Bautista, worked and remolded English to the Filipino sense of his own reality. A few older poets from Man of Earth provide continuity in the poetic tradition.

Quezon City: University of the Phillipines Press, 1993

ISBN: 978-971-542-0242
696 pages

A Normal Life and Other Stories

Reine Arcache Melvin

Winner, National Book Award, Fiction, 1999

The subject of her stories is desire for a lover, for a homeland, for the possibility of a simple life. Many of these tales take place in the Philippines during the time of coups d’état and revolutions, but the men and women of A Normal Life are caught in their own private dramas: the end of marriage, the beginning of a love affair, the ambiguities of motherhood, and the thrall of eroticism.

Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Office of Research and Publications,, 1999

ISBN: 971-550-251-2
126 pages

A Passionate Patience: Ten Filipino Poets on the Writing of Their Poems

Edited by Ricardo M. De Ungria

Winner, National Book Award, Anthology, 1995

How are poems made? What brings them about and how do they begin? How are they cared for? How are they ever brought to a close? What do poets think about when they are writing a poem? Features 10 major poets: Gemino Abad, Carlos Angeles, Cirilo Bautista, Ricaredo Demetillo, Ophelia Dimalanta, Marjorie Evasco, Alejandrino Hufana, Edith Tiempo, Trinidad Tarrosa-Subido, and Alfred Yuson.

Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 1995

ISBN: 971-270-429-7
173 pages

A Philippine Album: American Era Photographs 1900-1930

Jonathan Best

Winner, Gintong Aklat Award, Trade Book, 2000

In his second book of vintage photographs, Jonathan Best has retrieved a beautiful collection of Philippine images from the dusty albums and old picture cards sent to America decades long ago. This “album” of timeless images is a visual feast and a poignant reminder of much which remains of the rich heritage and unique character of the Filipino people.

Makati City: Bookmark, 1998

ISBN: 971-569-300-8
272 pages

A Pictorial Cyclopedia of Philippine Ornamental Plants

Domingo Madulid

Winner, National Book Award, Science, 1995

Revised Edition, 2000 with 388 pages and ISBN 971-569-366-0

People from various walks of life have long wanted an easy-to-read, comprehensive reference that will lead them to the identification and description of the numerous beautiful ornamental plants of the Philippines and to other pertinent information. This book provides an answer to this long-felt need and presents in a systematic and pictorial form more than 1,000 species and varieties of native and introduced ornamental plants in the country.

Makati City: Bookmark, 1995

ISBN: 971-569-108-0
400 pages

A Pilgrim’s Notes: Ethics, Social Ethics, Bioethics

Fausto B. Gomez, OP

Winner, National Book Award, Theology and Religion, 2006

A Pilgrim’s Notes is the third collection of essays in English by Father Fausto Gomez y Berlanas, OP, professor of moral theology, social ethics, and bioethics at the Faculties of Theology and Medicine of the University of Santo Tomas and other schools of theology.

Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2005

ISBN: 971-506-333-0
339 pages

A Sea of Stories: Tales from Sulu

Carla M. Pacis

Winner, National Book Award, Children’s Book, 2000

This children’s book features five charming and sentimental stories that speak of the people and the fascinating animals living in the islands of Sulu. The book is an effort to document and preserve some of the indigenous literary genres like legends, myths, and folktales, and create short stories for both the young and old from these raw, orally transmitted tales.

Makati City: Bookmark, 2000

ISBN: 971-569-376-8 (hb)
971-569-375-X (sb)
44 pages

A Trick of Mirrors: Selected Poems in English and Tagalog

Rolando S. Tinio

Winner, National Book Award, Poetry, 1993

Also published by Anvil Publishing in 1993.

This book represents the first collection of Rolando S. Tinio’s poetry in English and covers work from the late 1950s to the early 1990s. It also contains selections from his three poetry books in Tagalog: Sitsit sa Kuliglig, Dunung-Dunungan, and Kristal na Uniberso.

Mandaluyong City: Cacho Publishing House, 1993

ISBN: 971-270-312-6
172 pages

A Voice from the Hills: Essays on the Culture and World View of the Western Bukidnon Manobo People

Francisco Col-om Polenda

Edited by Richard E. Elkins

Winner, National Book Award, Essay, 1989

The book contains “Life Cycle,” “Social Values,” “The Home,” “Livelihood,” “Politics and Peacekeeping,” “Getting Along with Gods and Spirits,” and “Leisure and Beauty.” Text in English with Manobo translation.

Manila: Linguistics Society of the Philippines, 1989

ISBN: 971-105-916-9
375 pages

A. Living Constitution: The Trubled Arroyo Presidency, Joaquin G. Bernas SJ.

Joaquin G. SJ. Bernas

Winner, National Book Award, Law, 2008


Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2007


Abot Mo ba ang Tainga Mo?

Heidi Abad

Illustrated by Jose Magno Tejido

Winner, Gintong Aklat Award, Children’s and Young Reader’s Literature, 2002

Why do people wear black at funerals? Will a pregnant woman give birth to twins if she eats twin bananas? These and other questions are answered in 10 amusing stories about Filipino folk beliefs.

Quezon City: Adarna House, 2001

ISBN: 971-508-079-0

Abot-Tanaw: Sulyap at Suri sa Nagbabagong Kultura at Lipunan

Bienvenido Lumbera

Winner, National Book Award, Literary Criticism, 1987

A collection of essays in Filipino, mostly written during Martial Law, arranged by topics indicating the author’s involvement in issues relating to culture and society as these manifest themselves in literature and media.

Quezon City: Linangan ng Kamalayang Makabansa, 1987

ISBN: 971-855-006-2
186 pages

Adios, Patria Adorada: The Filipino as Ilustrado, the Ilustrado as Filipino

Alfredo Roces

Winner, National Book Award, Social Science, 2007

The book situates the early, key ilustrados in the context of the 19th-century events, ideas, and human conflicts that created the historical colonial experience, and provided the way of life of the national persona now called Filipino. Alfredo Roces, noted writer and scholar on Filipino art and culture, deliberately avoided the class-struggle approach and interpretation that characterized much of postwar writing on 19th-century Philippine history, and produced an impassioned yet unbiased account of the ilustrados’ thoughts and sense of nationhood.

Manila: De La Salle University Press, 2006

ISBN: 971-555-517-9
314 pages

Afro-Asia in Upheaval: A Memoir of Front-line Reforting, Amando Doronila

Amando Doronila

Winner, National Book Award, Biography / Autobiography, 2009


Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2008

353 pages

After the Galleons: Foreign Trade, Economic Change,

Benito Legarda

Winner, Gintong Aklat Award, Social Science, 2000

The book tracks the progress of Philippine foreign trade in the 19th century from the end of the galleon trade to the Philippine Revolution. It describes the great increase in the value of domestic exports with their progressive concentration on abaca and sugar, and the concentration of imports on textiles. It also shows how, unlike elsewhere in Southeast Asia, the driving forces behind the increase in trade and output were not government pressure or the plantation system, but incentives deriving from entrepreneurship and capital imports working through a system of flexible prices and exchange rates.

Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1999

ISBN: 971-550-331-4
401 pages

Ah, Wilderness!: A Journey through Sacred Time

Simeon Dumdum, Jr.

Winner, National Book Award, General Nonfiction, 2009


Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2008

ISBN: 978-971-550-581-9
257 pages

Album: Islas Filipinas, 1663–1888

Jose Maria Cariño, Sonia Pinto Ner

Winner, National Book Award, Art and Architecture, 2004

A book on Spanish influence on Philippine art in the 19th century.

Makati City: Ars Mundi Philippinae, 2004

ISBN: 971-925-81I-X
295 pages

Almanac for a Revolution

Nicolas Pichay

Winner, National Book Award, Drama, 2000

Grand Prize, Centennial Literary Prize for Drama, 1998

The author weaves into the play’s historical plot the lives that run parallel with Marcelo H. del Pilar’s in a magical non-linear narrative—of parents talking to their unborn children; of old heroes debating with their own forgotten selves; of youths practice-dancing with danger; of traitors and their monuments; of the collective consciousness that results from seeing three priests garroted in public; and of how a dead Plaridel, exhumed from a borrowed grave, is finally able to come home.

Quezon City: University of the Phillipines Press, 1998

ISBN: 971-542-272-1
111 pages

Almost Married

Tara F. T. Sering

Winner, National Book Award, Young Adult Literature, 2003

A novel about love, longing, and last hurrahs.

Quezon City: Summit Books, 2009

ISBN: 971-927-062-4

America’s Boy: The Marcoses and the Philippines

James Hamilton Paterson

Winner, National Book Award, Social Science, 1998

He was the strongman, the dictator. Welcomed by three American presidents at the White House, here is Marcos depicted in a narrative brilliantly set in the wider Asian context. “This is a highly original biography of a dictatorship—a deeply researched, passionate and haunting book.”

Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 1998

ISBN: 971-270-780-6
462 pages

An Anarchy of Families: State and Family in the Philippines

Alfred Mc Coy

Winner, National Book Award, Anthology, 1995

The book explores the history of powerful families like the Osmeñas, Lopezes, Pardo de Taveras, Duranos, Dimaporos, and Montanos. Illustrated with original photographs, maps, and genealogies.

Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Southeast Asian Studies, 1993

ISBN: 971-550-128-1
542 pages

An Economic History of the Philippines

Onofre Corpuz

Winner, National Book Award, History, 1996

This first effort on economic history goes back to the fragments of recorded accounts about the native economy on the eve of the Spanish conquest. It tracks the various strands of transformation and development that went into the shaping of the economy during the Spanish era and the United States occupation. It reports and explains the factors for change and the resulting features of the economy and its sectors. As history, it records the enduring continuities that resisted change by accommodating to it, thus defining large sectors that remain outside the mainstream of the modern economy.

Quezon City: University of the Phillipines Press, 1996

ISBN: 971-542-094-X
312 pages

Ang Etika ni Sto. Tomas de Aquino: Mga Piniling Teksto

Thomas Aquinas

Winner, National Book Award, Translation, 2003

Translated by Tomas G. Rosario Jr.

“Ang pasimulang pagsasalin ni Dr. Tomas Rosario Jr. sa bahaging etikal ng Summa Theologiae ni Santo Tomas de Aquino ay isang matibay na hakbang upang palalimin ang pang-unawa ng mga Filipino tungkol sa tunay na kagandahan. Ang tunay na kagandahan ay nag-uugat sa mabuting kalooban. Ang magandang Filipino ay ang Filipinong may mabuting kalooban, sapagkat nababatay sa pagpapahalaga at pagsunod sa kalooban ng Diyos. Makakatulong ang paglalagom ni Dr. Rosario sa paksa ng bawat kapitulo sa pang-unawa ng mga turo ng santo.”—Enrico Gonzales, OP, provincial socius, Dominican Province of the Philippines

Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2003

ISBN: 971-506-229-1
283 pages

Ang Hayop na Ito at Iba pang Ibon, Kulisap, at Isda

Rio Alma

Winner, Gintong Aklat Award, Filipino Literature, 2006

Ang koleksiyong ito ay alinsunod sa pagpili at bagong pagtitipon ni Rio Alma upang maibalik sa mga mambabasa ang kanyang mga tula. Ayon sa may-akda, “Talagang inihanda ko ang koleksiyong ito sa mambabasang tulad mo na may panahon para sa tula. Ibig kong bigyan ka ng ibang paraan ng pagtingin sa mga sinulat ko at sa paraang higit mong alam. Ibig kong higit mo akong maintindihan, at ituring mong kaibigan sa mga pag-ibig mo’t pakikipagsapalaran o kasama sa lahat ng kasawiang dulot ng mundong ito.”

Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2004

ISBN: 971-271-432-2
88 pages

Ang Itim na Kuting

Natasha Vizcarra

Illustrated by Ferdinand Guevarra

Grand Prize, PBBY Salanga Writer’s Prize, 1996

Ignacia is a black kitten! Oh, how she scares everybody away! They say bad things happen because of her. This makes Ignacia feel bad and she sets out to prove that there are many good things a cat like her can do.

Quezon City: Adarna House, 1996

ISBN: 971-508-024-3

Ang Kagila-Gilalas na Pakikipagsapalaran ni Zsa-Zsa Zaturnnah

Carlo Vergara

Edited by Nida Gatus

Winner, National Book Award, Comic Book, 2002

A mysterious stone falls from the heavens, granting Ada the ability to transform into Zaturnnah, a superhuman warrior endowed with uncanny strength and remarkable beauty. As Zaturnnah, Ada fearlessly defends a small town from rampaging zombies and power-tripping extraterrestrial amazons. Adding color to this simple but riotous tale is the fact that Ada is homosexual and the proprietor of his own quaint beauty salon. With his frilly-mouthed assistant Didi and his objet d’amour Dodong, Ada reinforces his belief in acknowledging the decisions of Destiny, and begins to explore the potential fulness of life.

Metro Manila: Alamat Comics, 2002

ISBN: No Record
143 pages

Ang Kamatis ni Peles

Alberta Angeles

Illustrated by Renato Gamos

Grand Prize, PBBY Illustrator’s Prize, 1984

Early readers learn about days of the week as they accompany Peles, a lazy grasshopper, who decides to plant tomatoes and to wait each day for his seeds to grow into red plump tomatoes!

Quezon City: Adarna House, 1985

ISBN: 971-508-173-8

Ang Pag-Itim ng Uwak at ang Alamat ng Pagputi ng Kalapati

Rodel Colmenares

Illustrated by Dante Perez

Winner, Gintong Aklat Award, Children’s and Young Reader’s Literature, 1981

Winner, Catholic Press Award, 1981; Winner, Gawad Surian ng Wikang Pambansa, 1982; Winner, Bienale Ilustracii Bratislava Award, 1983

Why the crow is black is a well-known fable in the Philippines, with some versions originating from Misamis, Tarlac, and Zambales. Each version cites turning black as a punishment for the crow’s bad deeds. This story is a good lesson about greed and disobedience.

Quezon City: Children\'s Communication Center, 1981

ISBN: 971-121-133-5
30 pages

Ang Pamana ni Andres Bonifacio

Emmanuel Encarnacion

Winner, National Book Award, Children’s Literature, 1997

Pictures by Nestor Rivera

Researcher Emmanuel Encarnacion aims to present the worth of Bonifacio as an organizer and leader of the first national protest against Spain. Through documents and artifacts collected by Encarnacion, it is shown that the Katipunan was organized and had a system of administration, and that Bonifacio was recognized as the foremost leader of the Revolution, according to the Spaniards themselves during the time of war, and according to the officials of the administration during the beginning of the 20th century.

Quezon City: Adarna House, 1997

ISBN: 971-508-043-X

Ang Pambihirang Buhok ni Lola, o Kung Bakit Matatag ang mga Pinay

Rene O. Villanueva

Illustrated by Ibarra Crisostomo

Winner, National Book Award, Children’s Literature, 2001

A violent storm threatens an old town and an old grandmother attempts to save everybody. How will she do this? This folktale is not so much about Lola’s extraordinary hair as it is about the Filipina’s extraordinary strength of character.

Quezon City: Adarna House, 2001

ISBN: 971-508-115-0 (np)
971-508-123-1 (bp)

Ang Sandali ng mga Mata

Alvin B. Yapan

Winner, National Book Award, Best Book of Poems, 2006

“Alvin B. Yapan looks through the characters in the folk stories of the past and the Bikol people of the present. He uncovers what for so long has been concealed about their lives and deaths, and what changed them into more practical people. The use of folk stories to complete the action marks a striking technical innovation, blending past and present while keeping the narrative moving into the future.”—Ma. Lilia F. Realubit

Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2006

ISBN: 978-971-550-506-2
239 pages

Ang Screenplay ng \"Jose Rizal\"

Ricardo Lee, Jun Lana, Peter Ong Lim

Edited by Ricardo Lee

Winner, National Book Award, Screenplay, 1999

This book is a recognition of the continuing importance to this day of the works and life of our national hero. Apart from the screenplay of Jose Rizal, this book contains details about the production, annotations, and interviews with those who created the film, from Marilou Diaz-Abaya to costume designer Mike Guizon; scenes shot but not used; and the script of the trailer which was written by Butch Jimenez, one of the producers.

Quezon City: GMA Network Films, 1999

ISBN: 971-921-250-1
147 pages

Ang Tatlong Kahilingan ni Julian

Rebecca Añonuevo

Illustrated by Breiner Medina

Winner, PBBY Salanga Writer’s Prize, Children’s Book, 1999

Dahil sa maraming makukulay at kagila-gilalas na bagay na naibibigay ng isang maunlad at masaganang buhay, malimit ay nakakalimutan natin na ang totoo’y simple lang naman ang lubhang nakapagpapasaya sa mga bata. Si Julian ay anak ng mag-asawang parehong nagtatrabaho sa ibang lupain. Ano ang kaniyang iniisip at idinaraing?

Quezon City: Adarna House, 1999

ISBN: 971-508-057-X
30 pages

Ang Unang Baboy sa Langit

Rene O. Villanueva

Illustrated by Ibarra C. Crisostomo

Winner, National Book Award, Children’s Literature, 1991

Translated by Ramon C. Sunico

This book tells the story of a pig who became Santa Butsiki, the patron saint of pigs and clean pigpens.

Mandaluyong City : Cacho Hermanos, 1990

ISBN: 971-190-061-0
20 pages

Ani: The Life and Art of Hermogena Borja Lungay, Boholano Painter

Marjorie Evasco

Winner, National Book Award, Art, 2007

“We were students of the legendary Fernando Amorsolo and Guillermo Tolentino. [Hermogena Borja Lungay] was the only woman in a class of sixteen…. She graduated cum laude and her delicate and precise drawings were admired by all our classmates. After marrying Nicolas Lungay and living in various places in the country, she returned to Bohol, where her art always was. She painted landscapes and historic buildings of the province and made them treasures of our Philippine patrimony. I salute Nene Borja Lungay.” —Napoleon V. Abueva, National Artist for Sculpture

Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2006

ISBN: 971-506-350-0
120 pages


Eduardo Cu Unjieng, Scott Tuason

Winner, National Book Award, Photography, 1999

Anilao has become a favorite weekend destination for Manila’s diving community. The incredible variety of exotic creatures such as ghost pipefishes, snake eels, flying gurnards, and bobbit worms need to be witnessed first hand. All imaginable variations of crinoids, soft and hard coral, and sea fans surrounded by clouds of reef fishes provide an explosion of color and vitality that is breathtaking. What is truly remarkable is this celebration of life continues despite serious threats to Anilao’s marine environment.

Makati City: Bookmark, 1999

ISBN: 971-569-353-1
181 pages

Anina ng mga Alon

Eugene Evasco

Illustrated by Breiner Medina

Winner, National Book Award, Young Adult Literature, 2002

This young-adult novel follows a Badjao living in southern Mindanao as she goes to school, learns how to fish and weave to earn a living, faces death in the family, confronts the problem of war in the islands, and is eventually forced to live in the underside of Manila. The writer tries to tackle a number of themes in the book: growing up, mythology, psychology, the war, the environmental disaster that has afflicted the seas of Mindanao, and the racial tensions between Tausugs and Badjaos.

Quezon City: Adarna House, 2002

ISBN: 971-508-164-9

Antisi*Pasyon asin iba pang Rawitdawit sa Bikol asin Ingles/ Anticipation and Other Poems in Bikol and English

Victor Dennis T. Nierva

Winner, National Book Award, Poetry, 2008


Naga City: Goldprint Publishing House, 2007

108 pages

Apat na Dula

Rene Villanueva

Winner, National Book Award, Drama, 1998

Binubuo ng “Hiblang Abo: Tatlong Yugtong Dramatisasyon ng Poot at Kamatayan,” ikalawang gantimpala sa 1980 CCP Playwriting Contest; “Sigwa: Elehiyang May Dalawang Yugto,” unang gantimpala sa 1984 Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature; “Botong,” kinomisyon ng CCP Coordinating Council for Dramatic Arts noong 1988 at nagwagi ng ikatlong gantimpala sa Filipino Division, Full-Length Play Category, 1989 Palanca Awards; at “Kalantiyaw: Kagila-Gilalas na Kasinungalingan Tungkol sa Isang Kayumangging Bayan,” kinomisyon ng CCP para sa Philippine Festival of Arts and Culture sa Paris, France, noong 1994 at nagwagi ng unang gantimpala sa Filipino Division, Full-Length Play Category, 1994 Palanca Awards.

Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press and the U. P. Creative Writing Center, 1998

ISBN: 971-542-158-X
204 pages


Jerry Gracio

Winner, National Book Award, Poetry, 2007

“Apokripos. From the Greek apokryphos, secret. Refers to the books of the Septuagint and the Vulgate which were not included in the Old Testament by the Jews and Protestants, or the early Christian writings which were not included in the New Testament. Perhaps Gracio like Cavafy wants to present the moral duty of the poet as a witness to truth.”—Virgilio S. Almario, National Artist for Literature

Quezon City: University of the Phillipines Press, 2006

ISBN: 978-971-542-519-3
111 pages

Araw sa Palengke

May Tobias Papa

Winner, National Children's Book Award, Children’s and Young Reader’s Literature, 2010


Quezon City: Adarna House, 2009

ISBN: 978-971-508-317-1

30 pages

Art Philippines: A History, 1521–Present

Juan Gatbondon

Edited by Jeannie Javelosa

Winner, National Book Award, Art, 1993

This book is about painting, sculpture, printmaking, and alternative art. Among the contributors are Leo Benesa, Alice Coseteng, Alice Guillermo, Cid Reyes, Luciano Santiago, Cesare A. X. Syjuco, Emmanuel Torres, and Paul B. Zafaralla.

Pasig: Crucible Workshop, 1993

ISBN: 971-912-880-1
384 pages

Arte y Reglas: Kapampangan Grammar and Rules circa 1621

Fr. Francisco Coronel

Winner, National Book Award, Translation, 2006

Transcripted, translated, and annotated by Fr. Edilberto V. Santos

Fray Francisco Coronel, OSA, did not write the first Kapampangan grammar, or the best, but his Arte y Reglas de la Lengua Pampanga is the oldest in existence. And with the publication of this book, it is now also the first Kapampangan grammar from that period to be translated into English. Originally published in 1621, Arte y Reglas was a book written in Spanish to teach Kapampangan grammar. This publication by Holy Angel University contains the original text with a parallel English translation.

Angeles City, Pampanga: Holy Angel University Juan D. Nepomuceno Center for Kapampangan Studies, 2005

ISBN: 971-924-177-2
171 pages

Authentic though Not Exotic: Essays on Filipino Identity

Fernando Nakpil Zialcita

Winner, National Book Award, Social Science, 2006

This book presents foreign influences on Philippine civilization.

Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2006

ISBN: 971-550-479-5
340 pages


Jerry B. Gracio

Winner, National Book Award, Poetry Category, 2010


Quezon City: University of the Phillipines Press, 2007

88 pages

Awit and Corrido: Philippine Metrical Romances

Damiana Eugenio

Winner, National Book Award, Literary History, 1987

Awit and Corrido is a study of the metrical romance, as it flourished in the Philippines in the late-18th, 19th, and early-20th centuries. Awits are romances written in 12-syllable lines; corridos are those written in eight-syllable lines. Fifty representative metrical romances are presented individually, each of them analyzed in terms of the type of story it tells, its constituent motifs, and its analogues and probable sources.

Quezon City: University of the Phillipines Press, 1987

ISBN: 971-105-024-2
424 pages