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If I write you this Poem, will you Make it Fly: ( a book of birds and verse forms)

Simeon Dumdum, Jr.

Winner, National Book Award, Poetry Category, 2011


Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2010

ISBN: 978-971-550-610-6

158 pages

Ilocos Norte: A Travel Guidebook

Winner, National Book Award, Travel, 2004

This book is a tour of Ilocos Norte, discussing in detail the province’s history, culture, and architecture. Put together by researchers, writers, and photographers of the National Museum and the National Commission on Culture and the Arts, the travel guidebook was begun shortly after the Museo Ilocos had undergone a facelift sometime in 1999. Edited by Regalado Trota Jose and Alex Gregorio.

Laoag City: Gameng Foundation, 2004

ISBN: 971-929-470-1
231 pages

Image to Meaning: Essays on Philippine Art

Alice Guillermo

Winner, Gintong Aklat Award, Art and Architecture, 2002

This anthology of essays contains art criticism spanning more than two decades from 1979 to 2001, a period of social and political ferment. The book situates art within the coordinates of society and history. Includes color photographs of art works.

Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2001

ISBN: 971-550-376-4
254 pages

In Excelsis: The Mission of Jose P. Rizal, Humanist and Philippine National Hero

Felice Prudente Sta. Maria

Winner, National Book Award, Biography, 1996

Book design by BG Y. Hernandez and Dante A. Divina

Jose P. Rizal (1861–1896), National Hero of the Philippines, was an Asian Renaissance Man. The beautiful pictures and simple narrative of this book pay homage to the achievements of a great human being. A multitude of historical works about Rizal, conflicting conjectures, family lore, legendary claims, and memorabilia have been put together to create an ennobling series of articles.

Makati City: Studio Five Designs, 1996

ISBN: 971-913-533-6
281 pages

In My Basket: The Cookbook

Lydia Castillo

Winner, National Book Award, Cookbooks and Food, 2000

This book gathers not only recipes of Lydia Castillo’s extensive collection and from the files of her food-order business, The Private Kitchen, but also useful tips on menu planning and sticking to a tight budget

Makati City: Bookmark, 2000

ISBN: 971-569-370-9
115 pages

In Ordinary Time: Poems, Parables, Poetics 1973–2003

Gemino Abad

Winner, National Book Award, Personal Anthology, 2004

The book is Gemino H. Abad’s own selection of his poems and parables from 1973 to 2003. Ten each of these are arranged under six themes which suggest, generally, a possible terrain of signification: things, words, self, love, country, and God.

Quezon City: University of the Phillipines Press, 2004

ISBN: 971-542-435-X
169 pages

Incredible Mysteries: Natural Wonders of

Maria Elena Paterno, Roberto De Ocampo, Francisca Flores-Caberoy

Winner, National Book Award, Children’s Literature, 1996

Cartography and diagrams by Nikhus Katindoy

Award-winning author Maria Elena Paterno, together with National Museum geologist Roberto S. P. de Ocampo, and science educator Francisca Flores-Caberoy, explains the fascinating mysteries behind eight natural wonders of the Philippines. Through clear diagrams and photographs, young readers will learn how volcanoes, islands, lakes, and caves have evolved over thousands of years into incredible geologic forms.

Makati City: Tahanan Books for Young Readers, 1996

ISBN: 971-630-028-X
40 pages

Into the Mountain: Hostaged by the Abu Sayyaf

Jose Torres Jr.

Winner, National Book Award, Journalism, 2001

The book recounts the horrifying and heroic experience of the March 2000 hostages. It provides the first book-length look into the tragic but ultimately triumphant saga of Father Rhoel Gallardo and his companions at the hands of the dreaded Abu Sayyaf. It also situates the bandit group’s brazen terrorism with stories from a former Abu Sayyaf urban assassin, a long-time Basilan immigrant, a legendary Christian vigilante, and an inter-faith dialogue pioneer.

Quezon City: Claretian Communications, 2001

ISBN: 971-501-904-8
196 pages

Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

Victoriano Lim

Winner, National Book Award, Science, 2007

“This book integrates the principles and knowledge of alternative and complementary medicine in the curriculum of our medical school with western medicine. Though a gastroenterologist by profession, Dr. Victoriano Lim has an avid avocation in the use and propagation of knowledge about herbal medicine.”—Dean Rolando A. Lopez, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Santo Tomas

Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2006

ISBN: 971-506-327-1
239 pages

Intsik: An Anthology of Chinese Filipino Writing

Edited by Caroline Hau

Winner, National Book Award, Anthology, 2000

A collection of short stories, poems, essays, and a teleplay, which according to the editor, is “a testimony that draws on the personal knowledge, beliefs, and convictions of its contributors to publicly authenticate the existence of the Chinese in the Philippines.”

Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2000

ISBN: 971-270-880-2
319 pages

Inumang Pinoy

Edilberto Alegre

Illustrated by Pol Medina Jr.

Winner, National Book Award, Essay, 1992

Drinking is a “social act,” says the author of this book on Filipino alcoholic drinks. It is in tagay where one breaks out from the selfishness of ako to kita, or kami to tayo. “Sharing becomes the norm and giving the rule,” the author writes.

Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 1992

ISBN: 971-270-231-6
219 pages

Investigating Corruption: A Do-It-Yourself Guide

Sheila Coronel, Lorna Kalaw-Tirol

Winner, National Book Award, Journalism, 2002

This book is a user-friendly guide intended for those who wish to understand how corruption takes place and causes damage. It is also a how-to manual for those who want to investigate corrupt acts or officials.

Quezon City: Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, 2002

ISBN: 971-868-636-3
332 pages

Investing in Miracles: El Shaddai and the Transformation of Popular Catholism in the Philippines

Katharine L. Wiegele

Winner, Gintong Aklat Award, Theology and Religion, 2008


Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2007

207 pages

Investment Management and the Philippine Stock Market

Edited by Alberto Ilano, Roberto Mariano

Winner, National Book Award, Business and Economics, 1995

This book brings together the work of Filipino academics from the College of Business Administration of the University of the Philippines and universities abroad, as well as those of prominent practitioners in the local and international financial community.

Quezon City: Development Center for Finance, College of Business Administration, University of the Philippines, 1995

ISBN: 971-915-721-6
370 pages

Isaw, Atbp.

Vincent Michael Simbulan, Arnold Arre, Marco Dimaano, Carl Vergara

Edited by Nikki Alfar

Winner, National Book Award, Comic Book, 2001

Isaw, Atbp. contains three stories that stand alone, but are also intertwined somehow. The stories are sandwiched by edgy poetry from Dean Francis Alfar, Nikki Alfar, Emrys Capati, Vincent Michael Simbulan, and Tobie Abad.

Mandaluyong City: Quest Ventures, 2001

ISBN: No Record
56 pages

Islander: Travel Tales

Elizabeth Reyes

Winner, National Book Award, Travel, 1999

This volume features 32 travel tales which capture the diverse spirits of places Reyes has been in the last two decades. It includes voyages to ethnic isles, Asian forays, fantasy islands, and a Fil-Am archipelago.

Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 1999

ISBN: 971-270-914-0
225 pages

It’s Not Over Yet: Christological Reflections on Holy Week

Fr. Brendan Lovett

Winner, Gintong Aklat Award, Religious Publication, 2000

“When we look to the Gospels for guidance, the first—and only—prohibition we meet within the Passion narrative is in the word of Jesus: Do not weep for me; no, weep for yourselves and your children. It can be subtly self-serving, a way of massively missing the point, to indulge in tears for the suffering of Jesus.”—From the introduction

Quezon City: Claretian Communications, 1999

ISBN: 971-501-827-0
88 pages

It’s Our Time: The Ateneo Blue Eagles’ Unforgettable 2002 Championship Season

Ruel De Vera

Winner, Manila Critics Circle Members’ Award, 2003

After 13 years, the Ateneo Blue Eagles were once again in the hunt for that precious college cage crown. But standing in their way were the defending champions, the De La Salle Green Archers, and the six other tough teams of the UAAP. But in a year of failure and redemption, the Blue Eagles came back from the brink of elimination to capture the crown. It’s Our Time is the ultimate insider’s look at the Blue Eagles’ historic 2002 season, an inspiring story of daring and dreams come true.

Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila Athletics Office, 2002

ISBN: 971-550-429-9
111 pages

Ivatan–Filipino–English Dictionary: The Cultural Dictionary of Batanes

Cesar Hidalgo

Winner, National Book Award, Linguistics, 1998

This is the first dictionary completed based on a lexicological model designed to bring about a better understanding of the culture of the speakers of the base language through an identification and examination of culturally relevant domains in bilingual or multilingual dictionaries. The base language for this trilingual dictionary is the Ivatan language, spoken in Batanes; Lanyu island, Taiwan (sometimes called Orchid Island or Botel Tobago); Babuyan and Calayan; and by Ivatans who migrated in the 1950s, and Ivatan professionals and students in Metro Manila.

Pasig City: Academics Foundation, 1998

ISBN: 971-914-944-2
538 pages