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Sa Daigdig ng Kontradiksiyon: Mga Saling-Wika

Jose F. Lacaba

Winner, National Book Award, Translation, 1991

This book translated into Filipino the works of W. H. Auden, Charles Baudelaire, William Blake, and Bertold Brecht; of Filipina Lorena Barrios; and of three anonymously written works including the Desiderata. Writes Conrado de Quiros: “Much is lost in Pete Lacaba’s translation of Great Poetry into Pilipino: the fear of poetry, the fear of greatness, and the fear of Pilipino. Everything else is gained.”

Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 1991

ISBN: 971-270-109-3
178 pages

Sa Sariling Bayan: Apat na Dulang May Musika

Bienvenido Lumbera

Winner, National Book Award, Drama, 2003
Winner, Gintong Aklat Award, Literature, 2004

Mga tinipong dula tungkol sa bayan at para sa bayan.

Manila: De La Salle University Press, 2003

ISBN: 971-555-494-6
534 pages

Sabrina\'s Cookbook Diary

Fran Ng, Ginny Roces-de Guzman

Winner, National Book Award, Children’s Book, 2004

Sabrina is a lonely fourth grader who decides to win friends by playing Cookie Santa and sharing home-cooked goodies with her classmates. The book combines original recipes by Ginny de Guzman with the story written in the form of diary entries

Manila: Boobooks Publishing, 2004


Sagad sa Buto:Hospital Diary at iba pang sanaysay

Romulo P. Baquiran

Winner, National Book Award, Non-fiction Prose Category, 2011


Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2010

ISBN: 978-971506-569-6

120 pages

Sakit ng Kalingkingan: 100 Dagli sa Edad ng Krisis

Rolando B. Tolentino

Winner, National Book Award, Personal Anthology, 2006

Ang sakit ng kalingkingan ay maaaring sintomas ng mas malalang sakit ng katawan o epekto ng maliit sa malaking bahagi o kabuuan nito. Kaya hindi dapat isawalang-bahala ang sakit ng kalingkingan, lalo na sa edad ng krisis kahit pa ang krisis ay hindi eksepsiyon kundi normal na kalakaran sa ating neokolonyal na bansa.

Quezon City: University of the Phillipines Press, 2006

ISBN: 971-542-462-7
197 pages

Salvador F.Bernal: Designing the Stage

Nicanor G. Tiongson

Winner, National Book Award, Alfonso T. Ongpin Prize for Art Category, 2008
Winner, National Book Award, Best Design, 2008


Manila: National Commission for Culture and the Arts, 2007

285 pages

Salvaged Poems

Emmanuel Lacaba

Edited by Jose Lacaba

Winner, National Book Award, Poetry, 1986

Also published by Ateneo de Manila University Office of Research and Publications in 2000 with ISBN 971-550-225-3.

“In moments of pique, or youthful pride, or despair, [Emmanuel Lacaba] had thrown or given away many of his early poems. In 1973 he submitted to the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature what he could put together under the title Salvaged Poems—this was before the word “salvaged” acquired the peculiar Filipino meaning it now has, of being executed summarily or extrajudicially.”—Jose Lacaba, in the second edition’s editor’s note

Manila: Salinlahi Publishing House, 1986


Salvaged Prose

Emmanuel Lacaba

Edited by Jose Lacaba

Winner, National Book Award, Editing, 1992

This book contains Emmanuel Lacaba’s works in prose: three short stories, one play, five film scripts / film storylines, and eight essays. It also has two testimonials: “Eman” by Alfrredo Navarro Salanga, and “Alaala kay Eman,” a homily by Father Roque Ferriols, SJ.

Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Office of Research and Publications,, 1992

ISBN: 971-550-043-9
217 pages

Sampung Datu ng Borneo: Ang Unang Ati-Atihan sa Panay

Illustrated by Nards Cruz

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

Catholic Press Award winner in 1981 and in 1982 winner in Gawad Surian ng Wikang Pambansa.

An important legend of the Philippines is about the coming of 10 datus from Borneo to the island of Panay. Who were they? Why did and how did they come to Panay? Why did the Ita who lived on the plains migrate to the hills? Who was the leader of the natives who welcomed the datus? What did the datus offer in return for settling on the plains of Panay? This book also uncovers the meaning of “Ati-atihan,” a yearly celebration in Panay.

Metro Manila: Aklat Adarna, 1981

ISBN: 971-121-078-9
30 pages


Allan Popa

Winner, National Book Award, Poetry, 2002

“Released from the wheel of each poem’s body is a fierce voice defying the restless shift of shadows, turning yet once again the weight of grief palpable in passing forms. Samsara is Allan Popa’s desire for a metaphysics sung into shape. Every poem in this collection is an invitation to fasten the consciousness to the cycle of desire’s endless reincarnations.”—Marjorie Evasco

Quezon City: Amado V. Hernandez Resource Center, 2002

ISBN: 971-920-804-X
62 pages

Sandosenang Kuya

Russell Molina

Illustrated by Hubert Fucio

Grand Prize, PBBY Alcala Illustrator’s Prize, Children’s and Young Reader’s Literature, 2003
Grand Prize, PBBY Salanga Writer’s Prize, Children’s Literature, 2003

The boy in our story belongs to a different kind of family. He has a dozen brothers he looks up to—all of whom look different from one another! Much as their family is an uncommon one, their joy becomes extraordinary because it comes 12 times over! Adults may use this story to illustrate the reality of lost and orphaned children and what their lives are like inside a children’s home. The story helps to teach children about the importance of family, the role each member fulfills, and how each one contributes to the well-being of the others.

Quezon City: Adarna House, 2003

ISBN: 971-508-183-5 (bp)
971-508-182-7 (np)
30 pages

Sanghiyang sa Mundo ng Internet

Rhoderick Nuncio

Winner, National Book Award, Social Sciences Category, 2011


Quezon City: Vibal Foundation, Inc., 2010

ISBN: 978-971-0538-20-1
225 pages

Saulado: Mga Tula

Rebecca T. Anonuevo

Winner, National Book Award, Poetry, 2006

Kailan nagiging walang habag ang alaala, kailan ito makatarungan? Kailan ito lumalatay, kailan magaan at humahagod ang taglay na kabutihan? At tayo bilang nakikinig sa kaniyang salaysay, paano tayo tumatanggap—ano ang ating “natatandaan”? Ito ang mga tanong na susubuking taluntunin ng Saulado, ang pang-apat at bagong koleksiyon ng mga tula ni Rebecca T. Añonuevo.

Quezon City: University of the Phillipines Press, 2005

ISBN: 971-542-472-4
85 pages

Saving the Earth: The Philippine Experience

Eric Gamalinda

Winner, National Book Award, Anthology, 1991

This book is a compilation of investigative reports that document the problems of environmental degradation and the remedial measures being taken by both the government and civil society.

Quezon City: Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, 1991

ISBN: 971-868-602-9
195 pages

Sawikaan 2004: Mga Salita ng Taon

Galileo S. Zafra, Romulo P. Baquiran Jr.

Winner, National Book Award, Linguistics, 2006

Ang Sawikaan 2004 ay isang masinsinang talakayan para piliin ang pinakanatatanging salitang namayani sa diskurso ng sambayanan nitong nakalipas na taon. Itinaguyod ito ng Filipinas Institute of Translation, katulong ang U. P. Institute of Creative Writing at U. P. Sentro ng Wikang Filipino. Sa tangkilik ng Blas F. Ople Foundation na nagkaloob ng gantimpala sa mga itinanghal na salita, matagumpay na naidaos ang proyekto nang ipagdiwang ang Buwan ng Wika noong Agosto 2004.

Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press and Filipinas Institute of Translation, 2005

ISBN: 971-542-481-3
100 pages

Sayaw: Philippine Dances

Reynaldo G. Alejandro, Amanda Abad Santos-Gana

Winner, Gintong Aklat Award, Art and Architecture, 2004

A sequel to Philippine Dance: Mainstream Cross-Currents. The book contains lavish illustrations and surveys of dances in the Philippines—from the dances of the ethnolinguistic groups to the current ballroom dance craze.

Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2002

ISBN: 971-271-168-4
238 pages

Scenes of Sin: A Photographic Chronicle of Jaime L. Cardinal Sin

Noli L. Yamsuan Jr.

Winner, National Book Award, Photojournalism, 1998

Photographer Noli Yamsuan started taking pictures of Jaime L. Sin when the 45-year-old bishop became Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Manila. Yamsuan found himself constantly on the trail of the Archbishop. This book unfolds scenes of Sin, highlights of the 25 years of the life of the most colorful and historic of the Philippine’s Catholic Church leaders.

Makati City: Goodwill Bookstores, 1998

ISBN: 971-120-231-X
231 pages

Science Solitaire: Essays on Science, Nature, and Becoming Human

Maria Isabel Garcia

Winner, National Book Award, Essay, 2007

Science Solitaire is a mind dance with nature’s cards, in a style and lens that could help us see that science is alive—as it inhabits not just classrooms and textbooks but also our everyday lives. It consists of pieces of discovery that try to reveal the possible connection between the snippets of understanding we gain from science and our journey toward becoming human.

Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2006

ISBN: 971-550-512-3
253 pages

Selected Essays (Four Volumes)

Horacio Dela Costa, SJ

Edited by Roberto M. Paterno

Winner, National Book Award, History and Essay, 2002

“Fr. de la Costa, the ‘gentle genius,’ was truly one of the Philippines’ great gifts to the Jesuits, to the Church, and to the entire human family. A man of great intelligence and natural talent, he never lost touch with the simple and down-to-earth realities of his people and their needs…. This selection will surely remain a valuable source of wisdom and abiding gateway for entering the heart and mind of an outstanding Filipino Jesuit.” —Romeo J. Intengan, SJ

Quezon City: 2B3C Foundation, the Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus, and the Ateneo de Manila University, 2002



Francisco Blancas de San Jose, OP

Edited by Jose Mario D. Francisco, SJ

Winner, National Book Award, Editing, 1995

There is general value in an anthology of sermons composed by a 17th-century Spanish missionary to the Philippines, in the Tagalog language of that time. Volume I contains 13 sermons of the extant anthology’s 34 handwritten sermons. Volume II contains essays by various scholars.

Quezon City: Pulong: Sources for Philippine Studies, Ateneo de Manila University, 1994

ISBN: 971-893-601-7
415 pages

Setting Frameworks: Family Business and Strategic Management

Elfren Sicangco Cruz

Winner, National Book Award, Business and Economics, 2006

Setting Frameworks contains descriptions and explanations of recommended conceptual frameworks that have been developed in the fields of family business and strategic management. It is not merely a book on business, but a book on values in the field of business.

Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2005

ISBN: 971-271-699-6
217 pages

She Has Done a Beautiful Thing for Me: Portraits of Christian Women in Asia

Anne C. Kwantes

Winner, Gintong Aklat Award, Religious Publication, 2006

“She has done a beautiful thing,” said Jesus about the woman who had just poured out her love and gratitude at his feet in one extravagant act of devotion. Dr. Kwantes, with scholarship, sympathy, and insight, shows us how across the largest of the continents, God’s salvation has been displayed in earlier times and in our own, employing the agency of the female half of humanity.

Mandaluyong City: OMF Literature, 2005

ISBN: 971-511-894-1

Si Dindo Pundido

Jose Miguel Tejido

Winner, Gintong Aklat Award, Children’s and Young Reader’s Literature, 2004

Sa magkakapatid na alitaptap, tanging si Dindo lang ang pundido. Patutunayan ni Dindo na wala sa taglay na ilaw ang tunay na ningning ng isang alitaptap.

Quezon City: Adarna House, 2002

ISBN: 971-508-143-6
36 pages

Si Emang Engkantada at ang Tatlong Haragan

Rene Villanueva

Illustrated by Alfonso Oñate, Wilfredo Pollarco

Winner, Gintong Aklat Award, Children’s and Young Reader’s Literature, 1980

Three mischievous children enjoying cutting trees, wasting water and electricity, and throwing garbage anywhere. Ema the Enchantress will teach them the importance of taking care of the environment.

Quezon City: Children\'s Communication Center, 1980

ISBN: 971-121-019-3
32 pages

Si Makisig: Ang Batang Nagligtas sa Kanyang Bayan

Lamberto E. Antonio

Winner, Gintong Aklat Award, Children’s and Young Reader’s Literature, 2001
Winner, Gawad Surian ng Wikang Pambansa, 1982

The story is adapted from “Makisig the Little Hero of Mactan” by Gemma Cruz Araneta, which won the first prize in a children’s-story-writing contest. Makisig shows qualities desirable in a good child: bravery, industry, a sense of initiative, and a habit of being early. Because of his zeal to help and please his parents, he would get up early and sail to fish for breakfast. It was during one such trip that, from a distance, he sighted the big ships of foreign invaders. He rowed quickly back to his village, ran past the guards of Datu Lapu Lapu and informed him of what he had seen.

Quezon City: Adarna House, 1980

ISBN: 971-121-022-3
30 pages

Siglo: Freedom

Edited by Dean Francis Alfar, Vincent Simbulan

Winner, National Book Award, Comic Book, 2003

“The 10 stories of Siglo strive to capture the zeitgeist of various points of 20th-century Philippine life, beginning in the 1900s and creating snapshots of the decades that lead all beyond the year 2000. We find recurring themes, for freedom transcends time and space, and no matter how things change, human nature remains the same. It is, after all, human nature to long to be free.”—The editors, in the introduction

Manila: Mango Books, Quest Ventures, and Kestrel IMC, 2003

ISBN: 971-929-070-6
140 pages

Siglo: Passion: A Grafiction Anthology

Edited by Dean Francis Alfar, Vincent Simbulan

Winner, National Book Award, Comic Book, 2005

Twelve stories (in comics) presenting different types of passions—from a fey spirit that falls hopelessly in love with a mortal man, to a loving mother’s passion for cooking for her family; from a man whose anger and desperation keep his soul trapped on earth; and into the future where we discover that passion can touch even the existence of an automaton searching for the meaning of her life.

Manila: Mango Books, Quest Ventures, and Kestrel IMC, 2005

ISBN: 971-929-071-4


Randolf S. David, Jaime Zobel

Winner, National Book Award, Book Design, 2002

The book was designed by Francisco Dopy Doplon

“This book of 19 essays woven from the raw material of interviews is not so much about silence itself as it is about lives seen through the prism of solitude and shared from the fullness of self-awareness. Some of the subjects are celebrities in their own right. Others are individuals who have sometimes led difficult and heroic lives. Silence has helped them to see the beauty in everyday life, to tame their private demons, deal with loneliness, or come to terms with the ugly and painful side of living.”—Randolf David

Makati City: Ayala Foundation, 2002

ISBN: 971-855-129-8
197 pages

Simbahan: Church Art in Colonial Philippines, 1565-1898

Regalado Trota Jose

Winner, National Book Award, Art, 1991

This book is on churches and other religious edifices built in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial regime (1565–1898). The forms, materials, and construction techniques of these edifices are discussed, along with their furnishings such as religious statuary, paintings, and vessels.

Makati City: Ayala Museum, 1991

ISBN: 971-885-113-1

Sine Gabay: A Film Study Guide, Nick Deocampo and the Center for new Cinema

Nick Deocampo

Winner, National Book Award, Professions Category, 2009


Pasig City: Anvil Publishing Inc., 2008

263 pages

Sipat Kultura: Tungo sa Mapagpalayang Pagbabasa, Pag-aaral at Pagtuturong Panitikan

Rolando B. Tolentino

Winner, National Book Award, Literary Criticism, 2008


Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2008

288 pages

Six Women Poets: Inter/Views with Angela Manalang-Gloria, Trinidad Tarrosa-Subido, Edith L. Tiempo, Virginia R. Moreno,

Marjorie Evasco, Edna Z. Manlapaz

Winner, National Book Award, Literary History, 1996

“In early 1991 we sat down to discuss the exciting possibilities of engaging in conversation women who we considered key figures in the shaping of the tradition of Philippine poetry in English from 1900 to 1990. We envisioned a book that would be informed not only by the issues of gender and creativity, but also one that would dialogue these issues from two points of reference: that of a scholar’s interest in the published literary texts; and that of a creative writer’s concern for the creative process.”—Marjorie Evasco and Edna Zapanta Manlapaz

Manila: Aria Edition, 1996

ISBN: 971-887-201-9
184 pages

Sleepless in Manila: Funny Essays, Etc., on Insomia by Insomiacs

Cristina Pantoja-Hidalgo

Winner, National Book Award, Anthology, 2003

In this delightful compendium on insomnia, 38 fine Filipino writers—mostly young, many of them award-winning, a few writing from Montreal, San Francisco, Paris, and Singapore, and all insomniacs—describe their struggles with this affliction in hilarious essays, poems, and stories. The rollicking humor is interspersed with carefully researched, useful, sometimes astounding nuggets of information.

Quezon City: Milflores Publishing, 2003

ISBN: 971-828-024-3
134 pages

Slow Food: Philippine Culinary Traditions

Erlinda Enriquez Panlilio

Winner, National Book Award, Cookbooks and Food, 2006

Art by Manuel Baldemor

How to conserve traditions meaningfully amid inescapable change is the challenge. The contributions to this book are but pampagana, taste teasers, for the full banquet all the way to dessert, panghimagas, that constitutes Philippine culinary heritage.

Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2006

ISBN: 971-271-659-7 (bp)
222 pages

Smaller and Smaller Circles

F.H. Batacan

Winner, National Book Award, Fiction in a Foreign Language, 2002
Winner, Madrigal-Gonzalez Best First Book Award, Literature, 2003
Winner, Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award, Novel in a Foreign Language, 1999

Smaller and Smaller Circles is unique in the Philippine literary scene—a Pinoy detective novel, both fast-paced and intelligent, with a Jesuit priest, a forensic anthhropologist, as the sleuth. When it won the Palanca Grand Prize for the English Novel in 1999, it proved that fiction can be both “popular” and “literary.”

Quezon City: University of the Phillipines Press, 2002

ISBN: 971-542-364-7
160 pages


Bienvenido Noriega Jr.

Winner, National Book Award, Screenplay, 1985

Translated by Rolando S. Tinio

This book contains the screenplay of the movie Soltero, which won in a screenplay-writing contest sponsored by the Experimental Cinema of the Philippines. This book also contains reviews of the movie, and an English translation of the screenplay.

Quezon City: New Day Publishers, 1985

ISBN: 971-100-252-3 (bp)
971-100-253-1 (np)
160 pages

Southern Harvest: A Collection of Stories

Renato E. Madrid

Winner, National Book Award, Fiction, 1987

Renato E. Madrid is one of the pen names of Cebuano writer Father Rudy Villanueva, whose other writings include secular and religious plays. The stories in Southern Harvest originally appeared in the Philippines Free Press and Asian Leader. Most of these stories received top awards in these publications’ annual contests.

Quezon City: New Day Publishers, 1987

ISBN: 971-100-297-3
198 pages

Spy in My Own Country: Essays

Sylvia L. Mayuga

Winner, National Book Award, Essay, 1981

The book contains 11 lovely essays that speak of a time in our country by the term the author tells us the Vedas use for our entire historical period: ‘The Age of Quarrel.’ Born in wartime, young during the years that are both the best and the worst for the Republic, Sylvia Mayuga writes in this book of how the late 1960s formed her—and her generation of Filipinos.” —Juan T. Gatbonton, in the introduction

Manila: Vera Reyes, 1981

134 pages

State of War

Ninotchka Rosca

Winner, National Book Award, Fiction, 1988

An endless festival amidst an endless war is the central image of this novel about the Philippines of the Marcos era, a time of brutality, treachery, and betrayed passion. Three young people arrive on the island of K___ for the annual festival. In the second section, the novel moves back in time, on a headlong, magical, sometimes hallucinatory reprise of Filipino history and the history of the families of the three young people. Finally, in the third section, once again, the novel is about the festival, and the novel reaches its shattering conclusion.

Manila: National Book Store, 1988

ISBN: 971-271-694-5 (np)
971-271-751-8 (bp)
382 pages

Still Life

Jaime Zobel de Ayala

Winner, National Book Award, Art, 1990

“I like the term ‘still life’ better than its French or Spanish translations: nature mort or naturaleza muerta, as the words mort and muerta (death) bother me. There is nothing ‘dead’ in my compositions; on the contrary, my photography praises ‘life.’ Let us say that my subject matter is ‘alive’ but that I have captured a fleeting moment of its existence, a moment that can never be repeated.”—Jaime Zobel de Ayala, in the preface

Manila: Dominic Press Pte. Ltd. and Vera Reyes, 1990

ISBN: 971-872-801-5

Straight Talk on Everyday Mysteries

Queena N. Lee-Chua

Winner, National Book Award, Science, 1998

Straight Talk on Everyday Mysteries is a compilation of the author’s replies to readers’ questions, which were originally published in the science section of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 1998

ISBN: 971-270-740-6
242 pages

Street-Bound: Manila on Foot

Josefina P. Manahan

Winner, National Book Award, Book Design, 2001

A handy guide for first-time Manila visitors and also for Metro Manila residents who wish to get fresh insights into the many attractions of the metropolis that is often unappreciated. It comes complete with maps, a glossary, and a directory.

Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2001

ISBN: 971-271-135-8
226 pages

Subli: Isang Sayaw sa Apat na Tinig

Elena Rivera Mirano

Winner, National Book Award, Art, 1990

Research and music transcription by Elena Rivera Mirano; Photography by Neal M. Oshima; and Dance notation by Basilio Esteban Villaruz

“When work on Subli began, we had modest goals. We wanted to enter a dance, take it apart, look at the pieces, and put them back, all properly labeled, to present to the reader. But as we proceeded, we began to discover that we were not in possession of a static object or corpus that could and would stand for dissection. Our ‘object’ led us in strange, unforeseen directions. It had a will, a life, and most of all, a voice, or to be more exact, voices, of its own.”—Elena Rivera Mirano

Manila: Cultural Center of the Philippines-Cultural Resources and Communications, 1990

ISBN: 971-854-603-0
106 pages

Sugat ng Salita

Cirilo F. Bautista

Winner, National Book Award, Poetry, 1986

“Cirilo F. Bautista is one of the leading modern poets in English and Tagalog today. He was one of those poets in English who, before martial law, ventured into Tagalog: many critics, poets, readers of Philippine literature, and activist demonstrators remember his ‘Ang Banal na Pasyon Ayon kay Simeon Aktibista.’ Many will be interested and glad about this first-ever publication of a book of poems in Tagalog by Cirilo.”—Rogelio Mangahas, poet and critic

Manila: De La Salle University Press, 1986

93 pages

Suite Bergamasque: The Boulevard Stories

Bobby Flores-Villasis

Winner, National Book Award, Fiction, 2001

This collection gathers seven of Bobby Flores-Villasis’s “boulevard stories,” set near the picturesque waterfront of Dumaguete City.

Quezon City: Giraffe Books, 2001

ISBN: 971-883-254-8 (sb)
132 pages

Sulu Sulawesi Seas

Jurgen Freund

Winner, Gintong Aklat Award, Trade Book, 2002

Photography by Jurgen Freund; Essays by Romeo B. Trono, Raoul Cola, Lida Pet-Soade, Wendy Ames, Patricia Regis, and Jose Ma. Lorenzo Tan.

This book is a celebration of the beauty and biodiversity of the marine ecoregion Sulu–Sulawesi. It is a breathtaking chronicle in images and words of the different habitats and cultures that exist here today, the formidable threats to the area’s continuing existence, and the responsibility which man must acknowledge to preserve this important ecoregion

Makati City: Bookmark and WWF Philippines Kabang Kalikasan ng Pilipinas, 2001

ISBN: 971-569-426-8 (hb)
971-569-337-7 (hb)
235 pages

Sunlight on Broken Stones: The Last in the Trilogy of Saint Lazarus

Cirilo F. Bautista

Winner, Gintong Aklat Award, Literature, 2000
Winner, National Book Award, Poetry, 1999

This is the third book in The Trilogy of Saint Lazarus. The author worked on this from 1977 to 1998. It begins with the Philippine Revolution and ends with the EDSA upheaval.

Quezon City: University of the Phillipines Press, 1998

ISBN: 971-542-265-9
127 pages

Supot ni Hudas

Rio Alma

Winner, Manila Critics Circle Members’ Award, Poetry, 2003

This is the 10th personal collection of poems by Rio Alma (pen name for poetry of National Artist Virgilio S. Almario.) The others are: Makinasyon (1968), Peregrinasyon (1970), Doktrinang Anakpawis (1979), Retrato at Rekwerdo (1984), Palipad-Hangin (1985), (A)lamat at (H)istorya (1986), Katon para sa Limang Pandama (1987), Mga Retaso ng Liwanag (1990), and Muli, sa Kandungan ng Lupa (1994). The above poems have been published again by the U. P. Press in two volumes with the title Una Kong Milenyum (1998).

Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2002

ISBN: 971-506-179-6
103 pages

Supreme Court Decisions as History

Justice Camilo D. Quiason

Winner, National Book Award, Law, 2002

Third volume of the Philippine Supreme Court Centenary Reader, 1901–2001, composed of three award-winning books on Supreme Court decisions.

Manila: Philippine Judiciary Foundation, 2002

ISBN: 971-930-543-6
468 pages

Supreme Court Decisions as Philosophy

Justice Abraham F. Sarmiento

Winner, National Book Award, Law, 2002

Second volume of the Philippine Supreme Court Centenary Reader, 1901–2001, composed of three award-winning books on Supreme Court decisions.

Manila: Philippine Judiciary Foundation, 2002

ISBN: 971-930-542-8
624 pages

Supremo: The Story of Andres Bonifacio

Sylvia Mendez-Ventura

Illustrated by Edgardo Fernandez

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

Unlike Rizal, who left behind volumes of correspondence, Bonifacio wrote little and lost most of his possessions in a fire. Even the whereabouts of his remains are unknown. Through exhaustive research, Sylvia Mendez Ventura has pieced together the largely undocumented life of Bonifacio—from his humble roots to his tragic execution at the hands of his own Katipunero brothers.

Makati City: Tahanan Books for Young Readers, 2001

ISBN: 971-630-090-5 (hb)
971-630-091-3 (sb)
176 pages