Umuulan ng Libro: #NCBD2015

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National Children’s Book Day is fast approaching!

Every year, the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) spearheads the celebration of National Children’s Book Day on the 3rd Tuesday of July to commemorate the publication of Jose Rizal’s “The Monkey and the Turtle” on Trubner’s Oriental Record in London.

This year’s celebration is entitled, “Umuulan ng Libro,” because while it’s been raining all over the metro, it’ll rain books on National Children’s Book Day.

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See you at the ReaderCon!


It’s time once again for the Filipino Reader Conference, slated on November 14-15 at the Bayanihan Center, Mandaluyong City.

The Filipino Reader Conference is an annual event in support of the Filipino reader, designed to help them discover reading communities they can join, reading materials they would be interested in, and fellow book lovers they can make friends with.

This year’s theme is Readers Turned Writers, zeroing in on the phenomenon of readers who transitioned from consumer to creator, and the steps they took to write and publish their first books.

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MIBF 2014: Day Two Report


Home from Day Two of the MIBF! I had a shopping jag early in the day (major geek mode in all of ten minutes 0_0) so I wanted to steer clear of buying any more books for the rest of the day.

The day started pretty early for me as the Filipino ReaderCon team (Honey, Jason and I) announced the finalists for the Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards, a result of three-odd weeks of voting and over 30,000 ballots. The three finalists in each category will go on to panel judging, where three readers will evaluate each book in each category to determine the winners for the Readers’ Choice Awards. The awards ceremony is slated for the Filipino ReaderCon on Nov. 14.

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Up ahead: Bookish November!



(UPDATED) November is the Philippine Book Development Month, and this year, it’s marked by a series of literary events, including “Text in the City,” the Philippine International Literary Festival, set from Nov. 11-15 at different institutions around the city: UST (Nov.11), DLSU (Nov.12), ADMU (Nov.13), UP (Nov.14), and POPtastik Pinoy! at the Ayala Museum (Nov.15); the Komikon 2013 on Nov. 16; the National Book Store Warehouse Sale, and the 3rd Filipino Reader Conference on Nov. 9 Dec. 7 at the Ateneo Rizal Library, and

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Little Lit Fest

Little Lit Fest

It’s been an incredibly busy summer for me, but I’d been setting aside a day for the NBDB Little Lit Fest ever since it was announced, because it’s been a while since I’ve touched base with friends in the industry.

I couldn’t attend both days, and the Day 2 sessions were better geared towards me, so I headed over to  Museo Pambata last Friday and made it in time for the first session!

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