National Children’s Book Awards 2014

Yesterday was the 3rd National Children’s Book Awards, the extra happy and colorful event to contrast the moody weather. The NCBA is an event of the National Book Development Board, and the Philippine Board on Books for Young People, and it happens every other year. This year’s ceremony was held at the GT Toyota Asian Cultural Center in UP Diliman, and I attended with my fellow illustrators / fellow members of Ang INK.

Here are the winners~

NCBA 2014 Best Reads for Kids

What Kids Should Know about Andres and the Katipunan
written by Weng Cahiles
illustrated by Isa Natividad
published by Adarna House

The Little Girl in a Box
written by Felinda Bagas
illustrated by Aldy Aguirre
published by Adarna House

Ngumiti si Andoy
written by Xi Zuq
illustrated by Domz Agsaway
published by Adarna House

Hating Kapatid
written by Raissa Rivera Falgui
illustrated by Fran Alvarez (!!! HELLO)
published by Adarna House


Kids’ Choice Award
The Day of Darkness
written by Gutch Gutierrez and Zig Marasigan
illustrated by Gutch Gutierrez
published by The Bookmark Inc.


McDonald’s Save the Children Award
for books for 0-4 y.o.

Bahay Kubo
illustrated by Pergylene Acuña
published by Adarna House

Hooray! Congratulations one and all!

I posted a long thank you note on Facebook haha. Here it is if you want to read it~

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National Children’s Book Day, rescheduled

10559870_1510489322500293_2275358592115845980_nSo last week’s NCBD celebration was postponed due to the typhoon, and I feel delinquent that I’m posting about the new date only NOW, as in the night before the event. I’m sorry! But! It’s finally happening tomorrow! Same time and place (9 AM – 5 PM at Museo Pambata right beside the US Embassy along Roxas Blvd.) 

Publishers, writers, illustrators, students, parents, and book lovers galore will be there and I hope you can join us! :) 

Belated happy National Children’s Book Day!