Thursday, December 29, 2011

Universal ang Copyright

29 Disyembre 2011



Buhay na Titik

ni Alvin Buenaventura ng FILCOLS



Ayon sa Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Article 27:2)



Lahat ay may karapatan na mabigyang-proteksiyon ang kapakanang moral at materyal bunga ng alinmang produksiyong pang-agham, pampanitikan, o pansining na siya ang may-akda.”



Ang human rights ay universal. Ibig sabihin, lahat ng tao sa lahat ng sulok ng mundo ay pantay-pantay, may angking dignidad, may laya at may mga karapatan.



Dahil universal ito, lahat ng gobyerno ay may tungkulin na ipatupad ito sa kanilang mga bansa at i-promote ang pag-aaral at pagrespeto sa mga ito.



Paano ang copyright? Wala naman ang salitang ito sa UDHR.



Totoong wala ang salitang copyright sa UDHR dahil ito ay isang legal term o salitang nilikha para madaling maintindihan ang batas. Pero nakapaloob sa Artikulo 27.2 ang laman ng copyright.



Ano ang copyright? Ito ay ang karapatan ng mga may-akda na mabigyang-proyeksiyon ang kanilang mga kapakanang moral at materyal.



Saan nagmumula ang mga kapakanang moral at materyal? Ito ang bunga ng mga produksiyong (gawa o akda) pang-agham, pampanitikan, o pansining.



Kapakanang moral? E, ano naman ang implication nito? Ibig sabihin ang may-akda, ay may moral na kapakanan sa isinulat niyang nobela. Siya lang ang may karapatang magsabi kung pangalan nga niya ang ilalagay bilang tagapaglikha ng akda. Puwede rin siyang gumamit ng pen name, kung gugustuhin niya. Walang puwedeng magdesisyon tungkol dito kundi ang may-akda.



Kapakanang materyal? E, ano naman ito? Ibig sabihin, ang may-akda lang ang may karapatan sa kikitain mula sa kanyang nobela. Dahil siya ang may karapatan, nasa kanya rin ang kapangyarihan na ilipat ito sa publisher para i-publish ang nobela niya. At ang kasunduan ng may-akda at publisher ay nagiging formal sa pagpirma nila sa isang kontrata. Sa kontrata nakasaad kung papaano ang hatian ng royalty, mga future version o anyo ng nobela at marami pang iba.



Ganito rin ang siste para sa mga nagsulat ng librong pang-agham, o sa taong nagpinta ng landscape, o sa taong nag-sculpture sa marmol.



At dahil kasali sa UDHR ang kapakanang moral at materyal ng may-akda o copyright, ito ay universal din tulad ng human rights.



Ibig sabihin, lahat ng may-akda sa lahat ng sulok na mundo ay pantay-pantay, may angking dignidad, may laya at may mga karapatan. Hindi puwedeng ang mga Pinoy author lang ang bibigyang-proteksiyon ng gobyerno sa Pilipinas. Dapat lahat ng mga author.



Ganito rin ang siste sa ibang bansa tulad ng Singapore, Japan, o United Kingdom. Hindi puwedeng ang mga Singaporean, Japanese o British author lang ang bibigyang-proteksiyon ng kanilang gobyerno. Dapat lahat ng authors.



Hindi saklaw ng border o national boundaries ang human rights at copyright. Kasi nga universal ang human rights. Kasi nga universal din ang copyright.



Inaanyayahan ang mga awtor, publisher, o tagapagmana ng copyright na sumali sa FILCOLS. Ito’y para mabigyang proteksiyon ang kanilang mga akda. Kailangan lamang ay mayroon kayong published works kung kayo ay awtor/publisher o nasa inyo ang kapangyarihang magmanage kung heirs kayo ng awtor. Wala pong membership fee. Kung may tanong hinggil sa tinalakay na paksa, mag-email lamang sa filcols@gmail.com.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Copyright Registration and Deposit System

The Intellectual Property of the Philippines (IPOPHL) and its Satellite Offices (IPSOs) are now accepting applications for Copyright Registration. This service is made available in compliance with the Memorandum of Agreement between IPOPHL and the National Library of the Philippines (NLP) signed last January 25, 2011.

The new Copyright Registration and Deposit System (CoRDS) was designed to make copyright registration more accesible to the general creative public. Registration applications may be submitted to the following offices:

IPOPHL Main Office: Intellectual Property Center, 28 Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Hill Town Center, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Philippines
Engr. Rosa M. Fernandez | (02) 238-6300

IPSO Tuguegaro: NERBAC Building, DTI Region II, Regional Government Center, Carig Sur, Tuguegarao City
Rommel Sedano | (078) 846.4635

IPSO Baguio: Department of Trade and Industry – CAR, Jesnor Bldg., #4 Cariño St. Baguio City
Jeanne D. Dugui-es | (074) 442.6185

IPSO Angeles: DTI Region III Office, ABC Building, Nepo Mart Complex, Angeles City, Pampanga
Arnel A. Diego | (045) 625.9291 or (045) 625.9996

IPSO Legazpi: Department of Trade and Industry Regional Office 5, 3F Capitol Annex Bldg., Old Albay District, 4500, Legazpi City
Sarah C. De Leoz | (052) 480.5719

IPSO Tacloban: Department of Trade and Industry Regional Office 8, Pawing Palo, Leyte
Virgilio A. Bonjoc, Jr. | (053) 524.8972

IPSO Iloilo: G/F DTI Building, J.M. Basa St. corner Gen. Peralta Ave., Iloilo City 5000
Joenell S. Projillo | (033) 335.0149

IPSO Cebu: Rm. 311, 3rd Floor, WDC Bldg., Osmeña corner Burgos St., Cebu City
Engr. Joenero B. Bollozos | (032) 255.0037

IPSO Cagayan de Oro: Department of Trade and Industry, Region X, Corrales Ave. corner Antonio Luna St., Cagayan de Oro City, 9000
Regybelle Joy P. Fuentes | (08822) 722.278

IPSO Davao: 4th Floor Mintrade Bldg., DTI-XI, Monteverde St. corner Sales St., 8000 Davao City
Marie Lou M. Gabiana | (082) 224.0511 loc 417

IPSO General Santos: Department of Trade & Industry, RA Bldg., South Osmeña St., General Santos City, 9500
Jessel O. Cofleros | (083) 552.8250

DTI Caraga: Department of Trade & Industry – Caraga, 4/F DV Plaza Bldg., JC Aquino Ave., Butuan City
Ramil J. Leongas | (085) 341.2293


Copyright is the legal protection over an original literary, scholarly, scientific or artistic work. Books, poems, songs, paintings, drawings, sculptures, photos, videos, computer programs and many other works are protected by copyright.

Lifted from IPOPHIL website.

NBDB now accepting nominations to the 2nd National Children's Book Award

On July 2012, the National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Philippine Board on Books for the Young (PBBY) will present the 2nd National Children’s Book Award, giving honor to the 10 best books for children and young adults published during the years 2010 and 2011.

All publishers, authors and illustrators are invited to submit their nominations. Deadline for submission of nominations is January 31, 2012. For the full copy of the rules and to download the nomination form, go to NBDB (www.nbdb.gov.ph) and PBBY (www.pbby.org.ph ) websites.

During the 1st National Children’s Book Award held in 2010 six books were chosen as the Best Reads of 2010. From a total of 131 books nominated: Araw sa Palengke (Adarna House) written by May Tobias-Papa and illustrated by Isabel Roxas; Tuwing Sabado (Lampara Books) written by Russell Molina and illustrated by Sergio Bumatay III; Can We Live on Mars (Adarna House) written by Gidget Roceles-Jimenez and illustrated by Bru; Lub-Dub, Lub-Dub (Bookmark) written by Russell Molina and illustrated by Jomike Tejido; Tagu-Taguan (Tahanan Books) written and illustrated by Jomike Tejido; and Just Add Dirt (Adarna House) written by Becky Bravo and illustrated by Jason Moss.

Reposted with permission from Glenn Malimban of NBDB.

Updated List of FILCOLS Members (Writers and Publishers)

Name/Company
Abad, Gemino H.
Abrahan, Gian Carlo C.
Abuan, Mariane Amor T.
Abueg, Efren R.
Acabado, Brian B.
Agapito, Josephine D.
Aguay, Jr., Bernardo O.
Aguilar, Erick D.
Agus, Editha L.
Alarde, Crispulo
Alcantara, Ruby G.
Alfabeto, Estrella D.
Alfabeto, Sedd D.
Almario, Virgilio S.
Almonte, Napoleon G.
Alsonado, Mercy T.
Alvarez, Crizzalyn
Amante, Louise Vincent B.
Ampatin, Estrella V.
Anima, Nid A.
Anlim, Jaime L.
Antonio, Teo T.
Añonuevo, Roberto T.
Aradilla, Agripina R.
Arguelles, Mesandel V.
Arroyo, Rubie A.
Asuncion, Ruperta (heirs)
Atalia, Eros S.
Atanacio, Glenn Vincent K.
Atilano, Ronald A.
Bacudio, Ana Maria A.
Balde, Abdon M. Jr.
Ballares, Lea D.
Baltazar, Gloria Jesusa D.
Baquiran, Romulo P.
Barbosa, Gina B.
Barcelona, Noel Sales
Barco, Nestor S.
Barro, Liana M.
Bautista, Lualhati T.
Bautista, Sherille Love V.
Baybay, Dulce F.
Bayron, Agapito Jr. M.
Beltran, Andy C.
Beltran, Maria Rona B.
Bengco, Grace P.
Bolasco, Karina A.
Bolo, Benjamin, Jr.
Boloron, Hazel Marie R.
Bonifacio, Amelia L.
Boquiren, Rommel Chester G.
Borlongan, Ariel D.
Breva, Ofelia F.
Brillon, Cherish Aileen A.
Bron, Ligaya O.
Bucayong, Cecilia O.
Buenavista, Dave P.
Bufe, Aiza G.
Bugayong, Perla L.
Bumadilla, Sergio A.
Buncales, Emma O.
Bustamante, Marchiesal B.
Cabigon, Lordino G.
Cabote, Diana G.
Name withheld upon request
Camba, Moreal N.
Camilosa, Loreto G.
Canilao, Narcisa P.
Capili, Jose Wendell
Carcamo, Ronaldo L.
Carpio, Rustica C.
Casanova, Arthur D.
Catanyag, Teofilo M.
Chancoco, Jose Jason L.
Choon, James Teng
Cleto, Ma. Luna S.
Condino, Melrose R.
Consolacion, Estarija A.
Constantino, Anna Veronica L.
Cordero, Kristian S.
Coroza, Michael M.
Cristobal, Jr., Adrian
Cristobal, Sr., Adrian E.
Cristobal, Celina S.
Crizaldo, Hazel Joy P.
Cruz, Isagani R.
Cruz, Jhoanna Lynn B.
Cuñada-Añonuevo, Rebecca T.
Cutab, Leonil Fernando R.
Dabao, Vicente V.
Dalisay, Jose Jr. Y.
Damag, Ma. Emily S.
Daquiado, Nonilona P.
Dargantes, Alan P.
Dargantes, Sylvia Minda T.
Daydora, Jechris A
De Peralta, Honeylein C.
De Ungria, Ricardo
Dela Cruz, Ainne Frances F.
Dela Cruz, Mar Anthony S.
Dela Cruz, Rita T.
De los Reyes, Dong A.
Delos Reyes, Joselito D.
Derain, Allan Roberto N.
Diokno, Ferdinand
Dionaldo, Shara Rose Virgini O.
Dudang, Elnora B.
Dumlao, Emmanuel V.
Durado, Adonis G.
Ebuña, Raul M.
Edilo, Genaro Perfecto C.
Ediza, Marilou M.
Enriquez, Delia C.
Estrada, Virginia O.
Euldan, Cristopher N.
Fajilan, Wennielyn F.
Felicitas, Catalina L.
Fernandez, Erwin S.
Fernando, Gilda Cordero
Ferma, Elena O.
Festin, Rowena P.
Flores, Jr., Angelito G.
Fonacier, Kristine
Fortun, Noel T.
Funilas, Raul
Gabuya, Josefina V.
Galan, Gloria L.
Galan, Ralph S.
Galos, Reparado III B.
Garlitos, Raymund M.
Geminiano, Melody G.
Genova, Windsor John C.
Gimena, Glady E.
Go, Lolito R.
Gonzales, Danilo V.
Gracio, Jerry B.
Grajo, Jeanette P.
Grego, Frank
Gregorio, Maridol R.
Grutas, Sarah Jean B.
Guerrero, Amadis Ma.
Guevara, Nerisa
Hafalla, Tommy D.
Hidalgo, Cristina Pantoja
Jocson, Schedar D.
Jurado III, Jose I.
Jurado, Linda A.
Kilates, Marne
Kimpo, Phillip Jr
Kintanar, Thelma B.
Labtog, Carl Michael Y.
Lacaba, Kris L.
Lagas, Fe J.
Lareza, Jose Erwin C.
Lim, Ronald Jeffrey S.
Limocon, Angeline T.
Limpin, Vivian N.
Lumbera, Bienvenido
Lumbrera, Rosa S.
Lumista, Hannah P.
Madarang, Rhea Claire E.
Madrilejos, Alberto Manalon
Magtalas, Kevin Kristofer R.
Malabanan, Joel C.
Mantong, Fe H.
Maramba, Asuncion David
Maranan, Edgardo B.
Maranan, Luchie B.
Marfil, Felisa Jyl C.
Masangkay, Frederick R.
Mateo, Marilag T.
Meadows, Kimiyo Ann P.
Mellado, Love N.
Mendoza, Elenita C.
Miclat, Alma C.
Miclat, Mario I.
Mintu, Cynthia B.
Molde, Ma. Joverly S.
Molina, Russel L.
Montalban, Pia C.
Montemayor, Ma. Lebeña
Munsayac, Jose R.
Muyargas, Jose George E.
Na, James Teng Choon
Nadera, Victor Emmanuel Carmelo D.
Nadora, Anna Cristina G.
Nallano, Teresita O.
Narreto, Erlinda C.
Narreto, Oliver Michael C.
Naval, Jimmuel C.
Navarro, Leslie S.
Nierva, Victor Dennis T.
Nieto, Deborah Rosalind
Nuncio, Elizabeth Morales
Nuncio, Rhoderick
Nuyles, Christopher B.
Ong, Charlson L.
Opiso, Jennifer G.
Orara, Ma. Ainyle Ephraimmee M.
Ordoñez, Elmer
Ordoñez, Rogelio L.
Panlilio, Erlinda E.
Parcero, Placido Jr. R.
Pasion-Flores, Andrea D.
Paterno, Maria Elena P.
Patindol, Jean Lee C.
Paulican, Ma. Stella M.
Payongayong, Joahnna Carla A.
Pena, Romeo P.
Perez, Edward
Pernia, Marjorie Evasco
Petras, Jayson D.
Pichay, Nicolas B.
Pineda, Haidee
Pingol, Alicia
Queaño, Nonilon V.
Quilang, Crispin S.
Ramos, Windsor Roland M.
Razalo, Lucerne M.
Regacho, Corazon F.
Remoto, Danton R.
Reyes, Pedro (Jun) C.
Rivera, Frank G.
Rodriguez, Mary Jane B.
Rodriguez, Rufus B.
Rojo, Sergio, Jr.
Saboy, Scott M.
Salanga, Elyrah
Salud, Joel Pablo
Salvador, Francis Isidro
Salvador, Mary Anne Jimenez
Samaniego, Lorelie Gloria A.
Samar, Edgar C.
Sanchez, Louie Jon A.
Santillan, Renato Rosario
Santos, Benilda S.
Sarigumba, Cherilyn
Sarigumba, Ritchen T.
Sebullen, Isabel D.
Sepeda, Bernardo N.
Sering, Tara F.T.
Silabay, Gladys G.
Sinamban, Evangeline B.
Sison, Lydia C.
Siy, Beverly W.
Socorro, Alexander J.
Soliven, Hazel E.
Suba, Sally C.
Subido, Grace Celeste T.
Sunico, Ramon C.
Supremo, Reinerio P.
Sy, Joaquin
Talle, Onnah Pierre P.
Tan, Debbie Ann L.
Tanauan, Ryan M.
Teodoro, John Iremil E.
Teran, Andrea B.
Toledo, Joel M.
Tolentino, Delfin Jr. L.
Tolentino, Roland B.
Torralba, John Enrico C.
Torre, Ricky S.
Umil, Roberto O.
Uy-Regala, Betty C.
Valmorida, Jose S.
Verzo, Ronald V.
Villa, Lolita P.
Villafania, Santiago
Villanueva, Voltaire M.
Villasanta, Juanito V.
Villasis, Enrique S.
Virgo, Narciso A.
Yabes, Criselda D.
Yanilla-Aquino, Lalaine F.
Yumul, Aurora Veronica D.
Yuson, Alfred A.
Zafra, Galileo S.

Local and Foreign Publishers
A-Z Direct Marketing
Adarna House, Inc.
Ambitgoya Books Enterprises
Anvil Publishing
Ateneo Press
BC Educational, Inc.
Books Atbp. Publishing Corp.
C & E Publishing
Cacho Publishing House
Cambridge University Press
Central Books
Claretian Communications Foundation, Inc.
De La Salle University
Don Bosco Press Inc.
FELTA Multimedia
Futurebuilder Publications
Ilaw ng Tahanan Publishing, Inc.
Lampara Publishing
National Book Store
New Day Publishers
Precious Pages
Shepherd's Voice Publications, Inc.
St. Mary's Publishing Corp.
Think and Print Publishing
UP Sentro ng Wikang Filipino
UST Press
Vibal Publishing
Vicarish Publication and Trading, Inc.

Book Industry Association
Book Development Association of the Philippines

Dark Blue Southern Seas call for submissions

For Silliman campus writers! Dark Blue Southern Seas, the literary folio of The Weekly Sillimanian, is now open for submissions of previously unpublished literary works from students and alumni of Silliman University. The folio, to be edited by Mariella Sagarbarria Bustamante with Ian Rosales Casocot as moderator, is accepting short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and graphic fiction in English, Filipino, and Cebuano. Photographs, drawings, and paintings are also welcome. Deadline of submission is 27 January 2012.

Email your work as attached .doc file (or in .png format for graphic works, photographs, and drawings) to darkbluesouthernseas@yahoo.com. Send your submission together with a short bionote, in 3-4 sentences, that includes your name, course, year level, and anything else that may you want to say about yourself. For queries, please contact Ella at +639173141161.

Date and Time:
December 16, 2011 - 12:00am - January 27, 2012 - 12:00am

Salip iti Daniw a Para Ubbing: 4th Honor Blanco Cabie Premio Iti Naisurat Iti Literatura Ilokana (Cabie PINILI)

1. Esponsoran daytoy ni Maria Rosa A. Cabie, kaingungot ni Honor Blanco Cabie, premiado a sumasalaysay ken mannaniw, agiwarwarnak, orador ken debatista, ken propesor pay iti Literatura ken Kinaagiwarwarnak iti Metro Manila, ken dagiti annakda. Naluktan daytoy a salip iti panagsurat iti Daniw a Para Kadagiti Ubbing kadagiti amin a mannurat iti Iluko (Ilokano) ditoy Filipinas ken iti ballasiw-taaw.

2. Buklen ti pakisalip ti maysa a set ti lima a daniw a ti tunggal daniw, saan a nababbaba ngem 24 a linia. Naimakinilia wenno naikompiuter iti doble espasio iti 8 1/2 x 11 a papel a coupon bond. Maysa laeng a set dagiti daniw ti mabalin nga isalip ti tunggal mannurat

3. Masapul a ti parbo a nagan ti maikabil iti manuskrito a pakisalip. No ipatulod babaen ti e-mail: dua nga MS Word document files ti idatag. Umuna, ti set dagiti daniw a pakisalip. Maikadua, ti parbo ken pudno a nagan ken pakasaritaan ti biag ti autor. No ipatulod babaen ti koreo: uppat a kopia ti idatag ken pakuyogan ti entry iti narikpan a sobre a nakailanadan ti paulo ti sarita, parbo ken pudno a nagan ken kabibiag ti autor. No iti e-mail, iturong iti cabiepinili.secretariat@yahoo.com. No iti koreo, ipatulod iti Cabie PINILI Secretariat, c/o Bannawag, Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation, Muralla corner Recoletos Sts., Intramuros, 1002 Manila.

4. Makaammo ti makisalip a mangpili ti tema ti daniwna, ngem masapul a mainaig iti kultura ni Samtoy.

5. Rumbeng nga orihinal, di pay naipablaak, di naadaw iti ania man a naipablaaken a sinurat, saan a naipatarus manipud iti sabali a lengguahe, bukod a putar ti autor, ken di pay nangabak iti ania man a salip iti panagsurat dagiti daniw nga isalip.

6. Agbalin a kukua ti esponsor dagiti mangabak a daniw. Maikkan pay iti karbengan a mangedit, mangatur ken mangipablaak iti libro, magasin wenno periodikal a pilina nga awan sungsungbatanna iti autor. Ngem agtalinaed ketdi ti copyright iti autor.

7. Saan a mabalbaliwan ti pangngeddeng dagiti hurado— malaksid no maduktalan kalpasanna a linabsing ti mannurat ti Alagaden Bilang 5. Iti dayta a panaglabsing, maibabawi ti gunggona ket saanton a mapalubosan pay ti autor a makisalip iti ania man a salip nga esponsoran ti Cabie PINILI.

8. Dagiti gunggona: Umuna, P3,000; Maikadua, P2,000; ken Maikatlo, P1,500. Maikkatto ti 10 a porsiento iti tunggal premio ket maipan daytoy iti pundo ti GUMIL Metro Manila.

9. Mayawat dagiti premio inton Kalgaw 2012 bayat ti Maika-44 a Kombension Nasional ti GUMIL Filipinas.

10. Nasken a maawat ti pakisalip iti e-mail wenno iti koreo iti saan a naladladaw ngem 11:59 p.m. iti Enero 15, 2012.

11. Saan a mapalubosan a makisalip dagiti kakabagian ni HBC ken dagiti esponsor iti likub ti 4th civil degree of consanguinity ken affinity. Mapawilan pay dagiti kameng ti Bannawag a makisalip.

Date and Time:
December 1, 2011 - 12:00am - January 15, 2012 - 12:00am

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Flipside Publishing Call for Submission

Submission Guidelines

Flipside Novel Submission Guidelines

You can email your submissions to publisher@flipsidecontent.com. However, before you submit, read the guidelines below.

How to Submit

Email us at the above address.
In your subject line, indicate if it is for Flipside Flames, Flipside Flavors, or FSSF.
Please follow our General Requirements.
We prefer submissions from Asian authors but submissions are open to anyone.
In the body of your email, include your name, contact information, and a brief author bio.
See below for specific requirements unique to the imprint (Romance, Erotica, or Speculative Fiction) you are submitting to.
We do not accept simultaneous submissions.

General Requirements

Submissions must be in English.
Submissions should be in Manuscript Format.
We accept RTF and DOC files. Do not submit in any other file format.
In your submission, please include your query letter, a one-page synopsis of your novel, and the first three chapters of your book. Do not send us the entire manuscript.
The book need not be complete when you make your initial submission but should be complete before we finalize acceptance.
All material must be the author’s own original work and s/he must own the electronic publishing rights.
We accept reprints.

Flipside FLAMES (Romance)

We’re looking for single-title romance novels with a substantial storyline that focuses on the fantasy of true love. The story must feature and develop a central romantic relationship between two complex characters. These characters do not have to end up together by the close of the story, but the novel has to end on an optimistic and emotionally satisfying note. Sex is okay but we prefer that it be hinted at rather than described. No graphic or vulgar description, please—we prefer sexual spark from emotional close-ups and subtle but meaningful gestures rather than from detailed accounts of penetration. The conquest here is not for the climax but for the heart.

Works should have a length of 25,000 – 30,000 words. We are looking for Contemporary Romance (CR), Historical Romance (HR), and Paranormal Romance (PNR) novels. For a clearer definition of these subgenres, you can check the definitions presented in the Romance Writers of America website.

Flipside FLAVORS (Erotica)

We’re looking for single-title erotic novels with well-drawn characters and a substantial storyline that focuses on sexual desire and dynamics. We recognize the wild complexity of the erotic imagination and welcome the relation of various kinks, but they must turn us on, not gross us out. We want sex—lots of it, in fact—but not sex for sex’s sake. We seek sensuality—vivid description and psychosexual insight are appreciated; mechanical accounts listing positions, the number of repetitions, sequence, and the various euphemisms for the word “cock,” not so much.

Works should have a length of 25,000 – 30,000 words. We are open to erotica that caters to men, women, and/or LGBT.

FSSF (Flipside SpecFic)

We’re looking for novels that contain strong elements or sensibilities of science fiction, fantasy, horror, magic realism, alternate history, folklore, superheroes, slipstream, or related nonrealist genres and subgenres. We welcome both traditional narratives and works that play with form. While we appreciate literary and philosophical depth, formal inventiveness, and social critique, we do not want to be bored, boggled beyond cognition, or preached to.

Works should have a length of 40,000 – 60,000 words.

Compensation and Rights

We offer a PhP10,000 (roughly US$240.00) advance against royalties for works we accept.
We claim exclusive, first, world electronic publishing rights for seven years, subject to renewal.
Further details about compensation and rights will be included in the contract.

Updated List of FILCOLS Members (Authors and Publishers)

Name/Company
Abad, Gemino H.
Abrahan, Gian Carlo C.
Abuan, Mariane Amor T.
Abueg, Efren R.
Acabado, Brian B.
Agapito, Josephine D.
Aguay, Jr., Bernardo O.
Aguilar, Erick D.
Agus, Editha L.
Alarde, Crispulo
Alcantara, Ruby G.
Alfabeto, Estrella D.
Alfabeto, Sedd D.
Almario, Virgilio S.
Almonte, Napoleon G.
Alsonado, Mercy T.
Alvarez, Crizzalyn
Amante, Louise Vincent B.
Ampatin, Estrella V.
Anima, Nid A.
Anlim, Jaime L.
Antonio, Teo T.
Añonuevo, Roberto T.
Aradilla, Agripina R.
Arguelles, Mesandel V.
Arroyo, Rubie A.
Asuncion, Ruperta (heirs)
Atalia, Eros S.
Atanacio, Glenn Vincent K.
Atilano, Ronald A.
Bacudio, Ana Maria A.
Balde, Abdon M. Jr.
Ballares, Lea D.
Baltazar, Gloria Jesusa D.
Baquiran, Romulo P.
Barbosa, Gina B.
Barcelona, Noel Sales
Barco, Nestor S.
Barro, Liana M.
Bautista, Lualhati T.
Bautista, Sherille Love V.
Baybay, Dulce F.
Bayron, Agapito Jr. M.
Beltran, Andy C.
Beltran, Maria Rona B.
Bengco, Grace P.
Bolasco, Karina A.
Bolo, Benjamin, Jr.
Boloron, Hazel Marie R.
Bonifacio, Amelia L.
Boquiren, Rommel Chester G.
Borlongan, Ariel D.
Breva, Ofelia F.
Brillon, Cherish Aileen A.
Bron, Ligaya O.
Bucayong, Cecilia O.
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Unibersal ang Human Rights

Unibersal ang Human Rights
22 Disyembre 2011

Buhay na Titik
ni Alvin Buenaventura ng FILCOLS

Kilala mo ba si Dred Scott?

Si Dred Scott ay isang African slave. Nakipaglaban siya sa korte sa America para mabuhay nang malaya kasama ang kanyang pamilya.

Matapos ang mahaba at mainit na labanan at mga debate, dinesisyunan ito ng US Supreme Court: hindi siya pwedeng maging American citizen. Dahil hindi citizen ay wala siyang karapatan at ito ay applicable sa kahit na sinong ang ninuno ay African.

Nangyari ito sa US noong panahon ni Abraham Lincoln. Iba-iba pa noon ang batas tungkol sa slavery. May mga state kung saan legal ang slavery pero sa iba namang states, illegal ito. Ibig sabihin walang unibersal o pangkalahatang batas sa slavery.

Ang kaso ni Scott ang isa sa naging mitsa ng madugong digmaan sa Amerika. Nagpang-abot at naglaban ang mga pro-slavery at anti-slavery.

Pagkatapos ng US Civil War ay nagkaroon ng pagbabago sa Konstitusyon ng Amerika. Kasama rito ang pagbuwag sa slavery, pagbibigay ng citizenship sa mga dating slave, at pagbibigay ng automatic citizenship sa mga ipinanganak sa US kahit pa mga slave ang kanilang magulang.

Ganito rin ang kwento ng Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Matapos ang mahaba at mainit na giyera ay nagkaroon ng pagbabago sa pananaw ng lahat. Nagkaroon ng isang unibersal o panlahat na boses pagdating sa usapin ng human rights.

Dahil tanggap ng lahat ang pagiging unibersal ng laman ng deklarasyon ay nagkabisa ito bilang isang international law. Ito ang batas na sasaklaw sa lahat ng tao sa lahat ng bansa.

Lahat ng gobyerno , payag na mabigyang-proteksiyon at i-promote ang mga karapatan at kalayaan ng kanilang mga mamamayan.

Ibig sabihin, may karapatan at laya ang tao kahit maitim, maputi, o madilaw ang balat niya. May karapatan at laya ang tao kahit ano o sino pa ang sinasamba niya, o kahit wala siyang sinasamba. May karapatan at laya ang tao kahit ano ang kulay ng kanyang politika.

Bakit mahalagang magkaroon ng universal feature ang UDHR?

Dahil nga tinanggap ito ng maraming bansa, nagiging basehan ito ng mga national at international law.

At dahil may international law, ang mga disputes dito ay dinadala sa international court. Sa international court naman dinidinig ang mga matinding violation sa human rights tulad ng genocide o ethnic cleansing.

Noong 1997, ibinilang si Dred Scott at asawang si Harriet sa St. Louis Walk of Fame. Ang stars at plake ay nakadisplay sa sidewalk ng Delmar Boulevard sa Missouri. Ito ang pagbibigay-pugay sa mga tao mula sa St. Louis, Missouri na malaki o unibersal ang naging ambag sa kultura ng US.

Inaanyayahan ang mga awtor, publisher, o tagapagmana ng copyright na sumali sa FILCOLS. Ito’y para mabigyang proteksiyon ang kanilang mga akda. Kailangan lamang ay mayroon kayong published works kung kayo ay awtor/publisher o nasa inyo ang kapangyarihang magmanage kung heirs kayo ng awtor. Wala pong membership fee. Kung may tanong hinggil sa tinalakay na paksa, mag-email lamang sa filcols@gmail.com.

FILCOLS Board Member Abdon Balde, Jr. wins 2011 Writers Prize from NCCA

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) through its Plans, Project Formulation and Program Division (P/PFPD)-Institutional Programs, announced the results of the final judging of the 2011 NCCA Writers Prize which was held on December 8 at the NCCA Bldg in Intramuros, Manila. This year’s winners were:

Novel (Cebuano language) Telesforo Sungkit Jr. for his novel entitled Ang Agalon sa Mga Balod. This is Sungkit’s second time to win in the NCCA Writers Prize. His first novel Mga Gapnod sa Kamad-an, also in Cebuano, won in 2007. The novel will soon be serialized in the Bisaya Magazine.

Poetry (Waray language) Janis Claire Salvacion, for her entry Lalay Han Tagdangkan. Salvacion is with the National Maritime Polytechnic of Cabalawan, Tacloban City.

Short Story (Panay language) Alice Tan Gonzales or her entry Alimango Kag Iban Pa Nga Sugilanon. Gonzales is with the Humanities Division, UP Visayas, Miag-ao, Iloilo.

Essay (Bicolano language) Engr. Abdon Balde Jr. for his entry SA Runa Kan Ibalong Paghaman sa Epikong Bikolnon. Balde is a retired engineer and has taken up a new profession of being a professional writer.

Awarding ceremonies shall be held in February 2012 in time for the celebration of the Philippine Arts Festival

Queries may be addressed to Frances Alincastre, telephonoe number 527-2192 local 503 or 527-2214 (DL), and e-mail address: haraya_naaw@ncca.gov.ph.

For inquiries, contact Frances Alincastre, Planning Officer, P/PFPD-Institutional Programs, at 527-2192 local 503, DL-527-2214.

This post was lifted from the NCCA website.

Call for Submission: Likhaan Journal 6

The LIKHAAN: UP Institute of Creative Writing announces that it is now accepting submissions for possible inclusion in the sixth issue of Likhaan: The Journal of Contemporary Literature.

Likhaan, the country's leading literary peer-reviewed journal funded by the Office of the UP Diliman Chancellor and published annually, showcases the best of new and unpublished Philippine writing in English and Filipino. Submissions to the journal undergo a strict pre-screening and blind refereeing process by both the editors and a panel of referees composed of eminent writers and critics from within and outside UP. The ICW fellows and associates take turns serving as its editor.

Previous editors of the journal are ICW director Jose Y. Dalisay Jr., National Artist for Literature Virgilio S. Almario, former ICW director and former UP Vice-President for Public Affairs Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo, award-winning writer Pedro ‘Jun’ Cruz Reyes, and Dr. Roland Tolentino, dean of the College of Mass Communication. Likhaan 6 will be edited by Dr. Gémino H. Abad. Associate editors will be National Artist Virgilio S. Almario (for Filipino) and Dr. Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo (for English).

The guidelines follow:

1.For its sixth issue, Likhaan: The Journal of Contemporary Philippine Literature 6, will accept submissions in the following genres, in both English and Filipino:

• Short stories ranging from about 12 to 30 pages double-spaced, in 11-12 points Times Roman, New York, Palatino, Book Antique, Arial or some such standard font. (A suite of short prose pieces will be considered.)

• A suite of four to seven poems, out of which the editors might choose three to five. (Long poems will be considered in lieu of a suite.)

• Creative nonfiction (essays, memoirs, profiles, etc.), subject to the same length limitations as short stories (see above).

• Critical/scholarly essays, subject to the same length limitations as short stories (see above)

• Excerpts from graphic novels, or full short graphic stories, for reproduction in black and white on no more than 10 printed pages, 6” x 9.” (Excerpts should be accompanied by a synopsis of the full narrative.)

2. All submissions must be original, and previously unpublished.

3. All submissions must be accompanied by a biographical sketch (no more than one or two short paragraphs) of the author, including contact information (address, telephone number, e-mail address).

4. Submissions may be e-mailed to likhaan.journal6@yahoo.com, or posted to The Editors, Likhaan Journal, UP Institute of Creative Writing, Rizal Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, 1101.

5. All submissions should be received (whether by e-mail or post) no later than March 30, 2012.

6. All submissions will undergo a strict pre-screening and blind refereeing process by the editors, and a panel of referees composed of eminent writers and critics from within and outside the University of the Philippines .

7. Writers whose work will be accepted for publication will receive a substantial cash payment and a copy of the published journal.

8. The editors reserve the right to edit any and all materials accepted for publication.

9. The editors may also solicit or commission special, non-refereed articles for publication outside of the aforementioned genres and categories to enhance the editorial content and balance of the journal.

10. Please direct any and all inquiries to the editors at likhaan.journal6@yahoo.com.

Call for Submission: Kritika at Kultura

To the rare extent to which Philippine literature in Spanish is recognized to exist, the tradition is almost entirely identified with the life and oeuvre of José Rizal, the late-19th century author of the novels Noli me tangere and El filibusterismo and the poem “Mi último adiós.” The appearance of Filipino fiction and poetry in Spanish precedes Rizal, however, and creative publications in other genres as well thrived in diverse and continuous ways for many decades thereafter.

In the past century, a scattering of published surveys and graduate theses has sought to describe the key authors and texts of Philippine literature in Spanish, but virtually no sustained analytical scholarship on particular literary works, outside those by Rizal, has been produced. The object of this Forum Kritika is to encourage the creation of such a critical corpus and thereby initiate long-lasting investigations into the tradition, perhaps the most unknown in the Spanish-speaking world and among all Asian literatures in Western languages.

Kritika Kultura will publish four to six papers on Philippine literature in Spanish in the August 2012 or February 2013 issue. All topics on specific texts of the tradition are welcome, but in order to diversify the existing range of scholarship, authors are urged to submit essays that do not focus exclusively on Rizal. Theoretical and/or comparative approaches to texts are particularly welcome, as are essays on any literature, defined broadly, produced in Chabacano in any of its variants (Zamboangueño, Caviteño, Ermitaño, etc.).

All submissions will be subject to peer review. Essays should be 5,000-7,000 words long and submitted as a Word document to Adam Lifshey, guest editor of this Forum Kritika, at AML58@georgetown.edu by February 1, 2012. An abstract of 250-400 words should accompany each submission. Regarding style and format, all essays should follow the guidelines of the most recent MLA handbook.

Kritika Kultura is a refereed electronic journal of the Ateneo de Manila University and is available at http://kritikakultura.ateneo.net.

Date and Time:
February 1, 2012 (All day)

Call for Papers-Philippine Humanities Review

The Philippine Humanities Review (PHR), a Commission on Higher Education (CHED) accredited refereed journal of the College of Arts and Letters is accepting creative works, critical essays, and translations for publication in its Vol. 14 No. 1 2012 issue. The journal welcomes scholarly, critical, and analytical works on various aspects of Philippine culture, the arts and letters, as well as creative works in the broad field of the humanities.

Deadline (full paper): January 31, 2012

■ Format: 10,000 words
■ English or Filipino
■ Arial Narrow
■ 1.5 spacing
■ Font size 12
■ 500-word English abstract (for scholarly, critical and analytical works)
■ Chicago manual
■ E-mail address and 300-word description of author

All submissions will undergo a double blind review process before final approval for publication.

Send contributions to:

phr_2011@yahoo.com

The Editor

Philippine Humanities Review

College of Arts and Letters

Bulwagang Rizal

University of the Philippines

Diliman, Quezon City

Call for Submission: Aswang-aswangan!

Before electricity, before sonar, before Hollywood, they were the stuff of our fantasies, our nightmares, our folktales. We whispered about them in hushed tones. We stepped politely through forests for fear of arousing their wrath. We cautiously said “bari-bari apo” when walking in the dark.

Have they been eclipsed by modernity? Or have they gone to another place? A place where people still believe in incantos? Perhaps, they are still here. For when fear strikes our hearts, what is it we fear? When our skin trembles at sound/sight/smell/taste, what is it we tremble at? When we are moved by enchantment to still places, to stands of trees, to big rocks, to look at stars, then we know that this earth is old, peopled by beings whose memories are older than ours. Perhaps, older than the stars. Elemental.
What the legends say, may or may not be true; but the legends continue.

This season, we ask you to listen to the old tales and spin new ones. Where are the aswangs? Shape-shifters that they are, what shape have they taken now? When will bakunawa finally swallow the sun and eclipse the world in darkness forever and ever? If people keep cutting down trees, where will the kapres then reside? Have you ever felt cursed, as if your very shadow was dogged? Then did the albularyo dropping candle wax on water tell you who placed a kulam on you? Or did you ever try a love spell for yourself?

Spin it out and spin it out. We’ve got time to tell. We’ll listen to your stories on the full harvest moon of February, a time when, people say, the shapeshifters come out. But we don’t want want no tales of Twilight or New Moon, we want stories that come from us. Our myths that stand for our race. Our legends that speak of our nobility as a people. Say it in English or Filipino. Say it through a painting or a song. But say it. So the world can hear, and know that what binds us as a people, is these old tales running through our blood, making us what we are, what we fear, what we become.

Genre Guidelines:
1) The theme is loosely based on Philippine mythological creatures. From there, you may spin your own web any way you like.
2) Literary submissions are accepted in English and Filipino. Each person may submit up to 5 poems, short stories, essays, or any version of narrative they wish.
3) Art submissions are accepted in JPEG and PDF format. Colored and black and white works are accepted.
4) Music submissions are accepted in MP3 or Wav format. Musicians must submit the lyrics along with the MP3.
5) Send all submissions to balitezine@yahoo.com.
6) Deadline for submissions is on January 15, 2011. Edited by Castelo, dela Cruz, Kwan, Napueta, and Sarno for Espasyo Siningdikato, Inc.

Date and Time:
December 19, 2011 - 12:00am - January 15, 2012 - 12:00am

CYWA Signs up with FILCOLS for Automatic Membership

CAVITE YOUNG WRITERS ASSOCIATION or CYWA signs up a memorandum of agreement(MOA) with FILCOLS last 19 December 2011 at the Kapihan sa Meadowoods, Meadowoods Executive Village, Bacoor, Cavite.

CYWA President Karl Ivan Dan Orit invited Beverly Siy to their Christmas Party to give a short talk about FILCOLS and also for the MOA signing.

The MOA states that the members of CYWA automatically becomes regular FILCOLS members and they will receive the benefits of a FILCOLS member such as:

a. assistance in seeking permission from other authors or publishers to use the latter’s works.

b. information on copyright, intellectual property and other related issues.

c. access to contact details of publisher-members.

d. assistance in dealing with publisher-members.

e. Once the First Party starts collecting licensing fees from its licensees, the First Party shall distribute the payments to its members in accordance with the results of the survey of works photocopied during the year.

f. updates about writing or publishing opportunities from other organizations or agencies.

g. Certificate of Membership.

h. assistance in procuring ISBN and Certificate of Copyright Registration from the National Library.

i. assistance in seeking the help or legal advice from the Intellectual Property Office.

j. invitation and free entrance to the First Party’s event.

CYWA is an organization of young writers that upholds the preservation and development of Caviteño literature. It recently changed administration. Karl Ivan Dan Orit, a fictionist from University of Santo Tomas and a resident of Bacoor, is now the president.

CYWA is the second organization of writers to sign up with FILCOLS for the automatic membership MOA. Most of its members, officers and advisers are published writers. FILCOLS Member Dr. Efren R. Abueg is one of the founding advisers.

LIRA signs up with FILCOLS for Automatic Membership

LIRA or Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika at Anyo, the oldest and premiere organization of poets who write in Filipino, signs up a memorandum of agreement(MOA) with FILCOLS last 6 December 2011 at the Sizzlers’ Blends, Mezzanine, Shoppes @ Victoria #78 Timog Ave. cor. Panay Ave., Quezon City.

LIRA was celebrating its 26th Anniversary and the graduation of the LIRA poetry clinic fellows for this year. The fellows also launched their collection of poetry entitled Salamisim that night. FILCOLS provided assistance to the fellows in getting an ISBN for Salamisim from the National Library.

The MOA states that the members of LIRA automatically becomes regular FILCOLS members and they will receive the benefits of a FILCOLS member such as:

a. assistance in seeking permission from other authors or publishers to use the latter’s works.

b. information on copyright, intellectual property and other related issues.

c. access to contact details of publisher-members.

d. assistance in dealing with publisher-members.

e. Once the First Party starts collecting licensing fees from its licensees, the First Party shall distribute the payments to its members in accordance with the results of the survey of works photocopied during the year.

f. updates about writing or publishing opportunities from other organizations or agencies.

g. Certificate of Membership.

h. assistance in procuring ISBN and Certificate of Copyright Registration from the National Library.

i. assistance in seeking the help or legal advice from the Intellectual Property Office.

j. invitation and free entrance to the First Party’s event.

LIRA is the first organization of writers to sign up with FILCOLS for the automatic membership MOA. It has over a hundred members who are mostly published poets. It is represented by FILCOLS Member Phillip Kimpo, Jr. He is on his second term as the president of LIRA.

Adarna House will be back on January 2, 2012

Adarna House and its offices will be closed for the holidays starting at 11:00 am on December 22. Work will resume on January 2, 2012.

For your guidance.

FILCOLS Member Russell Molina Wins Salanga Prize Anew

For the second time, the Philippine Board on Books for Young People awards the 2012 PBBY-Salanga Prize to children’s book author, Russell Molina. Molina’s winning story, “Anong Gupit Natin Ngayon?” is a heartwarming story about a child and his father. An advertising executive, Molina, had previously won the PBBY-Salanga for his story “Sandosenang Kuya” in 2003.

Honorable mention went to Felinda Bagas for her story The Little Girl in a Box,” and Segundo Matias for “Ang Papag ni Tatang.”

The 2012 PBBY-Salanga Prize will be awarded at the National Children’s Book Day celebration on July 17, 2012.

For inquiries about the contest, contact the PBBY Secretariat at telephone number 352-6765 loc. 203 or e-mail pbby@adarna.com.ph.

This was lifted from the Adarna House website.

Call for Entries for 2012 PBBY-Alcala Prize

The Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) is now accepting entries for the 2012 PBBY-Alcala Prize.

The winner shall be given a cash prize of P25,000.00, a gold medal, and an opportunity to be published. Prizes will be awarded in an appropriate ceremony to be held during the celebration of National Children’s Book Day on July 17, 2012.

Contest Rules:

The contest is open to all Filipino citizens except those who are related to any PBBY member up to the third degree of consanguinity.

Entries must be based on the 2012 PBBY-Salanga Prize-winning story by Russell Molina, “Anong Gupit Natin Ngayon?” Copies of the said story may be requested from the PBBY Secretariat.

All entries must be original unpublished illustrations that have not won in any previous contest.

All entries must consist of three (3) illustrations that are of the same size and medium.

A contestant may send in more than one (1) entry.

Each entry must be signed by a pen name only, preferably on a small piece of paper pasted on the back of each artwork. Entries with a signature or any identifying marks are automatically disqualified.

Together with each entry, contestants must submit a separate envelope, on the face of which only the pen name of the contestant shall appear. The envelope must contain the contestant’s full name, address, contact numbers, short description of background, and notarized certification vouching for the originality of the entry and for the freedom of the organizers from any liability arising from the infringement of copyright in case of publication.

All entries must be sent to the PBBY Secretariat, c/o Adarna House, 109 Scout Fernandez cor. Scout Torillo Sts.,Quezon City by February 24, 2012.

Winners will be announced no later than March 30, 2012. Non-winning entries must be claimed no later than May 31, 2011, after which they will no longer be the responsibility of the organizers.

For more details, interested parties may contact PBBY by calling 3526765 local 203 or emailing pbby@adarna.com.ph.

Monday, December 19, 2011

FILCOLS Member Mario Miclat Receives Recognition from UP ICW


Last Dec. 13, 2011, FILCOLS Member and UP ICW Associate Dr. Mario I. Miclat was given a recognition before the officers, associates, fellows, staff members and friends of Institute of Creative Writing at the ICW office, 2F, Faculty Center, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

The ICW Christmas Party was halted momentarily as the emcee signaled the start of the surprise tribute for Dr. Miclat.

Three literary giants delivered their testimonials. First was National Artist for Literature and FILCOLS Chairman Emeritus Virgilio S. Almario. Then came National Artist for Literature and FILCOLS Member Bienvenido Lumbera. Last but definitely not the least, the winner of National Book Awards for Non-fiction, Prof. Romulo Baquiran, Jr.

The Certificate of Appreciation was awarded by Dr. Jose Dalisay, the Director of ICW and also a FILCOLS member. FILCOLS Executive Officer for Membership and Documentation Beverly Siy served as the emcee.

Posted here is the copy of the certificate.

Congratulations and Best Wishes, Dr. Mario Miclat, from your FILCOLS Family.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Book Industry Christmas Party held last Dec. 13

The Book Industry Christmas Party was held last Dec. 13, 2011 at the Clubhouse, Valle Verde IV, Pasig City from 7:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m.
Members of the Book Development Association of the Philippines (BDAP) celebrate with partners from the National Book Development Board (NBDB) and Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL).

More than a hundred guests made up of writers and publishers attended the merry event. During the first part of the program, the election for new members of the Board of Trustees of the Book Development Association of the Philippines (BDAP) took place. Then dinner was served as Symfonia band played great music.

FILCOLS Executive Director Alvin Buenaventura gave the welcome remarks. He called Ms. Ani Almario-David to introduce the Guest Speaker.

The Guest Speaker was none other than Ms. Neni Sta. Romana-Cruz, the newly-appointed Chairperson of the National Book Development Board (NBDB). She delivered her message to the stakeholders of the book industry. According to her, she cannot contain her excitement to work for the betterment of the book industry and that she is ready for all the challenges ahead.
Ms. Neni Sta. Romana-Cruz, NBDB's new chairperson.

After her message, some games were played out. Writers and publishers readily formed their own teams to compete in some wacky parlor games. All of the participants received their prizes from Vim Nadera, Angeline Montilla, and Alvin Buenaventura tandem. Nadera is associate professor at the University of the Philippines Diliman while Angeline Montilla works as a model.
"Santa Claus" Vim Nadera with "angel" Angeline Montilla and "reindeer" Alvin Buenaventura.

Buenaventura called Lirio P. Sandoval, the BDAP's outgoing president. He gave a testimonial for Dr. Dennis T. Gonzalez, the former Chairperson of NBDB.

In behalf of the BDAP, Mr. Sandoval also awarded a plaque of appreciation to Dr. Gonzalez for good governance, for all the things that he has done for the industry, and for the partnerships that were very beneficial to Filipino publishers, writers, and readers.
BDAP president Lirio P. Sandoval

Dr. Gonzalez was very pleased with the surprise testimonial for him. He responded with a message that narrated his journey with the NBDB and the whole book industry. He shared that the past administration had attempts to demolish the NBDB. That was ten years ago, before he took over. He also shared that initially, he just wanted to apply the lessons he learned in the academe in a government agency. And NBDB was just the right agency for him. And the result was overwhelmingly helpful and beneficial to everyone.
Dr. Dennis T. Gonzalez


After Dr. Gonzalez's response, the parlor games resumed. Raffle prizes were also given away.

Publishers and authors enjoyed the games facilitated by Vim Nadera and model Angeline Montilla.

Before the night ended, Esther Pacheco, one of the advisers of BDAP, announced the election results.

The members of the Board of Trustees are the following:

Lirio P. Sandoval
Cristina Pantoja-Hidalgo
Segundo Matias, Jr.
Jose Maria Policarpio

The complete list will be provided very soon.

This article was written by Beverly W. Siy. You may repost or publish it anytime, anywhere for free as long as the author's permission is sought. Email filcols@gmail.com.

Independent IP Made E-Z held in UAP

An IP Made E-Z session was held independently in Li Seng Giap Auditorium, University of Asia and Pacific, Pearl Drive, Ortigas Center, Pasig City last Dec. 8, 2011.

About 80 participants graced the event. There were faculty members and students from UAP, faculty members from Eusebio High School, Santolan High School, San Joaquin Kalawaan High School and Rizal Technological University.

Ms. Moreal Nagarit Camba gave the welcome remarks. She is the chair of the Filipino Department of UAP. Another professor from the same department, Mam Lourdes Bertis, introduced the first speaker, Atty. Dy.

Atty. Mark Robert Dy, creative industries lawyer from Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines, discussed the history and nature of copyright. He also focused on the works of Rizal as the Philippines celebrate his 150th year to emphasize the role of copyright in the nation building.

Professor Vivencio Talegon, Jr. from the Filipino Department introduced the second speaker, Ms. Francisco.

Karen Francisco, the only female writer of the Visprint Publishing, shared important tips on crafting interesting reading materials. She also touched on the issue of doing research, be it for academic or creative use. She encouraged everyone to look at TV and Wikipedia as sources of inspiration if one faces a writer's block.

After her talk, an open forum followed.

This session was organized by the Filipino Department of UAP in cooperation with IPOPHL and Visprint Publishing.

This article was written by Beverly W. Siy. You may post or publish it anytime, anywhere as long as the author is informed. Email at filcols@gmail.com. Thank you.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Birthday ng Human Rights

Buhay na Titik
ni Alvin Buenaventura ng FILCOLS

Tuwing 10 Disyembre ay ipinagdiriwang sa buong mundo ang Human Rights Day. Ito ay inoorganisa sa pangunguna ng Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, isang ahensiya sa ilalim ng United Nations.

Ang Disyembre 10 ay ang petsa ng pagpapatibay ng UN sa dokumentong Universal Declaration of Human Rights o Pandaigdigang Pagpapahayag ng mga Karapatang Pantao.

Ang naturang pagpapahayag ang naging basehan ng mga batas at policy ng maraming bansa tungkol sa human rights.

Mula sa UN declaration, lahat daw ng tao ay ipinanganak na malaya at may angking dignidad. At ang pagrespeto sa human rights ang daan sa isang mapayapa, makatarungan, at maunlad na mundo.

Dagdag pa, ang kalayaan at dignidad ay hindi puwedeng yurakan ng kahit na sino lalo na ng gobyerno. Ang kalayaan at dignidad ay hindi base sa relihiyon, kulay ng balat, antas ng edukasyon, posisyon sa lipunan, pagiging mayaman o mahirap, kasarian, at iba pa.

Katangi-tangi ang taong 2011 sa kuwento ng human rights dahil ito ang taon ng Arab Spring. Milyon-milyong mga tao ang nagtipon, nagpahayag, at nagpabagsak sa mga diktaturyang nagpahirap sa kanila sa mahabang taon.

Ang mga diktador ng Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon at iba pang karatig-bansa ay nagsibagsakan na parang mga pitsa ng domino. Si Ghadafy ng Lebanon ay agad na hinatulan ng taumbayan at binaril. Si Mubarak ng Egypt ay kasalukuyang nakakulong at nililitis.

Maraming natutuwa dahil namulat ang mga tao sa kanilang angking karapatan bilang tao. Ang respeto sa human rights ang siyang naging batayan ng mga botante sa unang eleksiyon na ginanap sa Egypt. Halos 30 years din silang walang layang pumili ng lider at gobyerno.

Ang authors, artists, at iba pang manlilikha ay madalas na kinukulong dahil mapanganib ang kanilang mga gawa sa mata ng mga diktador.

Kaya nakasaad din sa Universal Declaration of Human Rights ang mga karapatan ng mga alagad ng sining. Ito ang sinasabi ng Artikulo 27.2 “Ang bawat tao’y may karapatan sa pangangalaga ng mga kapakanang moral at materyal bunga ng alinmang produksiyong pang-agham, pampanitikan, o pansining na siya ang may-akda.”

Inaanyayahan ang mga awtor, publisher, o tagapagmana ng copyright na sumali sa FILCOLS. Ito’y para mabigyang proteksiyon ang kanilang mga akda. Kailangan lamang ay mayroon kayong published works kung kayo ay awtor/publisher o nasa inyo ang kapangyarihang magmanage kung heirs kayo ng awtor. Wala pong membership fee. Kung may tanong hinggil sa tinalakay na paksa, mag-email lamang sa filcols@gmail.com.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Ang Diktador at ang Karapatan ng mga Author

7 Disyembre 2011

Buhay na Titik
ni Alvin Buenaventura ng FILCOLS

Kahit kailan, hindi pa ako nakakakilala ng taong gustong mapasailalim sa isang diktador. Ayaw natin sa diktador na president, diktador na propesor, diktador na boss, diktador na empleyado (oo, meron no'n), o diktador na asawa.

Si Ferdinand Marcos ay ang diktador na pinabagsak natin at patuloy na kinamumuhian ng marami. Meron pa ngang naglagay ng bomba at nagpasabog sa higanteng bust niya sa La Union.

Ano kaya ang gagawin mo kapag nalaman mo na isa sa impluwensiya ni Marcos ay dala pa rin ng marami sa kanilang isip at gawa?

Noong 1977 ay inilabas ni Marcos ang Presidential Decree 1203. Ito ay ang compulsory licensing o reprinting ng mga librong madalas ginagamit sa mga schools.

Bilang diktador iniutos ni Marcos ang sapilitang pagpaparami ng kopya ng mga librong educational, scientific at cultural. Ang mga reprint ay ibinibenta sa murang halaga. Walang nagawa ang mga author na may-ari ng copyright.

Pa-pogi points niya ito sa mga estudyante at aktibistang propesor. Syempre ang na-violate naman ay ang karapatan ng mga author.

Ginawa ito ni Marcos bilang “temporary or emergency measure” dahil mataas masyado ang presyo ng libro. At ayon sa PD 1203, mahal ang libro kapag lampas sa 35 pesos ang presyo nito.

Dahil sa utos ni Marcos, kaliwa’t kanan ang naging violation sa human rights ng mga author. Karapatan ng mga author ang copyright ayon sa Article 27.2 ng Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Maraming publisher at photocopy shops ang yumaman sa pawis ng mga author. Naging gasgas na alibi kapag nagpa-photocopy ng mga libro ang “mahal kasi kaya pa-xerox na lang ako.”

Ito ang bukambibig ng marami, mapa-propesor at mapa-estudyante.

Noong 1995 ay naging batas ang Republic Act 8293 o ang Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines. Ayon sa RA 8293 ang PD 1203 ni Marcos ay wala nang bisa.

Kaya dapat ay respetuhin na ng lahat ang human rights ng mga author. Pero nangyayari ba ito?

Marami pa ring propesor at estudyante ang patuloy na yumuyurak sa karapatan ng mga author. Sinasabi nilang galit sila sa diktador, galit sila kay Marcos. Pero ang impluwensiya ni Marcos ay patuloy na dumadaloy sa kanilang isip at gawa.

Inaanyayahan ang mga awtor, publisher, o tagapagmana ng copyright na sumali sa FILCOLS. Ito’y para mabigyang proteksiyon ang kanilang mga akda. Kailangan lamang ay mayroon kayong published works kung kayo ay awtor/publisher o nasa inyo ang kapangyarihang magmanage kung heirs kayo ng awtor. Wala pong membership fee. Kung may tanong hinggil sa tinalakay na paksa, mag-email lamang sa filcols@gmail.com.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Dec. 3-Freelance Writers Guild of the Philippines 1st Christmas Party

Freelance Writers Guild of the Philippines held its 1st Christmas Party and Grand Eyeball last Dec. 3, 2011 at the Chef’s Bistro, Tomas Morato cor. Scout Gandia St., Quezon City from 6:00 p.m. till 11:30 p.m. More than 30 writers from different fields gathered for this event. It kicked off with the introduction portion where everybody got the chance to share information about one’s self. It was followed by the welcome remarks of Charmaine Tang, the owner of Chef’s Bistro.

A poetry reading was held thereafter and Ime Morales, the founder of FWGP introduced the different committees of the organization. She invited everyone to join at least one committee to be able to lend a hand in coming up with activities for the members. Prizes were won through raffle and a book exchange, the FWGP’s version of exchange gift, was held.

Bebang Siy, FILCOLS Executive Officer for Membership and Documentation, served as the night’s emcee.

She ended the event with a reminder: through organizations, writers become a more powerful voice in the publishing industry. Another evidence of the saying There is strength in numbers.

Email filcols@gmail.com for queries.

Bring a Book! Your Ticket to Writers Night 2011

MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT
Contact Person: Eva Garcia-Cadiz
(02) 922-1830

WHAT: LIKHAAN: UP Institute of Creative Writing celebrates annual Writers Night

WHEN: December 9, 2011

WHERE: GT-Toyota Hall of Wisdom, Asian Center, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City



Bring a Book! Your Ticket to Writers Night 2011

For around 15 years, the LIKHAAN: UP Institute of Creative Writing has been hosting the Writers Night, an annual reunion and Christmas Party that has become a tradition among writers, artists and lovers of the written word. This year's Writers Night will be a toast to the country's newest literary productions, kicking off with the Madrigal-Gonzalez Award and on to a variety of book launches and performances.

In celebration of their recent literary achievements, we are inviting all writers to bring a copy of their latest book to the event. These books will earn a place in the Gonzalo-Gonzalez Reading Room collection, which boasts of the best in contemporary Philippine literature. We also welcome literary books by non-Filipino authors for the UP Writers Club fund-raiser.

UP Writers Night 2011 is happening on December 9, Friday, from 5:00 PM onward. The 11th Madrigal-Gonzalez Best First Book Award will showcase this year's finalists in a forum on contemporary literature and an awarding ceremony. What follows are the launch of LIKHAAN Journal 5, the latest issue of the UP ICW's prestigious refereed journal and the first to be widely available online; the launch of UST books; and the presentation and launch of the project AKDANG BUHAY: The Writerly Life. The evening's festivities also include performances, open mic and a book bazaar.




Eva Garcia Cadiz
Administrative Officer IV
Institute of Creative Writing
University of the Philippines Diliman
09279245242/9221830

FILCOLS Member UST Press Launches Books at the UP Writers Night

For around fifteen years, the LIKHAAN: UP Institute of Creative Writing has been hosting the Writers Night, an annual reunion and Christmas Party that has become a tradition among writers, artists and lovers of the written word. This year's Writers Night will be a toast to the country's newest literary productions, kicking off with the Madrigal-Gonzalez Best First Book Award and on to a variety of book launches and performances.

In celebration of their recent literary achievements, we are inviting all writers to bring a copy of their latest book to the event. These books will earn a place in the Gonzalo-Gonzalez Reading Room collection, which boasts of the best in contemporary Philippine literature. We also welcome literary books by non-Filipino authors for the UP Writers Club fund-raiser.

UP Writers Night 2011 is happening on December 9, Friday, from 5:00 PM onward. The 11th Madrigal-Gonzalez Best First Book Award will showcase this year's finalists in a forum on contemporary literature and an awarding ceremony. What follows are the launch of LIKHAAN Journal 5, the latest issue of the UP ICW's prestigious refereed journal and the first to be widely available online; the launch of UST books; and the presentation and launch of the project AKDANG BUHAY: The Writerly Life. The evening's festivities also include performances, open mic and a book bazaar.



Date and Time:
December 9, 2011 - 5:00pm - December 10, 2011 - 12:00am

FILCOLS members at the 11th Madrigal-Gonzalez Best First Book Award

The LIKHAAN: UP Institute of Creative Writing and the Madrigal-Gonzalez family are pleased to announce the finalists for the 11th Madrigal-Gonzalez Best First Book Award. Published between 2009 and 2010, the finalists are Bird Lands, River Nights and Other Melancholies by Jose Marte Abueg (University of the Philippines Press), And the Geek Shall Inherit the Earth by Carljoe Javier (Milflores Publishing), Butterfly People by Robin Lim (FILCOLS Member Anvil Publishing), Different Countries by Clarissa Militante (Anvil Publishing), and The Highest Hiding Place by Lawrence Ypil (FILCOLS member Ateneo de Manila University Press).

Award-winning novelist and FILCOLS Board of Trustees member Charlson Ong, poet D.M. Reyes and poet-critic J. Neil Garcia compose this year’s prestigious panel of judges.

The Madrigal-Gonzalez Award is administered by the UP ICW and is generously sponsored by Atty. Gizela Gonzalez-Montinola and the Madrigal-Gonzalez family. Each year, alternating between Filipino and English, the UP ICW selects from the list of first-time authors and their works and grants the cash prize of P50,000 and a plaque during Writers Night. Former winners include Sarge Lacuesta, Vincent Groyon, Rica Bolipata, Ellen Sicat, Ichi Batacan, Santos, Zosimo Quibilan, Adam David, Lualhati Abreu.
and FILCOLS members Luna Sicat Cleto and Kristian Cordero.

A forum with the finalists will take place on December 9, 2011 at the GT-Toyota Hall of Wisdom, UP Asian Center. The event begins at 5:00 PM, followed shortly by the awarding ceremonies and the Writers Night program.

Date and Time:
December 9, 2011 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Reposted with permission from panitikan.com.ph.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Vibal Foundation and Gawad Kalinga to launch storybook series

Vibal Foundation, in partnership with Gawad Kalinga (GK), will launch the Booklilit! Books for Bulilit Readers for GK's Sibol and Sagip programs on 6 December 2011 at the Filipinas Heritage Library in Makati City.

Booklilit!, Vibal Foundation's line of bilingual children's books, combine words and vivid illustrations to bring storyte...lling to life, with stories that help children address real-life questions, concerns, and values. With English and Filipino text side by side, young readers can easily follow the story and develop their language skills, while fostering a love of reading that will last a lifetime.

Booklilit! has eight colorful storybooks books each for GK's Sibol (for ages three to six years old) and Sagip (for ages seven to thirteen years old) programs.

For the Sibol program, the titles are:

Bunsoy by Genaro R. Gojo Cruz, illustrated by Leo Ang

Saling Pusa by Genaro Gojo Cruz, illustrated by James Abalos

Hayan na si Kidlat! by Russel Molino, illustrated by Ariel Santillan

Ang Lola Kong Mahilig Mag-utos by Luis P. Gatmaitan, illustrated by Zeus Bascon

Si Tak-tu by Luis Gatmaitan, illustrated by Arnulfo Renia Cruz

Ang Bago Kong Kalaro by Rhandee Garlitos, illustrated by Kinomi Kasanagi Acosta

Salamat Po by Russel Molina, illustrated by Tokwa Peñaflorida

Si Faisal at si Farida by Rhandee Garlitos, illustrated by Tinsley Garanchon



For the Sagip program, the titles are:

Ang Batang may Maraming-Maraming Bahay by Genaro Gojo Cruz, illustrated by Aldy Aguirre

Anluwagi by Genaro Gojo Cruz, illustrated by Pergylene Acuña

Umaga Na, Tala by Russel Molina, illustrated by Marcus Nada

Halimaw by Russel Molina, illustrated by Rommel Joson

Handog kay Isabella by Luis Gatmaitan, illustrated by Ferdinand Guevara

Laki sa Hirap by Luis Gatmaitan, illustrated by David Quindoy

Lauan, the Seed that Wanted to Fly by Rhandee Garlitos, illustrated by Hubert Fucio

Olive Ridley Comes Home by Rhandee Garlitos, illustrated by Yasmin Doctor

Recognizing the need to nurture minds for nation-building, Vibal Foundation, the corporate social arm of Vibal Publishing House, Inc., has partnered with Gawad Kalinga through literacy programs benefiting underprivileged children. For more than a decade, Gawad Kalinga has been taking steps to eradicate poverty by building communities. This partnership in in line with Vibal Foundation's commitment to spread knowledge, literature, and awareness across cultural and socioeconomic borders.

Date and Time:
December 6, 2011 - 12:00am - December 7, 2011 - 12:00am

Reposted with permission from Eva Garcia-Cadiz of panitikan.com.ph.

Updated List of FILCOLS Members and Publishers

Name/Company
Abad, Gemino H.
Abrahan, Gian Carlo C.
Abuan, Mariane Amor T.
Abueg, Efren R.
Acabado, Brian B.
Agapito, Josephine D.
Aguay, Jr., Bernardo O.
Aguilar, Erick D.
Agus, Editha L.
Alarde, Crispulo
Alcantara, Ruby G.
Alfabeto, Estrella D.
Alfabeto, Sedd D.
Almario, Virgilio S.
Almonte, Napoleon G.
Alsonado, Mercy T.
Alvarez, Crizzalyn
Amante, Louise Vincent B.
Ampatin, Estrella V.
Anima, Nid A.
Anlim, Jaime L.
Antonio, Teo T.
Añonuevo, Roberto T.
Aradilla, Agripina R.
Arguelles, Mesandel V.
Arroyo, Rubie A.
Asuncion, Ruperta (heirs)
Atalia, Eros S.
Atanacio, Glenn Vincent K.
Atilano, Ronald A.
Bacudio, Ana Maria A.
Balde, Abdon M. Jr.
Ballares, Lea D.
Baltazar, Gloria Jesusa D.
Baquiran, Romulo P.
Barbosa, Gina B.
Barcelona, Noel Sales
Barco, Nestor S.
Barro, Liana M.
Bautista, Lualhati T.
Bautista, Sherille Love V.
Baybay, Dulce F.
Bayron, Agapito Jr. M.
Beltran, Andy C.
Beltran, Maria Rona B.
Bengco, Grace P.
Bolasco, Karina A.
Bolo, Benjamin, Jr.
Boloron, Hazel Marie R.
Bonifacio, Amelia L.
Boquiren, Rommel Chester G.
Breva, Ofelia F.
Brillon, Cherish Aileen A.
Bron, Ligaya O.
Bucayong, Cecilia O.
Buenavista, Dave P.
Bufe, Aiza G.
Bugayong, Perla L.
Bumadilla, Sergio A.
Buncales, Emma O.
Bustamante, Marchiesal B.
Cabigon, Lordino G.
Cabote, Diana G.
Name withheld upon request
Camba, Moreal N.
Camilosa, Loreto G.
Canilao, Narcisa P.
Capili, Jose Wendell
Carcamo, Ronaldo L.
Carpio, Rustica C.
Casanova, Arthur D.
Catanyag, Teofilo M.
Chancoco, Jose Jason L.
Choon, James Teng
Cleto, Ma. Luna S.
Condino, Melrose R.
Consolacion, Estarija A.
Constantino, Anna Veronica L.
Cordero, Kristian S.
Coroza, Michael M.
Cristobal, Jr., Adrian
Cristobal, Sr., Adrian E.
Cristobal, Celina S.
Crizaldo, Hazel Joy P.
Cruz, Isagani R.
Cruz, Jhoanna Lynn B.
Cuñada-Añonuevo, Rebecca T.
Cutab, Leonil Fernando R.
Dabao, Vicente V.
Dalisay, Jose Jr. Y.
Damag, Ma. Emily S.
Daquiado, Nonilona P.
Dargantes, Alan P.
Dargantes, Sylvia Minda T.
Daydora, Jechris A
De Peralta, Honeylein C.
De Ungria, Ricardo
Dela Cruz, Ainne Frances F.
Dela Cruz, Mar Anthony S.
Dela Cruz, Rita T.
De los Reyes, Dong A.
Delos Reyes, Joselito D.
Derain, Allan Roberto N.
Diokno, Ferdinand
Dionaldo, Shara Rose Virgini O.
Dudang, Elnora B.
Dumlao, Emmanuel V.
Durado, Adonis G.
Ebuña, Raul M.
Edilo, Genaro Perfecto C.
Ediza, Marilou M.
Enriquez, Delia C.
Estrada, Virginia O.
Euldan, Cristopher N.
Fajilan, Wennielyn F.
Felicitas, Catalina L.
Fernandez, Erwin S.
Fernando, Gilda Cordero
Ferma, Elena O.
Festin, Rowena P.
Flores, Jr., Angelito G.
Fonacier, Kristine
Fortun, Noel T.
Funilas, Raul
Galan, Gloria L.
Galan, Ralph S.
Galos, Reparado III B.
Garlitos, Raymund M.
Geminiano, Melody G.
Genova, Windsor John C.
Gimena, Glady E.
Go, Lolito R.
Gonzales, Danilo V.
Gracio, Jerry B.
Grajo, Jeanette P.
Grego, Frank
Gregorio, Maridol R.
Grutas, Sarah Jean B.
Guerrero, Amadis Ma.
Guevara, Nerisa
Hafalla, Tommy D.
Hidalgo, Cristina Pantoja
Jocson, Schedar D.
Jurado III, Jose I.
Jurado, Linda A.
Kilates, Marne
Kimpo, Phillip Jr
Kintanar, Thelma B.
Labtog, Carl Michael Y.
Lacaba, Kris L.
Lagas, Fe J.
Lareza, Jose Erwin C.
Lim, Ronald Jeffrey S.
Limocon, Angeline T.
Limpin, Vivian N.
Lumbera, Bienvenido
Lumbrera, Rosa S.
Lumista, Hannah P.
Madarang, Rhea Claire E.
Madrilejos, Alberto Manalon
Magtalas, Kevin Kristofer R.
Mantong, Fe H.
Maramba, Asuncion David
Maranan, Edgardo B.
Maranan, Luchie B.
Marfil, Felisa Jyl C.
Masangkay, Frederick R.
Mateo, Marilag T.
Meadows, Kimiyo Ann P.
Mellado, Love N.
Mendoza, Elenita C.
Miclat, Alma C.
Miclat, Mario I.
Mintu, Cynthia B.
Molde, Ma. Joverly S.
Molina, Russel L.
Montalban, Pia C.
Montemayor, Ma. Lebeña
Munsayac, Jose R.
Muyargas, Jose George E.
Na, James Teng Choon
Nadera, Victor Emmanuel Carmelo D.
Nadora, Anna Cristina G.
Nallano, Teresita O.
Narreto, Erlinda C.
Narreto, Oliver Michael C.
Naval, Jimmuel C.
Navarro, Leslie S.
Nierva, Victor Dennis T.
Nieto, Deborah Rosalind
Nuncio, Elizabeth Morales
Nuncio, Rhoderick
Nuyles, Christopher B.
Ong, Charlson L.
Opiso, Jennifer G.
Orara, Ma. Ainyle Ephraimmee M.
Ordoñez, Elmer
Ordoñez, Rogelio L.
Panlilio, Erlinda E.
Parcero, Placido Jr. R.
Pasion-Flores, Andrea D.
Paterno, Maria Elena P.
Patindol, Jean Lee C.
Paulican, Ma. Stella M.
Payongayong, Joahnna Carla A.
Pena, Romeo P.
Perez, Edward
Pernia, Marjorie Evasco
Petras, Jayson D.
Pichay, Nicolas B.
Pineda, Haidee
Pingol, Alicia
Queaño, Nonilon V.
Quilang, Crispin S.
Ramos, Windsor Roland M.
Razalo, Lucerne M.
Regacho, Corazon F.
Remoto, Danton R.
Reyes, Pedro (Jun) C.
Rivera, Frank G.
Rodriguez, Mary Jane B.
Rodriguez, Rufus B.
Rojo, Sergio, Jr.
Saboy, Scott M.
Salanga, Elyrah
Salud, Joel Pablo
Salvador, Francis Isidro
Salvador, Mary Anne Jimenez
Samaniego, Lorelie Gloria A.
Samar, Edgar C.
Sanchez, Louie Jon A.
Santillan, Renato Rosario
Santos, Benilda S.
Sarigumba, Cherilyn
Sarigumba, Ritchen T.
Sebullen, Isabel D.
Sepeda, Bernardo N.
Sering, Tara F.T.
Silabay, Gladys G.
Sinamban, Evangeline B.
Sison, Lydia C.
Siy, Beverly W.
Socorro, Alexander J.
Soliven, Hazel E.
Suba, Sally C.
Subido, Grace Celeste T.
Sunico, Ramon C.
Supremo, Reinerio P.
Sy, Joaquin
Talle, Onnah Pierre P.
Tan, Debbie Ann L.
Tanauan, Ryan M.
Teodoro, John Iremil E.
Teran, Andrea B.
Toledo, Joel M.
Tolentino, Delfin Jr. L.
Tolentino, Roland B.
Torralba, John Enrico C.
Torre, Ricky S.
Umil, Roberto O.
Uy-Regala, Betty C.
Valmorida, Jose S.
Verzo, Ronald V.
Villa, Lolita P.
Villafania, Santiago
Villanueva, Voltaire M.
Villasanta, Juanito V.
Villasis, Enrique S.
Virgo, Narciso A.
Yabes, Criselda D.
Yanilla-Aquino, Lalaine F.
Yumul, Aurora Veronica D.
Yuson, Alfred A.
Zafra, Galileo S.

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De La Salle University
Don Bosco Press Inc.
FELTA Multimedia
Futurebuilder Publications
Ilaw ng Tahanan Publishing, Inc.
Lampara Publishing
National Book Store
New Day Publishers
Precious Pages
Shepherd's Voice Publications, Inc.
St. Mary's Publishing Corp.
Think and Print Publishing
UP Sentro ng Wikang Filipino
UST Press
Vibal Publishing
Vicarish Publication and Trading, Inc.

Book Industry Association
Book Development Association of the Philippines