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Gintong Aklat Awards Feted at MIBF0 Comments | Manila Bulletin, Sept 24, 2010
The prestigious biennial Gintong Aklat Awards, mounted by the Book Development Association of the Philippines (BDAP) and the National Book Development Board, was held at the recently concluded Manila International Book Fair, the paramount event for the Philippine book industry.

Established in 1981, the Gintong Aklat Awards recognizes books that are judged for all-around excellence in book manufacture and design, writing, and editing. Categories are Literature (English and Filipino), Social Science, Natural Science, Arts and Culture, Inspirational and Culinary.

For 2010, 12 finalists and nine winners were chosen among 268 entries.

The Gintong Aklat 2010 winners include: "Compendium of the Economically Important Seashells in Panay, Philippines" by Liberato Laureta, UP Press for Natural Science; "Finding God: True Stories for Spiritual Encounters" by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard and Marilyn Ysip Orosa, Anvil Publishing and "Everyday Warriors: The Faces and Stories of Breast Cancer" by Jay Lara and Cathy Paras-Lara, UST Publishing for Inspirational; "Kulinarya: A Guide Book to Philippine Cuisine" by Asia Society Philippine Foundation, Anvil Publishing for Culinary; "Palaspas: An Appreciation of Palm Leaf Art in the Philippines" by Elmer Nocheseda, Ateneo Press for Arts and Culture; "Ah, Wilderness! A Journey Through Sacred Time" by Simeon Dumdum, Jr., Ateneo Press and "The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata" by Gina Apostol, Anvil Publishing for Filipino Literature; and "The Philippines Through European Lenses: Late 19th Century Photographs MIBFfrom the Meerkamp Van Embden Collection" by Otto van Den Muijzenberg, Ateneo Press for Social Science.

Finalists include: "Desk Book: Philippine Medicinal Plants in Primary Health Care" Volume 1 by Dietmar J. Rummel, C&E Publishing for Natural Science; "Reading and Hearing the Old Testament in Philippine Context" Volume II by Noriel Capulng, New Day Publishers, "Flying on Broken Wings" by Grace D. Chong and Rosie Lovely T. Romulo, New Day Publsihers, and "The Heart of Healing" by Ardy Roberto, OMF Literature for Inspirational; "Philippine Fermented Foods" by Priscilla Chinte-Sanchez, UP Press for Culinary; "The Life and Art of Francisco Coching" by Patrick D. Flores, Vibal Foundation for Arts & Culture; "Soledad's Sister" by Jose Dalisay, Anvil Publishing; "The Highest Hiding Place" by L. Lacambra Ypil, Ateneo De Manila University Press; and "Balikbayang Sinta: An E. San Juan Reader" by Epifanio San Juan Jr., Ateneo de Manila University Press for English Literature. "Inintokan" by Victor N. Sugbo, UP Press; and "Unang Ulan ng Mayo" by Ellen Sicat, Anvil Publishing for Filipino Literature; and "Between Tiger and Dragon" by Claude Haberer, Anvil Publishing and "Verbal Arts in Philippine Indigenous Communities: Poetics, Scoiety and History" by Herminia Menez Coben, Ateneo de Manila University Press for Social Science.

MIBF was organized by Primetrade Asia, Inc. in partnership with Asian Catholic Communicators, Inc., Book Development Association of the Philippines, Philippine Booksellers Association, Inc., and Publishers Representatives Organization of the Philippines.

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