Hello, hello! I was able to nab some pictures of the Philippine National Children's Book Awards ceremony from Ramón "Rayvi" C. Sunico and from the Philippine National Book Development Board (photos taken by Daniel Tan).
Here I am with fellow judge Maria Elena "Mailin" Locsin. I had just arrived at the awards ceremony and was anxious to announce the winners to the whole world. To the left is Rayvi, a pioneer in Filipino young adult literature and the man behind the awards!
From left to right: the fabulous Atty. Andrea Pasion-Flores, executive director of the Philippine National Book Development Board, and my fellow judges Karen Ocampo Flores, Dr. Lina Diaz de Rivera, moi, and Mailin. (Ana Maria F. Rodriguez, also a judge for the awards, was unable to attend the ceremony.)
Author May Tobias-Papa receiving her award for Araw sa Palengke:
Illustrator Sergio Bumatay III accepting his award for Tuwing Sabado:
Author Russell Molina accepting one of his awards . . . He won two! One for Tuwing Sabado and one for Lub-Dub, Lub-Dub. (Author/illustrator Jomike Tejido also won two awards - for Tagu-Taguan and Lub-Dub, Lub-Dub - but was unable to attend the ceremony.)
Tahanan Books editor Fran Ong accepting the award for Tagu-Taguan:
Product development manager Ani Almario accepting one of the three awards for Adarna House books:
Here are some of the winners of the Philippine National Children's Book Awards with some of the awards organizers (members of the Philippine National Book Development Board and the Philippine Board on Books for Young People). (Several of the other winners were unable to attend the ceremony.)
And real kids were at the awards ceremony!!! Yaaaaaay.
Thank you to Rayvi and to the Philippine National Book Development Board and Daniel Tan for these pictures. =D
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