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The PBBY is a private, non-stock, non-profit organization committed to the development of children's literature in the Philippines.

The PBBY is the lead agency in the celebration of National Children's Book Day (NCBD). This is celebrated every third week of July to commemorate the anniversary of the publication of Jose Rizal's "The Monkey and the Turtle" in Trubner's Oriental Record in London.

Call for Entries
2015 PBBY Alcala Prize
Deadline: April 10, 2015

The Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) is now accepting entries for the 2015 PBBY Alcala Prize.

The contest is co-sponsored by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and The National Library. The winner will be given a cash prize of P25,000.00, a gold medal, and an opportunity to be published with the help of the PBBY.

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Aaron Asis

Illustrated by Aaron Asis
2014 Alcala Prize Winner

UPLB Instructor wins Honorable Mention at 2015 Salanga

The Philippine Board on Books for Young People declared Cheeno Marlo Del Mundo Sayuno as the lone honorable mention winner of the 2015 PBBY-Salanga. No one was declared as grand prize winner for the PBBY-Salanga this year. Sayuno’s winning story is entitled, "The Missing Blanket."

Sayuno is an instructor at the University of the Philippines Los Banos where he is also taking masteral studies in Communication Arts. He has a mass communications degree from Cavite State University where he also became editor-in-chief of The Gazette.

Sayuno will be awarded during the celebration of National Children’s Book Day in July 2015.

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