The Book Development Association of the Philippines recently announced the 2010 Gintong Aklat Winners during the 31st Manila International Book Fair at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia.

The Gintong Aklat Awards, sponsored by the National Book Development Board, was established in 1981 and is given out bi-annually to outstanding book publishers based on the quality of the books they produce year after year. Categories in this year’s award are: Natural Science, Inspirational, Culinary, Arts and Culture, Literature in English and Filipino and Social Science.



Compendium of the Economically Important Seashells in Panay, Philippines
Liberto Laureta
University of the Philippines Press


Finding God: True Stories of Spiritual Encounter
Cecilia Manguerra Brainard and Marily Isip Orosa
Anvil Publishing, Inc.

Everyday Warriors: The Faces and Stories of Breast Cancer
Jay Lara and Cathy Paras – Lara
UST Publishing House


Kulinarya: A Guide Book to Philippine Cuisine
Asia Society
Anvil Publishing, Inc.


Palaspas: An Appreciation of Palm Leaf Art in the Philippines
Elmer I. Nocheseda
Ateneo De Manila University Press

a. English

Ah, Wilderness!: A Journey through Sacred Time
Simeon Dumdum, Jr.
Ateneo De Manila University Press

The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata
Gina Apostol
Anvil Publishing, Inc.

b. Filipino

Pag-aklas Pagbaklas Pagbagtas
Rolando Tolentino
University of the Philippines Press


The Philippines Through European Lenses: Late 19th Century Photographs from the Meerkamp van Embden Collection
Otto van den Muijzenberg
Ateneo De Manila University Press