The NBDB is pleased to announce the following recipients of the 2013 National Book Development Trust Fund: Mga Tigmo sa Balagbatbat by Telesforo Sungkit, Jr. for the category A Novel or Book-Length Literary Work Originally Written in Cebuano; UDI(H): Documentasyon ng Pagpapanday ng mga Ifugao by Lars Raymund Ubaldo for the category Documentation/Codification of a Traditional Knowledge; and Mangroves of the Philippines: Responding to Environmental and Social Change by Miguel D. Fortes for the category Habitat Rehabilitation and Social Impacts. Each grantee will receive the amount of at least Two Hundred Thousand Pesos (P200,000.00) each.

The National Book Development Trust Fund was established exclusively for the support and promotion of Filipino authorship and the completion of local manuscripts or research works for publication, especially in Science and Technology and in subject areas where locally-authored books are either few or non-existent.