Philippine Children’s Book Summit: Laging Bago ang Mundo ng Libro

On July 22, 2017, the National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) are organizing the Philippine Children’s Book Summit in celebration of National Children’s Book Day.

The biennial literary summit aims to create a platform for discourse on the different issues of creating and promoting children’s content in the country.

This year’s summit, themed Laging Bago ang Mundo ng Libro, will be held at GT Toyota Asian Center, University of the Philippines-Diliman from 8:00am to 6:00pm.

The Philippine Children’s Book Summit is open to teachers, educators, students, readers, children’s literature enthusiasts, and aspiring artists and writers. Kindly refer below for the programme or visit

7:00 onwards Registration
8:15-8:25 Opening Remarks

Flor Marie Sta. Romana Cruz

Chairperson, NBDB

Speech to be read by NBDB Executive Director Jerry Tizon

8:30-10:00 Plenary Talk on the Rights Trade

Pimolporn Yutisri

10:00-10:15 AM Break
10:20-11:20 Concurrent Session 1

Beyond Picture Books: Writing for Young adults


Speakers: Dean Francis Alfar and Eliza Victoria


Moderator: Tarie Sabido

Concurrent Session 2

Children’s Literature in the Regions



Speakers: Padmapani Perez, Michael Jude Tumamac, and Noel de Leon


Moderator: Victor Villanueva

11:25-12:25 Concurrent Session 3

Ikuwento sa Bata: Pagsasalaysay ng Kasaysayan at ng mga Kuwentong Radikal


Speakers: Eugene Evasco and Daniel Tayona


Moderator: Karina Bolasco

Concurrent Session 4

Building a Reading Community




Speakers: Ar. William Ti, Jr. and Ryan Homan


Moderator: Emily Abrera

12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:35-3:00 Plenary Talk on Illustrating

Pepper Roxas

3:05-3:25 PM Break
3:30-5:30 Concurrent Workshop 1

Comic Book Making Workshop


Facilitator: Mervin Malonzo


Moderator: Ruben de Jesus

Concurrent Workshop 1

Storytelling Workshop


Facilitators: Rey Bufi and Glory Moralidad


Moderator: Nina Lim-Yuson

5:35-5:45 Closing Remarks

Tarie Sabido

Chair, Philippine Board on Books for Young People

Admission to the event is free.

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For more details, visit the NBDB ( and PBBY ( Facebook pages.