2005 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
The 25th National Book Awards, for books
published in 2005, will be announced at the Manila International Book
Fair on Aug. 31, Thursday, at 4 p.m., at the World Trade Center. All
finalists, as well as former winners of the awards, are invited to
attend the awarding ceremonies. This year’s awards are sponsored by
the National Book Development Board and the National Commission for
Culture and the Arts.
Esther Pacheco will receive a Lifetime
Achievement Award, only the second one given by the Manila Critics
Circle. The first was given to Gloria Rodriguez in 1992.
Citations will be given to three sets of
books: Angono, Rizal, by Ligaya G. Tiamson-Rubin (UST Publishing
House); Kultura Mangya, edited by Antoon Postma (Mangyan Heritage
Center); Makata sa Cellphone, by Frank G. Rivera (UST Publishing
Lists of finalists:
ANTHOLOGY: Philippine Speculative Fiction,
edited by Dean Francis Alfar.
ALFONSO T. ONGPIN AWARD FOR BEST BOOK ON ART: Anita Magsaysay-Ho,
by Alfredo Roces; Tanaw, edited by Ramon E. S. Lerma.
AUTO/BIOGRAPHY: Bababa Ba? … Bababa, by Jose Abeto Zaide; Don’t
Ever Tell Me You Can’t, by Celia Ruiz Tomlinson; John F. Hurley S.J.,
edited by Jose S. Arcilla, S.J.; The Last Full Moon, by Gilda
Cordero Fernando; Light a Fire, by Eduardo B. Olaguer.
BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS: The Bangko Sentral & the Philippine Economy,
edited by Vicente B. Valdepeñas Jr.; Making Your Money Work: Pera Mo,
Palaguin Mo! 2, by Francisco J. Colayco; Pwede Na!, by Efren
Ll. Cruz; Setting Frameworks, by Elfren Cruz; The Way We Work,
edited by Ma. Regina M. Hechanova and Edna P. Franco.
CHILDREN’S LITERATURE: Baha!, by Eugene Y. Evasco; Elias and His
Trees / Mga Puno ni Elias, by Augie Rivera and Mike Rivera;
The Yellow Paper Clip with Bright Purple Spots, by Nikki Dy-Liacco.
COMIC BOOKS: Mars Ravelo’s Lastikman, by Gerry Alanguilan, Arnold
Arre and Edgar Tadeo; Siglo: Passion, edited by Dean Francis Alfar
and Vincent Simbulan.
COOKBOOKS AND FOOD: Gabay sa Pagkain ng Gulay-Dagat, by Paciente A.
Cordero Jr.; Slow Food, edited by Erlinda Enriquez Panlilio and
Felice Prudente Sta. Maria.
DRAMA: 10x10x10, edited by Rody Vera and Alfonso I. Dacanay; Mga
Piling Dulang Pambata, edited by Arthur P. Casanova.
EDITING: Tandoz and Other Stories, by Delfin Fresnosa, edited by
Teresita E. Erestain.
EDUCATION: Edukasyong Pampubliko, by Emmanuel Franco Calairo;
University Traditions, edited by Ramon C. Sunico.
ESSAY: The Cardinal’s Sins, The General’s Cross, The Martyr’s Testimony
and Other Affirmations, by Gregorio C. Brillantes; The True and the
Plain, by Kerima Polotan.
SHORT FICTION: Calvary Road, by Abdon M. Balde Jr.; Jungle
Planet and Other Stories, by Lakambini A. Sitoy; Selected Stories,
by Jose Y. Dalisay Jr.; White Elephants, by Angelo Lacuesta.
JUAN C. LAYA AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL IN A PHILIPPINE LANGUAGE: May Tibok
ang Puso ng Lupa, by Bienvenido A. Ramos.
JUAN C. LAYA AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Banana Heart
Summer, by Merlinda Bobis; Out of Doors, by Ernesto Superal
FILM: Making Documentaries in the Philippines, by Isabel Enriquez
FOLKLORE: Literature of Voice, edited by Nicole Revel; Myth,
Mimesis and Magic in the Music of the T’boli, Philippines, by Manolete
Mora; Tales from the Land of Salt, by Emmanuel S. Sison.
HISTORY: Davao, by Macario D. Tiu; Malacañang Palace, by
Manuel L. Quezon III, Paulo Alcazaren, and Jeremy Burns; Patterns of
Continuity and Change, by Helen Yu-Rivera; To Love and to Suffer,
by Luciano Santiago; Tsinoy, edited by Teresita Ang See, Go Bon
Juan, Doreen Go Yu, and Yvonne Chua; Under Three Flags, by Benedict
LINGUISTICS: Sawikaan 2004, edited by Galileo S. Zafra and Romulo
P. Baquiran Jr.
MEDICINE AND HEALTH: The Truth about Coconut Oil, by Conrado S.
MUSIC: Tunugan, by Ramon Pagayon Santos.
PERSONAL ANTHOLOGY: Jose Rizal, by Frank G. Rivera, edited by
Arthur P. Casanova; Sakit ng Kalingkingan, by Rolando B. Tolentino.
POETRY: Dark Hours, by Conchitina Cruz; Days of Grace, by R.
Torres Pandan; Misterios and Other Poems, by J. Neil C. Garcia;
Pana-panahon, by Aida F. Santos; Saulado, by Rebecca T.
REFERENCE: 100 Questions Filipino Kids Ask, by Liwliwa Malabed and
SOCIAL SCIENCES: Authentic though not Exotic, by Fernando Nakpil
Zialcita; Kapwa, by Katrin de Guia; The Making of the Igorot,
by Gerald A. Finin; The Star-Entangled Banner, by Sharon Delmendo;
State and Society in the Philippines, by Patricio N. Abinales and
Donna J. Amoroso.
SPECIAL INTEREST: Huling Ptyk, by Pandy Aviado, Sylvia Mayuga, and
Dario Marcelo; Ngalang Pinoy, edited by Neni Sta. Romana-Cruz;
Mga Panibagong Kulam sa Pag-ibig, by Tony Perez, edited by Susie
THEOLOGY & RELIGION: Pagsubok sa Ilang, by Tony Perez; A
Pilgrim’s Notes, by Fausto B. Gomez, O.P.
TRANSLATION: Fr. Francisco Coronel’s Arte y Reglas, Kapampangan Grammar
and Rules, circa 1621, translated by Edilberto V. Santos.
TRAVEL: Ciudad Murada, by Jose Victor Z. Torres; A Pilgrim’s
Diary, by Angela Blardony Ureta.
BEST DESIGN: Huling Ptyk, by Pandy Aviado, Sylvia Mayuga, and Dario
Marcelo, designed by Pandy Aviado and Carminnie Doromal; The Last Full
Moon, by Gilda Cordero Fernando, designed by M. G. Chaves; A
Pilgrim’s Diary, by Angela Blardony Ureta, designed by Ige Ramos.