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The Manila Critics Circle


National Book Awards

Best Design

1994 Philippine Picture Post Cards, 1900-1920, by Jonathan Best, designed by Beth Parrocha

1995 A Field Guide to the Whales and Dolphins in the Philippines, by Jose Ma. Lorenzo Tan, designed by Robert A. Alejandro

1996 In Excelsis: The Mission of Jose P. Rizal, Humanist and Philippine National Hero, by Felice Prudente Sta. Maria, designed by BG Y. Hernandez and Dante A. Divina
The Island, by Jaime Zobel and Jose Dalisay Jr., designed by Francisco Doplon
Water in the Ring of Fire: Folktales from the Asia-Pacific, edited by Carla M. Pacis, designed by Felix Mago Miguel

1997 The Tragedy of the Revolution, by Adrian E. Cristobal, designed by BG Y. Hernandez
The Secret Is in the Sauce: Cookbook for Noncooks, by Marianne Gonzalez de Leon, designed by Dindo Llana
Fortress of Empire: Spanish Colonial Fortifications of the Philippines, 1565-1898, by Rene B. Javellana, designed by Felix Mago Miguel

1998 Visions of the Possible: Legacies of Philippine Freedom, by Felice Prudente Sta. Maria, designed by BG Y. Hernandez

1999 100 Events that Shaped the Philippines, edited by Virgilio S. Almario, designed by Felix Mago Miguel (Adarna Book Services and National Centennial Commission)

2000 Xilef, by Augie Rivera, designed by Beth Parrocha-Doctolero (Adarna Hosue)

2001 People Power 2: Lessons and Hopes, edited by Thelma Sioson San Juan, designed by Oņate & Perez (ABS-CBN Publishing)
Street-Bound: Manila On Foot, by Josefina P. Manahan, designed by Joanne de Leon (Anvil Publishing)

2002 Silence, by Randolf S. David and Jaime Zobel, designed by Francisco Dopy Coplon (Ayala Foundation)

2003 Consuming Passions, edited by Jaime C. Laya, designed by M. G. Chaves (Anvil Publishing)

2004 Ginto: History Wrought in Gold, by Ramon N. Villegas, designed by B G Hernandez (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas)
Pidgin Levitations, by Ricardo M. De Ungria, designed by Veni L. Ilowa and Ricardo M. de Ungria (University of the Philippines Press)

2005 A Pilgrim’s Diary: Passages and Inner Landscapes, by Angela Blardony Ureta, designed by Ige Ramos, Treehouse Creative Village

Special Award

1990 Darangen, edited by Ma. Delia Coronel ICM

1994 CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, edited by Nicanor G. Tiongson

1997 Letters, by Bienvenido N. Santos

1999 Kasaysayan: The Story of the Filipino People (Asia Publishing)

Lifetime Achievement Award

1992 Gloria Rodriguez

Publisher of the Year

1981 New Day Publishers

1985 Cacho Hermanos / Solar Publishing

1986 Panitikan Series (Ateneo de Manila University Press, De La Salle University Press, and University of the Philippines Press)
Solidarity Foundation

1990 Anvil Publishing
Kalikasan Press

1991 Anvil Publishing (2nd time)

1992 Bookmark

1994 Bookmark (2nd time)

1995 Anvil Publishing (3rd time)

1996 University of the Philippines Press

1997 University of the Philippines Sentro ng Wikang Filipino

1998 Anvil Publishing (4th time)

1999 Anvil Publishing (5th time)

2000 Anvil Publishing (6th time)

2001 Bookmark (3rd time)

2002 University of the Philippines Press (2nd time)

2003 University of Santo Tomas Publishing House

2004 University of Santo Tomas Publishing House (2nd time)


1985 A Banahaw Guru, by Vicente Marasigan
Ikabod: Sooo ... Pinoy!, by Nonoy Marcelo
Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods, by Ma. Lourdes S. Bautista and Stella Go
Gemini Pocketbooks
Sweet Dreams Pocketbooks
Twin Hearts Pocketbooks
Valentine Romances

1986 Breakaway: The Inside Story of the Four-Day Revolution in the Philippines, February 22-25, 1986, by Cecilio T. Arillo
People Power, An Eyewitness History: The Philippine Revolution of 1986, edited by Monina Allarey Mercado
The Quartet of the Tiger Moon: Scenes from the People-Power Apocalypse, by Nick Joaquin (Quijano de Manila)

1987 Linangan ng Kamalayang Makabansa

1988 A Line to the Times: 28/88
Unang Bagting: Mga Bagong Tinig sa Tula, edited by Romulo P. Baquiran Jr., Ariel Dim Borlongan, and V. E. Carmelo D. Nadera Jr.
R. B. Filbooks
Road Map Series

1989 Diksyunaryo ng Wikang Filipino

1990 A Composite Dictionary of Philippine Creole Spanish, by Isabelita Riego de Dios RVM

Diksyunaryo sa Ekonomiks, by Tereso S. Tullao Jr.
Documentary Sources of Philippine History, edited by Gregorio F. Zaide and Sonia M. Zaide
Formal-Functional Cebuano-English Dictionary with an English-Cebuano Lexicon, by Mimi B. Trosdal
Orosman at Zafira, by Balagtas, edited by B. S. Medina Jr.
Realms of Myths and Reality, by Maximo D. Ramos

1991 Toyota Foundation
Cultural Center of the Philippines
Linguistic Society of the Philippines
Summer Institute of Linguistics
The Philippines Under Spain: A Compilation and Translation of Original Documents, edited by Virginia Benitez Licuanan and Jose Llavador Mira

1992 Tahanan Books for Young Readers

1993 Cezar C. Peralejo (translation)
Diksyunaryong Filipino-English, by Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino
Historical Conservation Society
Ulahingan Research Project, Silliman University

1994 Damiana L. Eugenio (folklore)

1995 Nick Joaquin (biography)
Tahanan Books for Young Readers (biography)
Vito C. Santos (lexicography)

1996 De La Salle University Press Society of Fellows Readers

1997 Arsenio E. Manuel (anthropology)
Museo Pambata Foundation Paglaki Ko series
U. P. Sentro ng Wikang Filipino Aklat Paraluman series

1999 F. Landa Jocano (anthropology)
U. P. Center for Integrative and Development Studies

2000 Carlos Palanca Foundation

2001 Pinoy Classic Cuisine series, by Gene Gonzalez (Anvil Publishing)
Batang Historyador series, by Augie Rivera (Adarna House & UNICEF)
Mga Kuwento ni Tito Dok series, by Luis P. Gatmaitan (OMF Literature)

2002 Bookware Publishing Corporation
Books for Pleasure
Corazon Publishing
Lorimar Publishing
Pacyno Publishing
Precious Pages Corporation
S.G.E. Publishing
Universal Publishing
Cavite Historical Society

2004 Ang Bago, Bawal at Kasalukuyan series, by Rolando B. Tolentino (Anvil Publishing)
Centro Escolar University
History of the Bisayan People in the Philippine Islands: Evangelization and Culture at the Contact Period, by Ignacio Francisco Alcina, S.J., translated by Cantius J. Kobak, O.F.M., and Lucio Gutierrez, O.P. (University of Santo Tomas Publishing House)
An Introduction to Filipino Sign Language (Philippine Deaf Resource Center & Philippine Federation of the Deaf)
Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang series, by Christine S. Bellen (Anvil Publishing)
Summit Books

2005 Angono, Rizal series, by Ligaya G. Tiamson-Rubin, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House; Kultura Mangyan series, edited by Antoon Postma, Mangyan Heritage Center; Makata sa Cellphone series, by Frank G. Rivera, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House; and Ubod New Authors Series, National Commission for Culture and the Arts




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