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Monday, February 12, 2024

Call for Nominations: 8th National Children's Book Awards

The National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) are proud to announce the return of the National Children's Book Awards (NCBA). 

This prestigious award is held every two years where the NCBA celebrates the finest achievements in Philippine children's and young adult literature. The award recognizes works of fiction, nonfiction, picture books, graphic novels, and comic books expressly labeled for children. 

If you have a book that you wish to nominate, then you can simply please fill out the form here:

Here are some reminders before you submit that nomination: 
  1. Only books published in the Philippines by an NBDB-registered publisher within 2022 and 2023 are eligible for nomination
  2. It must be written in English or Filipino. 
  3. The deadline for submission is on February 28, 2024, at 2:00 PM.

The full submission guidelines can be accessed at

For more details: please contact Addie Pobre or Catherine Orda at

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Magbabagsakan Dito: #TheToughestPhone HONOR X9b 5G officially arrives on January 12

HONOR Philippines just made the highly anticipated grand launch of HONOR X9b 5G more exciting! Fans are more than ecstatic as Parokya ni Edgar Vocalist Chito Miranda was confirmed to grace the unveiling of the toughest phone on January 12, 2024. You can catch it live on Facebook at exactly 7PM!

“We are very happy to announce that Chito Miranda, Parokya Ni Edgar’s vocalist will perform during the launch of our HONOR X9b 5G together with Miss Charm Philippines and HONOR Star Pauline Amelincx as the host. This is just one of our suprises, there’s more to watch out for so stay tuned,” said HONOR Philippines Vice President Stephen Cheng.

The HONOR X9b 5G is a marvel of modern design and technology. Its golden curvature strikes the perfect balance between aesthetic appeal and user comfort, making it an absolute pleasure to hold. Despite its premium features, the HONOR X9b is surprisingly light and thin, weighing just 185g with a width of 7.98mm. In addition, the triple camera system is meticulously crafted with the precision of light luxury watch craftsmanship. The body is encased in vegan leather, providing a delicate and skin-friendly touch. The HONOR X9b 5G is more than just a smartphone, it is a statement of style and sophistication.

Don't dare to miss out the unveiling of #TheToughestPhone in the market and the performance of Chito Miranda on January 12, 2024 at 7:00 PM via Facebook Live: