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Patinikan sa Panitikan: An Interschool Quiz Bee on Filipino Literature [YEAR 2]

Adarna House is proud to invite high schools to the second Patinikan sa Panitikan: A Quiz Bee on Filipino Literature. With the goal of encouraging high school students to discover and get inspired by locally-written works, this competition challenges high schools to showcase their love of Philippine literature through a test of general knowledge on Filipino authors, literary history and tradition, and select classic and modern texts.

This quiz bee is in partnership with Ayala Malls Cloverleaf and Pandayan Bookshop, and is also supported by Hapee Toothpaste and Oishi.

General Information

    1. The quiz bee is open to private and public junior high schools (Grades 7 to 10) in Metro Manila and Region 4-A. Schools in other areas in Luzon may inquire about participation and may also be included depending on transportation requirements.
    2. The quiz bee questions will revolve around general knowledge on Filipino authors, literary history and tradition, and select classic and modern texts.
    3. To register for the quiz bee, schools must fill out and submit the registration form on or before 31 January 2019.
    4. Eliminations will be hosted by the school and must be scheduled on a weekday from 3 December 2018 to 15 February 2019.
    5. Elimination schedules are on a first-come-first-served-basis.
    6. During the elimination round that Adarna House will conduct in the school, two (2) participants will be named as the school representatives.
    7. On 18 February 2019, Adarna House will notify the twenty-five (25) schools that garnered the highest scores from the elimination rounds.
    8. The 2 school representatives from these 25 schools will represent their school in the semi-finals to be held on 5 March 2019.
    9. Five (5) duos with the most number of points from the semi-finals round will then compete in the grand finals on the same day, where one school will be declared as the Grand Winner.
    10. At least one Adarna House-appointed judge will be present at each round and decisions from the judge/s will be final.
    11. Relatives of employees of Adarna House, Adarna Group Foundation, The Raya School, and quiz bee sponsors and partners, up to the second degree of consanguinity, may not participate in the quiz bee.
    12. To register, fill out the form found at bit.ly/patinikan2019. Inquiries may be coursed through joinpatinikan[at]gmail.com, +632 352 6765 local 120, +63 908 505 1035, or +63926 676 0971.

Prizes (over PHP200,000 in prizes up for grabs)

  1. School representatives
    • certificate
  2. Semi-finalists (50 students)
    • certificate
    • items from Adarna House, partners, & sponsors
  3. Finalists (8 students)
    • medal
    • items from Adarna House, partners, & sponsors
    • flash drive and pocket wi-fi
    • cash prize of five thousand pesos
  4. Grand Winner
    PRIZES PER WINNING STUDENT (2):
    • trophy
    • cash prize of ten thousand pesos
    • books worth ten thousand pesos
    • laptop, flash drive, and pocket wi-fi
    PRIZES FOR THE WINNING SCHOOL
    • trophy
    • books worth ten thousand pesos
    • WiKAHON B worth seventeen thousand pesos

Semi-Finals and Grand Finals

  • Schedule: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 5 March 2019 (Tuesday)
  • Venue: Activity Center, Ayala Malls Cloverleaf, A. Bonifacio Ave., Brgy. Balingasa, Quezon City (Transportation shall be shouldered by the participating schools.)

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Free tickets: 2018 Manila International Book Fair

Manila International Book Fair, the country’s biggest book selling event, is less than a month away! As usual, MIBF will be held at the SMX Convention Center beside Mall of Asia in Pasay City. And just like last year, the Adarna House booth will be found on the 2nd floor.

Our booth will be selling books at bargain prices — watch out for the price list we will be posting at our Facebook page. For now, we can say that select titles will be on sale up to 60% off, and big books will be half-the-price for purchases of at least fifty (50) pieces. The Mini-WiKAHON boxes (A & B) will also be discounted at 50%.

We also invite everyone to join us and the creators of our new titles (September 15, 2PM) and the books that won this year’s National Children’s Book Awards (September 15, 10AM). On September 16, 10AM, please come to the 2nd floor stage area for the launch of our new board books and picture books. Storytelling, games, and book signing will be part of this program. We will also be giving away freebies and raffle prizes to those attending the launch.

The Fair will open daily at 10AM and close at 8PM from September 12 (Wednesday) to September 16 (Sunday). Tickets will be available at the gate for only thirty-five pesos (PHP35) daily. But those who wish to skip the lines can download and print these tickets for free. (Black-and-white tickets will be accepted.)

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Adarna House Bags 4 National Children’s Book Awards

Held every 2 years and organized by the National Book Development Board and the Philippine Board on Books for Young People, the National Children’s Book Awards give honor to the best publications for children and young adults. This year’s ceremonies were held on the 35th National Children’s Book Day, July 17, 2018, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines lobby.

Four Adarna House books – three from the Anino Comics imprint – were named Best Reads for Kids at the 5th National Children’s Book Awards.

These titles will be offered at a discount online and at the Adarna House Quezon City bookshop from July 23 to August 23:
• 20 % discount on individual titles
PhP650 for all 4 titles (28 % off)

Ang Hari ng Komyut
Hari ng Komyut puts into the spotlight the trials and challenges Filipinos encounter in our public transport system in a way that is lighthearted and comic—but still drives a serious point. Masterfully executed, these comics strips shed light on the comedy of everyday commuting tragedies and the tragedy of everyday commuting comedies; reminding us that there is always hope at the next train. – Manix Abrera

Lost
For a wordless comic book to be good, the artist has to maintain the balance between what information is given and what is kept hidden for the reader to interpret on their own. Lost has found that balance. With that, it is able to tell a story of great adventure while giving the reader freedom to translate the pictures using their own experiences and emotions to understand what is happening. It is a breathtaking testament to the power of comics. – Manix Abrera

Meläg
Isinabuhay ang nagdaang panahon sa mundo ng kabataan sa probinsya ng Pangasinan gamit ang malikhaing dibuho, at paglalahad. Nakakaantig ng damdamin ngunit nakakatuwa. – Edgardo Quiros

Si Janus Silang at ang Pitumpu’t Pitong Pusong
Para sa matagumpay na panulat na pangkabataang nobela at disenyong panlibro na nakakapanghimok ng malikhaing pagbabasang malinaw na tumatahak sa kwento ng pakikipagsapalaran at paghahanap sa sarili ng tauhan–halaw sa mitolohiya at urban lore, gamit ang kontemporaryong wika at mga sandali–at mapanlarong pagsasanib ng sulat, komiks at chat sa texto na nakakapanghikayat ng malawig na gamit sa imahinasyon at diwa, at lamlamin ang pagbabasa bilang pang-araw-araw na aktibidad at pangangailangan ng isip at katawan… – Rolando Tolentino

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Patinikan sa Panitikan: A Quiz Bee on Filipino Literature

Adarna House, Lucky Chinatown, and Pandayan Bookshop are proud to invite high schools to the very first Patinikan sa Panitikan: A Quiz Bee on Filipino Literature. With the goal of encouraging high school students to discover and get inspired by locally-written works, this competition challenges high schools to showcase their love of Philippine literature through a test of general knowledge on Filipino authors, literary history and tradition, and select classic and modern texts.

This quiz bee is also supported by Hapee Toothpaste, Papemelroti, and Oishi—the best Philippine brands to prove that there is much to be proud of in our heritage.

General Information

  1. The quiz bee is open to private and public high schools in Metro Manila and Region 4-A. (Schools in other areas in Luzon may also be included, depending on transportation requirements.)
  2. The quiz bee questions will revolve around general knowledge on Filipino authors, literary history and traditions, and select classic and modern texts.
  3. To register for the quiz bee, schools must fill out and submit the registration form and have a minimum of twenty (20) participating students from Grade 7 to 10.
  4. Adarna House will conduct an elimination round in the school, where the top two participants will be named as the school representatives to the interschool semi-finals.
  5. Registrations for the quiz bee will close once the registry reaches 70 schools.
  6. In the semi-finals, two representatives from each participating school will compete as a team of two against the other two-member school teams.
  7. Five (5) school teams with the most number of points from the semi-finals round will then compete in the grand finals, where one school team will be declared as the Grand Winner.
  8. At least one Adarna House-appointed judge will be present at each round and decisions from the judge/s will be final.
  9. Relatives of employees of Adarna House, Adarna Group Foundation, The Raya School, Megaworld, and Pandayan Bookshop up to the second degree of consanguinity may not participate in the quiz bee.

Quiz Bee Mechanics

  1. Elimination Round
    In their school, participants will be given a written quiz. Correct answers are given a certain number of points, according to the level of difficulty assigned to the question. The two participants with the most number of points will represent the school as a two-member team in the semi-finals.
  2. Semi-Finals Round
    Each team will write an answer to a given question. Correct answers are given a certain number of points, according to the level of difficulty assigned to the question. The five school team with the most number of points will move on to the grand finals.
  3. Final Round
    For the opportunity to answer a given question, a team will have to buzz first among the five finalists. Correct answers are given a certain number of points, according to the level of difficulty assigned to the question. When an incorrect answer is provided, the other team will NOT be given a chance to steal the point. The school with the most number of points will be named the Grand Winner. Ties will be settled via sudden death.

Prizes (over PHP100,000 in prizes up for grabs)

  • Semi-finalists (up to 140 students) : certificate and items from organizer & sponsors
  • Finalists (10 students) : medal and items from organizer & sponsors
  • Grand winners:
    – 2 students: plaque, cash, and items from organizer & sponsors
    – 1 winning school: trophy and items from organizer & sponsors

Semi-Finals and Grand Finals

  • Schedule: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, 1 March 2018 (Thursday)
  • Venue: Activity Center, Lucky Chinatown, Reina Regente St, Binondo, Manila, Metro Manila (Transportation will be the responsibility of participating schools.)

Recommended Readings
* available with a discount through Pandayan Bookshop

  • 12:01 (Russell Molina, Kajo Baldisimo)
  • Ang Lihim ng San Esteban (Annette Flores, Nanoy Rafael)
  • Anina ng mga Alon (Eugene Evasco)
  • Displaced (Aneka Rodriguez)
  • El Filibusterismo (Jose Rizal)
  • Florante at Laura (Francisco Balagtas)
  • Ibong Adarna
  • Mga Tala sa Dagat (Annette Flores, Nanoy Rafael)
  • Moving Onwards and Upwards (Hanako Amihan)
  • Noli Me Tangere (Jose Rizal)
  • Sixty Six (Russell Molina, Ian Sta. Maria)
  • Una & Miguel (Lillideshan Bose)
  • Woman in a Frame (Raissa Rivera Falgui)
  • Philippine Folk Literature: Epics (Damiana Eugenio)
  • Pambansang Alagad ng Sining sa Panitikan (NCCA)

To register, fill out the form found at bit.ly/patinikanreg. Inquiries may be coursed through Marvin via kaibigan[at]adarna.com.ph, +632 352 6765 local 120, +63 949 994 5618, or +63 917 563 0296.

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Call for Entries: 2017 PBBY-Alcala Prize

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The Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) is now accepting entries for the 2017 PBBY-Alcala Prize.

The winner shall be given a cash prize of P25,000.00, a gold medal, and an opportunity to be published. Prizes will be awarded in an appropriate ceremony to be held during the celebration of National Children’s Book Day on July 18, 2017.

Contest Rules

  1. The contest is open to all Filipino citizens except those who are related to any PBBY member up to the third degree of consanguinity.
  2. Entries must be based on the 2017 PBBY-Salanga Prize winning story, Dalawa Kami ni Lola  by Genaro Gojo Cruz. A copy of this story may be requested from the PBBY Secretariat or downloaded from the PBBY website.
  3. All entries must be original unpublished illustrations that have not won in any previous contest.
  4. All entries must consist of three (3) illustrations that are of the same size and medium. Entries do not have to be based on consecutive spreads/parts of the text.
  5. A contestant may send in more than one (1) entry.
  6. Each entry must be signed by a pen name only, preferably on a small piece of paper pasted on the back of each artwork.  Entries with a signature or any identifying marks are automatically disqualified.
  7. Together with each entry, contestants must submit a separate envelope, on the face of which only the pen name of the contestant shall appear.  The envelope must contain the contestant’s full name, address, contact numbers, short description of background, and notarized certification vouching for the originality of the entry and for the freedom of the organizers from any liability arising from the infringement of copyright in case of publication.
  8. All entries must be sent to the PBBY Secretariat, c/o Adarna House, 109 Scout Fernandez cor. Scout Torillo Sts., Quezon City by April 28, 2017. Entries may be submitted in person or by courier service.
  9. Winners will be announced no later than June 19, 2017.  Non-winning entries must be claimed no later than August 7, 2017 after which they will no longer be the responsibility of the organizers.

For more details, interested parties may contact PBBY by calling +632 3526765 local 203 or emailing pbby [at] adarna.com.ph.

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BOOK LAUNCH: Kapitbahay Kubo & Kara at Play

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Adarna House, Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan, and Ayala Museum invite everyone to the launch of two new board books: Kara at Play (by Lara Saguisag and Jamie Bauza) and Kapitbahay Kubo (by Pergylene Acuña)! The launch will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 24 at the Ayala Museum Ground Floor Lobby.

The program will include a storytelling session, games, and prizes. We are also inviting guests with children to pre-register because the first fifty (50) pre-registered kids will each receive one of the new board books at the launch!

To pre-register, send us (via kaibigan [at] adarna.com.ph or 0927 382 4716) the following information:

  • kid’s name (nickname and last name)
  • kid’s age
  • guardian’s mobile number and email address

See you on Saturday!

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Kayang-Kaya wins Manguna sa Unang Pagbasa contest

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Save the Children’s First Read and Adarna House congratulate Alyssa Judith Reyes for winning the second run of “Manguna sa Unang Pagbasa: Short Story Writing Contest,” with her story Kayang-Kaya. Reyes, a teacher from Parañaque City, will receive a fifteen thousand-peso cash prize from Save the Children, while the winning work will be published by Adarna House in 2017.

First Read is an Early Childhood Care and Development project of Save the Children, together with Prudence Foundation, that aims to improve the emergent literacy and numeracy of children aged 0-4 years old. It encourages families with preschool-aged children to learn together with the support of their communities.

BOARD OF JUDGES

  • Ani Almario – Vice President for Product Development of Adarna House, Director of The Raya School
  • Eli Camacho – Product Development Manager of Adarna House
  • Maya Nayo – Education Advisor for Early Childhood Care and Development, Save The Children
  • Catherine Manzano – Project Manager for First Read Phase 2 Project, Save The Children

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