On July 1, 2006, I will be judging the elimination rounds of the Salaysayan 2006 contest. There are 30 contestants in the Filipino Division while the English Division has 15 contenders. The contest will be held at the National Library from 9.00 a.m. till 5.00 p.m. It is going to be a marathon contest, but I'm sure inisights as to how storytelling in the Philippines has evolved will be ripe.
Come July 18, 2006, PBBY will recognize people, organizations and institutions who continously helped in the development of Philippine Chidlren's Literature.
* Graphics are by Pepper Roxas