The Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY), National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), and National Book Development Board (NBDB) are proud to announce the Fellows selected to participate in the very first KABANATA Young Adult Writers’ Workshop.
  • Gabriela Dans Lee
  • Mary Amie Dumatol
  • Raissa Rivera Falgui
  • Ricky Ornopia
  • Jonellie Santos
  • Bernalyn Sastrillo
  • Fe Esperanza Trampe
  • Michael Jude Tumamac
  • Marjorie Anne Yoro

For a period of at least six months, the 9 Fellows will meet monthly for learning sessions with industry experts, and progress discussions with their co-fellows. Upon novel completion, PBBY will help them with publication by inviting publishers to bid on the finished works. With this, KABANATA hopes to provide a venue and support system to writers who share in PBBY’s commitment to the promotion of a culture of reading among Filipino youth by providing this growing population with books that recognize their culture, aspirations, and sense of maturity.

PBBY is a private, non-stock, non-profit organization committed to the development and promotion of children’s literature in the Philippines and is the lead agency in the annual celebration of National Children’s Book Day (NCBD), which falls on the third Tuesday of July.