Partial and Unofficial Results for FRCA (Week 1)


It’s been a week since we opened the voting for this year’s Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards. I like playing with numbers sometimes, so let’s have some show of numbers, shall we?

Total votes on first day: 520
Total votes last year at the end of the voting period: 2,581
Total votes this year at the end of the first week of the voting period: 2,919

These are all record-breaking stuff. :) So once again, we would like to thank you, so much, for all your support. And because the voting period is still far from over (one week to go!), we want to invite you — reader, blogger, nominee, author, or publisher — to vote, tell your friends to vote and spread the word about the voting. One week can make a huge difference in the standings!

Oh did I write that? Yep, standings. As promised, here are the Top 6 books per category, based on the partial and unofficial tally of votes as of today, August 31, 2013:

Children’s Picture Book:

  • Mga Saranggola sa Tag-Ulan (Kites in the Rain) by Eugene Evasco and Bernadette Solina-Wolf (LG&M Corporation)
  • Naaay! Taaay! by Kristine Canon and Vanessa Tamayo (Adarna)
  • Alamat ng Anay by Mikhail C. Jamisola and Rowin T. Agarao (Lampara)
  • Ako’y Isang Mabuting Pilipino by Noel Cabangon and Jomike Tejido (Lampara)
  • Anong Gupit Natin Ngayon? by Russell Molina and Hubert Fucio (Adarna)
  • Siya Ba Ang Inay Ko? by Segundo D. Matias Jr (Lampara)

 Chick Lit:

  • Interim Goddess of Love by Mina V. Esguerra (Bright Girl Books)
  • That Kind of Guy by Mina V. Esguerra (Summit Books)
  • Wander Girl by Tweet Sering (Flipside Publishing)
  • From This Day Forward by Marla Miniano (Summit Books)
  • Home by Kat santos (Flipside Publishing)

Novel in English:

  • In My Mother’s House by Joni Cham (Central Books)
  • Woman in a Frame by Raissa Rivera Falgui (Flipside Publishing)
  • Salingkit: A 1986 Novel by Cyan Abad-Jugo (Anvil)
  • Fish Hair Woman by Merlinda Bobis (Anvil)
  • Voices in the Theater by A.S. Santos (Flipside Publishing)
  • The Viewless Dark by Eliza Victoria (Flipside Publishing)

Novel in Filipino:

  • Three Words, Eight Letters, One Heart by Aya Meyers (Precious Pages Corporation)
  • Love-Child by Bernadette (Chapters & Pages Corporation)
  • Blue Nights by Sonia Francesca (Precious Pages Corporation)
  • Once a Princess by Angel Bautista (Precious Pages Corporation)
  • It’s Not That Complicated: Bakit Hindi Sasakupin ng mga Alien ang Daigdig sa 2012 by Eros S. Atalia (Visprint)
  • Territorio delos Hombres Batch 6: Marcial Ortega by Vanessa (Precious Pages Corporation)

Comics/Graphic Novels:

  • Trese 5: Midnight Tribunal by Budjette Tan and KaJo Baldisimo (Visprint)
  • Zsazsa Zaturnnah: Sa Kalakhang Maynila by Carlo Vergara (Visprint)
  • Pepe (The Lost Years of Rizal # 1) by Ron Mendoza and Arnold Renia Cruz (Black Ink Comics)
  • Vergil: The Warrior Angel by Arman Francisco and Elmer Cantada (Black Ink Comics)
  • Mona: Queen of the Babes by Dark Chapel (Independent)
  • The Hotdog Prince by Francis Martelino (Komikult)

Short Story Anthology:

  • Pseudo.Absurdo.Kapritso.ULO (PAK U Journal) by Ronaldo Vivo Jr, Danell Arquero, Erwin Dayrit, Ronnel Vivo, Christian de Jesus (UngazPress)
  • Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang (Volume 2) by Severino O. Reyes, Christine S. Bellen, Rebecca T. Anonuevo and Felix Mago Miguel (Tahanan Books)
  • Pektus: Mga Maikling Kuwento by Mark Erron San Mateo, et. al. (Independent)
  • Under the Stacks by Saul Q Hofileña (DSH Publishing)
  • A Bottle of Storm Clouds by Eliza Victoria (Visprint)
  • Shades of Gray Vol. XV by various authors (De La Salle College of St. Benilde)

Essay Anthology:

  • Bakit Di Ka Crush ng Crush Mo by Ramon Bautista (PSICOM)
  • Lovestruck: Singles Edition by Ronald Molmisa (OMF)
  • My Filipino Connection: The Philippines in Hollywood by Ruben Nepales (Anvil)
  • Subversive Lives: A Family Memoir of the Marcos Years by Susan F. Quimpo & Nathan Gilbert Quimpo (Anvil)
  • The Queen Lives Alone: Personal Essays by Ronald Baytan (UP Press)
  • Looking Back 6: Prehistoric Philippines by Ambeth Ocampo (Anvil)


  • Florante at Laura: Edisyong Tapat Kay Balagtas edited by Paolo Ven B. Paculan (Flipside Publishing)
  • Kung Nanaisin by Romulo Baquiran (UP Press)
  • Pictures as Poems and other (Re)visions by Marne L. Kilates (UST Publishing)
  • The Google Song and Other Rhymes for Our Times by Ed Maranan and Shan Jose (Anvil)
  • Isa Lang Ang Pangalan by Rebecca T. Anonuevo (UST Publishing)
  • Alimpuyo sa Takipsilim by Roberto T. Anonuevo (Ateneo Press)

Remember: the top 3 books per category will make it to the next round, and you have until September 6 — so vote, vote, vote! :)


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