Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards 2015 Finalists

We thought last year was record breaking, but this year just shattered our expectations and left us speechless. So yes, if you checked our post last year, we did hit 100,000 votes and exceeded that number, actually. :D What an amazing turn out! For this year we got an astounding 101, 358 votes (yes, we triple checked!) when the voting period came to a close and it took us a while to verify because of the sheer number we had to go through.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who nominated, voted, told their friends, classmates, random strangers, harnessed the power of social media or just passed the information by word of mouth to go and vote for their favorite books and authors. The committee is beyond words because of this year’s voting turn out and from our hearts, we sincerely thank you all for the support!

We made you wait long enough so finally, here are the finalists for this year’s Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards!

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Fiction in English:

  • Rising by Alen Rio (Flipside Publishing) – 5,080
  • Snows of Yesteryears by Elmer Ordoñez (UP Press) – 3,703
  • The Samurai’s Scrolls: Beginnings by A.K. Tolentino (Flipside Publishing) – 2,910

Fiction in Filipino/Taglish:

  • Huwag Mong Sakyan ang Buhawi by Efren R. Abueg (Ateneo University Press) – 4,414
  • An Angel Turned Into A Devil by LadyMasquerade (Life Is Beautiful (LIB) Printing Corporation) – 3,391
  • Class 3-C Has A Secret by Charotera/Enah Guevarra (Viva PSICOM) – 2,817

Romance in English:

  • Only A Kiss by Ines Bautista-Yao (Self-published) – 9,917
  • Hard to Hold by Eve Montelibano (SD&M Publishing House) – 6,478
  • The Kitchen When It Sizzles by Chrissie Peria (Self-published) – 2,090

Romance in Filipino/Taglish:

  • He’s Into Her by maxinejiji (Life Is Beautiful (LIB) Printing Corporation) – 16,540
  • Angel Dust Trilogy Book 2: Zuri by Vanessa (Precious Pages Corporation) – 15,202
  • Heartless by jonaxx (Jonah Mae Pacala) (Summit/Sizzle) – 12,935

Fiction Anthology:

  • Sola Musica by Mina V. Esguerra, Marla Miniano, Chinggay Labrador, Ines B Yao (self-published) – 8,152
  • Gotita de Dragon by Nick Joaquin (Anvil Publishing) – 4,400
  • Para sa Broken Hearted by Marcelo Santos III (VIVA PSICOM) – 3,331

Young Adult Fiction:

  • Mapapansin Kaya? by Jonaxx (Summit / Pop Fiction) – 13,174
  • I Remember The Boy 1 : Bonifacio by Sofia (LIB) – 11,729
  • Montello High School Of Gangsters by sielalstreim (Shiela Mae Familaran) (Summit/Pop Fiction) – 8,158

Children’s Picture Book:

  • Vicky Belo: Ang Batang Nagpalaganap ng Kagandahan by Eugene Y. Evasco/Jonathan Ranola (Vibal/LG & M Corporation) – 7,606
  • Marvino’s League of Superheroes by Rae Rival-Cosico/Jamie Bauza (Adarna House) – 3,916
  • Isang Harding Papel by Augie Rivera / Rommel Joson (Adarna House) – 1,655

Comics and Graphic Novels:

  • BLACKink SHORTCUTS: BIC 0028 by Ramin Shabestari, Mike Banting, Arnel Avetria, Alvin Bragais (Black Ink Comics) – 3,665
  • Zombinoy ~ Issue No. 6 by Geonard Yleana, Carlo Cruz, Sid Santos, Dennies Layante (Pelikomiks Studios) – 3,148
  • Ang Sumpa ~ Kabanata 2: Ang Silid by Andoyman (self-published) – 2,436

Poetry:

  • Pesoa by Mesándel Virtusio Arguelles (Balangay Productions) – 6,560
  • Kundiman sa Gitna ng Karimlan by E. San Juan (UP Press) – 3,132
  • Mga Awit ng Baseng Gerilya by Malyari Lucban (Dagitab Publishing) – 2,083

Inspirational/Religious:

  • Nourished by God’s Word (Year A, B & C Sunday Gospel Reflections) by Msgr. Jesus-Romulo C. Raἦada (Pauline Publishing House) – 6,765
  • Boring Ba ang Bible Mo: How your Story fits in the Big Story by Rei Lemuel Crizaldo (OMF Literature) – 4,253
  • Dear Alex, Break Na Kami! Paano?! Love, Catherine by Alex Gonzaga (ABS-CBN Publishing) – 4,159

Humor:

  • Stupid is Forever by Miriam Defensor Santiago (ABS-CBN Publishing) – 15,944
  • Help!!! Ayoko Na Syota Ko! by Ramon Bautista (ABS-CBN Publishing) – 4,526
  • Isang Tanong, Isang Sagot FB Edition Vol. 2 by Ed Lapiz (Church Strengthening Ministry Inc) – 3,810

Food and Cookbook:

  • My Angkong’s Noodles by Clinton Huang Palanca (Summit) – 4,270
  • Yummy Mommy by Tricel de Guzman (Anvil Publishing Inc) – 3,556
  • Yummy Filipino Favorites (Summit) – 2,814

Nonfiction:

  • Cesar Virata: Life and Times: Through Four Decades of Philippine Economic History by Gerardo P. Sicat (UP Press) – 12,521
  • Biyaheng Langit: Jeepney Folk Art by Electrolychee Studio (5 Ports Publishing) – 3,269
  • Philippine Heritage Homes by Jaime Laya, et al. (Anvil Publishing Inc) – 1,817

Congratulations to all the finalists! Publishers, expect letters requesting for evaluation copies to land in your inboxes soon. We will now enter the next stage and these books will now be judged by a panel composed of selected book bloggers and readers which will be briefed soon, and will then be up for deliberation to decide which book is deserving of the Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards title for this year.

The winners will be announced at the Filipino ReaderCon this November, more information about the event will be posted soon. See you at the awarding ceremony!

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Partial and Unofficial Results for FRCA 2015 – Week 3

Last week we have surpassed 30,000 votes and it looks like our fellow bookworms have been busy this week as we’re almost at 50,000 votes. We owe it all to you, the Filipino readers’ love and support for the authors and their books!

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And now things have started to heat up as we approach the final week of voting! We’re sure you’re all excited to see how your favorites are doing so without further ado, here are the partial and unofficial results as of September 19, 2015.

Fiction in English:

  • Snows of Yesteryears by Elmer Ordoñez (UP Press) – 4.7%
  • Rising by Alen Rio (Flipside Publishing) – 4.7%
  • The Samurai’s Scrolls: Beginnings by A.K. Tolentino (Flipside Publishing) – 3.6%
  • We Who Cannot Be Daughters by Clarissa V. Militante (UST Publishing House) – 3.3%
  • Champions by Karren Renz Sena (Shepherd’s Voice Publishing) – 2.4%

Fiction in Filipino/Taglish:

  • An Angel Turned Into A Devil by LadyMasquerade (Life Is Beautiful (LIB) Printing Corporation) – 4.7%
  • Huwag Mong Sakyan ang Buhawi by Efren R. Abueg (Ateneo University Press) – 4.3%
  • Class 3-C Has A Secret by Charotera/Enah Guevarra (Viva PSICOM) – 3.4%
  • School Trip by Soju (Life Is Beautiful (LIB) Printing Corporation) – 2.4%
  • Confession ng Isang Bob Ong Fan by April Mae Berza (Flipside Publishing) – 2.2%

Romance in English:

  • Hard to Hold by Eve Montelibano (SD&M Publishing House) – 9.9%
  • Only A Kiss by Ines Bautista-Yao (Self-published) – 6.5%
  • How to Write a Novel in 7 Days by Angeli E. Dumatol (Flipside Publishing) – 1.9%
  • The Kitchen When It Sizzles by Chrissie Peria (Self-published) – 1.9%
  • Blast from Two Pasts by Kristel Villar (self-published) – 1.5%

Romance in Filipino/Taglish:

  • He’s Into Her by maxinejiji (Life Is Beautiful (LIB) Printing Corporation) – 17%
  • Heartless by jonaxx (Jonah Mae Pacala) (Summit/Sizzle) – 12.9%
  • Entwined by Aya Myers (Precious Pages Corporation) – 12.5%
  • The Only Exception by Angela Pangilinan (Bookware Publishing) – 7.4%
  • Angel Dust Trilogy Book 2: Zuri by Vanessa (Precious Pages Corporation) – 7.4%

Fiction Anthology:

  • Para sa Broken Hearted by Marcelo Santos III (VIVA PSICOM) – 4.7%
  • Sola Musica by Mina V. Esguerra, Marla Miniano, Chinggay Labrador, Ines B Yao (self-published) – 4%
  • Nag-assume, Nagmahal, Naiwan, Nasaktan by Lee Miyaki (Lifebooks) – 3.3%
  • Gotita de Dragon by Nick Joaquin (Anvil Publishing) – 3.2%
  • Tadhana by Nayin Yagdulas (Life Is Beautiful (LIB) Printing Corporation) – 3.2%

Young Adult Fiction:

  • Mapapansin Kaya? by Jonaxx (Summit / Pop Fiction) – 13.5%
  • Montello High School Of Gangsters by sielalstreim (Shiela Mae Familaran) (Summit/Pop Fiction) – 8.9%
  • When You Say Nothing At All by Angela Pangilinan (Bookware Publishing) – 7.4%
  • I Remember The Boy 1 : Bonifacio by Sofia (LIB) – 6.1%
  • Moymoy Lulumboy Ang Batang Aswang by Segundo Matias Jr. (Lampara Publishing Inc) – 6.1%

Children’s Picture Book:

  • Marvino’s League of Superheroes by Rae Rival-Cosico/Jamie Bauza (Adarna House) – 2.5%
  • Top Ten Travels: Philippines by Scott Lee Chua (Anvil Publishing Inc) – 2.4%
  • Vicky Belo: Ang Batang Nagpalaganap ng Kagandahan by Eugene Y. Evasco/Jonathan Ranola (Vibal/LG & M Corporation) – 2.2%
  • Isang Harding Papel by Augie Rivera / Rommel Joson (Adarna House) – 2.2%
  • Ang Aking Unang Diksiyonaryo-Katon: Bikolano by Regida N. Vibar (Vibal/LG & M Corporation) – 1.9%

Comics and Graphic Novels:

  • Zombinoy ~ Issue No. 6 by Geonard Yleana, Carlo Cruz, Sid Santos, Dennies Layante (Pelikomiks Studios) – 4.4%
  • Ang Sumpa ~ Kabanata 2: Ang Silid by Andoyman (self-published) – 2.7%
  • M.O.U.S.E. (Multiple Ordinance and Utility Synthetic Entity) by Carlo Jose San Juan (Self-published) – 2.3%
  • BLACKink SHORTCUTS: BIC 0028 by Ramin Shabestari, Mike Banting, Arnel Avetria, Alvin Bragais (Black Ink Comics) – 1.8%
  • Blue Nights (based on PHR Novel) by Nald Tabuzo and Crisca Jallorina (Black Ink Comics) – 1.5%

Poetry:

  • Pesoa by Mesándel Virtusio Arguelles (Balangay Productions) – 5.3%
  • Kundiman sa Gitna ng Karimlan by E. San Juan (UP Press) – 4.3%
  • Mga Awit ng Baseng Gerilya by Malyari Lucban (Dagitab Publishing) – 2.3%
  • From the Major Arcana by Ralph Semino-Galan (UST Publishing House – 2.1%
  • Paubaya by Jose de los Reyes (UST Publishing House) – 1.8%

Inspirational/Religious:

  • Nourished by God’s Word (Year A, B & C Sunday Gospel Reflections) by Msgr. Jesus-Romulo C. Raἦada (Pauline Publishing House) – 8.6%
  • Boring Ba ang Bible Mo: How your Story fits in the Big Story by Rei Lemuel Crizaldo (OMF Literature) – 6.9%
  • Dear Alex, Break Na Kami! Paano?! Love, Catherine by Alex Gonzaga (Anvil Publishing Inc) – 5.9%
  • Make Your Nanay Proud by Boy Abunda and The MYNP Foundation (ABS-CBN Publishing) – 3.4%
  • How to Keep Your Hubby Happy by Marlene Legaspi-Munar (OMF Literature) – 2.7%

Humor:

  • Stupid is Forever by Miriam Defensor Santiago (ABS-CBN Publishing) – 20.4%
  • Isang Tanong, Isang Sagot FB Edition Vol. 2 by Ed Lapiz (Church Strengthening Ministry Inc) – 6.2%
  • Help!!! Ayoko Na Syota Ko! by Ramon Bautista (ABS-CBN Publishing) – 5.2%
  • Buti Pa ang Roma May Bagong Papa by Noreen Capili (Anvil Publishing Inc) – 2.7%
  • Lourd De Veyra’s Book Of Speeches by Lourd De Veyra (Summit) – 1.7%

Food and Cookbook:

  • My Angkong’s Noodles by Clinton Huang Palanca (Summit) – 4.5%
  • Yummy Mommy by Tricel de Guzman (Anvil Publishing Inc) – 4%
  • Yummy Filipino Favorites (Summit) – 3.9%
  • Eat Out Now 2015 Manila, Cebu & Bacolod 232 Restaurants We Love by Alicia Colby Sy (Summit) – 2.6%
  • Espiritu by Lourd de Veyra (Anvil Publishing Inc) – 2.4%

Nonfiction:

  • Cesar Virata: Life and Times: Through Four Decades of Philippine Economic History by Gerardo P. Sicat (UP Press) – 6.6%
  • Biyaheng Langit: Jeepney Folk Art by Electrolychee Studio (5 Ports Publishing) – 3.8%
  • Philippine Heritage Homes by Jaime Laya, et al. (Anvil Publishing Inc) – 2.2%
  • Connect/ Disconnect by Aaron Palileo (5 Ports Publishing) – 1.7%
  • Looking Back 8: Virgin of Balintawak by Ambeth Ocampo (Anvil Publishing Inc) – 0.9%

We’re at the final stretch and there’s only a few days left, so continue to spread the word and if you haven’t yet, please vote now! Again, we’d like to remind you all that it’s one vote per e-mail address during the duration of the voting. 5 more days and we’ll see who will advance to the judging phase! Voting ends September 25, 11:59PM, Manila time so get your votes in before then. Good luck!

Partial and Unofficial Results for FRCA 2015 – Week 2

As of this posting, we have officially surpassed the number of votes for last year’s FRCA, which was 30,000! We’d like to thank you all for your support!

We’re currently on the second week of voting and things have started to get a little interesting and you’ll notice the changes in this week’s partial results. Are you excited?

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Again, remember that this is the partial and unofficial results as of September 12, 2015.

Ready? Check the list below!

Fiction in English:

  • Rising by Alen Rio (Flipside Publishing) – 4.5%
  • We Who Cannot Be Daughters by Clarissa V. Militante (UST Publishing House) – 3.7%
  • Snows of Yesteryears by Elmer Ordoñez (UP Press) – 3.6%
  • The Samurai’s Scrolls: Beginnings by A.K. Tolentino (Flipside Publishing) – 3.1%
  • Champions by Karren Renz Sena (Shepherd’s Voice Publishing) – 2.9%

Fiction in Filipino/Taglish:

  • Huwag Mong Sakyan ang Buhawi by Efren R. Abueg (Ateneo University Press) – 4.8%
  • Class 3-C Has A Secret by Charotera/Enah Guevarra (Viva PSICOM) – 4.2%
  • An Angel Turned Into A Devil by LadyMasquerade (Life Is Beautiful (LIB) Printing Corporation) – 3.0%
  • School Trip by Soju (Life Is Beautiful (LIB) Printing Corporation) – 2.9%
  • Kabute Ang Pagsibol by Raymond Garcia (Central Books) – 2.7%

Romance in English:

  • Hard to Hold by Eve Montelibano (SD&M Publishing House) – 12.8%
  • Only A Kiss by Ines Bautista-Yao (Self-published) – 3.9%
  • Blast from Two Pasts by Kristel Villar (self-published) – 2.1%
  • The Harder We Fall by Mina V. Esguerra (Self-published) – 1.7%
  • How to Write a Novel in 7 Days by Angeli E. Dumatol (Flipside Publishing) – 1.6%

Romance in Filipino/Taglish:

  • He’s Into Her by maxinejiji (Life Is Beautiful (LIB) Printing Corporation) – 15.8%
  • Heartless by jonaxx (Jonah Mae Pacala) (Summit/Sizzle) – 10.5%
  • Angel Dust Trilogy Book 2: Zuri by Vanessa (Precious Pages Corporation) – 8.8%
  • The Breakers Corazon Sociedad Series Book 10: Christopher Samaniego by Venice Jacobs (Precious Pages Corporation) – 8.6%
  • The Only Exception by Angela Pangilinan (Bookware Publishing) – 5.7%

Fiction Anthology:

  • Para sa Broken Hearted by Marcelo Santos III (VIVA PSICOM) – 5.9%
  • Gotita de Dragon by Nick Joaquin (Anvil Publishing) – 3.4%
  • Sola Musica by Mina V. Esguerra, Marla Miniano, Chinggay Labrador, Ines B Yao (self-published) – 2.7%
  • Tadhana by Nayin Yagdulas (Life Is Beautiful (LIB) Printing Corporation) – 2.5%
  • Nag-assume, Nagmahal, Naiwan, Nasaktan by Lee Miyaki (Lifebooks) – 2.5%

Young Adult Fiction:

  • Mapapansin Kaya? by Jonaxx (Summit / Pop Fiction) – 10.0%
  • Montello High School Of Gangsters by sielalstreim (Shiela Mae Familaran) (Summit/Pop Fiction) – 8.9%
  • I Remember The Boy 1 : Bonifacio by Sofia (LIB) – 8.6%
  • Moymoy Lulumboy Ang Batang Aswang by Segundo Matias Jr. (Lampara Publishing Inc) – 7.4%
  • When You Say Nothing At All by Angela Pangilinan (Bookware Publishing) – 5.8%

Children’s Picture Book:

  • Top Ten Travels: Philippines by Scott Lee Chua (Anvil Publishing Inc) – 2.9%
  • Marvino’s League of Superheroes by Rae Rival-Cosico/Jamie Bauza (Adarna House) – 2.2%
  • Isang Harding Papel by Augie Rivera / Rommel Joson (Adarna House) – 2.1%
  • I Will Always Love You More by Peachy Concepcion/Joel Chua (Anvil Publishing Inc) – 2.0%
  • Ang Pambihirang Babaeng Hindi Umuupo by Russell Molina and Rommel Joson (Lampara Publishing Inc) – 1.9%

Comics and Graphic Novels:

  • Zombinoy ~ Issue No. 6 by Geonard Yleana, Carlo Cruz, Sid Santos, Dennies Layante (Pelikomiks Studios) – 3.6%
  • Ang Sumpa ~ Kabanata 2: Ang Silid by Andoyman (self-published) – 3.0%
  • Blue Nights (based on PHR Novel) by Nald Tabuzo and Crisca Jallorina (Black Ink Comics) – 2.3%
  • Kikomachine Blg. 10 by Manix Abrera (Visprint) – 1.1%
  • BLACKink SHORTCUTS: BIC 0028 by Ramin Shabestari, Mike Banting, Arnel Avetria, Alvin Bragais (Black Ink Comics) – 0.9%

Poetry:

  • Kundiman sa Gitna ng Karimlan by E. San Juan (UP Press) – 3.8%
  • Pesoa by Mesándel Virtusio Arguelles (Balangay Productions) – 3.1%
  • Paubaya by Jose de los Reyes (UST Publishing House) – 2.3%
  • Mga Awit ng Baseng Gerilya by Malyari Lucban (Dagitab Publishing) – 2.3%
  • From the Major Arcana by Ralph Semino-Galan (UST Publishing House) – 2.2%

Inspirational/Religious:

  • Boring Ba ang Bible Mo: How your Story fits in the Big Story by Rei Lemuel Crizaldo (OMF Literature) – 6.5%
  • Dear Alex, Break Na Kami! Paano?! Love, Catherine by Alex Gonzaga (Anvil Publishing Inc) – 5.9%
  • Make Your Nanay Proud by Boy Abunda and The MYNP Foundation (ABS-CBN Publishing) – 3.8%
  • Nourished by God’s Word (Year A, B & C Sunday Gospel Reflections) by Msgr. Jesus-Romulo C. Raἦada (Pauline Publishing House) – 2.6%
  • Lovestruck: Sakit Edition by Ronald Molmisa (OMF Literature) – 1.9%

Humor:

  • Stupid is Forever by Miriam Defensor Santiago (ABS-CBN Publishing) – 22.6%
  • Isang Tanong, Isang Sagot FB Edition Vol. 2 by Ed Lapiz (Church Strengthening Ministry Inc) – 8.2%
  • Help!!! Ayoko Na Syota Ko! by Ramon Bautista (ABS-CBN Publishing) – 3.4%
  • Buti Pa ang Roma May Bagong Papa by Noreen Capili (Anvil Publishing Inc) – 2.8%
  • Lourd De Veyra’s Book Of Speeches by Lourd De Veyra (Summit) – 2.1%

Food and Cookbook:

  • Yummy Mommy by Tricel de Guzman (Anvil Publishing Inc) – 4.5%
  • Yummy Filipino Favorites (Summit) – 4.4%
  • Eat Out Now 2015 Manila, Cebu & Bacolod 232 Restaurants We Love by Alicia Colby Sy (Summit) – 2.8%
  • Espiritu by Lourd de Veyra (Anvil Publishing Inc) – 2.5%
  • Yummy Let’s Cook! A Beginner’s Guide to Cooking Easy Meals Every Day (Summit) – 2.5%

Nonfiction:

  • Cesar Virata: Life and Times: Through Four Decades of Philippine Economic History by Gerardo P. Sicat (UP Press) – 6.3%
  • Biyaheng Langit: Jeepney Folk Art by Electrolychee Studio (5 Ports Publishing) – 3.6%
  • Philippine Heritage Homes by Jaime Laya, et al. (Anvil Publishing Inc) – 2.2%
  • Connect/ Disconnect by Aaron Palileo (5 Ports Publishing) – 1.3%
  • Looking Back 8: Virgin of Balintawak by Ambeth Ocampo (Anvil Publishing Inc) – 1.0%

How are your favorite authors and books doing? Keep on voting to keep your favorites on the list and if they aren’t, there’s still plenty of time to get your votes in and show your support! Visit the complete list of nominees before casting your vote. There are two more weeks left of voting, which ends this September 25, 11:59PM, Manila time so continue to share the link to the online ballot and vote, vote, vote!

Partial and Unofficial Results for FRCA 2015 – Week 1

Hello everyone! It’s been five days since the voting phase started, and we’re bringing you an update to see how your favorite books and authors are doing! Ready?

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Total votes on first day: 3,506 (2014: 1,264 votes)
Total votes at the end of the first week of the voting period: 9,165 (2014: 6,099 votes)

We surpassed the number of votes we got on the first week for the past year! And we still have quite a number of days before the voting ends, so if you haven’t yet, continue to spread the word to your friends, family and fellow bookworms and encourage them to vote! Don’t forget that it’s one vote per category and one vote per e-mail address.

Remember that this is the partial and unofficial results of voting for FRCA 2015 as of September 5, 2015.

Here are the top 5 books in each category:

Fiction in English:

  • Rising by Alen Rio (Flipside Publishing)
  • We Who Cannot Be Daughters by Clarissa V. Militante (UST Publishing House)
  • Snows of Yesteryears by Elmer Ordoñez (UP Press)
  • Champions by Karren Renz Sena (Shepherd’s Voice Publishing)
  • Dwellers by Eliza Victoria (Visprint)

Fiction in Filipino/Taglish:

  • Class 3-C Has A Secret by Charotera/Enah Guevarra (Viva PSICOM)
  • Huwag Mong Sakyan ang Buhawi by Efren R. Abueg (Ateneo University Press)
  • Kabute Ang Pagsibol by Raymond Garcia (Central Books)
  • School Trip by Soju (Life Is Beautiful (LIB) Printing Corporation)
  • Confession ng Isang Bob Ong Fan by April Mae Berza (Flipside Publishing)

Romance in English:

  • Hard to Hold by Eve Montelibano (SD&M Publishing House)
  • Only A Kiss by Ines Bautista-Yao (Self-published)
  • How to Write a Novel in 7 Days by Angeli E. Dumatol (Flipside Publishing)
  • The Harder We Fall by Mina V. Esguerra (Self-published)
  • Once Upon A Player by Agay Llanera (Self-published)

Romance in Filipino/Taglish:

  • Heartless by jonaxx (Jonah Mae Pacala) (Summit/Sizzle)
  • He’s Into Her by maxinejiji (Life Is Beautiful (LIB) Printing Corporation)
  • The Breakers Corazon Sociedad Series Book 10: Christopher Samaniego by Venice Jacobs (Precious Pages Corporation)
  • A Girl Named Li-anne by Angel Bautista (Precious Pages Corporation)
  • The Only Exception by Angela Pangilinan (Bookware Publishing)

Fiction Anthology:

  • Para sa Broken Hearted by Marcelo Santos III (VIVA PSICOM)
  • Gotita de Dragon by Nick Joaquin (Anvil Publishing)
  • Booklat-in (“CreaThink Stories) by Hi-Five finalists (Life Is Beautiful (LIB) Printing Corporation)
  • Tadhana by Nayin Yagdulas (Life Is Beautiful (LIB) Printing Corporation)
  • Sola Musica by Mina V. Esguerra, Marla Miniano, Chinggay Labrador, Ines B Yao (self-published)

Young Adult Fiction:

  • Mapapansin Kaya? by Jonaxx (Summit / Pop Fiction)
  • Montello High School Of Gangsters by sielalstreim (Shiela Mae Familaran) (Summit/Pop Fiction)
  • Moymoy Lulumboy Ang Batang Aswang by Segundo Matias Jr. (Lampara Publishing Inc)
  • AFGITMOLFM by pilosopotasya (Summit / Pop Fiction)
  • When You Say Nothing At All by Angela Pangilinan (Bookware Publishing)

Children’s Picture Book:

  • Bee Green by Joyce Piap-Go and Maria Cristina Sison (OMF Literature)
  • Dear Nanay Mahal Kong Nanay by Zarah Gagatiga and Liza Flores (Lampara Publishing Inc)
  • Isang Harding Papel by Augie Rivera / Rommel Joson (Adarna House)
  • Marvino’s League of Superheroes by Rae Rival-Cosico/Jamie Bauza (Adarna House)
  • Top Ten Travels: Philippines by Scott Lee Chua (Anvil Publishing Inc)

Comics and Graphic Novels:

  • Blue Nights (based on PHR Novel) by Nald Tabuzo and Crisca Jallorina (Black Ink Comics)
  • Ang Sumpa ~ Kabanata 2: Ang Silid by Andoyman (self-published)
  • BLACKink SHORTCUTS: BIC 0028 by Ramin Shabestari, Mike Banting, Arnel Avetria, Alvin Bragais (Black Ink Comics)
  • Zombinoy ~ Issue No. 6 by Geonard Yleana, Carlo Cruz, Sid Santos, Dennies Layante (Pelikomiks Studios)
  • Kikomachine Blg. 10 by Manix Abrera (Visprint)

Poetry:

  • Kundiman sa Gitna ng Karimlan by E. San Juan (UP Press)
  • Pesoa by Mesándel Virtusio Arguelles (Balangay Productions)
  • Paubaya by Jose de los Reyes (UST Publishing House)
  • Mga Awit ng Baseng Gerilya by Malyari Lucban (Dagitab Publishing)
  • Where No Words Break: New Poems and Past by Gemino H. Abad (UP Press)

Inspirational/Religious:

  • Dear Alex, Break Na Kami! Paano?! Love, Catherine by Alex Gonzaga (Anvil Publishing Inc)
  • Make Your Nanay Proud by Boy Abunda and The MYNP Foundation (ABS-CBN Publishing)
  • Boring Ba ang Bible Mo: How your Story fits in the Big Story by Rei Lemuel Crizaldo (OMF Literature)
  • Lovestruck: Sakit Edition by Ronald Molmisa (OMF Literature)
  • What Women Can Do When Life Falls Apart by Luisa Reyes-Ampil (OMF Literature)

Humor:

  • Stupid is Forever by Miriam Defensor Santiago (ABS-CBN Publishing)
  • Isang Tanong, Isang Sagot FB Edition Vol. 2 by Ed Lapiz (Church Strengthening Ministry Inc)
  • Buti Pa ang Roma May Bagong Papa by Noreen Capili (Anvil Publishing Inc)
  • Help!!! Ayoko Na Syota Ko! by Ramon Bautista (ABS-CBN Publishing)
  • Lourd De Veyra’s Book Of Speeches by Lourd De Veyra (Summit)

Food and Cookbook:

  • Yummy Mommy by Tricel de Guzman (Anvil Publishing Inc)
  • Yummy Filipino Favorites (Summit)
  • Yummy Let’s Cook! A Beginner’s Guide to Cooking Easy Meals Every Day (Summit)
  • Espiritu by Lourd de Veyra (Anvil Publishing Inc)
  • Eat Out Now 2015 Manila, Cebu & Bacolod 232 Restaurants We Love by Alicia Colby Sy (Summit)

Nonfiction:

  • Philippine Heritage Homes by Jaime Laya, et al. (Anvil Publishing Inc)
  • Biyaheng Langit: Jeepney Folk Art by Electrolychee Studio (5 Ports Publishing)
  • Looking Back 8: Virgin of Balintawak by Ambeth Ocampo (Anvil Publishing Inc)
  • Advertising More Fun in the Philippines by Tony Harris (Anvil Publishing Inc)
  • He Will Catch You When You Fall by Miriam Quiambao (Church Strengthening Ministry Inc)

Did your favorite make it on the list? Fear not! This is still the partial and unofficial list and things are bound to change as we validate the votes. Plus it’s only the first week, there’s plenty of time to vote! You can check the complete list of nominees and get your votes in by September 25, 11:59PM, Manila time. Support your favorite books and authors and vote!

Voting is now OPEN!

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Hi, everyone! This is a buzzer-beater update, and we apologize for this. Some of our committee members went down with a bug, so we had less manpower today. We are still human, apparently. ;) And it was especially hard for us to build this form this time, because we received 898 nominations that’s outside of what the publishers nominated. Amazing. (FYI, we received 855 public nominations in 2014, and 273 in 2013). Thank you for your support!

Missed the nominees? Here’s the list.

And speaking of that — it’s now time for you to support your favorite books! The 2015 Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards is now open for voting! (Click on the link to open the ballot in a new window!)

The voting period will determine the short list for the semi-finals that will be sent for panel judging. Top 3 winners for each category will be included in the shortlist for the semi-finals, which will be sent to the judges for the panel judging.

Voting period is up to September 25, 2015. Some reminders:

  • One vote per category, one ballot per email address. Multiple votes using one email address will not be counted.
  • You need to click one button per category for your vote to be submitted. If you have no vote for a specific category, you may select the “Skip Category” option.
  • The ballot has 8 pages, so make sure you go through all of them. Your vote is not submitted until you click the Submit button and get the confirmation.

The confirmation page will look like this:

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If you do not see this page, please check your ballot and make sure you have clicked Submit, otherwise your vote will be invalid.

Support your favorite books among the nominees, and spread the word! Share it on all your social media accounts, make your friends vote. :D Your vote could push for your favorite books onto the next phase, and have a chance to be awarded as the winner for this year’s Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards.

The finalists will be announced after the voting period on this website. For the meantime, vote, vote, vote! :)

For questions, you may send an email to filipinoreaderschoice(at)gmail.com.