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?


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)


  • 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)


  • 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)


  • 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)


  • 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!

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