2012 Nominees

111Here are the final list of nominees for the first Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards as of July 23, 2012.

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

Children’s Picture Book

  • The Great Duck and Crocodile Race by Robert Magnuson (2011, Hiyas/OMF Lit)
  • Bee Safe by Joyce Piap-Go and Maria Cristina Sison (2011, Hiyas/OMF Lit)
  • Si Rosa Albina by Virgilio S. Almario and Kora Dandan-Albano (2011, Adarna House)
  • Oh Mateo 13: Tree for all by Grace Chong and Beth Parrocha-Doctolero (2011, Hiyas/OMF Lit)
  • The Luckiest Girl in the World by May Tobias-Papa and Isabel Roxas (2010, Insular)
  • Ang Ambisyosong Istetoskop by Dr. Luis Gatmaitan and Beth Parrocha-Doctolero (2011, Adarna House)
  • But That Won’t Wake Me Up by Annie and Anelka Lumbao and Liza Flores (2010, Adarna House)
  • Ay Naku! by Reni Roxas and Sergio Bumatay III (2010, Tahanan Books)
  • A for Adobo by Nelson Agustin (2010, Tahanan Books)
  • Mga Kuwento ni Tito Dok 16: Aha! May Allergy Ka Pala! by Luis P. Gatmaitan and Pergylene Acuña (2011, Hiyas/OMF Lit)
  • Ang Tuta ni Noe by Virgilio S. Almario and Sergio Bumatay III (2010, Adarna)
  • How Long Til September by Tanya Sevilla-Simon and Jill Arwen Posadas (2010, Adarna)
  • Mahabang-mahabang-mahaba by Genaro Gojo Cruz and Ghani Madueño (2010, Adarna)
  • When Color Came To Town by Susan dela Rosa Aragon (2010, Adarna)
  • Whuush! by Glenda Oris and Aldy Aguirre (2011, Adarna)
  • Dalawang Dagang Bulag by Rodolfo Desuasido and Rommel Joson (2011, Adarna)
  • Si Hinlalaki by Virgilio S. Almario and Hubert Fucio (2011, Adarna)

Chick lit

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  • Fairy Tale Fail by Mina V. Esguerra (2010, Self-published)
  • Table for Two by Marla Miniano (2010, Summit Books)
  • Love Your Frenemies by Mina V. Esguerra (2011, Self-published)
  • Fan Girl by Marla Miniano (2010, Summit Books)
  • Popped by Chinggay Labrador (2011, Summit Books)
  • One Crazy Summer by Ines Bautista-Yao (2011, Summit Books)

Novel in English

Know your novel in English nominees here!

  • News of the Shaman by Karl R. De Mesa (2010, Visprint)
  • Super Panalo Sounds! by Lourd de Veyra (2011, UST Publishing House)
  •  Naermyth by Karen Francisco (2010, Visprint)
  •  Ilustrado by Miguel Syjuco (2010, Anvil)
  • Tall Story by Candy Gourlay (2010, Cacho Publishing House)

Novel in Filipino

  •  Lumbay ng Dila by Genevieve L. Asenjo (2010, C&E Publishing)
  • Ang Mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan by Bob Ong (2010, Visprint)
  • Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin by Bob Ong (2011, Visprint)
  • Sa Templo ni Tamilah by Mayette Mayuga (2011, Tapat Journal)
  • Always Have, Always Will by Belle Feliz (2011, Precious Hearts)
  • Ang Huling Dalagang Bukid at ang Authobiography na Mali by Jun Cruz-Reyes (2011, Anvil)

Comics / Graphic novels

Know your comics/graphic novels nominees here!

  • Angel Crush by Ace Vitangcol (2011, Alturia Hill)
  • Skyworld #3: Prodigal by Mervin Ignacio and Ian Sta. Maria (2011, Alamat)
  • Trese # 4: Last Seen After Midnight by Budjette Tan and KaJo Baldisimo (2011, Visprint)
  • High Society by Hannah Buena and Paolo Chikiamco (2011, Rocket Kapre and Flipside)
  • Love is in the Bag Volume 5 by Ace Vitangcol (2011, Alturia Hill)
  • Elmer by Gerry Alanguilan (2010/2011, SLG Publishing/National Bookstore)
  • Foldabots Chronicles Volume 1 by  Jomike Tejido and Jill Arwen Posadas (2011, Jomike Tejido)
  •  KikoMachine Komiks Blg6  by Manix Abera (2010, Visprint)
  • Weather-Weather Lang by Norby Ela (2010, NMN Creative)

Short story anthology

Know your short story anthology nominees here!

  •  Philippine Speculative Fiction 6 edited by Nikki Alfar and Kate Aton Osias (2011, Kestrel DDM)
  •  Alternative Alamat edited by Paolo Chikiamco (2011, Rocket Kapre and Flipside)
  • The Digest of Philippine Genre Stories: The Crime Issue by F.H. Batacan (2011, Kenneth Yu/Philippine Genre Stories)
  • The Secret of the Cave and Other Stories for Young Readers by Ed Maranan (2011, Anvil)

Essay anthology

Know your essay anthology nominees here!

  • Astigirl by Tweet Sering (2011, Astigirl Publishing)
  • Chulalongkorn’s Elephants by Ambeth Ocampo (2011, Anvil)
  • Showbiz Lengua by Jose Lacaba (2011, Anvil)
  • After the Storm by Elbert OR (2010, Anvil)
  •  It’s A Mens World by Bebang Siy (2011, Anvil)


  •  Under the Storm: An Anthology of Contemporary Philippine Poetry by Khavn de la Cruz and Joel M. Toledo (2011, Antithesis Collective)
  • The El Bimbo Variations (3rd ed) by Adam David (2010, The Youth and Beauty Brigade)*
  • May Tiyanak sa Loob ng Aking Bag by Eugene Evasco (2011, Anvil)
  • Baha-Bahagdang Karupukan by Jim Pascual Agustin (2011, UST)
  • Alien to Any Skin by Jim Pascual Agustin (2011, UST)
  • Off the Beaten Track: Tulaan sa Tren 2 (2010, Vibal)