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Book Development Association of the Philippines


Established in 1979, the Book Development Association of the Philippines (BDAP) is the Philippines’ largest book industry association.

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Book Development Association of the Philippines


Established in 1979, the Book Development Association of the Philippines (BDAP) is the Philippines’ largest book industry association.

On October 24, 1979, a group of publishing industry stakeholders decided to form the Book Development Association of the Philippines to address the many problems confronting the local book industry. Spearhead by Manuel Valdehuesa, the group included Louie Reyes (who was eventually elected as president) Jesus Ernesto Sibal, Romeo Virtusio, Frances Viana, Florendo Garcia, Franco Patriarca, Herbert Veloso, Jose Benedicto, Francisco Arcellana and Socorro Ramos. Among the other pioneering members are Esther Pacheco, Felicito Abiva, Eduardo Makabenta, Benjie Ocampo, Manuel Cancio, Pacifico Prieto and Lirio Sandoval. 

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Who we are


Who we are


Officers

President
Ms. Ani Rosa Almario
Adarna House, Inc.

Vice-President, Internal
Ms. Karina Bolasco
Ateneo de Manila University Press

 

Vice-President, External
Mr. Jose Maria Policarpio
Diwa Asia Publishing Group, Inc.

 

Treasurer
Mr. John Jack Wigley
UST Publishing House

Auditor
Mr. Jose Paolo Sibal   
Central Book Supply, Inc.

 

Board of Trustees 2016-2017

Ani Rosa Almario
Adarna House, Inc.

Karina Bolasco
Ateneo de Manila University Press

Jose Maria Policarpio
Diwa Asia Publishing Group, Inc.

John Jack Wigley
University of Santo Tomas
Publishing House

Jose Paolo Sibal
Central Book Supply, Inc.

Atty. Andrea Pasion-Flores
Books@Jacaranda

Mylene Abiva
Felta Multi-Media Inc.

Segundo Matias Jr.
Lampara Publishing House
Precious Pages Corporation

Bezalie Uc-kung
New Day Publishers

Anna Jhorie Arciga
University of the Philippines Press

Lino Dagus
CD Books International, Inc.


Members

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What we do


What we do


Manila International Book Fair

The Manila International Book Fair is the country's largest and longest running book selling event.

 

Frankfurt Book fair

BDAP is part of the official Philippine delegation to the world's largest book fair.

 

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Gintong Aklat Awards

Managed by the Book Development Association of the Philippines (BDAP), the Gintong Aklat Awards are meant to recognize excellence in bookmaking in the country today.

 

Book Industry Grant

To spur development in the local book industry, the BDAP is offering grants.

 

Road Map

The BDAP commissioned the creation of a Roadmap for the Philippine book industry in 2015.