The continuation of the adventures of Moymoy Lulumboy, Ang Batang Aswang hit the shelves last September 17, 2016 in the 37th Manila International Book Fair. A grand launch was prepared to welcome back our little hero and his friends. Segundo D. Matias, Jr. and JomikeTejido once again teamed up in giving life to our country’s mythology and our little hero’s amazing adventure.
Moymoy Lulumboy, Ang Paghahanap Kay Inay is the series’ third installment, a follow up to the success release of the first book Moymoy Lulumboy, Ang Batang Aswang and the recent Moymoy Lulumboy, Ang Nawawalang Birtud.
If Ang Batang Aswang gave the readers a glimpse on the life of the tibaros and the problem they were facing, Ang Nawawalang Birtud gave the readers an action-packed search for the nawawalang birtud, the third book, Ang Paghahanap Kay Inay would definitely give you mixed emotions.
In Moymoy Lulumboy, Ang Paghahanap Kay Inay, the twins are reunited again, this time in search of their mother who they thought has left the world already. Sidetracked by their mission to get back the rest of the Ginto ng Buhay which Buhawan stole from the Apos, Moymoy and Alangkaw showed how they matured over the years. The depth in their character will give the readers a checkpoint of the good, the bad and what our lives are made of. It is a plus factor that the book tackled not just about family, friendship, love and sacrifice but also about the environment.
Get ready to laugh, cry, be amazed and discover love and the goodness in everyone in this book. Join Moymoy Lulumboy and his twin Alangkaw in their search for their mother, the Ginto ng Buhay, and the good within them.
The third day of the 37th Manila International Book Fair was not a typical book fair. Lampara Books in partnership with Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) brought excitement in SMX Convention Center by bringing the final competition of Batang Lampara, Batang Kuwentista in the event. Now on its fifth year, the storytelling competition is considered as its biggest with over 400 participants. The elimination process lasted for 3 days. Soon after, a workshop was arranged for the 20 contestants and their coaches. Ten students filled category A—which are students from grades 1 to4—and another ten for category B, students from grades 5 to 7.
Ken Harvey V. Nicolas from Diliman Preparatory School bagged the first prize, bringing home a medal, a plaque and PHP 15,000.00 cash prize. Ken’s storytelling of Joseng Dalag from Mga Kuwento Ni Kuya Jun Series caught the attention of not just the judges but the rest of the crowd. Antonio Marquin C. Naciso from Nemesio I. Yabut Elementary School brought home the second prize. His winning piece Ang Munting Opisina ni Inay was told in a very engaging way that gave him his win. The third prize went to Paul Ceasar B. Pascual from MSA Whiz Kids Acadey, Inc. and his story Ang Lumang Aparador Ni Lola.
Category B of Batang Lampara, Batang Kuwentista was as exciting as the first category. India P. Beldia of Merriam College, storyteller of Ang Pambihirang Babaeng Hindi Umuupo brought home the first prize. She received a medal, a plaque and fifteen thousand pesos in cash. The storyteller of Gaano Ba Kalayo Patungong Paaralan? won the second prize. James Andrew Q. Relucio from Gen. Gregorio Del Pilar Elementary School brought the crowd in a journey thru his storytelling. Janine M. Urag from Padre Gomez Elementary School won the third prize. She brought to life the character of Kulasa from the story Eto na si Kulasa.
This year’s competition was indeed one of the highlights of the book fair. True to its tagline, Batang Matalino, Batang Masigla, Batang Lampara, Lampara Books together with PETA helped in showcasing the talent of this generation. Lampara Books is thankful to those who have been part of the event and looking forward for the 6th year of the competition, discovering more Batang Lampara.
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