Latest achievements for PH book, Lumad docu

Philippine Cartography Wins Gintong Aklat Award

Vibal Basis’s (VF) Philippine Cartography 4th version gained the 2020 Gintong Aklat Awards for Social Sciences class. The awarding rite was once streamed continue to exist the Fb pages of the Guide Construction Affiliation of the Philippines (BDAP) and Manila World Guide Honest (MIBF).

VF’s Program Director Kristine Mandigma, guide editor Dr. Carlos Madrid, and Denden Quirino, daughter of the guide’s creator and Nationwide Artist Carlos Quirino, gave their acceptance speeches.

Vibal Basis’s Philippine Cartography 4th version gained the 2020 Gintong Aklat Awards for Social Sciences class.

Established in 1871, Gintong Aklat Awards is conferred bi-annually by way of BDAP. The exceptional Philippine books are selected in accordance with total excellence — from the standard of manufacturing, design, and printing to the standard and importance of content material.

Nationwide Artist Carlos Quirino recounts how the concept that of the Philippines emerged as a obscure grouping of islands within the early fourteenth century and developed in suits and begins over part a millennium into its present iconography.

The Philippines as a geographical and ideological assemble was once formed by way of a protracted lineage of cosmographers, cartographers, and artists spanning numerous cultures and instances, akin to Zhu She Ben, Luo Hong Xian, Abraham Cresques, Francisco Rodrigues, Juan López y Velasco, Diogo Homem, Gerardus Mercator, Sebastian Münster, Robert Dudley, Comte de Lapérouse, Pedro Murillo Velarde, Claudio Montero, Francisco Coello, José Algué, and plenty of others.

From historic Chinese language scrolls, Jap and Portuguese portolan maps, French clinical surveys, and British traders’ nautical charts, Quirino weaves a historical past of heroics and on a regular basis drudgery, of private and world rivalries, in addition to of egregious errors and good insights.

Philippine Cartography was once first printed in a restricted version in 1959 and reissued a 2d and 3rd time in Amsterdam and Quezon Town. For this fourth version, editor Dr. Carlos Madrid annotated Quirino’s textual content and added a number of over 450 new maps to shape the most important bibliography of over 1,600 Philippine cartographic fabrics.

Profusely illustrated with over 200 pictures, this version is additional enriched with six exceptional foldout maps, amongst them the phenomenal Topographía de los angeles Ciudad de Manila, which is reproduced for the primary time in prime answer.

This version could also be specifically venerated with a foreword by way of famend historian Ambeth Ocampo and an creation by way of world creator, Thomas Suárez, who gifts a meditation on cartography, the making of the Philippines, and the twenty-first century digitality.

Philippine Cartography and different VFI books are to be had at Vibal On-line Store at

Lumad docu baggage Unicef prize in Japan

A brief documentary which places the fight of Lumad youngsters within the highlight gained the Unicef Prize on the Japan Prize arranged by way of public broadcaster NHK.

‘Bullet-Laced Goals’ displays the hardships that kids of indigenous tribes in Mindanao face.

“Bullet-Laced Goals,” co-directed and co-produced by way of award-winning unbiased filmmakers Kristoffer Brugada (“Elehiya sa Paglimot,” “Rekuwerdo”) and Cha Escala (“Nick and Chai”), were given the prize for being “a very good paintings that promotes working out of the lives of kids in tricky scenarios.”

The documentary displays the hardships that kids of indigenous tribes in Mindanao face, as they try for his or her proper to schooling and the preservation in their way of living, amid armed conflicts between the federal government and communist rebels. It follows then 14-year-old Chricelyn Empong and her fellow Lumad youngsters as they get away and are pressured to transport from one position to some other to proceed their training.

“This popularity isn’t just for the indigenous other folks within the Philippines, however in the entire global, whose struggles and demanding situations are hardly proven on mainstream media. This movie is our approach of giving them the platform to talk about their struggles and display their braveness in dealing with the whole lot that threatens their rights as people,” Brugada, who could also be a Palanca award-winning screenwriter (“Patikul”) mentioned in his acceptance speech.

The Japan Prize, which was once established in 1965 as a global instructional program festival, were given 267 entries for audiovisual works and proposal pitches from 48 nations and areas world wide. The competition accepts “instructional media of all kinds, together with TV techniques, web pages, video games, and cross-media tasks” and goals “to toughen the standard of instructional contents and thereby to give a contribution to a greater long run for other folks world wide.”

The movie was once screened as a part of the Daang Dokyu, a pageant of Philippine documentaries, all the way through the Nationwide Indigenous Peoples Month ultimate yr and had its global premiere on the World Visions phase of the DMZ World Documentary Movie Competition in South Korea. It was once awarded Absolute best Documentary by way of the Mindanao Movie Competition and Absolute best Quick Movie by way of the Society of Filipino Movie Reviewers.

“Bullet-Laced Goals” prior to now won the Absolute best Pitch Award on the Colours of Asia Tokyo Medical doctors World Pitching Discussion board and the If/Then Southeast Asia Prize subsidized by way of the Tribeca Movie Institute and In-Medical doctors within the Medical doctors by way of the Sea World Documentary Pitching Discussion board Bali, Indonesia.

“We grew up all the way through the martial legislation of the Marcos regime, and as children, we couldn’t do anything else about it. We by no means noticed the violence of dictatorship for my part, however we realized concerning the oppression and human rights abuses after we have been already in school. Understanding the atrocities of our former dictator, we knew that this is able to additionally occur to the folks of Mindanao, and we now make a selection to take some motion as filmmakers and use our movie as a venue to provide a voice to the unvoiced,” the administrators stressed out.