The Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) declared Becky Bravo as the Grand Prize winner for the 2018 PBBY-Salanga Prize. Bravo won with her work, May Alaga Akong Bakulaw, a story on how a little girl helps her neighbor battling depression.
Honorable Mention was given to the following: The War Between Fireflies and Christmas Lights by Raymond Falgui; May Mahaba Kaming Listahan sa Tindahan by Genaro Gojo Cruz; and, Si Lola-Nanay at Si Dandandandan by Danie Rose Sedilla-Cruz.
This is Bravo’s first PBBY-Salanga grand prize. Her other works have won her the National Book Award, the National Children’s Book Award, and the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature.
Winners will be awarded during the celebration of the National Children’s Book Day on July 17, 2018.