“Ako'y Isang Mabuting Pilipino” Book Launch


“Ako'y Isang Mabuting Pilipino” Book Launch
Mommies, what do you usually give as a birthday or Christmas present  to your children and inaanak? I still remember about few years ago the gift I gave to my 1 year old inaanak. It was a set of fairytale books with colorful prints. I seldom give toys as a gift. I like something that's more useful that kids will learn while playing.

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Last Saturday, I was privileged to be invited for Noel Cabangon's book launch "Ako'y Isang Mabuting Pilipino" (I am a Good Filipino) held at National Bookstore, Glorietta.

“Ako'y Isang Mabuting Pilipino” Book Launch

This time, the beautiful words in Noel's song was perfectly captured through images by Jomike Tejido, an award-winning illustrator-writer. The singer-songwriter-advocate Noel Cabangon describes in his book how one becomes a good Filipino. The book is based on Noel's hit song of the same title and features the artworks of Jomike.

“Ako'y Isang Mabuting Pilipino” Book Launch

Jomike’s  work includes a Golden Book Awards in 2002 "Si Dindo Pundido", Ang Pambihirang Sumbrero and the Foldabots Toy Books and Tagu-taguan a 2010 Best Reads. The artist also held exhibits in Manila and Singapore, where he established himself as one of the premiere artists specializing in acrylic painting on hand-woven mats.

The song, "Ako'y Isang Mabuting Pilipino" before it became a book played a significant role duing the last elections as the song challenged Filipinos to fulfill their duties as a good citizen of the country. The song mentions varous good deeds and values to become a truly good Filipino.

The book has colorful big illustrations that kids will surely enjoy and easily understand. Word are very simple and has translation in English. I believe this book can be used as a teaching material talking about values.

On page 31, you can find the lyrics and chords of the song "Ako'y Isang Mabuting Pilipino", a good way to end reading the book for those who loves to sing or play an instrument.

"Ako'y Isang Pilipino" is published by Lampara Publishing House Inc., a well-know publishing company of illustrated award-winning stories for children.

It is now available at National Bookstore nationwide for only P69.75