Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Lit News: Moymoy Lulumboy Book 6 and Two More Children's Books Released by Lampara Publishing House, Inc.

With ABS-CBN exclusive rights to build up the hit fantasy series Moymoy Lulumboy into a multimedia franchise, It became one of the most anticipated releases on annual Manila International Book Fair (MIBF).

The 6th book titled "Ang Ugat at ang Propesiya" was released last Friday of September 13, 2019, during the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF 2019) at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasig City, Philippines. Following Moymoy Lulumboy's adventure as a heroic character who keeps on pondering the complexities of adolescent life, Lampara Publishing House succeeds in debunking the biased conception about aswang by going beyond its role in pop culture.

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Moymoy Lulumboy book 6 (front cover)

Fueling Moymoy's adolescent issues, the book marks the kid's return to his descendant's world of Gabun where he will be again facing another errand to save his loved ones, his brother Alangkaw and his childhood sweetheart Hasmin away from undesirable entities.

During the Q&A portion at the book launch of Moymoy Lulumboy book 6, when asked about the novel's path towards to a more young adulting direction, Segundo Matias, Jr. (author) pointed out his interest in writing characters that would tackle an imperfect life: “Gusto kong gumawa ng isang YA novel na gaya ng Mga Batang Poz. Yung buhay ng isang teenager o young adult: nag-e-explore, madalas magkamali at pagkatapos ay natututo sa buhay.”

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Segundo Matias, Jr. (author) being interviewed,
on his side, Jaime Bauza, illustrator of Angelica: Ang Multo ng Balete Drive

As for Segundo Matias, Jr. other titles also released during the Moymoy Lulumboy book 6 launch, "Angelica: Ang Multo Ng Balete Drive", whose courageous woman disrupted the ghost rules just to save a human life; and "Moñito: Ang Mabait na Demonyo", a demon kid born without a horn and a tail unlike his parents, they'll be likely enjoyed by children and adult readers as well.

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Segundo Matias, Jr. New Books: Moymoy Lulumboy 6, Angelica, and Moñito
Photo credits: our brother blog site Literateknolohitura.com
Completing the event's showcase, Segundo Matias, Jr. presents also his "Mga Batang Poz", a daring 2018 young adult novel which was adapted into a digital series already in iWant TV. Pushing for awareness in understanding the lives of people living with HIV-AIDS, the book accumulated positive reviews from critics and other kinds of publications, with Philippine Star Supreme commending the material for pointing out a subject that has for some time been ridiculed by religious conservatives.

[ Related read: https://www.literateknolohitura.com/2018/10/mga-batang-poz-book-launch.html ]

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Mga Batang POZ (front cover)

The new books "Moymoy Lulumboy 6: Ang Ugat at ang Propesiya", "Angelica: Ang Multo Ng Balete Drive", and "Moñito: Ang Mabait na Demonyo" will be first available on Precious Pages bookshops, and soon to become available in the coming week on National Book Store, Pandayan book shop and leading books stores nationwide. Whilst "Mga Batang Poz" book is already available on most bookstores.

For inquiries, you may contact: inquiry@lamparabooks.com.ph

Or visit and like their page @ https://www.facebook.com/lamparabooks/


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Thursday, April 04, 2019

Precious Hearts Romances (PHR) Continuous to Give You More Love Stories

Precious Hearts Romances (PHR) has given a party to their faithful readers last March 30, 2019. The event titled "Dito Ka Masaya Grand Fans Day 2019" forged a strong relationship with avid fans. The event brought fun activities, meet and greets, and exclusive performances.

precious hearts romances grand fans day 2019

For quite a long time as far back as it began, PHR has always been committed to bringing stories that catch the Filipino's heart. Time passed, that Filipino taste develops as more youthful readers inclines toward an alternate method for storytelling.

Instead of meeting the dead-end, PHR saw more opportunity. Wattpad, a mainstream online stage for authors, has given an avenue for the discovery of talented writers in the country. Since Wattpad is very diverse, PHR created Booklat, an alternative venue open for local writers, especially Gen Z and millennials. PHR has scout over these platforms to find talented writers regardless of the number of their followers or reads. With their new writers, PHR stands strong and still on the game of giving you new exciting stories that you can relate.

PHR helps and guide their authors to create their new masterpiece. Yearly, PHR offers a two-day brainstorming session to generate new ideas for their writers. On top of this, their creative group are also there to give their inputs for their writer's use (eg. suggesting plots, characters, etc.). Once in a while, writers are commissioned to write them. Their writing workshops are offered at no cost to aspiring authors.

PHR's endeavors to connect with the next potential Vanessa, Rose Tan, Sonia Francesca, or even the legendary Martha Cecilia are unending. If you have the guts to be part of something bigger, a best-selling Filipino romance author, you may send your manuscript @ ed2rialstaff@gmail.com

From here on, PHR ensures that readers can just anticipate all the more great stories from their homegrown writers.


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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Tinig Concert by Good Neighbors | Free Concert for a Cause - Child Rights

An Advocacy Event For Child Rights

The Tinig Concert was held last Saturday of January 26, 2019. It's a free concert sponsored by Good Neighbors International Philippines (GNIP), an international non-profit organization who aims to implement and develop programs for the community with projects on Education, Health; Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WaSH), Income Generation, Energy, Environment, and Child Sponsorship. With Tinig Concert, GNIP focuses on Child Rights where they encourage attendees to help prevent and solve the problem by funding the cause.

The event had a blast of rock and roll with the performances of following bands and solo artist: Autotelic, Mayonnaise, Noel Cabangon, Silent Sanctuary, and Sandwich.

Here's the partial coverage of the band performances in the #TinigConcert (see YouTube video below):

The event tackles child rights. The right to education, and the right against these abuses: child labor, domestic abuse, bad parenting, and so on. And how you can help to prevent this growing problem inside of most homes here in the Philippines.

Watch Monty of the band Mayonnaise on the following YouTube video for his statement against Child Labor:

Credits: Ground Zero Live

See event flyers below:

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child rights by good neighbors international philippines

children's rights by good neighbors international philippines

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Please support this cause, fight for Children's Rights. You can contact GNIP for more details on how you can help (check below):
- Tel. # (+632) 442-7936
- E-mail: info@goodneighbors.ph
- Website: http://www.goodneighbors.ph/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GNI.Phils/