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Love books, interested in learning more about copyrights, and free on April 22? I highly suggest heading to Quezon City for this event.

Press Release

NBDB leads national celebration of World Book and Copyright Day

On April 22, 2012, the Philippines will celebrate the 2012 World Book and Copyright Day with a one-of-a-kind “school fair” at the Planas Garden, Quezon Memorial Circle.

The National Book Development Board, the Quezon City Government, and IPO Philippines have partnered with FILCOLS, FILSCAP, and Vibal Publishing to organize a special celebration for the general public, highlighting the importance of books and copyright. The free event will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Just like a real fair, booths will be set up and prizes will be given away. There will also be special shows, including a segment by WANLU, the famous ventriloquist, at 2:00 p.m. Other activities include storytelling, poetry reading, and free picture-taking with a “pirate” and other crime lords, to draw the public’s attention to the fact that piracy is a punishable crime. This photo booth will be put up by Filipinas Copyright Licensing Society, Inc. (FILCOLS).

For more information, please get in touch with Beverly Siy through 09193175708 (

(via the Executive Committee of the Freelance Writers Guild of the Philippines. Wanna join the FWGP? E-mail, join our Facebook group, and fill out the application form.)