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Lets Talk About Books with Tito Dok

In celebration of its 27th anniversary, Southville International School and Colleges through its Library department, welcomes Palanca Hall of Fame awardee Dr. Luis P. Gatmaitan on its annual book talk "Growth Mindset & Books That Heal" on October 9, 2017 at the Mini Theater.

Dr. Luis P. Gatmaitan is one of the few Palanca Hall of Fame awardees who has achieved the distinction of winning five first prizes in the regular categories. He is a medical doctor and author of more than 40 children’s books, some of which have been translated to Nihonggo, Thai, Mandarin, and Bahasa Indonesia. He has chaired the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) and now sits on the National Council for Children’s Television (NCCT) as a Child Development Specialist. Known as “Tito Dok” to his readers and listeners, he hosts a weekly radio storytelling program, “Wan Dey Isang Araw” aired over 702 DZAS of the Far East Broadcasting Company, where he is also heard in the public service program “Doctors On Line.” He received recognition for his literary works from the International Board on Books for Young People, Manila Critics Circle, Catholic Mass Media Awards, Gawad Dangal ng Wikang Filipino, and the Reading Association of the Philippines. In 2003, he was chosen as a recipient of The Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines (TOYM) award. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature in 2005.

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