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Modern Heroes for the Filipino Youth Series New Title My Father, "The Soldier" Released and Now Available

Posted by Michael Cuevas Barcas on December 18, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Jose Abad Santos Children’s Book Released

The Bookmark, Inc. presents new published children’s book-picture book for Modern Heroes for the Filipino Youth Series – My Father, “The Soldier” is about the courageous life and martyrdom of Chief Justice Jose Abad Santos through the eyes of his son Pepito. Jose Abad Santos is one of the heroes of the Philippine resistance against the Japanese Occupation during World War II.


My Father, “The Soldier” is the new addition in Bookmark’s Modern Heroes for the Filipino Youth Series, which aims to present role models for young people to emulate. Each story in the series contains a central theme that exemplifies a moral value or characteristic or an exemplary incident in the life of each principal character.


The story is written by Jake Advincula, an Ateneo High School student who won first prize in Modern Heroes for the Filipino Youth Writing Contest sponsored by The Bookmark, Inc. It was edited by Nina Macaraig-Gamboa and illustrated by Aurora Morealis and Gutch Gutierrez.

My Father, “The Soldier” is printed in color on 16 pages of matt-coated paper in an 8"x 10" format.


For more information contact Bookmark at telephone nos. 8958061–65, fax: 8970824,email:

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