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Ayun, O! series by Bong Oris

Ayun, O! is a series of five newly written children’s books by Bong Oris—Ayun, O! Pasukan Na!, Ayun, O! Bakasyon Na!, Ayun, O! Handaan!, Ayun, O! Laro Tayo!, and Ayun, O! Sorpresa!.

These children’s books feature some Filipino words which have their corresponding translations to local dialects. Among these local dialects are Cebuano, Ilocano, Bikol, Kapampangan, Hiligaynon, and Chavacano.



Glenda Callanta Oris, also known as “Bong,” is the former president of Kuwentista ng mga Tsikiting (KUTING) and is a current professor of Humanities at Ateneo de Manila University. She has written several children’s books since 2011.

Ms. Bong obtained her degree BS Computer Science at Ateneo de Manila University. Eventually, she took up her Master’s degree MA Philosophy at the same school. She is presently taking her Doctorate degree Ph.D. Philippine Studies at the University of the Philippines – Diliman.

Among her famous works are Whuush! (Adarna House, 2011) and Ang Madyik ni Paolo/Paolo’s Magic (Lampara Books, 2013). Her short story Ang Madyik ni Paolo won Second Prize in the 2001 Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature.  She also penned a number of creative nonfiction pieces and poems that appeared in newspapers, magazines, and anthologies. Aside from reading, writing, and translating children’s literature, she also enjoys working with museums and promoting heritage conservation.

Her Ayun, O! series is now available for purchase in all National Book Store branches nationwide and on Amazon and Kobo as e-books.


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