SyCip biography wins book award

19 November 2010
Wash: Only a Bookkeeper joins the roster of the most outstanding Philippine books written, designed and published in 2009. It was presented with the National Book Award (NBA) for Nonfiction Prose at the Metropolitan Museum on November 13, 2010. The NBA was established in 1982 and presented annually by the National Book Development Board and the Manila Critics Circle.

Author Dr. Jose Y. Dalisay received the award with equal recognition given to the publishers SGV Foundation and the AIM Scientific Research Foundation. The book was published in 2009 on the occasion of Mr. Washington SyCip’s 88th birthday.

In his acceptance speech, Dr. Dalisay expressed his gratitude to SGV Foundation and AIM for the rare opportunity to work on Mr. SyCip’s biography. He also thanked Mr. SyCip for being “an infinitely interesting subject.”

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