The Philippines' National Book Development Board (Filipino: Pambansang Lupon sa Pagpapaunlad ng Aklat), abbreviated as NBDB, is an agency of the Philippine government under the Department of Education responsible for developing and supporting the Philippine book publishing industry.
E-turo, a play on the words 'electronic' and 'turo' (meaning teach) is a network of free and open educational resources. Filipino teachers and learners can share and customize E-turo content for their own use. E-turo covers basic education, alternative education, and continuing education.
We are focusing initially on developing an online repository for basic education in the areas of Mathematics, Science, English, Filipino and Social Studies. We want E-turo to attract everyone from educators, students and parents, to publishers, programmers, instructional designers, authors and public officials throughout the Philippines to contribute or freely access quality learning materials.
About Vibal Foundation
Vibal Foundation is the corporate social responsibility arm of Vibal Publishing. The Foundation is dedicated to helping groups and individuals in the Philippines foster lasting improvement in the human condition. Through the support it provides, the Foundation fosters the development of knowledge, nurtures individual creativity, empowers communities, and gives information to the public, primarily through support for digital media
E-turo's Editorial Board
Gaspar Vibal, Executive Director. Vibal has numerous years of experience as a multimedia publisher and product designer. He has worked in international publishing companies focused on technology and education. He is the founder of Filipiniana.net (a digital library), WikiPilipinas.org (an encyclopedia), ThePOC.net (a recommendation filter) and E-turo.org, the Philippine education portal. He is determined to assemble and share with the nation and the world the four biggest repositories of knowledge on Philippine education, heritage and culture.
Jose Lloyd Espiritu, Ph. D. Academic Consultant. Espiritu is an associate professor and the former Dean of the College of Computer Studies at De La Salle University (DLSU-Manila). Dr. Espiritu has been an educator for 25 years, an international lecturer and a consultant on the use of Information Technologies (IT) in education and business. He obtained his doctorate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Ghent, Belgium in 1994. He worked as senior research associate at Babbage Institute for Knowledge and Information Technology and is responsible for the Instructional Systems Technology of DLSU.
Grace Estela Mateo, Ph. D. Academic Consultant. Mateo has excellent credentials as assistant professor of history and head of the Area Studies Program of the Department of Social Sciences at the University of the Philippines (UP)-Manila. She is also a curriculum consultant and a member of the Teacher Education Council of the Department of Education (DepEd). An author of social studies textbooks, she earned a doctorate from the University of Hawaii, and a master's degree from the Northern Illinois University.
Ian Garces, Ph. D. Academic Consultant. Garces graduated with a degree in BS Mathematics from Mindanao State University and completed his postgraduate studies at the Ateneo de Manila University. He teaches at the graduate program of the Department of Mathematics in the Ateneo where he is Associate Professor. Garces has written and edited several textbooks on Mathematics for grade school and high school students along with teaching strategies and lesson plans for teachers.
Paquito Badayos, Ph. D. Academic Consultant. Paquito Badayos is a Full Professor at the Philippine Normal University where he conducts courses on Filipino Language Teaching. Badayos is an experienced educator and has an extensive body of work on learning materials. He earned his master's degree in education from Philippine Normal University and completed his doctorate at the University of Santo Tomas.