DAY 2: NOV 23

Publishing and The Visual Arts

Books (1)
Art (1)
10:00 am - 10:30 pm Plenary

Book Launching

Simeon Dumdum, Jr.’s Why Keanu Reeves is Lonely and Robbie Kwan Laurel's Ongpin Stories

Migz Anzures Migz Anzures Host
Atty. Andrea Pasion-Flores Atty. Andrea Pasion-Flores Milflores Publishing
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Your Global IP: Filipino Storytelling and the World, Post-Pandemic Futures

This session will focus on how Philippine books are promoted, distributed, and marketed in both local and international markets.
• Rise of e-books and its online sales – Mina Esguerra
• State of books in e-commerce – Jason Brasileno
• Digital trends: subscription services & protecting copyright – Melvin Choo

Jason Brasileno Jason Brasileno Lazada Philippines
Mina Esguerra Mina Esguerra Author and Self-Publisher
Melvin Choo Melvin Choo Executive Director, Alkem (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.,

Official Launching of the IPOPHL-BCRR Publications

Short discussion on the information products that have been launched by IPOPHL-BCRR in the past two years.

Dr. Fernan Dizon Dr. Fernan Dizon Chief of the Copyright Services Division of the Bureau of Copyright and Other Related Rights, IPOPHL
Edgar Allan C. Yorro Edgar Allan C. Yorro Asst. Division Chief Copyright Services Division (CoSDiv), BCRR
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Summit Room 1

LIKHAIN PILIPINAS: Towards Creatives Digitalization

Comics & Webtoons

Bernie Mercado Bernie Mercado Managing Editor, Penlab
Nissie Arcega Nissie Arcega Webmaster, Penlab
10:30 am - 11:30 am Summit Room 2

Copyright 101 for Freelance Writers

What rights do authors or writers have? How do they enforce their rights? This is basically the basics of copyright with particular emphasis on freelance writers.

MODERATOR: Anthony John Balisi

Anthony John Balisi Anthony John Balisi Freelance Writers Guild of the Philippines (FWGP)
Aimee Morales Aimee Morales Founder, Freelance Writers Group of the Philippines (FWGP)
Atty. Mark Robert Dy Atty. Mark Robert Dy Special Counsel for Intellectual Property and Business QVC Law Office
10:30 am - 11:30 am Summit Room 3

In Certain Conversations

Speakers/Panel members: Lalaine Yanilla Aquino, Maricel Padua Lopez, Alma Anonas Carpio and Adelle Chua

Moderators: Jenny Ortuoste and Che Sarigumba

Che Sarigumba Che Sarigumba
Dr. Jenny Ortuoste Dr. Jenny Ortuoste
Adelle Chua Adelle Chua
Alma Anonas Carpio Alma Anonas Carpio
Dr. Lalaine Yanilla Aquino Dr. Lalaine Yanilla Aquino
Maricel Padua Lopez Maricel Padua Lopez
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch Break - Copyright Fastbreak

1 hour free consultation on basic IP Related Issues and Concerns via Zoom

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Plenary

Shining the Spotlight on the Publishing Industry

MODERATORS: Leonor "Beng" G. Reyes & Atty. Louie C. Calvario

Atty. Louie C. Calvario Atty. Louie C. Calvario Attorney VI, Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL)
Leonor "Beng" G. Reyes Leonor "Beng" G. Reyes Chief / Intellectual Property Rights Specialist V
Creative Sector Development Division
Bureau of Copyright and Related Rights

State of the Local Book Publishing Industry

The talk will focus on the status of the publishing industry and how the NBDB has led in the development of the book publishing value chain and book production in the Philippines.

Charisse Aquino-Tugade Charisse Aquino-Tugade Executive Director, Nat’l Book Devt Board
Kevin Dy Kevin Dy National Book Development Board (NBDB)
Kyra Ballestero Kyra Ballestero Senior Trade Industry Business Development Specialist Research Division National Book Development Board

Collective Rights Management in the Publishing and Text Sector

Alvin J. Buenaventura Alvin J. Buenaventura Executive Director, Filipinas Copyright Licensing Society, Inc

State of the Global Publishing Industry

José Borghino José Borghino Secretary General, International Publishers Association (IPA)

Collective Rights Management in the Publishing Sector: A Global Perspective

Caroline Morgan Caroline Morgan Chief Executive and Secretary General International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations

Reprographic Rights vs Education: The Australian Experience

Frankfurt Buchmesse Experience and Future Trend

Claudia Kaiser Claudia Kaiser Vice President for Business Development, Frankfurt Book Fair / Frankfurter Buchmesse
3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

The Global and Local State of Visual Arts: Issues and Challenges

Moderator: Atty. Jeremy C. Bayaras

Atty. Jeremy C. Bayaras Atty. Jeremy C. Bayaras Chief Accreditation and Standards Division, BCRR

The Philippine Visual Arts Industry

Visual artists, like other copyright holders, are in a constant struggle for a fairer remuneration for their works. Because of the nature of visual arts as deriving value from that single work (or limited copies), visual artists do not have the opportunity to earn from a reproduction of their works unlike for example a book author. Thus, the right of resale is very important to visual artists.

There is currently no international treaty or instruments that set a standard for the resale rights. The Philippines, on the other hand, is one of several countries with the resale rights in its local law. Whether or not the law is properly implemented is uncertain.

For this reason, CISAC as the international federation of authors’ societies is invited to shed light on the artist and resale rights situation globally. Moreover, an experienced society, the DACS UK, will share practical experience dealing with artist and resale rights in their jurisdiction.

Karen Ocampo Flores Karen Ocampo Flores President, Filipino Visual Arts and Design Rights Organization

Artists Rights and Resale Rights: The Experience of the Asia Pacific

Benjamin Ng Benjamin Ng Regional Director for Asia Pacific, International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers

Artists Rights and Resale Rights: The Experience of the Design and Arts Copyright Society (DACS)

Reema Selhi Reema Selhi Legal and Policy Manager Design and Artist Copyright Society (DACS)


Wesley Valenzuela Wesley Valenzuela Artist
Dawn J. Atienza Dawn J. Atienza Gallery Owner
Atty. Rudolf Philip Jurado Atty. Rudolf Philip Jurado Collector
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Summit Room 2

Independent Publishing and Self-Publishing: Booming Amidst the Pandemic

The session will focus on how independent and small publishers are thriving amidst the pandemic by using digital platforms and maximizing opportunities from book rights.

MODERATOR: Migz Anzures

Migz Anzures Migz Anzures Host
Noel De Leon Noel De Leon Founder and Publisher of Kasingkasing Press
Atty. Andrea Pasion-Flores Atty. Andrea Pasion-Flores Milflores Publishing
Mary Ann Ordinario-Floresta Mary Ann Ordinario-Floresta Founder/President, ABC Educational Development Center Children’s Books
Cindy Cortez Wong Cindy Cortez Wong Convenor, Indie Publishers Collab Ph
MJ Tumamac MJ Tumamac Founder, Aklat Alamid, General Santos
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Summit Room 3

Fan Art: Inspiration or Copyright Infringement?

Fan art are works created by fans of a work of fiction and are often derived from characters in the latter. There is a thin line that separates when a fan art is merely “inspired” by the original work or when it is copyright infringement. This is a growing trend specially from younger community of artists.

The task of enlightening us on the ramifications of fanart has been given to this duo of international experts who have lectured on and have co-authored numerous publications on this topic.

Moderator: Atty. Janice Tejano

Atty. Janice Tejano Atty. Janice Tejano Director, Center for Intellectual Property Management De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Manila, Philippines
Dr. Enrico Bonadio Dr. Enrico Bonadio
Magali Contardi Magali Contardi
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Plenary

Normal Awards For Gender-Inclusive Literature

Announcement of Winners

7:00 pm

Popcorn and Kleig Lights: Movie Dates @ the Summit