Saturday, June 8, 2019

Back to School with Isay

Award-winning and Amazon bestselling author, inspirational and international speaker Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag inspires and empowers the younger generation through her latest children’s book and advocacy.

MANILA, Philippines – May  27, 2019Award-winning and Amazon bestselling author Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag continues to inspire and empower young Filipino students through her latest children’s book titled Maliit na ang Palda ni Isay. This book was launched last year during the 39th Manila International Book Fair.

Aside from launching the children’s book, the author also launched an advocacy called Isay Goes to Schools: A Book Donation Drive and Public School Tour. Gumap-as Dumadag invites individuals, groups, organizations and companies to help her raise funds so they can donate copies of Maliit na ang Palda ni Isay to public schools, public libraries and poor communities around the Philippines.

“I want to inspire and encourage more children, especially those from the marginalized sectors, through this book.  I want to encourage them to dream and to be brave enough to dream big. I want them to know that dreams can come true with a lot of hard work and grace from God.  I know this is possible because I personally experienced it,” the author shares.
The book was inspired by the author’s experience during her elementary years. This book beautifully highlights that it is more important to get an education than to have brand new things for school, aside from encouraging the readers/students to reuse and recycle.  It is written both in Filipino and English.

“This advocacy is my way of paying it forward and my way of helping mold the character of the next generation of Filipinos,” she added.

“Teresa’s book reminds me of my own childhood. We were taught to take good care of our belongings, just like Isay was. This book is a good tool for parents to teach their kids about what really matters in life,” says Tina Santiago-Rodriguez, an award-winning blogger and the Editor-in-Chief of Mustard magazine for children.

This first book donation with public school tour and storytelling activity was done at Baclaran Elementary School Unit 1 last year. It was sponsored by Full Life Cube and Hands-On Parent while Earning. Since then, donations were also made to some public libraries and IP children like the Mangyans in Mindoro.


More funds are still needed to support upcoming book donations and school tours. Cash donations are most welcome and may be sent through BPI, BDO, PayPal, Palawan Express or GCash. Read more about how you can support this advocacy here. 

You may also help spread the word by sharing posters about this book and advocacy from their Facebook pages on your social media accounts.

The children’s book Maliit na ang Palda ni Isay can be purchased at P100 only per copy through the Facebook Pages Full Life Cube and Hands-On Parent while Earning, by purchasing it through the Hands-on Parent while Earning online shop or at National Bookstore branches.

Feel free to send a message to the author through their Facebook Pages or e-mail her at to support this life-changing advocacy in any way.

About Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag

TERESA GUMAP-AS DUMADAG is a Filipino mom who shares inspiration and wisdom through her books, articles, blog (Hands-On Parent while Earning), talks, trainings, and workshops. Maliit na ang Palda ni Isay is her second children’s book.  She has published seven (7) books to-date, including From Career Woman to SAHM, WAHM then Businessmom which is her second Amazon bestseller and a winner in the E-Book Category at the 12th Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards. She is the President and Founder of Full Life Cube Publishing and Events Services (, through which she inspires and equips her clients to succeed in their businesses/careers while living out their priorities and life’s purposes. She does all these while homeschooling her three children. Follow @TeresaGDumadag on Twitter and  @teresadumadag on Instagram.

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