The PBBY is composed of permanent and institutional members and individuals representing different sectors. The institutional members are The National Library (TNL) the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), and Museo Pambata (MP). The individual members represent educators, researchers, librarians, book reviewers, writers, illustrators, storytellers, publishers, booksellers and mass media. Ms Zarah Gagatica of Xavier School is the sectoral representatives of librarians in the PBBY Board.
PBBY also hands out the PBBY-Salanga Writer's Prize to writers of children literature and the PBBY-Alcala Illustrator's Prize to illustrators with winning entry of the Writer's Prize as the basis for the illustrations.
Philippines is not listed as among the national sections of IBBY as of 31 May 2008 website visit.