Tue, 11 Dec 2018
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MAKATI CITY, Oct. 9 -- It was a night of celebrating literary excellence as the 68th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature honored the authors of the competition's winning entries recently at the Peninsula Manila in Makati City.

A total of 54 writers, 28 of which were first-time awardees, were chosen as this year's batch of winners. Two authors each bagged prizes in two separate categories. A total of 20 regular categories were opened this year. The winning entries were evaluated and chosen by an elite roster of literary personalities from various fields.

This year's awarding ceremony had as Speaker and Guest of honor multi-awarded writer Alfred "Krip" Yuson. He was conferred the Gawad Dangal ng Lahi for his contributions to the Philippine literary scene, including novels, poetry collections, short fiction, essays, and children's stories. Yuson is a recipient of 13 Palanca Awards across various categories and was elevated to the Palanca Hall of Fame in 2001.

Named after businessman and philanthropist Don Carlos Palanca Sr., the Palanca Awards continuously seeks to cultivate Philippine Literature by providing incentives for writers and serving as a treasury of these literary gems. It is considered the gold standard in writing excellence, highly-coveted by Filipino writers, young and old alike.

Following is the list of winners of the 68th Palanca Awards:

KABATAAN DIVISION

KABATAAN SANAYSAY

1st Prize Jack Lorenz Acebedo Rivera Paglaya Mula sa Pagtakas

2nd Prize Jacob Renz R. Ambrocio Sino ang Lumansag sa Lunday ni Lola Basyang?

3rd Prize Maria Jamaica S. Columbres Gulugod sa Pagsibol ng Binhi

KABATAAN ESSAY

1st Prize Floriane T. Taruc Worlds Behind Words

2nd Prize Jaz Varon Villanueva Boundless

3rd Prize Jana Gillian Ang A Passage to Reading

FILIPINO DIVISION

MAIKLING KUWENTO

1st Prize Eugene C. Soyosa Gina

2nd Prize Andrew A. Estacio Ang Kanonisasyon ng mga Santa Santino

3rd Prize Luna Sicat Cleto Tatlong Proposisyon ng Puting Hangin

MAIKLING KUWENTONG PAMBATA

1st Prize Jerwin Eileen G.C. Tarnate Ang Higad at ang Paru-paro

2nd Prize Eugene Y. Evasco Siyap ng Isang Sisiw

3rd Prize Early Sol A. Gadong Maraming-Maraming-Marami

SANAYSAY

1st Prize Engr. Gil A. Dulon Jr. A moral Ang Siyensya Subalit May Boses Din Ang Mga Maso

2nd Prize Adelma L. Salvador Kambak-kambak

3rd Prize Iza Maria G. Reyes Hindi Ako Dalisay

TULA

1st Prize Paul Alcoseba Castillo Luna't Lunas

2nd Prize Mark Anthony S. Angeles Ang Babae sa Balangiga at iba pang Tula

3rd Prize Noel Galon Ang Bata sa Panahon ng Ligalig: Mga Tula

sa loob at labas ng Bayan ng San Diego

TULA PARA SA MGA BATA

1st Prize Paterno B. Baloloy Jr. Pa umanhin ng Kuting

2nd Prize Will P. Ortiz Himbing na Kuting at iba pang Tula sa Ilalim ng Araw

3rd Prize Noel P. Tuazon Klik Madyik

DULANG MAY ISANG YUGTO

1st Prize Michelle Josephine G. Rivera Kaharian ng Pinto

2nd Prize Maynard Gonzales Manansala Tao Po

3rd Prize Allan B. Lopez River Lethe

DULANG GANAP ANG HABA

1st Prize WALANG NAGWAGI

2nd Prize WALANG NAGWAGI

3rd Prize Rolin Cadallo Obina San Nicolas (Ang Sarsuwela)

DULANG PAMPELIKULA

1st Prize James Ladioray 11 Septembers

2nd Prize Arden Rod B. Condez John Denver Trending

3rd Prize Andrian M. Legaspi Pandanggo sa Hukay

REGIONAL DIVISION

SHORT STORY - CEBUANO

1st Prize Januar E. Yap Baradero

2nd Prize Dave T. Pregoner. Sunog

3rd Prize Leoncio P. Deriada Dili Baya ko Bugoy

SHORT STORY - HILIGAYNON

1st Prize Early Sol A. Gadong Sa Lum-ok Sang Imo Suso

2nd Prize Alice Tan Gonzales Haya

3rd Prize Dulce Maria V. Deriada C andelaria

SHORT STORY - ILOKANO

1st Prize Ariel Sotelo Tabag Gasanggasat

2nd Prize Paul Blanco Zafaralla Sarming

3rd Prize Jaime M. Agpalo Jr. Nakakidem-a-Simumulagat

ENGLISH DIVISION

SHORT STORY

1st Prize Joe Bert Lazarte Describe the Rapture

2nd Prize Francis Paolo M. Quina Pig s

3rd Prize Matthew Jacob F. Ramos The Final Bullet

SHORT STORY FOR CHILDREN

1st Prize NO WINNER

2nd Prize NO WINNER

3rd Prize Maryrose Jairene Cruz-Eusebio I have Two Mothers

ESSAY

1st Prize Jefry Canoy Buhay Pa Kami: Dispatches from Marawi

2nd Prize Ronnie E. Baticulon Some Days You Can't Save Them All

3rd Prize Chuck D. Smith Origin Story

POETRY

1st Prize Rodrigo V. Dela Pena Jr. Self-po rtrait with Plastic Bag

2nd Prize Shane Carreon The Gods who Dissolved under our Tongues and other Poems

3rd Prize Jose Luis B. Pablo To Desire in Liturgy

POETRY WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN

1st Prize Maria Amparo Nolasco Warren Lola Elina Maria's Savory-Sweet Cookbook of Poetry

2nd Prize Sigrid Marianne P. Gayangos Of Monsters, Math and Magic

3rd Prize Roselle Eloise B. Bunayog Brave, Undying Warriors

ONE-ACT PLAY

1st Prize Katrina M. Bonillo Burying Mamang in Sugar

2nd Prize Joe Bert Lazarte Senator Pancho Aunor's Blue Balls of Despair and Disillusionment

3rd Prize Luciano Sonny O. Valencia Leavin gs

FULL-LENGTH PLAY

1st Prize Beryl Andrea P. Delicana Man go Tree

2nd Prize Patrick James M. Valera Symp hony

3rd Prize Dominique La Victoria Toward the Fires of Revolution

(CID Communication)

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