53rd Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature

Here's online info for all you Carlos Palanca Award enthusiasts.

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I wonder why we only get to read excerpts of the works of the Carlos Palanca winners. I hope the writers post their works online so that more people can appreciate them.

Lit's Bright New Lights
Intro article in the Sunday Inquirer Magazine.

Alwynn C. Javier: The Voice of Memory
Alwynn Javier won First Prize, Poetry in Filipino, for Ang Magneto sa Gitna ng Aking Daigdig.

Reynaldo A. Duque: The Accidental Writer
He wanted to prove that Ilocanos can write well. Reynaldo Duque won First Prize, Short Story in Filipino, for Apong Simon.

Niles Jordan Breis: Exposing the Town Witch
He was the neighbor of Angela Manalang Gloria (aka Angela buruka). Niles Jordan Breis won First Prize, Essay in Filipino, for Kung Tawagin Siya'y Angela Buruka: Sa Alaala ni Angela Manalang-Gloria.

Ricardo P. Fernando III: Writing His Own Future
Ricardo Fernando III won First Prize, Futuristic Fiction in Filipino, for Bagong Developments sa Pagbuo ng Mito ng Lungsod.

Jose Maria Manalo: Winning Therapy
On his second try, Jose Maria Manalo won First Prize, Screenplay in Filipino (Dulaang Pampelikula), for Mangha.

Cristina Monica Buensalido: One for the Family
Monique Buensalido wrote for one week and won First Prize, Kabataan Essay in English, for Learning to Fly.

Isidro M. Cruz: An Ilonggo at Heart
"...a Palanca isn't necessary for writing, just for the writer's ego," says Isidro M. Cruz who won First Prize, Poetry in English, for Bodies of Water.

Renato C. Vibiesca: For Kids Only
Nats Vibiesca won First Prize, Short Story for Children in Filipino, for Tahooieyy!.

[ First posted on 09/09/2003 by Manuel Viloria ]

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