Winners of the 65th Palanca Awards Announced

Time to celebrate!

( The Palanca Awards for Literature is perhaps one of the most anticipated events of the year for writers and literary folk in the country. On Tuesday, September 1, winners of the 65th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature were announced, with 57 names winning the top prizes, standing out from the 895 entries in 22 categories.


Here are some of the winners.




Grand Prize: Charmaine Mercader Lasar, "Toto O."


Dulang Pampelikula

1st Prize: Eloisa Angeli Andrada Palileo, "Pink o Blue"

2nd Prize: Brylle B. Tabora, "Sekyu"

3rd Prize: Nita Eden So, "Alyas FPJ"


Dulang Ganap ang Haba

1st Prize: Kanakan Balintagos, "Mga Buhay na Apoy"

2nd Prize: Edgardo B. Maranan, "Diwata ng Bayan"

3rd Prize: George A. De Jesus III, "Maniacal"


Dulang May Isang Yugto

1st Prize: Allan B. Lopez, "Sa Isang Hindi Natatanging Umaga, at ang mga Ulap ay Dahan-Dahang Pumaibabaw sa Nabubulok na Lungsod"

2nd Prize: Vladimeir B. Gonzales, "Mal"

3rd Prize: Marco Antonio R. Rodas, "Igba"



1st Prize: Christa I. De La Cruz, "Mula sa Silong"

2nd Prize: Abner Dormiendo, "Sa Antipolo pa rin ang Antipolo"

3rd Prize: Christian Jil R. Benitez, "Sapagkat Umiibig: Mga Tula"


Maikling Kwento

1st Prize: John Carlo I. Pacala, "Ang Reyna ng Espada at mga Pusa"

2nd Prize: Lilia Quindoza Santiago, "Mag-ambahan Tayo"

3rd Prize: Andrian M. Legaspi, "Johnson at Putol"




Grand Prize: Victorette Joy Z. Campilan, "All My Lonely Islands"


Full-Length Play

1st Prize: No winner


2nd Prize: Jose Maria Manalo, "Obando"

3rd Prize: Jorshinelle Taleon-Sonza, "Haiyan"



1st Prize: Charisse-Fuschia A. Paderna, "An Abundance of Selves"

2nd Prize: Arkaye Kierulf, "There are No Monsters"

3rd Prize: Rodrigo V. Dela Peña Jr., "Aria and Trumpet Flourish"


Short Story

1st Prize: Exie Abola, "Phallic Symbols"

2nd Prize: Maria Carmen G. Aquino Sarmiento, "The Backroom Angels Buggaloo"

3rd Prize: Hammed Q. Bolotaolo, "The Storyteller"


For the rest of the winners, visit the Palanca Awards website.

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