60th Carlos Palanca awardees honored, 12-year-old is youngest ever to win

Winners of the 60th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, the 60-year-old and longest-running annual literary competition in the country, were honored September 1 by the Carlos Palanca Foundation at The Peninsula Manila Hotel in Makati City.

Guest speaker for the event was Palanca Hall of Fame awardee and multi-awarded fiction writer Gregorio C. Brillantes. Of the 50 awardees, 27 are former Palanca winners and 23 are new winners. The youngest person to ever win a Palanca award is 12-year-old Anton Raphael S. Cabalza for his essay A Shot at Perfection under the Kabataan (Youth) Essay category, reports BusinessWorld Online. Here is the list of winners:

Filipino Division

Dulang Pampelikula
1st - Kristoffer G. Brugada (Patikul)
2nd - Jerry B. Gracio (Magdamag)
3rd - No Winner

Dulang Ganap ang Haba
1st - No Winner
2nd - Liza C. Magtoto (Rated PG)
3rd - Christian R. Vallez (Kapeng Barako Club: Samahan ng mga Bitter)

Dulang May Isang Yugto
1st - Nicolas B. Pichay (Isang Araw sa Karnabal)
2nd - Floy C. Quintos (Suor Clara)
3rd - Allan B. Lopez (Higit Pa Dito)

Kabataan Sanaysay
1st - Christopher S. Rosales (Gulayan Klasrum)
2nd - Marianito L. Dio Jr. (Ang Aking Pangalan, Ang Aking Kababata at ang Mithing Tilamsik para kay Third)
3rd - No Winner

Tula
1st - Carlos M. Piocos III (Guerra Cantos)
2nd - Romulo P. Baquiran Jr. (Parokya)
3rd - Mark Anthony S. Angeles (Engkantado)

Tulang Pambata
1st - No Winner
2nd - No Winner
3rd - Will P. Ortiz (May Puso Ang Saging)

Maikling Kwento
1st - No Winner
2nd - Rommel B. Rodriguez (Toxic)
3rd - Thomas David F. Chavez (Sa Kabilang Lupalop ng Mahiwagang Kaharian)

Maikling Kwentong Pambata
1st - Christopher S. Rosales (Si Berting, ang Batang Uling)
2nd - Renerio R. Concepcion (Ang Kagilagilalas na Paglalakbay nina Mumo at Am-I)
3rd - Bernadette V. Neri (Parada ng mga Alingawngaw)

Sanaysay
1st -Maria Clarissa N. Estuar (Ang Reyna ng mga Tumbong)
2nd - Ferdinand P. Jarin (D'Pol Pisigan Band)
3rd - Mark Gil M. Caparros (Sina Bunso at ang mga Batang Preso)

English Division

Full-length Play
1st - Jay Crisostomo IV (God of the Machine)
2nd - Jorshinelle Taleon-Sonza (The Encounter)
3rd - Lito Casaje (Shooting the Boys)

One-act Play
1st - No Winner
2nd - No Winner
3rd - Peter Solis Nery (The Wide Ionian Sea)

Short Story
1st - Ma. Elena L. Paulma (Three Kisses)
2nd - Ma. Rachelle Tesoro (Waiting for Rain)
3rd - Catherine Rose Galang Torres (Café Masala)

Short Story for Children
1st - Irene Carolina A. Sarmiento (Tabon Girl)
2nd - Hiyasmin Ledi C. Mattison (Little Bear Goes Home: A Love Story)
3rd - Grace D. Chong (I am an Apple)

Poetry
1st - Merlie M. Alunan (Tales of the Spiderwoman)
2nd - Rafael Antonio C. San Diego (My Name in Reverse)
3rd - Joel H. Vega (Latitudes and Other Poems)

Poetry for Children
1st - Duffie Alejandrino H. Osental (After the Storm and Other Poems)
2nd - Patricia Marie Grace S. Gomez (Poems from the Pantry and Prehistoric Times)
3rd - Ma. Celine Anastasia P. Socrates (Playgrounds)

Essay
1st - Miro Frances D. Capili (Vinyl)
2nd - Florianne Marie L. Jimenez (Postcards from Somewhere)
3rd - Corinna Esperanza A. Nuqui (Library)

Kabataan Essay
1st - Miro Frances D. Capili (The Nature of Nurture)
2nd -  Anton Raphael S. Cabalza (A Shot at Perfection)
3rd - Catherine D. Tan (Green at Heart)

Regional Division

Short Story - Cebuano
1st - Richel G. Dorotan (Si Tarzan)
2nd - Jonecito R. Saguban (Tinuboang Sapatos)
3rd - Noel P. Tuazon (Patas)

Short Story - Iluko
1st - Sherma E. Benosa (Dagiti Pasugnod ni Angelo)
2nd - Ariel S. Tabag (Voice Tape)
3rd - Joel B. Manuel (Apo Bannual! Apo Bannual!)

Short Story - Hiligaynon
1st - Andy P. Perez (Bayuso)
2nd - Ferdinand L. Balino (Dumdumon Ko Ang Imo Guya)
3rd - Jesus C. Insilada, Ed. D. (Walingwaling)

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