Tuesday, September 04, 2007


Writers, Senator Mar Roxas, and Palanca family join hands for Philippine literature

On its 57th year, the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, the country’s premier literary awards, honored this year’s winners in 18 categories in the awards ceremony held at The Peninsula Manila in Makati City with Senator Mar Roxas as the guest speaker.

Senator Mar Roxas who has been described as “one of the young leaders in politics and business who will bring Asia and the Pacific to the forefront of world affairs” is known for his advocacies on quality education, livelihood programs, information technology, consumer welfare, and good governance.

Sen. Roxas was conferred with the Palanca Awards’ Gawad Dangal ng Lahi during the event.

Multi-awarded playwright and poet, Nicholas B. Pichay, became the 20th Palanca Hall of Fame awardee after winning his fifth first prize with his Filipino full-length play entry, Tres Ataques de Corazon.

The list of winners for this year’s Palanca Awards, half of which are first-time winners, include:

Filipino Division
Dulang Pampelikula
1st – Miguel G. Alcarazen (Prisoner Alpha)
2nd – Marlon G. Manuel (Kolono)
3rd – Renei Patricia E. Dimla (Katay)
Dulang Ganap Ang Haba
1st – Nicolas B. Pichay (Tres Ataques De Corazon)
2nd – Edward P. Perez (Apuntador)
3rd – Rodolfo C. Vera (Ang Mga Huwad)

Dulaang May Isang Yugto
1st – Christopher D. Martinez (Our Lady of Arlegui)
2nd – Jose Dennis C. Teodosio (Baka Sakali)
3rd – Lateya P. Bucoy (Ellas Inocentes)

1st – Annalyn L. Leyesa (Bahay-Bahayan)
2nd – Ma. Jovita E. Zarate (Sa Hulo't Libis Ng Aking Bayan)
3rd – Maribel Bagabaldo-Frasure (Stet)

Kabataaan Sanaysay
1st – Anna Larisa Victoria U. Vega (Ang Huling Ngiti Ng Pagkalinga)
2nd – Mary Anne Jelli E. Gaza (Isang Siglo, Isang Dekada't Isang Taon)
3rd – Kathleen Teresa M. Ramos (Tatawa Na 'Yan)

1st – Carlos M. Piocos III (Corpus)
2nd – Rebecca T. Añonuevo (Paglingon Sa Pag-Asa At Iba Pang Tula)
3rd – Renato L. Santos (Sosy, Atbp....)

Maikling Kuwentong Pambata
1st – Sheila Gonzales-Dela Cuesta (Junior)
2nd – Joachim Emilio B. Antonio (Ang Ampalaya Sa Pinggan Ni Peepo)
3rd – Michael M. Coroza (Imibisibol Man Ang Tatay)

Maikling Kuwento
1st – Allan Alberto N. Derain (Paputian Ng Laba)
2nd – Jerome B. Gomez (Desperately, Susan)
3rd – Dana Batnag (D Bampyr Chronicles...O Kwento Ng Mga Tao Sa Bayang Walang Hope)

Regional Division
Maikling Kuwento - Cebuano
1st – Merlie M. Alunan (Pamato)
2nd – Ferdinand L. Balino (Absent, Ma'am)
3rd – Noel P. Tuazon (Kundat Sa Unang Gugma)

Maikling Kuwento - Hiligaynon
1st – Peter Solis Nery (Candido)
2nd – Felino Salem Garcia, Jr. (Sa Hingapusan)
3rd – No Winner

Maikling Kuwento - Iluko
1st – Noli S. Dumlao (Dadapilan)
2nd – Bernardo D. Tabbada (Ti Danapidip Nga Addang Ni Manong Rod)
3rd – Aurelio S. Agcaoili (Alimpapatok Iti Panawen Ti Ariangga)

English Division
Full-Length Play
1st – Jorshinelle Taleon-Sonza (Pure)
2nd – Glenn Sevilla Mas (Games People Play)
3rd – Cynthia Lapeña-Amador (The Piano)

One-Act Play
1st – Debbie Ann Tan (Time Waits)
2nd – Joshua L. Lim So (Portraits)
3rd – Allan Lopez (Battery Park)
1st – Mikael de Lara Co (Hands For A Fistful Of Sand)
2nd – José Edmundo Ocampo Reyes (Imaginary Numbers)
3rd – Dinah Roma-Sianturi (Geographies Of Light)

Short Story
1st – Angelo R. Lacuesta (Flames)
2nd – Douglas James Limpe Candano (Dreaming Valhalla)
3rd – Crystal Gail Shangkuan Koo (Benito Salazar's Last Creation)

Short Story For Children
1st – Lakambini A. Sitoy (The Elusive Banana Dog)
2nd – Dean Francis Alfar (Poor, Poor Luisa)
3rd – Ian Fermin R. Casocot (The Last Days of Magic)

1st – Wilfredo O. Pascual, Jr. (Lost In Childrensville)
2nd – Rosalinda Lejano-Massebieau (Culture Shocked: A Story of Recovery)
3rd – Allan J. Pastrana (The Lady's Train)

Kabataan Essay
1st – Cristina Gratia T. Tantengco (Humor, Faith, Bayanihan and Kayod: Survival Tools For The 21st Century Filipino)
2nd – Juan Emmanuel P. Batuhan (Sterling Pinoy)
3rd – Hannah L. Co (Adaptability)

Established in 1950 to honor Don Carlos Palanca Sr., the Palanca Awards aims to serve as an incentive for Filipino writers to craft their outstanding literary works; to serve as a repository of Filipino literary masterpieces, and its dissemination to the public especially students.

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2007 Palanca awardees judged by Philippine literature luminaries

Noted and respected figures in Philippine literature judged the 57th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, the award sponsor Carlos Palanca Foundation, Inc. announced recently.

The awarding rites were held at the Rigodon Ballroom of The Peninsula Manila on September 1, 2007 with Senator Mar Roxas as guest speaker.

The judges belong to the academe, the performing arts - theater, film and television, national media organizations and publishing houses. Former Palanca Hall of Fame honorees joined this year’s roster of judges namely, Luis P. Gatmaitan M.D., Isagani R. Cruz, Alfred A. Yuson, and Jose Y. Dalisay Jr.

The select judges also hold key positions in various institutions that promote the development of Philippine arts and literature.

This year’s boards of judges included:

Maryo J. delos Reyes
Soxy Topacio
Mark Meily

Rosauro Q. Dela Cruz
Irma Adlawan-Marasigan
Edna May Obien-Landicho

Ricardo G. Abad
Prof. Josefina F. Estrella
Chris Millado

Victor Emmanuel Carmelo D. Nadera, Jr.
Fanny A. Garcia
Jun Cruz Reyes

Emily A. Abrera
Ani Rosa S. Almario
Luis P. Gatmaitan, M.D.

Teo T. Antonio
Marra PL. Lanot
Fidel Rillo

Efren R. Abueg
Rosario Torres-Yu, Ph.D.
Prof. Pat V. Villafuerte

Dr. Galileo Zafra
Dr. Eleanor Pedro
Prof. Vina P. Paz

Dr. Jaime An Lim
Marjorie Evasco
Edgar S. Godin

Ruby G. Alcantara
Ada Javellana Loredo
Genevieve L. Asenjo

Lilia Quindoza Santiago
Juan S.P. Hidalgo, Jr.
Rufino L. Rebudal

Frank G. Rivera
Bart Guingona
Maria Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino

Nicanor Tiongson
Prof. Alexander C. Cortez
Floy Quintos

Dr. Jose Y. Dalisay, Jr.
Susan S. Lara
Vicente Garcia Groyon

Carla M. Pacis
Heidi Emily Eusebio-Abad
Grace D. Chong

Marne L. Kilates
Gémino H. Abad
Alfred A. Yuson

Isagani R. Cruz
Federico M. Macaranas, Ph.D.
Mario I. Miclat, Ph.D.

Violeta A. Laraya
Dr. Pamela C. Constantino
Dr. Ronald Baytan

Established in 1950 to honor Don Carlos Palanca Sr., the awards aims to help develop Philippine literature for writers to craft their most outstanding literary work; to be a treasury of the Philippines’ literary gems from our gifted writers; and to assist in its dissemination to the public, especially the students.


Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

where can I download copies of the scripts used in the plays??? I need so much....its my project in Literature...please

Anonymous said...

please give me a copy of pamato by merlie alunan cos i really need it...just send it to my facebook account...camaylalaine@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

where can i get the copy of paputian ng laba? please e mail me. mia_sheleth@yahoo.com asap. thankyou very much God Bless

freespiritmsr said...

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thanks and god bless

Anonymous said...

please where can i find the copy of paputian ng laba?coz i really need it for our project hope you can help me,please email me in my account. BLaze_Lhyn07@yahoo.com
thanks po..God bless..

Anonymous said...

Someone up there is a ____ doing a final paper in his/her Literature14 class. I will not accept works that were taken in the internet. Only from the books in the library.

- Dr. Milagrita Suarez, Ph.D

Anonymous said...

wer can i get a copy of the of the "Baka SAkali" ni TEodosio? ... any site i cud visit with the whole text OR any book i cud buy with this play... please, please, please...
my email is bokbokon2004@yahoo.com