The winners of the 61st Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature (Palanca Awards 2011), the most prestigious and most enduring literary awards in the country, were honored in glittering ceremonies at The Peninsula Manila in Makati last month
|Palanca Awards 2011|
Short Story (Cebuano) Winners
1st–Richel G. Dorotan (Ang Tawo sa Punoan ng Nangka sa Hinablayan), 2nd–Errol A. Merquita (Isla Verde) and 3rd–Macario D. Tiu (Black Pearl).
Short Story (Iluko) Winners
1st–Ariel S. Tabag (Saddam), 2nd–Juan A. Asuncion (Ayuno) and 3rd–Norberto D. Bumanglag Jr. (Ti Agdamdamili).
Short Story (Hiligaynon) Winners
1st–Peter Solis Nery (Donato Bugtot), 2nd–Alice Tan Gonzales (Kahapunanon sa Laguerta ni Alberto) and 3rd–Kizza Grace F. Gardoce (Pabalon).
Full-length Play Winners
1st–Joshua L. Lim So (A Return Home), 2nd–Peter Solis Nery (If The Shoe Fits) and 3rd–Jonathan R. Guillermo (Freshmen).
One-act Play Winner
Floy C. Quintos (Evening at the Opera).
Short Story Winners
1st–Asterio Enrico N. Gutierrez (The Big Man), 2nd–Alexis A.L. Abola (Disappearance) and 3rd–Johannes L. Chua (Prodigal).
Short Story for Children Winners
1st–Georgina Veronica Alfar (Tom Yum), 2nd–Georgianna R. de Vera (Tatay, Through Wind and Waves) and 3rd–Benjamin Pimentel (Gagamba, the Spider from the Islands).
1st–Eliza A. Victoria (Maps), 2nd–Lourdes Marie S. La Viña (Stones and Other Poems) and 3rd–Simeon P. Dumdum Jr. (Maguindanao).
Poetry for Children Winners
1st–Cynthia Baculi-Condez (The Universe and Other Poems), 2nd–Peter Solis Nery (The Shape of Happiness) and 3rd–Kris Lanot Lacaba (The Shaggy Brown Chicken and Other Poems for Children (and for chickens of all ages).
1st–Jennifer Rebecca L. Ortuoste (The Turn for Home: Memories of Santa Ana Park), 2nd–Jeena Rani Marquez-Manaois (The River of Gold) and 3rd–Rosario Cruz-Lucero (The Stain of Blackberries).
Kabataan Essay Winners
1st–Mariah Cristelle F. Reodica (The Golden Mean), 2nd–Scott Lee Chua (Of Pixels and Power) and 3rd–Leo Francis F. Abot (Gods of the Internet).
Dulang Pampelikula Winners
1st–Lemuel E.Garcellano (Tru Lab), 2nd–T-Jay K. Medina (Huling Isang Taon) and 3rd–Helen V. Lasquite (Emmanuel).
Dulang Ganap ang Haba Winners
1st–Rodolfo Vera (Paalam Señor Soledad), 2nd–Liza Magtoto (Tamala) and 3rd–Joshua L. Lim So (Panahon ng Sampung Libong Ilong).
Dulang May Isang Yugto Winners
1st–Remi Karen M. Velasco (Ondoy: Ang Buhay sa Bubong), 2nd–Layeta P. Bucoy (El Galeon de Simeon) and 3rd–Bernardo O. Aguay Jr. (Posporo).
Kabataan Sanaysay Winners
1st–Mary Amie Gelina E. Dumatol (Ang Makulit, ang Mapagtanong, at ang Mundo ng Kasagutan), 2nd–Abegail Joy Y. Lee (Nang Maging Mendiola ko ang Internet Dahil kay Mama) and 3rd–Ma. Bettina Clare N. Camacho (Isang Pindot Sa Kamalayan).
1st–Enrique S. Villasis (Agua), 2nd–Rosmon M. Tuazon (Mga Nakaw na Linya) and 3rd–Christopher B. Nuyles (Ilang Tala Hinggil sa Daangbakal at iba pang tula).
Tulang Pambata Winners
1st–Marcel L. Milliam (Ako Ang Bida), 2nd–Eugene Y. Evasco (Isang Mabalahibong Bugtong) and 3rd–John Enrico C. Torralba (Manghuhuli Ako ng Sinag ng Araw).
Maikling Kwento Winner
Michael S. Bernaldez (Metro Gwapo).
Maikling Kwentong Pambata Winners
1st–Segundo Matias (Alamat ng Duhat), 2nd–Joachim Emilio B. Antonio (Sa Tapat ng Tindahan ni Mang Teban) and 3rd–Christian Tordecillas (Si Inda, Ang Manok at ang mga Lamang-Lupa).
1st–Bernadette V. Neri (Ang Pag-uwi ng Alibughang Anak ng Lupa), 2nd–Rosario Torres-Yu (Nagbibihis na ang Nanay) and 3rd–Nancy Kimuell-Gabriel (Kubeta).
Held annually, the Palanca Awards aims to help writers to create outstanding literary pieces; 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. It was named in honor of Don Carlos Palanca Sr.