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Fil-Am editor, art director win top Palanca awards

FILIPINO-AMERICAN freelance editor Reine Arcache Melvin flew in from Paris for just two days to receive one of two grand prizes at the 69th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature at the Rigodon Ballroom of Peninsula Manila on Friday night.

And the winners are….

THIS YEAR’S Palanca Awards — given out on Nov. 8 at the Rigodon Ballroom of The Peninsula Manila hotel in Makati — accepted 1,167 entries which were then evaluated by 63 authors, poets, and academics who determined which literary compositions deserved to be conferred the prestigious award. There were 22 categories with 56 winning writers — 32 of whom are first-time awardees.

Newcomers make up half of this year’s Palanca winners

A TELEVISION reporter, a father and daughter, and a former entertainment reporter were among the winners in this year’s Palanca Awards, the annual award that recognizes outstanding Filipino literary writers.

Complete list of winners 2018 Palanca Awards

KABATAAN DIVISION • Kabataan Sanaysay: 1st Prize, Jack Lorenz Acebedo Rivera, “Paglaya Mula sa Pagtakas”; 2nd Prize, Jacob Renz R. Ambrocio, “Sino ang Lumansag sa Lunday ni Lola Basyang?”; 3rd Prize, Maria Jamaica S. Columbres, “Gulugod sa Pagsibol ng Binhi

Palanca winners’ role in the age of fake news: write for...

By Nickky F. P. de Guzman, Reporter ONE OF the winners of the 67th Carlos Palanca Awards wrote about a timely topic: trolls. “It is about...

The winners of the 67th edition of the Carlos Palanca Memorial...

FILIPINO DIVISION • Nobela: Eros S. Atalia, Ang Ikatlong Anti-Kristo • Maikling Kuwento: 1st Prize: Adrian M. Legaspi, “Sa Pagitan ng Sabaw ng Chaolong at Hilab...