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Big names in Philippine literature adjudge this year’s Palanca Awardees

This year’s recipients of the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature were adjudged by the country’s leading literary personalities, the award sponsor Carlos Palanca Foundation, Inc. announced recently.

This year’s recipients of the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature were adjudged by the country’s leading literary personalities, the award sponsor Carlos Palanca Foundation, Inc. announced recently.

All of the judges hold key positions in institutions that promote the development of Philippine arts and literature.

Majority of the judges are members of the academe, national media organizations, publishing houses, and the performing arts, namely, movie, television, and theater.
The panel of judges includes:

FILIPINO DIVISION
DULANG PAMPELIKULA
Joel Lamangan
Mel Chionglo
Annette Gozon

DULANG PANTELE BISYON
Loida F. Viriña
Roy C. Iglesias
Rio Locsin

DULANG GANAP ANG HABA
Chris B. Millado
Arthur P. Casanova
Lito Casaje

DULANG MAY ISANG YUGTO
Manuel R. Buising
Sol Juvida
Anita M. Navarro

SANAYSAY
Lilia F. Antonio
Violeta A. Laraya
Arlene May Macapanpan

KABATAAN SANAYSAY
Pamela Constantino
Vina P. Paz
Vivencio M. Talegon, Jr.

TULA
Rogelio G. Mangahas
Nicolas B.Pichay
Luna Sicat-Cleto

FUTURISTIC FICTION
Eugene Y. Evasco
Galileo S. Zafra
Ronan Capinding

MAIKLING KUWENTONG PAMBATA
Luis P. Gatmaitan, MD.
Ani Rosa Almario
Heidi Emily E. Abad

MAIKLING KUWENTO
Herminio Beltran, Jr.
Glady E. Gimena
Marco A.V. Lopez

MAIKLING KUWENTO-CEBUANO
Belen Calingacion
Jaime An Lim
Edgar S. Godin

MAIKLING KUWENTO-HILIGAYNON
Isabel D. Sebullen
Ruby G. Alcantara
Nerio E. Jedeliz, Jr.

MAIKLING KUWENTO-ILUKO
Reynaldo A. Duque
Noemi U. Rosal
Ma. Leonida Fres-Felix

ENGLISH DIVISION FULL-LENGTH PLAY
Behn Cervantes
Irma Adlawan-Marasigan
Ricky Davao

ONE-ACT PLAY
Flory Quintos
Pinky Amador
Joel Torre

POETRY
Ophelia A. Dimalanta
Ricardo de Ungria
Danton Remoto

FUTURISTIC FICTION
Ma. Milagros C. Laurel
Jose Neil Garcia
Khavn Dela Cruz

SHORT STORY
Gregorio C. Brillantes
Emily A. Abrera
Benjamin Bautista

SHORT STORY FOR CHILDREN
Ma. Elena P. Locsin
Ma. Teresa H. Madamba
Edizon A. Fermin

ESSAY
Bienvenido Lumbera
Conrado de Quiros
Lito Zulueta

KABATAAN ESSAY
Ma. Corazon R. Reyes
Helen Lopez
Jasmin E. Acuña

This year’s Palanca awardees were recently honored at the Dusit Hotel Nikko in Makati City.

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; and 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.