Saturday, August 18, 2007

palanca awards 2007: winners updated

Our continuing update as news comes in (latest update - 8.31.07)

English division

Short story

First Prize: "Flames" - Sarge Lacuesta
Second Prize: "Dreaming Valhalla" - Douglas Candano
Third Prize: "Benito Salazar's Last Creation" - Crystal Koo

Short story for children

First Prize: "The Elusive Banana Dog" - Lakambini Sitoy
Second Prize: “Poor, Poor Luisa” – Dean Francis Alfar
Third Prize: “The Last Days of Magic” – Ian Rosales Casocot

Poetry

First Prize: "Hands for a Fistful of Sand" – Mikael Co
Second Prize: "Geographies of Light" – Jodie Reyes
Third Prize: "Imaginary Numbers" – Dinah Roma

Essay

First Prize: “Lost in Childrensville” – Wilfredo Pascual
Second Prize: "Culture Shocked: A Story of Recovery” - Apol Lejano-Massebieu
Third Prize: ? - Allan Pastrana

One-Act Play

First Prize: "Time Waits" - Debbie Ann Tan
Second Prize: ? - Joshua So
Third Prize: “Battery Park” – Allan Lopez

Full-length Play

First Prize:
Second Prize: “Games People Play” – Glenn Sevilla Mas
Third Prize:


Filipino division

Short story

First Prize: “Paputian ng Laba” – Allan Derain
Second Prize: ? – Jerome Gomez
Third Prize:

Short story for children

First Prize: “Junior” – Shiela dela Cuesta
Second Prize:
Third Prize: ? – Michael Coroza

Poetry

First Prize: "Corpus" – Carlos Piocos
Second Prize: ? - Rebecca T. Añonuevo
Third Prize: ? – Jerry Gracio

Essay

First Prize:
Second Prize:
Third Prize:

One-Act Play

First Prize: “Our Lady of Arlugui” – Chris Martinez
Second Prize: “Baka Sakali” - J. Dennis Teodisio
Third Prize: “Ellas Inocentes” - Layeta Bucoy


Full-length Play

First Prize: ? - Nicholas Pichay (Hall of Fame this year)
Second Prize:
Third Prize: "Ang Mga Huwad" - Rody Vera

Teleplay

First Prize:.
Second Prize:
Third Prize:

Screenplay

First Prize: “Prisoner Alpha” – Mike Alcazaren
Second Prize:
Third Prize:


Iloko Short Story
First Prize: ? - Noli Dumlao
Second Prize:
Third Prize: ? - Aurelio S. Agcaolili

Cebuano Short Story
First Prize: "Pamato" - Merlie Alunan
Second Prize: Ferdinand Balino (not certain of placing)
Third Prize:

Hiligaynon Short Story
First Prize:
Second Prize:
Third Prize:

Kabataan Essay
Essay

First Prize:
Second Prize:
Third Prize:

Sanaysay (Filipino)

First Prize
Second Prize:
Third Prize: ? - Kathleen Teresa M. Ramos

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Update 8.31.07

Lakambini Sitoy sent me an email:


Hi, Dean.
Your blog has an almost complete list of the 2007 Palanca winners. It was the same last year.
I don't know to what extent the internet and blogging has dispensed with formalities surrounding prizes like this.

What I do know is that way back in 1995, when a journalist called Mozart Pastrano tried to publish the news of my win in the Philippine Daily Inquirer around August 28, Jose Dalisay Jr. advised me that anticipating the Palanca Foundation's formal Sept. 1 announcement was an act of disrespect for that august body.

Accordingly, I called Mozart, and when that didn't work, the lifestyle editor, Eric Caruncho. I asked Eric to either pull the article about me, or edit it.

He very generously removed the reference to the Palanca win, although the difference was just a few days.

Of course, there've been leaks for years, so that many winners go to the Awards already knowing much of the lineup. But people have tended to keep the good news to themselves.
I suppose things have changed drastically. I wonder if anyone from either the writers' community or the Palancas has ever written you about this.

Congratulations on your win.

Best regards,
Bing


I wrote Bing back and apologized, and told her that "The internet has changed how we anticipate and share news, I think. My intent was to share good news and excitement, and many people, including winners themselves, shared news of their wins either via my blog or email or SMS", and removed her name - but she wrote back and said no offense taken, as she was just relating an event that happened to her ten years ago, as well as Butch's opinion of it. She requested for her name to be restored, so there it is, as well as for part or all of her original letter to be posted, which it is.

It was never my intention to disrespect the Palancas, just to share the happy news of winners. The list on this blog is neither official (I have no way of verifying news passed to me on the comments or text or email, for example) nor complete.

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