SILLIMANIANS WON IN the 2016 Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature last Sept. 2.
The winners are from the Silliman University National Writers Workshop, (SUNWW), and two of them are Sillimanians.
The Palanca winners for 2016 are the following:
Jaime An Lim (SUNWW 1973) ,second prize for the category poetry for children “The Small Bright Things”
Michael Gomez (SUNWW 2012), third prize for the category full-length play “Tirador ng Tinago”
Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta (SUNWW 2002), first prize for the poetry category “Hush Harbor”
Merlinda Bobis (SUNWW 1985), second prize for the poetry category “Accidents of Composition”
Larissa Suarez (SUNWW 2006), second prize for the short story category “Sundays at the Cardozas
Michelle Tan (SUNWW 2012) ,third prize for the short story category “Things That Matter“ CD Borden (SUNWW 2012), first prize for the category short story in Cebuano “Tigpamaba sa Magay”
The Palanca Awards or Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature started in 1950 to inspire and recognize Filipino writers and poets, playwrights and screenwriters and writers for children. According to the Manila Standard, it is the “Pulitzer Prize” of the Philippines.
The Palanca Awards is organized by the Carlos Palanca Foundation. It is one of the longest-running awards program in the Philippines.
*with notes from su.edu.ph