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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

entry arrow8:06 PM | Philippines Free Press Literary Awards 2007



[blogging as the results come in...]

POETRY

Mookie Katigbak, "As Far as Cho-Fu-Sa"
First Prize.

Victor Penaranda, "Josefine Sleeping"
Ana Escalante Neri, "Lightscape"
Second Prize (tie).

Eric Gamalinda, "Qana"
Third Prize.

J. Neil C. Garcia, "Torso"
Alfred Yuson, "Concealment"
Joel Toledo, "New Century With Dragon" and "Ascension"
Honorable Mention.


SHORT STORY

No first prize.

Anna Felicia Sanchez, "Inventories"
Rhea Buela Politado, "Southbound"
Second Prize (tie).

Timothy Montes, "In the Slaughterhouse"
Dean Francis Alfar, "Six From Downtown"
Douglas Candano, "A Visit to the Exhibition of the International Committee on Children's
      Rights"
Third Prize (tie).


ESSAY

No first and second prizes.

Rosario Cruz Lucero, "Singer on the Mango Tree"
Sandra Nicole Roldan, "How to Deal With Dying"
Third Prize (tie).

It's very, very gratifying to get news of friends (and mentors!) winning. Dean has some pictures in his blog (and an excerpt from his prize-winning story). But looking at the winners list, Dean and I have noticed something else: except for Ms. Politado whom I don't know, all the winners have a Dumaguete connection -- they've been through the workshop, or in the case of Ma'am Chari, taught here in the old days. Maybe that's why I can't wait for May to start, and see the magic begin once more. Joel, congratuations... uuwi ka ba dito this summer?



[thanks to glenn mas for texting me the results as they were announced. glenn, make a new blog na]

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