1968 Palanca Awards

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The Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature winners in 1968 (rank, title of winning entry, name of author).

English Division[edit]

Short Story

  • First Prize: "All About Me" by Elsa M. Coscolluela
  • Second Prize: "Kulasising Hari" by Edilberto K. Tiempo
  • Third Prize: "The Hill of Samuel" by Alfred A. Yuson


  • First Prize: "The Quiver and the Fear" by Burce Bunao
  • Second Prize: "The Cave and Other Poems" by Cirilo F. Bautista
  • Third Prize: "Having a Drink of Water from a Broken Fire Hydrant..." by Emmanuel Torres

One-Act Play

  • First Prize: "A Second Generation" by Nestor Torre Jr.
  • Second Prize: "The Corruptibles" by Mar B. Arcega
  • Third Prize: "Knitting Straw" by Estrella D. Alfon

Filipino (Tagalog) Division[edit]

Short Story in Filipino

  • First Prize: "Anay" by Epifanio San Juan Jr.
  • Second Prize: "Si Boy Nicolas" by Pedro L. Ricarte
  • Third Prize: "Himagsik ni Emmanuel Lazaro" by Domingo Landicho

Poetry in Filipino

  • First Prize: "Mga Ibon at Iba pang Tula" by Bienvenido Ramos
  • Second Prize: "Ito ba Ang Kabihasnan" by Victor Fernandez
  • Third Prize: "Kaktus ng Bungo" by Martin D. Pantaleon

One-Act Play in Filipino

  • First Prize: "Makapaghihintay ang Amerika" by Dionisio S. Salazar
  • Second Prize: "Bubungang Lata" by Agapito M. Joaquin
  • Third Prize: "Sa Kuko ng Agila" by Lazaro R. Banag Jr.

More winners by year[edit]