1978 Palanca Awards

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The Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature winners in the year 1978 (rank, title of winning entry, name of author).

English division[edit]

Short story

  • First Prize: “Waywaya” by Francisco Sionil Jose
  • Second Prize: “Sunday Morning” by Rowena Tiempo Torrevillas
  • Third Prize: “Borrowed Time” by Luis Teodoro Jr.

Poetry

  • First Prize: “15 Poems” by Alfred A. Yuson; and Icon Corner by Alfred A. Yuson
  • Second Prize: “Point of View” by Luis Francia; and “The Dugging Years” by Jolica Cuadra
  • Third Prize: “Rule Acrobat from Planet F” by Ricardo Trinidad; and “The Kayumanggi Cycle” by

Jose Carreon

One-Act Play

  • First Prize: “Vigil” by Bobby Flores Villasis
  • Second Prize: “Idiot Boy” by Herminia Sison
  • Third Prize: No winner
  • Special Mention: “Hatchet Club” by Paul Stephen Lim; and “Sundered Selves” by Elsa M. Coscolluela

Full-length Play

  • First Prize: “Exit No Exit” by Jesus T. Peralta
  • Second Prize: “Katalona” by Elsa M. Coscolluela
  • Third Prize: “A Tale of Two Houses” by Mig Alvarez Enriquez

Filipino division[edit]

Short story

  • First Prize: “Talsik ng Liwanag sa Mata ng Isang Musmos” by Lilia Quindoza Santiago
  • Second Prize: “Ayoko Na” by Rosauro Dela Cruz
  • Third Prize: “Utos ng Hari” by Jun Cruz Reyes

Poetry

  • First Prize: Awan nangabak
  • Second Prize: “Duyan, Araro, Punglo” by Lamberto E. Antonio
  • Third Prize: “Mga Tulang Pambata, Mga Tulang Pambatuta” by Rosauro Dela Cruz
  • Special Mention: “Ako'y Ulilang Tinig sa Ilang” by Bienvenido Ramos; “Ang Makata” by Rolando Bartolome; “Inspirasyon” by Rolando Natividad; “Mga Tula” by Eli Ang Barroso; and “Oyayi ng Isang Pulubing Ina” by Miguel Arguelles

One-Act Play

  • First Prize: “Bangkang Papel” by Manuel Pambid
  • Second Prize: “Langit-langitang Kumunoy” by Antonio Victor Reyes
  • Third Prize: “Muhon” by Dong Delos Reyes

Full-length Play

  • First Prize: “Ang Panahon ni Cristy” by Edgardo B. Maranan
  • Second Prize: “Konsiyerto ng Apat” by Benjamin P. Pascual
  • Third Prize: “Ang mga Propesyonal” by Bienvenido Noriega Jr.

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