2000 Palanca Awards

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The Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature winners in the year 2000 (rank, title of winning entry, name of author):

English Division[edit]


  • First Prize: "Tabon and Other Poems" by Edgar Maranan
  • Second Prize: "Afterhours, Afterlives" by Ramil Digal Gulle
  • Third Prize: "The Memory of Skin" by Raymund Magno Garlitos

Short Story

  • First Prize: "The Woman in the Box" by Jose Dalisay, Jr.
  • Second Prize: "Dance" by Isolde Anmate
  • Third Prize: "Drive" by Faye Ilogon

Short Story for Children

  • First Prize: "Fish for Two" by Victoria Estrella C. Bravo
  • Second Prize: "The Hare Tells His Story" by Mary Agnes Dizon
  • Third Prize: "The Night Monkeys" by Lakambini Sitoy


  • First Prize: "Many Mansions" by Alexis Abola
  • Second Prize: "The Way She Was: Memories of Lola Posta's Hundred Years" by Edgar Maranan
  • Third Prize: "The Ghost of Bebop on Bignay Street" by Lourd Ernest de Vera

Full Length Play

  • First Prize: No winner
  • Second Prize: No winner
  • Third Prize: "In the Matter of Willie Grayson" by Reme Grefalda

One-Act Play

  • First Prize: No winner
  • Second Prize: "The Tuesday Club" by Lady Michelle Sering
  • Third Prize: "Ghosts Don't Do That or Do They?" by Elma Famador

Future Fiction

  • First Prize: "Subterania" by Luis Joaquin
  • Second Prize: "Secret Notes on the Dead Stars" by Lakambini Sitoy
  • Third Prize: "The Field" by Adel Gabot

Filipino Division[edit]


  • First Prize: "Ang Maisisilid sa Pandama" by Eugene Evasco
  • Second Prize: "Ang Pasipiko sa Loob ng Aking Maleta" by Alwynn C. Javier
  • Third Prize: "Batubalani at Iba pang mga Tula" by Rebecca T. Añonuevo

Maikling Kuwento

Maikling Kuwentong Pambata

  • First Prize: "Hilong Talilong" by Eugene Evasco
  • Second Prize: "May Mga Lihim Kami ni Ingkong" by Luis Gatmaitan
  • Third Prize: "Kung Bakit Espesyal si Tatay" by Eleanor Yu


  • First Prize: "Ang Resureksyon" by Roberto T. Añonuevo
  • Second Prize: "Talinhaga ng Gana" by Rebecca T. Añonuevo
  • Third Prize: "Kilometro Zero ni Isang Lagalag na Taong-bahay" by Eugene Evasco

Full-Length Play in Filipino

  • First Prize: No winner
  • Second Prize: "Luto, Linis Laba" by Alfred A. Yuson
  • Third Prize: "Me Esep o Wala, Sa Pera'y Lahat Namangha" by Dominic D. Manrique

One-act Play in Filipino


  • First Prize: "Selyo at Kastilyo" by Aurora Yumul
  • Second Prize: "Gintong Ilawan" by Lazaro P. Torres Jr.
  • Third Prize: "Ang May Bahay" by Leah C. Eriguel


  • First Prize: "Gabi ng Tinggiirin" by Floy Quintos
  • Second Prize: "Sirena" by Jose Dennis C. Teodosio
  • Third Prize: "Ang Bata sa Daan-Pari" by Joel V. Almazan

Future Fiction

  • First Prize: "Kalinangan" by Johannes Chua
  • Second Prize: "Cell Phone" by George de Jesus III
  • Third Prize: "Desaparecidos" by Alwin Aguirre

Iloko Short Story[edit]

  • First Prize: "Tupa: Ladawan ni Pangalatok Idi Daan a Milenio" by Jaime M. Agpalo Jr.
  • Second Prize: "Uy-ayam Ti Gubat" by Maria L.M. Fres-Felix
  • Third Prize: "Apo Lakay" by Reynaldo A. Duque

Cebuano Short Story[edit]

Hiligaynon Short Story[edit]

  • First Prize: Aswang by Isabel D. Sebullen
  • Second Prize: "Baha" by Nerio E. Jedeliz Jr.
  • Third Prize

Kabataan Essay[edit]


  • First Prize: "The Hero in My Blood" by Enrico Miguel Subido
  • Second Prize: "The Pinoy Also Rises" by Douglas James L. Candano
  • Third Prize: "Neither Rizal, nor Bonifacio" by Mark Adrian C. Ramirez


  • First Prize: "Yaya" by Aleksandre Pates
  • Second Prize: "Kumander Panas: Bayaning Filipino ng Bagong Milenyo" by Ranjith M. Mendoza
  • Third Prize: "Maestra Monica: Bagong Bayaning Angat sa Iba" by Rose Ativo Jabeguero