2005 Palanca Awards

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The Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature winners in the year 2005 (rank, title of winning entry, name of author):

English Division[edit]


Short Story

  • First Prize: "The Shakespeare Guy" by Alexis A.L. Abola
  • Second Prize: "Shut Up and Live" by Lakambini A. Sitoy
  • Third Prize: "At Merienda" by Maryanne Moll

Futuristic Fiction

  • First Prize: "Treasure Islands" by Karen Manalastas
  • Second Prize: "Last Bus Ride" by Pia R. Roxas
  • Third Prize: "Espiritu Santos" by Pearlsha Abubakar


  • First Prize: "What Little I Know of Luminosity" by Joel M. Toledo
  • Second Prize: "Evasions" by Naya S. Valdellon
  • Third Prize: "The Proxy Eros" by Ana Maria Katigbak

Short Story for Children

  • First Prize: "No Lipstick for Mother" by Grace Dacanay-Chong
  • Second Prize: "The Dancers of Malumbay" by Raissa Claire U. Rivera
  • Third Prize: "Menggay’s Magical Chicken" by Nikki Alfar


  • First Prize: "From the Outlands with Love" by Lakambini A. Sitoy
  • Second Prize: "Metaphor Man and Migrant, I" by Aurelio S. Agcaoili
  • Third Prize: "Thorn" by Maria Angela Nicole S. Perreras

One-Act Play

  • First Prize: "First Snow of November" by Alfonso I. Dacanay
  • Second Prize: "Children of the Sea" by Glenn Sevilla Mas
  • Third Prize: "Welcome to Intelstar" by Christopher D. Martinez

Full Length Play

  • First Prize: "In the Land of the Giants" by Glenn Sevilla Mas
  • Second Prize: "Jyan Ken Pon" by Ma. Clarissa N. Estuar
  • Third Prize: "Something Happened" by Allan Lopez

Iloko Short Story[edit]

  • First Prize: "Goyo: Ti Dangadang iti Rabaw ti Ulep" by Danilo B. Antalan
  • Second Prize: "Ti Galienera, Ti Ili, ken Tallo A Kronika" by Joel B. Manuel
  • Third Prize: "Dagiti Dir-i ken Tagay iti Daradara a Bangabanga" by Daniel L. Nesperos

Cebuano Short Story[edit]

  • First Prize: "Balyan" by Macario D. Tiu
  • Second Prize: "Bangka sa Kinabuhi" by Agustin Pagusara Jr.
  • Third Prize: "Sesyon" by Josua S. Cabrera

Hiligaynon Short Story[edit]

  • First Prize: "Turagsoy" by Genevieve L. Asenjo
  • Second Prize: "Kaupod" by Christian F. Emague
  • Third Prize: "Daguob Sang Dagat" by Lester Mark P. Carnaje

Kabataan Essay[edit]


  • First Prize: "Stories" by Patricia Marie I. Ranada
  • Second Prize: "As Silly As It Gets" by Joan Paula A. Deveraturda
  • Third Prize: "Learning To Be Filipino" by Katrina G. Gomez

Filipino .

  • First Prize: "Wahahahahahahahaha" by Kristina D.C. Javier
  • Second Prize: "Alaala ng Quiapo" by Jamaica Jane J. Pascual
  • Third Prize: "K" by Arnold Pantaleon Pascua II

More winners by year[edit]