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Artlet alumni win big in 68th Palanca Awards

Artlet alumni win big in 68th Palanca Awards

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By ANGEL B. DUKHA III THREE ALUMNI of the Faculty were among the litterateurs awarded in the 68th Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature (Palanca Awards). Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies resident fellow Paul Castillo bagged first place in the Tula category while journalism graduates Iza Maria Reyes and Chuck Smith won third place in the Sanaysay and Essay categories, respectively. Castillo's poem collection  “Luna’t Lunas” is about medicine for cough and colds and maintenance drugs commonly found in pharmacies. The poet graduated from the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education (AB-BSE) program, a now-defunct double-degree program once offered by the Faculty. “Nagsimula at naisulat ko ang mga tula dahil pharmacist ang f...
AB alumnus wins in 66th Palanca Awards

AB alumnus wins in 66th Palanca Awards

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A JOURNALISM alumnus was among the litterateurs honored in the 66th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature held last Sept. 2 at the Peninsula Manila Hotel. Louie Jon Agustin Sanchez won second place in the Tula category for his collective work of 12 poems titled Tempus Per Annum at iba pang Tula that discusses the “ordinariness” of issues such as terror, violence, and injustice. The 12 poems are part of Kapiling, a collection he is working on. “[The ordinariness of uncertainties such as violence is the focus of my work] because it is our reality,” Sanchez told the Flame in an online exchange. “It is a hopeful, spiritual collection that aspires to make whole what is painfully shattered in our commonplace lives.” Sanchez, a first time Palanca awardee, added that the ed...