"68th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature Winners 2018" (Panitikan.PH)
"The 68th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature honored the authors of the competition’s winning entries Oct. 6 at the Peninsula Manila in Makati City.
Twenty-eight of the 54 winners were first-time awardees. Two authors each bagged prizes in two separate categories.
Multi-awarded writer Alfred “Krip” Yuson served as the speaker and guest of honor in this year’s awarding ceremony. Yuson is a recipient of 13 Palanca Awards across various categories and was elevated to the Palanca Hall of Fame in 2001..."
1st Prize Jefry Canoy (Buhay Pa Kami: Dispatches from Marawi)
2nd Prize Ronnie E. Baticulon (Some Days You Can’t Save Them All)
3rd Prize Chuck D. Smith (Origin Story)..."
Note: Dr. Baticulon is a Filipino pediatric neurosurgeon, teacher, and writer. His winning piece, "Some Days You Can't Save Them All", is the title essay of his book which will come out in 2019 under UP Press. He has a blogsite, RONIBATS.PH (https://ronibats.ph/).
Picture: Winners for the Essay Category (L-R): Jeff Canoy (1st Place), Dr. Ronnie Baticulon (2nd Place), Chuck Smith (3rd Place)