History faculty wins his 4th Palanca

History faculty wins his 4th Palanca

by Carlo Cabrera on September 19, 2011 - 3:50 pm

Mr. Antonio

College of Arts and Sciences faculty member Mr. Joachim Emilio Antonio of the Department of History was recently named a winner in the 61st Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. Mr. Antonio won second prize in the “Maikling Kwentong Pambata” category for his short story “Sa Tapat ng Tindahan ni Mang Teban.”

The Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature was established in 1950 to help develop Philippine Literature for by providing incentives for writers to craft their most outstanding literary works. This year’s awards ceremony was held last September 1 at The Peninsula manila in Makati.

No stranger to the awards, Mr. Antonio is a multiple Palanca Award-winner: he was honored in 2008 for his English one-act plays Gabrielle and Newspaper Dance, and in 2007 for “Ang Ampalaya sa Pinggan ni Pipo,” which, similar to his most recent effort, is a short story for children written in Filipino. #

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