Ian, who’s brought home a number of Palanca Awards, is happy to report that while the site is unofficial, it has the blessing of the people in the Palanca Foundation. He’s giving his special thanks to Ma’am Babes, and to Fernando Gonzalez who did the legwork.
The site contains everything you wish to know about our country’s most prestigious literary contest, including downloadable forms and the list of winners from 1951 to 2004. The names of this year’s winners will be posted after the awards night on Sept. 1.
Congratulations to all the awardees! And kudos to Ian for all he’s done over the years to promote Philippine literature. Visit A Survey of Philippine Literature if you can — please just be patient since the site is sometimes inaccessible due to massive traffic.