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Bernard Palanca's mom Pita Revilla dies

Mar 20, 2020 - 2:42 PM

Pita's death comes months after her son Mico dies

Actor Mico Palanca dies

Dec 10, 2019 - 11:50 AM

Mico's family confirms his death in a statement

Ang kuwento ng dalawang Antonio

Nov 30, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Magkapatid sa sining, at kapwa isinilang nang Nobyembre, si Lamberto Antonio ay iniluklok kamakailan sa Hall of Fame ng Palanca, habang si Teo Antonio ang paksa ng librong nanalo ng National Book Award

FULL LIST: Winners, Palanca Awards 2019

Nov 08, 2019 - 7:14 PM

56 writers win awards across 22 categories for the 69th edition of the prestigious literary contest

Award-winning writer Clinton Palanca dies

May 30, 2019 - 5:21 PM

His fellow writers pen their tributes to Clinton Palanca, who is considered as one of the best writers of his generation

Photo from the Facebook page of Lourdes Palanca

Last call for entries to the 69th Palanca Awards

May 23, 2019 - 6:31 PM

Aspiring authors may submit entries before the 6 pm deadline on May 31, 2019

The 2019 Palanca Awards is now open for entries

Apr 16, 2019 - 3:31 PM

The 69th edition of the prestigious literary award is now accepting submissions

FULL LIST: Winners, Palanca Awards 2018

Oct 05, 2018 - 7:21 PM

Check the full list of awardees here

Lucio Co invited to invest in Bacolod port

Jul 27, 2018 - 7:16 PM

BREDCO president John Palanca Alonte says the company aims to bring the port to 'the next level' by making it a world-class facility with the help of a strategic investor

BACOLOD SEAPORT TERMINAL. The Bacolod Real Estate Development Corporation had a soft opening of its new seaport terminal worth P360 million on July 25, 2018. Contributed photo

Negros Occidental execs urge PNP to solve mayors' killings

Jul 06, 2018 - 10:53 AM

'If the PNP can’t protect the mayors, how can the ordinary people feel secure?' says Victorias City Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca, chairman of the Association of Chief Executives

LOCAL CHIEFS. Mayors in Negros Occidental strongly condemn the killings of local chief executives in the country. Photo courtesy of Teresa D. Ellera

Filipino poet Rogelio Mangahas dies

Jul 04, 2018 - 10:29 AM

(UPDATED) Prize-winning poet Rogelio G. Mangahas dies at age 79

FILIPINO POET. Rogelio Mangahas, Filipino poet and artist, dies at age 69. Photo from the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino

Thousands of families affected by floods, heavy rains in Negros Occidental

Jan 13, 2018 - 11:20 AM

The City Disaster Risk Reduction Office says heavy rains caused neck-deep floods in some villages in Victorias City

FLOOD. Heavy rains cause floods in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, on Friday, January 12. Photo courtesy of Carla N. Canet

No winner for the Short Story for Children category at the Palancas

Sep 04, 2017 - 4:56 PM

We didn t want to compromise the integrity of Palanca says one of the judges this year

What it means to be a Palanca winner

Sep 01, 2017 - 9:45 PM

The best antidote to fake news is true fiction says award winning writer Butch Dalisay

FULL LIST: Winners, Palanca Awards 2017

Sep 01, 2017 - 9:27 PM

51 writers were awarded this year with 23 of them being first timers

Jerika Ejercito engaged to Spanish boyfriend

Apr 20, 2017 - 12:32 PM

Jerika confirms her engagement to triathlete Miquel Aguilar Garcia via Facebook

How to spark growth, innovation, and imagination in life or business

Apr 01, 2017 - 11:19 AM

At TEDxForbesPark Uniqlo’s COO Katsumi Kubota data scientist Reina Reyes film director Paul Soriano and other experts say passion purpose and creativity matter

FULL LIST: Winners, Palanca Awards 2016

Sep 02, 2016 - 9:21 PM

Here are the winners of the 66th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature

PALANCA AWARDS 2016. This year's Gawad Dangal ng Lahi awardee Anotnio 'Tony' Mabesa says a few words before accepting his award. Photo by Vernise L. Tantuco

Jerika Ejercito, Bernard Palanca confirm breakup

Jun 16, 2016 - 9:30 PM

No one replaced anyone just like that I have kept our breakup very private out of respect for the father of my child Jerika writes on Instagram

#PHvote: Cebu poverty through the eyes of the kid in viral photo

Mar 18, 2016 - 1:49 PM

As presidential candidates head to Cebu City for the debate a non governmental group asks: What are your concrete plans to alleviate families like that of Daniel Cabrera’s from poverty?

INSPIRATION. Daniel Cabrera pose in front of his medals and certificates in their home in Mandaue City, Cebu. A social media post changed his life in June 2015.

FULL LIST: Winners, Palanca Awards 2015

Sep 01, 2015 - 4:54 PM

Here are the winners of the 65th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature

Call for entries: 65th Palanca Awards

Feb 20, 2015 - 6:47 PM

Get the words flowing – read on for more details

(Insert her silence here)

Sep 04, 2014 - 9:27 AM

Whenever I think about my mother there is a gap in my chest where our relationship should be as if I was still swimming towards her never reaching her and never meeting her cheers and praise

FULL LIST: Winners, Palanca Awards 2014

Sep 01, 2014 - 10:34 PM

The full list available below

Punny Filipino translations

Apr 24, 2014 - 8:15 AM

Is it far mother? Malia Obama; Faster Faster Belize; I m just nagbibiro KD lang; and other Filipino puns

64th Palanca Awards accepting entries until April 30

Apr 16, 2014 - 1:59 PM

The Palanca awards submission season is here and this time the committee is enhancing its submission system to make joining easier for those overseas and in the province

Our generation and the age of big data

Mar 23, 2014 - 1:30 PM

Even if we manage to survive these generational conflicts there’ll be others and we can only hope that our formation will help us through

Photo of the author during his graduation.

PH taekwondo team under construction for Asian Games

Feb 15, 2014 - 10:15 PM

Nine slots are still up for grabs on the 12 member Philippine national taekwondo team to the 2014 Asian Games

JIN AND JUICE. The Philippine National taekwondo team. Photo from Philippine Taekwondo Association Facebook

The gay silence

Jan 30, 2014 - 7:00 AM

The next time you re in a situation where there is a gay man or a lesbian around you figure out if you have a genuine interest in them

The pizza man

Nov 14, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Every Tuesday I found myself in a room full of Arab men

An afternoon on courage

Sep 10, 2013 - 3:43 PM

Readers and fans of Palanca award winner Shakira Sison gather the courage from her words on love relationships and staying true to yourself

Shakira Sison: The courage to write

Sep 07, 2013 - 11:59 AM

Palanca Award winning writer Shakira Sison talks to Rappler about the challenges and pain of writing

The Krakauer table

Sep 05, 2013 - 8:00 AM

I wouldn’t be so tough if I wasn t so wounded and scarred We wouldn t have built better relationships if we didn t know otherwise

The 63rd Palanca Awards

Sep 03, 2013 - 9:45 PM

Writers are lauded at this year’s Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards adding to the list of luminaries in Philippine literature

WINNERS: The 63rd Palanca Awards

Sep 01, 2013 - 8:07 PM

Here is the complete list

CONGRATULATIONS, WINNERS! The Palanca Awards is regarded as the most prestigious literary competition in the Philippines. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Books populi: Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards

Aug 15, 2013 - 3:00 PM

Image caption: Logo of the Filipino Readers Choice Awards

FOR BOOKS, FOR READERS, FOR FILIPINO WRITERS. What books are people reading, and what are they enjoying the most?

When breakups turn 'bad,' is media to blame?

Aug 11, 2013 - 9:04 AM

Miko Palanca on Bea Alonzo s belated candor about their breakup 5 years ago

'NOSEBLEED.' And too much English did it for Bea. Photo from her Facebook

'Four Sisters and a Wedding': No special occasion

Jun 30, 2013 - 3:07 PM

Or how this eye candy could have looked better

CHEESE. From its great cast, this could have been a really great film. Photo from the Facebook page

Last call for entries: 2013 Palanca Awards

Apr 26, 2013 - 9:21 PM

Contest deadline is on April 30 2013

'Pieta': A play for the family

Feb 12, 2013 - 8:54 PM

This play strikes the chords of family values and faith

ACTS OF PENANCE? Rape, incest, torture, murder, genital mutilation, suicide, and infanticide are endured in silence in 'Pieta.' All photos by Rome Jorge

'Digging' for dinosaurs in the PH

Dec 04, 2012 - 7:24 PM

What if dinosaurs walked the Philippines? Just because they didn t maybe that doesn t mean we should discourage our kids from imagining the possibility

SPECTACULAR DISPLAY. This display in the Mind Museum is one of closest encounters a Filipino child may ever have with a dinosaur. Photos by Candice Lopez-Quimpo

Lystra Aranal: Of right choices and last-minute decisions

Oct 17, 2012 - 9:50 PM

RAPPLER profiles an accidental winner at the last Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards

LYSTRA ARANAL (second from left) RECEIVING HER award at the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards last September 1 for her short story 'Bright Lights.' Photo by Richard Soriano Legaspi

Palanca to publish real-life inspiring stories

Sep 20, 2012 - 12:22 PM

Filipino literary gems find a new home in Alabang

'FILIPINOS GATHER FOR A good story,' said DOT Sec Ramon Jimenez Jr at the Palanca Memorial Awards. Photo by Katherine Visconti

The Palanca Awards 2012 winners

Sep 02, 2012 - 11:58 AM

RAPPLER congratulates this year s winners


The story of Sining Bodega

Aug 10, 2012 - 4:55 PM

Hurrah for the writers groups that abound For aspiring fiction writers here s Sining Bodega

FOUR OF SINING BODEGA's original members: (From left) Dr. Joachim Antonio, Jonathan Guillermo, Bok Gil and Norman Tan. Photo by KC Calpo

Maja Salvador in Mega

May 01, 2012 - 10:08 AM

The talented young actress goes glam

MY, SHE'S GROWN. Maja Salvador started out as a child star and is now one of the more talented actresses in Philippine showbiz.