1959 Palanca Awards

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The Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature winners in the year 1959 (rank, title of winning entry, name of author).

English Division[edit]

Short Story

One-Act Play

  • First Prize: "In the Tangled Snare" by Epifanio San Juan Jr.
  • Second Prize: No Winner
  • Third Prize: "Scent of Fear" by Jesus T. Peralta

Filipino (Tagalog) Division[edit]

Short Story in Filipino

  • First Prize: "Dayuhan" by Buenaventura S. Medina Jr.
  • Second Prize: "Estero" by Pedro L Ricarte
  • Third Prize: "Mapanglaw ang Mukha ng Buwan" by Efren Reyes Abueg

One-Act Play in Filipino

  • First Prize: No Winner
  • Second Prize: "Hagdan sa Bahaghari" by Amado V. Hernandez
  • Third Prize: No Winner

More winners by year[edit]


  • "The Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature | Winners 1959". Archived from the original on 2009-10-24.