1961 Palanca Awards

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The Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature winners in 1961 (rank, title of winning entry, name of author).

English Division[edit]

Short Story

One-Act Play

  • First Prize: "Longer Than Mourning" by Jesus T. Peralta
  • Second Prize: "The Celebrants" by Julian E. Dacanay Jr.
  • Third Prize: "Amour Impossible" by Wilfrido D. Nolledo

Filipino (Tagalog) Division[edit]

Short Story in Filipino

  • First Prize: "Parusa" by Genoveva Edroza-Matute
  • Second Prize: "Binhi" by Clodualdo Del Mundo Jr.
  • Third Prize: "Mabangis na Lungsod" by Efren Reyes Abueg

One-Act Play in Filipino

  • First Prize: "Magkabilang Mukha ng Isang Bagol" by Amado V. Hernandez
  • Second Prize: "Ikalawang Mukha ng Paninindigan" by Fernando L. Samonte
  • Third Prize: "Mga Kaawa-awa" by Buenaventura S. Medina Jr.

More winners by year[edit]


  • "The Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature | Winners 1961". Archived from the original on 2009-10-24.