Wednesday, September 21, 2011

FILCOLS Member Enrique Villasis bags the Top Prize for Palanca's Filipino Poetry Category

FILCOLS member Enrique Villasis won first place for his collection of poems in the 2011 Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature.

The awarding ceremony took place last September 1, 2011 at the Manila Peninsula Hotel, Makati.

Villasis' collection of poems is called Agua. The author said that it was a requirement for a creative writing course in University of the Philippines Diliman where he is taking up Filipino in the masteral level. Villasis is also an active member of Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika at Anyo, the premiere organization of poets who write primarily in the national language.

Villasis is a writer in ABS-CBN and prior to this, he was FILCOLS' coordinator.

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