Noel P. Tuazon, College of Arts and Sciences faculty member and unassuming poet and fictionist, made it to the select and illustrious line of Palanca writers with his "Kundat sa Unang Gugma," that won third prize in the Cebuano short story category during the 57th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature.
But he didn't stop there.
Mr. Tuazon's "Mga Lusok sa Dag-om," a collection of eight poems, also made its way into the 5th place in the Poetry Writing Contest Division, Binisaya-Sinugbuanon Category, of the Gawad Komisyon 2007. This national literary contest is sponsored by Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino (KWF) in connection with the month-long celebration of the "Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa (August 1-31, 2007)."
The Gawad Komisyon 2007 invited young and veteran writers nationwide to submit entries to the following categories: (1) Filipino Language (short story for children and essay with the theme "Maraming Wika, Matatag na Bansa," or any theme that tackled about language diversity, cultural and ethnic origin, or a critical review on any literary works in Filipino); (2) Binisaya-Sinugbuanon (short story and poetry); (3) Iluko (short story and poetry); (4) Hiligaynon (poetry and short story); (5) Kapampangan (poetry); (6) Bicol (essay and poetry); (7) Pangasinan (poetry and short story); (8) Samar-Leyte (poetry and short story); (9) Maranao (essay); (10) Maguindanao (essay); and (11) Tausug (essay).
Indeed, both students and faculty members of the College of Arts and Sciences are proud to have a poet and a rising literary talent in their midst.
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