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Sorsogon Rep. Wowo Fortes lauds Bulusan writer for winning Palanca award

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Sorsogon Rep. Wowo Fortes feels proud that the province is now home to a Palanca Award winner.

In a Facebook post, Fortes congratulated John Clarence ‘Clara’ Espedido of Bulusan for winning third prize in the Palanca Awards’ Kabataan Sanaysay.

Espedido is the first Sorsoganon to receive the award.

He noted that a Palanca Award is being likened to the Pulitzer Prize and is the country’s highest literary honor in terms of prestige.

Espedido is a source of pride for the province!

“Congratulations to John Clarence ‘Clara’ D. Espedido of the Municipality of Bulusan for receiving the prestigious Palanca Award (3rd Prize, Kabataan Sanaysay). Clara is the first ever Sorsoganon to receive the Don Carlos Palanca Award. Commonly known as the Palanca Awards, it is a set of literary awards for Filipino writers. It is likened to the Pulitzer Prize and is the country’s highest literary honor in terms of prestige. You are indeed a source of Sorsoganon pride! We are proud of you, Clara!” Fortes posted.

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