The Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) declared Genaro Gojo Cruz as the grand prize winner of the 2017 PBBY-Salanga Prize. Gojo Cruz bagged the Salanga prize with his story Dalawa Kami ni Lola, a story about a child and his grandmother.
This is Gojo Cruz’s second grand prize win. Gojo Cruz, a children’s author and professor, won the grand prize last year. For his win, Gojo Cruz will receive 25,000 pesos and a medal.
Gojo Cruz’s story Pamilya Papel was also declared honorable mention alongside Imelda Estrella’s story, May Lihim ang Dagat.
Winners will be awarded during the celebration of National Children’s Book Day on July 18, 2017.
For inquiries about the contest, contact the PBBY Secretariat at telephone number 352-6765 loc. 203 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.