Rebo Press Book Publishing (RPBP) author Marius D. Carlos Jr. bagged third place for the essay (sanaysay) category and the grand prize for the literary criticism/book review (pagsusuri ng akda) category in the recently concluded online awarding ceremony for the Saranggola Blog Awards (SBA) for the 2019 contest period.
His winning pieces can be read in his WordPress blog:
- Estranghero: Ang Pagtuklas Ko sa Pampanga sa Dalawang Yugto
- Dekolonisasyon ng Pagkababae: Salaysay at Kasaysayan sa “It’s a Mens World” ni Bebang Siy
The Saranggola Blog Awards is an award-giving body that aims to promote local literature by selecting the best works in Filipino annually. On its eleventh year, the SBA awarded several writers for sanaysay (essay), tula (poetry), maikling kuwento (short story), dagli (flash fiction), and kuwentong pambata (children’s literature).
The SBA also awarded three winners for the category “pagsusuri” or literary criticism/book review for the 2018 contest period. Due to the pandemic, the SBA was unable to hold a physical awarding ceremony for the winners of the 2019 SBA. The online awarding ceremony was spearheaded by the founder of the SBA, Bernard “Blue” Umali, and author and SBA organizer Beverly “Bebang” Wico Siy.
RPBP extends its heartfelt congratulations to our author, and wishes him the best in future writing endeavors.