Positively Filipino Writers Win Plaridel Awards

 Positively Filipino's Rene Ciria-Cruz, Gemma Nemenzo and Raymond Virata accept the 2013 Plaridel Awards on behalf of winners Lotis Key, Francis Calpotura and Elizabeth Ann Quirino.  (Photo by I. Wilfredo Ver)

Positively Filipino's Rene Ciria-Cruz, Gemma Nemenzo and Raymond Virata accept the 2013 Plaridel Awards on behalf of winners Lotis Key, Francis Calpotura and Elizabeth Ann Quirino. (Photo by I. Wilfredo Ver)

On Saturday, October 19, the Philippine American Press Club (PAPC) held its annual gala highlighted by the Plaridel Awards, which honor the best stories published by Filipino American media nationwide.

 Positively Filipino reaped a bumber crop of awards:

 Lotis Key

Lotis Key

Lotis Key, Outstanding Entertainment Story for her essay, "Going Home"
Read again: http://positivelyfilipino.com/magazine/2013/5/going-home

 Elizabeth Ann Quirino

Elizabeth Ann Quirino

Elizabeth Ann Quirino, Outstanding Food Story for "A Hundred Mangoes In a Bottle"
Read again: http://positivelyfilipino.com/magazine/2013/5/a-hundred-mangoes-in-a-bottle

 Francis Calpotura

Francis Calpotura

Francis Calpotura, Outstanding Tourism Feature for "It's More Meaningful - And Yes, Fun - in the Philippines!"
Read again: http://positivelyfilipino.com/magazine/2013/5/its-more-meaningfuland-yes-funin-the-philippines

 

 Carlos Zialcita

Carlos Zialcita

Carlos Zialcita, Honorable Mention, Entertainment Story for "Joe Bataan, Ordinary Guy with Extraordinary Heart"

Read again: http://positivelyfilipino.com/magazine/2013/1/joe-bataan-ordinary-guy-with-an-extraordinary-heart

PAPC is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.