Young poets pour their hearts out on Grandparents’ Day

Published September 13, 2020, 6:00 AM

by AA Patawaran

MB’s Tula Para Kay Lolo at Lola online contest winners revealed

In no time at all, after we called for entries to our online contest Tula Para Kay Lolo at Lola, was The Manila Bulletin met with an outpouring of poetic love.

Grandchildren young and younger, from around the Philippines, expressed cherished memories and precious experiences with their grandparents, honoring their words of wisdom, their pieces of advice, their loving nature, even their tough love, in free verse, in rhymes, in ballads, in metaphors and allusions, and other forms of poetry.

The mechanics were simple: Just write an original personal poem of 80 to 120 words in English or Filipino and post it along with photos or other mementos on either Facebook or Instagram, tagging @manilabulletin with the hashtags #MBGrandParentsDay2020 and #TulaParaKayLoloatLola.

There are too many winning entries but The Manila Bulletin only has a total of 12 cash prizes for 10 of the very best and a couple of special citations.

The top five winners of P5,000 each are:

VJ Amdul (Wrinkles and Roses),

Wrinkles and RosesLullabies, rocking chairsChristmas presents and teddy bearsBible stories, my messy hairScraped…

VJ Amdul XV 发布于 2020年9月4日周五

Carl Adrian Ancia (Alay Ko Kay Lola),

Alay ko kay Lola by: Carl Adrian AnciaMula pagkabata ikaw na ang aking kasama,Bawat umaga ikaw ang una kung…

Carl Adrian Ancia 发布于 2020年9月4日周五

JP Anthony Cuñada (Hindi Ko Maalala na Niyakap Ako ng Lolo),

Hindi Ko Maalala na Niyakap Ako ng LoloAng naaalala ko: Nakatayo ako, nanginginig Ang tuhod at boses habang binabasa…

JP Anthony D. Cuñada 发布于 2020年9月4日周五

Mayjulyn Olivares (Remarkable Woman),

“Tula Para Kay Lolo't Lola” entryRemarkable Womanby Mayjulyn OlivarezWhen you're in a mood and you're grumpy,I'll…

Mayjulyn Olivarez 发布于 2020年9月4日周五

and Maria Foreza Pangalinan (Durungawan). 

"DURUNGAWAN"Mula pagkabata,Ngiti ni lolo'y laging nais makita.Boses niya'y tila musika,Sa taingang nakikinig sa…

Maria Foreza Capati Pangilinan 发布于 2020年9月4日周五

Also to receive P5,000 as cash prize for the most liked and most shared entries on Facebook are:

Most Liked: Czarina Mae Ramirez (Dabest Ka, Lola) with 4,500 likes on Facebook; and

MANILA BULLETIN#MBGrandParentsDay2020#TulaParaKayLoloatLolaDABEST KA, LOLA!ni: Chzarina Mae Caberio RamirezOh kay…

Chzarina Mae Caberio Ramirez 发布于 2020年9月4日周五

Most Shared: Bea Mae Plotena (Lola Pida: Ang Aking Dakilang Lola) with over 14,000 shares on Facebook.

#MBGrandParentsDay2020#TulaParaKayLoloatLolaMANILA BULLETINLOLA PIDA: ANG AKING DAKILANG LOLASa pagmulat ng mga…

Bea Mae Plotena 发布于 2020年9月5日周六

The finalists, who will each receive P1,000 for their entries, are:

Evelyn Abenojar (Our Polaris),

#MBGrandParentsDay2020"Our Polaris" -Evelyn AbenojarThe map of her soul are now seenShe may now have the poor…

Evelyn Tactay Abenojar 发布于 2020年9月4日周五

Martinna Congson (Hindi Paborito Pero Mahal Ko),

Hindi Paborito Pero Mahal ko (Wendee Congson)Hindi mo man ako paborito,Ikaw naman ay mahal koSigaw man ang…

Martinna Dee Congson 发布于 2020年9月3日周四

Adora Salvador (Para Sa ‘Yo, Lola),

MANILA BULLETIN“PARA SAYO, LOLA”Umiyak ka sa tuwa Nung ako ay nakatanggap ng medalyaMasaya ka nung nalaman…

Adora Lopez Fernandez-Salvador 发布于 2020年9月5日周六

Elisha Shion (untitled), and

#MBGrandparentsDay2020#TulaParakayLoloatLola MANILA BULLETINIf guardian angels do exists,I hope you're the one who's…

Elisha Shion 发布于 2020年9月3日周四

Kim Marie Dumosdos (Pangarap Namin ni Lola).

Tula Para Kay Lola at Lola 2020 was co-presented by The SM Store.