Eugene Evasco

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Eugene Y. Evasco is a Philippine writer and college professor. He has written award-winning stories for children and adults, poetry, and essays in Filipino.


Evasco graduated with a degree in BA Araling Pilipino from the University of the Philippines Diliman in 1997 and an MA in Malikhaing Pagsulat (Creative Writing), also from UP Diliman, in 2000.

Professional affiliations

Evasco is a member of the faculty of the Filipino Department in the College of Arts and Letters, UP Diliman, where he was once Assistant Chair. He teaches Araling Pilipino (Filipino Studies), and Panitikang Pambata (Children’s Literature). He is the editor of Lagda, a refereed journal published by the Filipino Department of U.P.

Some of his works


  • "Five Little Pigs" translated into Filipino for the Rosetta Project


Fiction for children and young adults

  • Bagets: An Anthology of Filipino Young Adult Fiction, edited by Eugene Y. Evasco and Carla Pacis
  • Mariang Sinukuan: Ang Diwatang Tagapag-ingat ng Bundok Arayat
  • Ang Bisita ni Haya
  • Bilog ang Buwan sa Tanghal
  • Baha!
  • Hilong Talilong
  • Apat na Mata
  • May Leon sa Aking Dibdib
  • Si Isem sa Bayang Bawal Tumawa
  • Anina ng mga Alon
  • Misteryo!
  • Federico


  • Tabi-Tabi Sa Pagsasantabi: Kritikal Na Tala Ng Mga Lesbiana at Bakla Sa Sining, Kultura, at Wika (with Rommel B. Rodriguez and Roselle V. Pineda)
  • Ideya at Estilo sa Sanaysay


  • 2006 National Book Awards for Baha!
  • First Prize for Short Story for Children in Filipino in the 2005 Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature
  • 2005 National Fellow for Children’s Fiction of LIKHAAN: UP Institute of Creative Writing
  • 2005 Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards
  • NCCA Writer's Prize in essay category, 2003
  • 2001 Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards
  • 2000 Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards
  • 2000 Makata ng Taon
  • Gawad Chancelor para sa Akdang Pampanitikan for Anina ng mga Alon
  • 2002 National Book Awards (Young Adult Literature) for Anina ng mga Alon
  • 1999 Homelife Poetry Contest for "Baguntao"
  • Pilar Perez Medallion for Young Adult Literature (1997) for Anina ng mga Alon

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