Henry Alburo won the much coveted singular prize in the just-concluded 2012 Precious Hearts Romances Songwriting Contest, sponsored by Precious Pages Corporation (PPC), the largest publisher of Tagalog romance pocketbook in the Philippines today.
The 24-year-old Alburo, resident of Marikina City and currently on leave from his course, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, won the prize for his composition “Precious Hearts” during the final tallying of scores at the editorial office of PPC with the attendance of a DTI representative.
The board of jury was composed of Mr.Segundo D. Matias, Jr, PPC publisher-president-general manager; Mr. Joen Chionglo, PPC Art Deaprtment head; and Ms. Charity Magalona, PPC Accounting Department staff and romance novel evaluator.
“Precious Hearts” shall become the official hymn of Precious Hearts Romances, the leading book imprint of PPC, in all its official corporate undertaking, including broadcast ad campaigns, and book signing and launching activities.
Mr.Alburo shall receive a cash prize of Php30, 000.00 and a scroll of merit duringthe awarding ceremony at the PPC Multipurpose Hall on 17th of May.