Palanca Hall of Famer Asks for And God Also Made a Cat book


Oct 09, 2019

Palanca award-winning children’s book author and Hall of Famer for Literature Eugene Evasco delightfully accepted his complimentary copy of newly launched CSM title, And God Also Made a Cat, during the 40th Manila International Book Fair. He personally received a copy of the cat devotions book from CSM’s VP for Publishing, Joy C. Solina and CSM’s Marketing Manager Riza Rivera last September 14, 2019 at the second floor of the SMX Convention Center.

Lines from Evasco’s 2011 Ikalawang Gantimpala Tulang Pambata Isang Mabalahibong Bugtong, a collection of children’s poetry on cats, were specifically quoted by first-time CSM author Victoria Costina in CSM’s original book of devotions for Pinoy cat lovers. Evasco granted permission for citing lines from his book on the sole condition of receiving a copy of And God Also Made a Cat.

Currently a literature and creative writing professor at the University of the Philippines-Diliman, Eugene Y. Evasco became part of the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature Hall of Fame in 2009. He has won the Grand Prize of the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) twice as well as the National Book Award for Young Adult Literature. According to him, this is the first time he is quoted in a book of devotions.


Palanca award-winning children’s book author & Hall of Famer Eugene Evasco holds his cat poetry book (left) cited in CSM’s new book of devotions for cat people, And God Made Also a Cat (right) by Victoria Rico Costina



Evasco shows the page of the article, “Eugene Evasco, on Cats” in And God Also Made a Cat book, CSM VP for Publishing Joy C. Solina beside him