Mr. Mubarak Tahir received his Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature during the 67th year awarding held last September 1, 2017at the Peninsula Manila, Makati. His essay entitled, "Aden Bon Besen Uyag-Uyag (May Buhay pa Pala)" wins 3rd place. Mr. Tahir is the first personnel from the Philippine Science High - Southern Mindanao Campus to receive an award from the most prestigious writing tilt in the country.