Famous Filipino Writers

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Jose Rizal
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Birthdate: June 19, 1861
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Calamba, Laguna
Died: December 30, 1896

Jose Rizal was a Filipino polymath and nationalist. An ophthalmologist by profession, Rizal turned towards writing and inspired the Philippine Revolution through his writings. The revolution eventually led to Philippine independence and Rizal became a national hero. His life has inspired several biographical films and TV series.

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Jessica Seinfeld
(Cookbook Author, Wife of Jerry Seinfeld)

Jessica Seinfeld
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Birthdate: September 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oyster Bay, New York

Jessica Seinfeld, wife of comedian Jerry Seinfeld, is best known for her first cookbook, Deceptively Delicious, which became a New York Times bestseller. She also owns the charity GOOD+ Foundation, which helps the needy in New York, and the culinary website Do it Delicious, which teaches cooking to beginners.

Marcelo H. del Pilar
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Birthdate: August 30, 1850
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bulakan, Bulacan, Captaincy General of the Philippines
Died: July 4, 1896

Marcelo H. del Pilar was a Filipino lawyer, writer, freemason, and journalist. Along with Graciano López Jaena and José Rizal, Del Pilar became known in Spain as the leaders of the Reform Movement. He is considered the Father of Philippine Journalism for his 66 editorials and 150 essays. He is also regarded as the Father of Philippine Masonry.

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Carlos P. Garcia
(Former President)

Carlos P. Garcia
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Birthdate: November 4, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Talibon, Philippines
Died: June 14, 1971

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Nick Joaquin
(Writer, Journalist)

Nick Joaquin
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Birthdate: May 4, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Manila
Died: April 29, 2004

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Carlos P. Romulo
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Birthdate: January 14, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Intramuros, Manila, Philippines
Died: December 15, 1985

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Amado V. Hernandez
(Journalist, Trade unionist)

Amado V. Hernandez
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Birthdate: September 13, 1903
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hagonoy
Died: March 24, 1970
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Lino Brocka
(film director, screenwriter, actor)

Lino Brocka
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Birthdate: April 3, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pilar, Sorsogon
Died: May 22, 1991

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Lualhati Bautista
(Screenwriter)

Lualhati Bautista
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Birthdate: December 2, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tondo

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Claro Mayo Recto
(Statesman)

Claro Mayo Recto
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Birthdate: February 8, 1890
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tiaong, Philippines
Died: October 2, 1960

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Lav Diaz
(Film director, Film editor, Film producer, Screenwriter, Film editing)

Lav Diaz
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Birthdate: December 30, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mindanao

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Jose Garcia Villa
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Birthdate: August 5, 1908
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manila
Died: February 7, 1997

Jessica Tarahata Hagedorn
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Birthdate: 1949 AD

Gilbert Luis R. Centina III
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Birthdate: May 19, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: La Carlota City, Philippines
Died: May 1, 2020