Famous Filipino Writers

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 1 Jose Rizal

Jose Rizal
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Birthdate: June 19, 1861
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Filipino
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.

 2 Jessica Seinfeld

Jessica Seinfeld
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Famous As: Cookbook Author, Wife of Jerry Seinfeld
Birthdate: September 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Filipino, American

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.

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 3 Marcelo H. del Pilar

Marcelo H. del Pilar
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 30, 1850
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Filipino
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.

 4 Nick Joaquin

Nick Joaquin
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Famous As: Writer, Journalist
Birthdate: May 4, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Filipino
Died: April 29, 2004

 5 Carlos P. Garcia

Carlos P. Garcia
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Famous As: Former President
Birthdate: November 4, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Filipino
Died: June 14, 1971

 6 Carlos P. Romulo

Carlos P. Romulo
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Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: January 14, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Filipino
Died: December 15, 1985

 7 Amado V. Hernandez

Amado V. Hernandez
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Famous As: Journalist, Trade unionist
Birthdate: September 13, 1903
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Filipino
Died: March 24, 1970
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 8 Lino Brocka

Lino Brocka
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Famous As: film director, screenwriter, actor
Birthdate: April 3, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Filipino
Died: May 22, 1991

 9 Lualhati Bautista

Lualhati Bautista
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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: December 2, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Filipino

 10 Jose Garcia Villa

Jose Garcia Villa
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 5, 1908
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Filipino
Died: February 7, 1997

 11 Claro Mayo Recto

Claro Mayo Recto
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: February 8, 1890
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Filipino
Died: October 2, 1960

 12 Lav Diaz

Lav Diaz
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Famous As: Film director, Film editor, Film producer, Screenwriter, Film editing
Birthdate: December 30, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Filipino

 13 Jessica Tarahata Hagedorn

Jessica Tarahata Hagedorn
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Birthdate: 1949 AD
Nationality: Filipino

 14 Gilbert Luis R. Centina III

Gilbert Luis R. Centina III
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 19, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Filipino, American
Died: May 1, 2020