Famous Filipino Writers

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 1 Jose Rizal

Jose Rizal.
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.

 2 Jessica Seinfeld

Jessica Seinfeld.
Famous As: Cookbook Author, Wife of Jerry Seinfeld
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.

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 3 Marcelo H. del Pilar

Marcelo H. del Pilar.
Famous As: Writer
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.

 4 Carlos P. Garcia

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

 5 Nick Joaquin

Nick Joaquin.
Famous As: Writer, Journalist
Birthdate: May 4, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Manila
Died: April 29, 2004

 6 Carlos P. Romulo

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

 7 Amado V. Hernandez

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

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

 9 Lualhati Bautista

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

 10 Jose Garcia Villa

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

 11 Claro Mayo Recto

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

 12 Lav Diaz

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

 13 Jessica Tarahata Hagedorn

Jessica Tarahata Hagedorn
Birthdate: 1949 AD

 14 Gilbert Luis R. Centina III

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