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List of famous writers from the Philippines, listed alphabetically with photos when available. The Philippines are home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Filipino writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Philippines and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different writers, like Marilou Diaz-Abaya and Lou Diamond Phillips.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Filipino writers?" and "Which writers are from Philippines?" With these well known Philippines writers, readers can access Filipino culture, answering questions they never even knew they wanted to ask.

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Philippines in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Philippines, but they're all of Philippines descent.

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Ninotchka Rosca is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines

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Lou Diamond Phillips is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines

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Brian Yuzna is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines
Brian Yuzna age 68

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Cirio H. Santiago is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines
Cirio H. Santiago Died at 72 (1936-2008)

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Eddie Romero is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines
Eddie Romero Died at 89 (1924-2013)

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Chris Sheridan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines

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José Rizal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines
José Rizal Died at 35 (1861-1896)

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Brillante Mendoza is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines

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Luis Eduardo Aute is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines

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José Javier Reyes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines

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Carlos P. Romulo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines
Carlos P. Romulo Died at 86 (1899-1985)

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Auraeus Solito is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines

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Lav Diaz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines
Lav Diaz age 59

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Peque Gallaga is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines
Peque Gallaga age 74

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Fidel V. Ramos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines

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Raya Martin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines
Raya Martin age 33

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Jose Mari Avellana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines
Jose Mari Avellana Died at 70 (1941-2011)

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Michael Gleissner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines

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Khavn De La Cruz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines

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Isabel Preysler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines

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Lino Brocka is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines
Lino Brocka Died at 52 (1939-1991)

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Mike De Leon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines
Mike De Leon age 70

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Gerardo de León is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines
Gerardo de León Died at 68 (1913-1981)

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Adolf Alix, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines

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Rustica C. Carpio is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines

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Ferdinand Marcos is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos Died at 72 (1917-1989)

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Felix Roco is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines
Felix Roco age 28

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Marilou Diaz-Abaya is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines
Marilou Diaz-Abaya Died at 57 (1955-2012)

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Rahadyan Sastrowardoyo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines

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Corazon Aquino is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines
Corazon Aquino Died at 76 (1933-2009)

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Carlo J. Caparas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines

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Ian Loreños is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines

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Eddie del Mar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines
Eddie del Mar Died at 67 (1919-1986)

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Fernando Amorsolo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines
Fernando Amorsolo Died at 80 (1892-1972)

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Chris Martinez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines

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Manuel Roxas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines
Manuel Roxas Died at 56 (1892-1948)

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Tikoy Aguiluz is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines
Tikoy Aguiluz age 65

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Emilio Aguinaldo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo Died at 95 (1869-1964)

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Jun Lana is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines
Jun Lana age 45

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Diosdado Macapagal is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines
Diosdado Macapagal Died at 87 (1910-1997)

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Jet Leyco is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines
Jet Leyco age 30

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Danton Remoto is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines
Danton Remoto age 54

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Elpidio Quirino is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines
Elpidio Quirino Died at 66 (1890-1956)

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Jose Antonio Vargas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines

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Bobby A. Suarez is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines
Bobby A. Suarez Died at 68 (1942-2010)

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Miguel Syjuco is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines
Miguel Syjuco age 41

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Ricky Lee is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines
Ricky Lee age 69

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Eddie Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines
Eddie Rodriguez Died at 69 (1932-2001)

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Lualhati Bautista is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines

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Blas Ople is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from the Philippines
Blas Ople Died at 76 (1927-2003)