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Famous Authors from Philippines

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List of the most popular authors from Philippines, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Filipino authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Filipino writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

Authors on this list include Rufus Bautista Rodriguez and Rahadyan Sastrowardoyo.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from Philippines?" and "Who are the best Filipino authors?"

For further information on these historic Filipino authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Filipino authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.
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  • 1
    The Woman Who Had Two Navels, La Orosa

    BirthplaceManila, Paco, Manila, Philippines

    Birthdate1917-05-04

    Nicomedes "Nick" Márquez Joaquín (May 4, 1917 – April 29, 2004) was a Filipino writer and journalist best known for his short stories and novels in the English language. He also wrote using the pen...  more
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  • 2
    Time for takeoff, A call to duty

    BirthplaceLingayen, Pangasinan

    Birthdate1928-03-18

    Fidel Valdez Ramos, (Spanish: [fiˈðel βalˈdes ra.mos]: born Fidel Ramos y Valdez; March 18, 1928), popularly known as FVR and Eddie, is a retired Filipino general and politician who served as the...  more
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  • 3
    Luis Eduardo Aute Gutiérrez (born 13 September 1943) is a Spanish singer, songwriter, film director, actor, sculptor, writer and painter....  more
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  • 4
    I Walked With Heroes, Forty years

    BirthplaceCamiling, Tarlac, Philippines

    Birthdate1899-01-14

    Carlos Peña Rómulo, (14 January 1898 – 15 December 1985) was a Filipino diplomat, statesman, soldier, journalist and author. He was a reporter at 16, a newspaper editor by the age of 20, and a...  more
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  • 5
    Noli Me Tángere, Makamisa

    BirthplaceCalamba, Laguna, Philippines

    Birthdate1861-06-19

    José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Realonda (Spanish pronunciation: [xoˈse riˈsal]; June 19, 1861 – December 30, 1896) was a Filipino nationalist and polymath during the tail end of the Spanish colonial...  more
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  • 6
    In search of alternatives, A dialogue with my people

    BirthplaceSarrat, Philippines

    Birthdate1917-09-11

    Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos Sr. (September 11, 1917 – September 28, 1989) was a Filipino politician and kleptocrat who was the tenth President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. A leading...  more
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    #9 of 14 Bizarre Obsessions of Dangerous Dictators#13 of 19 Signature Afflictions Suffered By History’s Most Famous Despots#9 of 26 Famous People With Lupus

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    Five-year integrated socio-economic program for the Philippines, Fullness of Freedom: Speeches and Statements of President Diosdado Macapagal

    BirthplaceLubao, Philippines

    Birthdate1910-09-28

    Diosdado Pangan Macapagal Sr. (September 28, 1910 – April 21, 1997) was the ninth President of the Philippines, serving from 1961 to 1965, and the sixth Vice-President, serving from 1957 to 1961. He...  more
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  • 8
    Salome

    BirthplaceDaet, Camarines Norte, Philippines

    Birthdate1948-03-19

    Ricardo Lee (born as March 19, 1948) is a Filipino screenwriter, journalist, novelist, and playwright. He has written more than 150 film screenplays since 1973, earning him more than 50 trophies from...  more
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  • 9
    Dramatic poundal, The Shanghai Of My Past and other essays

    BirthplaceBulacan, Philippines

    Birthdate1930-08-09

    Rustica C. Carpio is an actress and writer....  more
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  • 10
    Speeches of President Corazon C. Aquino

    BirthplacePaniqui, Tarlac, Philippines

    Birthdate1933-01-25

    María Corazón "Cory" Sumulong Cojuangco Aquino (25 January 1933 – 1 August 2009) was a Filipino politician who served as the 11th President of the Philippines, becoming the first woman to hold that...  more
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    #75 of 89 The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History#165 of 269 The Most Powerful Women Of All Time

  • 11
    Administrative law, with notes and cases

    BirthplaceCagayan de Oro, Philippines

    Birthdate1953-09-13

    Rufus B. Rodriguez is a Filipino politician. A member of the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino party, and affiliated with the Genuine Opposition, he was elected as a Member of the House of Representatives,...  more
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  • 12
    María Isabel Preysler Arrastía (born February 18, 1951), better known as Isabel Preysler, is a Filipina socialite and television host....  more
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  • 13
    X-factor: Tales outside the closet, Skin voices faces

    BirthplaceBasa Air Base, Philippines

    Birthdate1963-03-25

    Danton R. Remoto (born March 25, 1963) is a Filipino writer, essayist, reporter, editor, columnist, and professor. Remoto was a first prize recipient at the ASEAN Letter-Writing Contest for Young...  more
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  • 14
    The problems of Philippine rehabilitation and trade relations

    BirthplaceRoxas, Capiz, Philippines

    Birthdate1892-01-01

    Manuel Acuña Roxas ([ˈɾohas]; born Manuel Róxas y Acuña; January 1, 1892 – April 15, 1948) was the fifth President of the Philippines who served from 1946 until his death in 1948. He briefly served...  more
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  • 15
    My memoirs, True version of the Philippine revolution

    BirthplaceKawit, Cavite, Philippines

    Birthdate1869-03-22

    Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy (Spanish pronunciation: [eˈmi.ljo a.ɣiˈnal.do]: March 22, 1869 – February 6, 1964) was a Filipino revolutionary, politician and military leader who is officially recognized...  more
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  • 16
    The foliaceous and fruticose lichens of the Santa Cruz peninsula, California

    BirthplaceToledo, Ohio

    Birthdate1868-09-16

    Albert William Christian Theodore Herre (September 16, 1868 – January 16, 1962) was an American ichthyologist and lichenologist.Herre was born in 1868 in Toledo, Ohio. He was an alumnus of Stanford...  more
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  • 17
    Danny C. Sillada (born April 27, 1963) is a Filipino artist, writer and cultural critic from Mindanao. Sillada has contributed to various art forms, from painting, to music and performance art. He...  more
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  • 18
    Paintings of twelve Philippine women

    BirthplacePaco, Manila, Manila, Philippines

    Birthdate1892-05-30

    Fernando Amorsolo y Cueto (May 30, 1892 – April 24, 1972) was one of the most important artists in the history of painting in the Philippines. Amorsolo was a portraitist and painter of rural...  more
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  • 19
    Bata, Bata… Pa'no Ka Ginawa?

    BirthplaceTondo, Philippines

    Birthdate1945-12-02

    Lualhati Torres Bautista (born December 2, 1945) is one of the foremost Filipino female novelists in the history of contemporary Philippine literature. Her novels include Dekada '70, Bata, Bata,...  more
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  • 20
    A practical guide to Philippine healers, True encounters with the unknown

    BirthplaceSan Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines

    Birthdate1940-07-25

    Jaime T. Licauco, also known as Jimmy Licauco, is a parapsychologist, author, and teacher of management in the Philippines. He is the founder and president of the Inner Mind Development Institute, a...  more
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  • 21
    Planning for the Commonwealth and the towns

    BirthplaceVigan, Philippines

    Birthdate1890-11-16

    Elpídio Rivera Quiríno (born Elpídio Quiríno y Rivera; November 16, 1890 – February 29, 1956) was a Filipino politician of ethnic Ilocano descent who served as the sixth President of the Philippines...  more
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  • 22
    Twice Blessed, State of War

    BirthplacePhilippines

    Birthdate1946-01-01

    Ninotchka Rosca (born 1946, in the Philippines) is a Filipina feminist, author, journalist and human rights activist who is active in AF3IRM [1], the Mariposa Center for Change, Sisterhood is Global...  more
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  • 23
    Rahadyan Timoteo Sastrowardoyo (born March 31, 1963 in New York City) is a writer, editor and photographer. He is an American of Indonesian and Filipino ancestry. Sastrowardoyo was raised on the...  more
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  • 24
    Florante at Laura, Auredato at Astrome

    BirthplaceBalagtas, Bulacan, Philippines

    Birthdate1788-04-02

    Francisco Balagtas (born Francisco Baltazar y de la Cruz; April 2, 1788 – February 20, 1862), also known as Francisco Baltazar, was a prominent Filipino poet, and is widely considered one of the...  more
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  • 25
    Global but parochial

    BirthplaceHagonoy, Bulacan, Philippines

    Birthdate1927-02-03

    Blas Fajardo Ople (February 3, 1927 – December 14, 2003) was a Filipino journalist and politician who held several high-ranking positions in the executive and legislative branches of the Philippine...  more
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