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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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Nick Joaquín is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Nick Joaquín The Woman Who Had Two Navels, La Orosa, A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino Nicomedes Márquez Joaquín was a Filipino writer, historian and journalist, best known for his short stories and novels in the English language. He also wrote using the pen name ...more

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Fidel V. Ramos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Fidel V. Ramos Time for takeoff, A call to duty, Break not the peace Fidel Valdez Ramos AFP PLH GCMG, popularly known as FVR and Eddie, was the 12th President of the Philippines from 1992 to 1998. During his six years in office, Ramos was widely credited and ...more

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Luis Eduardo Aute is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Luis Eduardo Aute Luis Eduardo Aute is a Spanish musician, singer-songwriter, film director, painter and poet.

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Carlos P. Romulo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Carlos P. Romulo I Walked With Heroes, Forty years, ASEAN at the threshold of the new millennium Carlos Peña Rómulo, QSC PLH 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 publisher at 32. ...more

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José Rizal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
José Rizal Noli Me Tángere, Makamisa, Antología José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda was a Filipino nationalist, novelist, poet, ophthalmologist, journalist, and revolutionary. He is widely considered one of the greatest ...more

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Ferdinand Marcos is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos In search of alternatives, A dialogue with my people, Five years of the new society Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos was a Filipino lawyer and politician who served as President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. In the earlier part of his presidency, he was known for his ...more

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Diosdado Macapagal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Diosdado Macapagal Five-year integrated socio-economic program for the Philippines, Fullness of Freedom: Speeches and Statements of President Diosdado Macapagal, Speeches of President Diosdado Macapagal Diosdado Pangan Macapagal was the ninth President of the Philippines, serving from 1961 to 1965, and the sixth Vice-President, serving from 1957 to 1961. He also served as a member of the House ...more

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Ricky Lee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Ricky Lee Salome Ricky Lee is a Filipino writer. He has written more than 150 film scripts since 1973, earning him more than 50 trophies from various award-giving bodies, including a 2003 Natatanging Gawad Urian ...more

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Rustica C. Carpio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Rustica C. Carpio Dramatic poundal, The Shanghai Of My Past and other essays, Literature is life Rustica C. Carpio is an actress and writer.

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Corazon Aquino is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Corazon Aquino Speeches of President Corazon C. Aquino Maria Corazon "Cory" Sumulong Cojuangco Aquino was a Philippine politician who served as the 11th President of the Philippines, the first woman to hold that office, and the first ...more

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Rufus Bautista Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Rufus Bautista Rodriguez Administrative law, with notes and cases, The Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines and its implementing rules and regulations 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 ...more

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Isabel Preysler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Isabel Preysler María Isabel Preysler Arrastía, better known as Isabel Preysler, is a Filipina socialite and television host.

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Danton Remoto is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Danton Remoto X-factor: Tales outside the closet, Skin voices faces, Black silk pajamas Danton R. Remoto is a Filipino writer, essayist, reporter, editor, columnist, and professor. Remoto was a first prize recipient at the ASEAN Letter-Writing Contest for Young People. The award ...more

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Manuel Roxas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Manuel Roxas The problems of Philippine rehabilitation and trade relations Manuel Acuña Roxas was the fifth President of the Philippines, the last of the Commonwealth of the Philippines and the first of the sovereign Third Philippine Republic. He ruled as ...more

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Emilio Aguinaldo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo My memoirs, True version of the Philippine revolution, A second look at America Emilio Famy Aguinaldo QSC PLH is officially recognized as the First President of the Philippines and led Philippine forces first against Spain in the latter part of the Philippine Revolution, ...more

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Albert William Herre is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Albert William Herre The foliaceous and fruticose lichens of the Santa Cruz peninsula, California Albert William Christian Theodore Herre was an American ichthyologist and lichenologist. Herre was born in 1868 in Toledo, Ohio. He was an alumnus of Stanford University, where he received a ...more

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Danny Sillada is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Danny Sillada Renowned contemporary artist, musician, and writer whose works often reflect Philippine ethnic culture as well as broader universal themes.

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Fernando Amorsolo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Fernando Amorsolo Paintings of twelve Philippine women Fernando Cueto Amorsolo is one of the most important artists in the history of painting in the Philippines. Amorsolo was a portraitist and painter of rural Philippine landscapes. He is popularly ...more

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Lualhati Bautista is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Lualhati Bautista Bata, Bata… Pa'no Ka Ginawa?, ‘GAPÔ Lualhati Torres Bautista is one of the foremost Filipino female novelists in the history of contemporary Philippine Literature. Her novels include Dekada '70, Bata, Bata, Pa'no Ka Ginawa?, and

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Jaime Licauco is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Jaime Licauco A practical guide to Philippine healers, True encounters with the unknown, The magicians of God 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 ...more

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Elpidio Quirino is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Elpidio Quirino Planning for the Commonwealth and the towns Elpidio Rivera Quirino was a Filipino politician, and the sixth President of the Philippines. A lawyer by profession, Quirino entered politics when he became a representative of Ilocos Sur from ...more

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Ninotchka Rosca is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Ninotchka Rosca Twice Blessed, State of War, Bitter country Ninotchka Rosca is a Filipina feminist, author, journalist and human rights activist who is active in AF3IRM, the Mariposa Center for Change, Sisterhood is Global and the initiating committee of ...more

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Rahadyan Sastrowardoyo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Rahadyan Sastrowardoyo Rahadyan Timoteo Sastrowardoyo is a writer, editor and photographer. He is an American of Indonesian and Filipino ancestry. Sastrowardoyo was raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and ...more

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Francisco Balagtas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Francisco Balagtas Florante at Laura, Auredato at Astrome, Clara Belmore Francisco Balagtas y de la Cruz, also known as Francisco Baltazar, was a prominent Filipino poet, and is widely considered as one of the greatest Filipino literary laureate for his impact on ...more

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Blas Ople is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Blas Ople Global but parochial Blas Fajardo Ople was a Filipino journalist and politician who held several high-ranking positions in the executive and legislative branches of the Philippine government, including as Senate ...more

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Richard F. Heck is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Richard F. Heck Palladium reagents in organic syntheses Richard Fred Heck is an American chemist noted for the discovery and development of the Heck reaction, which uses palladium to catalyze organic chemical reactions that couple aryl halides with ...more

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Miguel Syjuco is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Miguel Syjuco Ilustrado: A Novel Miguel Syjuco is a Filipino writer from Manila and the grand prize winner of the 2008 Man Asian Literary Prize for his first novel Ilustrado.

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Norberto Romuáldez is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Norberto Romuáldez Filipino musical instruments and airs of long ago Norberto Romuáldez y López was a Philippine writer, politician, jurist, and statesman. He was the first Lopez-Romuáldez to attain national prominence, and is deemed the ...more

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Peter Solis Nery is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Peter Solis Nery First few notes of a green symphony, Moon river, butterflies Peter Solis Nery is a Filipino poet, fictionist, and author. Writing in Hiligaynon, he is a Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature Hall of Fame Awardee, the Cultural Center of the ...more

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Maria Ressa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Maria Ressa Seeds of Terror: An Eyewitness Account of Al-Qaeda's Newest Center of Operations in Southeast Asia Maria A. Ressa is a Filipino journalist, CEO of Rappler, and author of Seeds of Terror, a book published by Free Press that contains blow-by-blow account of the hideouts of Al-Qaeda in Asia.

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José Corazón de Jesús is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
José Corazón de Jesús José Corazón de Jesús, also known by his pen name Huseng Batute, was a Filipino poet who used Tagalog poetry to express the Filipinos' desire for independence during the ...more

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Rene Villanueva is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Rene Villanueva Rene O. Villanueva was a Filipino playwright and author. He is famed for his deep involvement in theater and television and in children's literature, whether it be on television, in books or on

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Jose F. Lacaba is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Jose F. Lacaba Jose Maria Flores Lacaba, Jr., better known as Jose F. Lacaba, is a Filipino poet, journalist, and screenwriter. He was conferred the Aruna Vasudev Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing on ...more

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Louie Mar Gangcuangco is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Louie Mar Gangcuangco Orosa-Nakpil, Malate Dr. Louie Mar Gangcuangco is an HIV researcher, best-selling novelist, and one of the youngest licensed physicians from the Philippines. He is the author of the multi-awarded Filipino novel ...more

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Simeon Dumdum, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Simeon Dumdum, Jr. Third world opera, The gift of sleep, Love In The Time Of The Camera Simeon Dumdum, Jr. is a Regional Trial Court Executive Judge in Cebu City, The Philippines, and a published poet. He once studied for the priesthood in Galway, Ireland, but left the seminary to ...more

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Manuel Ocampo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Manuel Ocampo Manuel Ocampo, Virgin destroyer Manuel Ocampo is a Filipino artist. His work fuses sacred Baroque religious iconography with secular political narrative. His works draw upon a wide range of art historical references, contain ...more

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Jourdan Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Jourdan Sebastian Jourdan Sebastian a.k.a. The Dreamer, is an independent Filipino Spoken Word artist, director, executive producer, writer, actor, filmmaker, beat poet, acting coach, creative director, music ...more

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Genoveva Matute is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Genoveva Matute Genoveva Edroza-Matute was a Filipino author. In 1951, she was the recipient of the first ever Palanca Award for Short Story in Filipino, for her short story "Kuwento ni Mabuti", which ...more

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Santiago B. Villafania is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Santiago B. Villafania Santiago Villafania is a bilingual Filipino poet who writes in English and in his native language of Pangasinan. Born in Tuliao, Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan on 31 January 1971, Villafania graduated ...more

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Jeannette Thomson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Jeannette Thomson Join Me in My Journey, Bumped Off in Baltmore

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Louie Jon Agustin Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Louie Jon Agustin Sanchez Louie Jon Agustin Sanchez, a poet, fictionist, critic, and journalist, hails from Flora, Apayao, Philippines. He lives in Novaliches, Caloocan City, in Metro Manila. He has won prizes including ...more

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Lourd de Veyra is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Lourd de Veyra Lourd de Veyra is a multi-awarded Filipino musician, emcee, poet, journalist, broadcast personality and activist who first became famous as the vocalist of the Manila-based jazz rock band ...more

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John Iremil Teodoro is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
John Iremil Teodoro John Iremil E. Teodoro is a Filipino writer, university professor and freelance journalist. He is also a multi-awarded poet and playwright, one of the country's leading pioneers in gay ...more

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Edgar Calabia Samar is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Edgar Calabia Samar Edgar Calabia Samar is a poet and fictionist from San Pablo City, Philippines. He has received the Palanca Awards for his poetry collections and futuristic fiction. He has also been awarded the ...more

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Loreto Paras-Sulit is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Loreto Paras-Sulit Loreto Paras-Sulit was a Filipino writer best known for her English-language short stories.

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Leo Udtohan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
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Philip Ella Juico is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Philip Ella Juico Sports and governance Philip Ella Juico is the former Dean of the Graduate School of Business of De La Salle Professional Schools, a leading graduate business school in the Philippines.

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Roy V. Aragon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
Roy V. Aragon Roy V. Aragon is a Filipino writer writing in Iloko and Filipino languages. He is an award-winning fictionist and poet, and a translator. Among his awards and prizes are two third and a second ...more