Writers 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?"

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Nick Joaquín is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. He was captured by American forces in 1901, which ...more
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Albert William Herre is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Philippines
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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