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Filipino Writers and Journalists

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  • Marcelo H. del Pilar (1850 - 1896)
    Marcelo H. del Pilar was a celebrated figure in the Philippine Revolution and a leading propagandist for reforms in the Philippines. Popularly known as Plaridel, he was the editor and co-publisher of t...
  • Pedro Ignacio Paterno (1857 - 1911)
    Pedro Paterno was a Filipino politician who earned infamy as "the greatest turncoat in Philippine history." He was also a poet and novelist. Reference: Pedro Paterno's letter to Jose Rizal. . Dat...
  • Miguel Aranquizna Zaragoza (c.1842 - d.)
    Miguel Aranquizna Zaragoza was a painter, writer and a founding member of the School of Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines
  • Jose Aranquizna Zaragoza (deceased)
    Jose Aranquizna Zaragoza founded the landmark "La Ilustracion Filipina", an illustrated weekly newspaper that covered a wide array of social related topics both local and international, in 1891 and ser...
  • Lt. Col. Tomas Tirona, PAF
    Tomas Carrasco Tirona belonged to the pioneer class of the Philippine Military Academy Class 1940. He was a soldier with the Armed Forces of the Philippines who was jailed at Fort Bonifacio during WWII...

This sub-project aims to organize genealogical data on the prominent Filipino writers of poetry, fiction and non-fiction and journalists; and journalists who have embraced digital media like broadcast and Internet -- who are Filipino or have Filipino lineage. Find more profiles at the master project page, Families of the Philippines.

Image: This painting by B. Gonzalez depicts Dr. Jose Rizal writing his iconic "Mi Ultimo Adios" before his execution.

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How to Contribute

  1. Please click the "Join Project" button on the upper right of the project page.
  2. After getting yourself added as a collaborator for the surname, select the profile of the prominent Filipino you wish to add.
  3. Navigate to the profile. Under the "More Actions" link, choose "Add to Project" and select sub-project to which your ancestor should be included in.
  4. Include in the "About Me" section a brief biographical sketch, summarizing the person's significant contributions and accomplishments. (Required)
  5. Include a photograph, if one exists.
  6. Mark the profile as "public" and not "private". (Required)