Roy Anthony Cutaran Bennett

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Roy Anthony Cutaran Bennett

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Bayombong, Cagayan Valley, Philippines
Death: November 11, 1990 (77)
Rosemead, CA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Roy DeWitt Bennett and Josefa Camaguian Cutaran
Father of Private
Brother of Rawson H. Cutaran Bennett; Helen D. Cutaran Bennett and Ralph D. Cutaran Bennett

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About Roy Anthony Cutaran Bennett

Roy Anthony Cutaran Bennett was the editor of the Manila Bulletin. He was incarcerated for 13 months at the University of Santo Tomas, during World War II.

Roy Anthony Cutaran Bennett (1913 April 6, Bayombong, Cagayan Valley, Philippines – 1990 November 11, Rosemead, California, USA) was the outspoken editor of the Manila Bulletin before and during the Japanese invasion of the Philippines.


For 13 months prior to liberation of the Philippines by combined American and Filipino forces in 1945, Bennett was imprisoned and tortured in Santo Tomas Internment Camp and Fort Santiago by the Japanese for his writings opposing the military expansion of the Japanese Empire. His refusal to cooperate with the Japanese occupiers, who desired to use the newspapers as a propaganda organ under their censorship, became symbolic motivation to Filipinos to intensify their resistance.

Family background

Bennett was one of four children of Roy DeWitt Bennett (1884–1968)[4] and Josefa Camaguian Cutaran Bennett (1884–1949). Roy Anthony Cutaran Bennett's sister Helen Cutaran Bennett became Foreign Secretary for Philippine President Elpidio Quirino.

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April 6, 1913
Bayombong, Cagayan Valley, Philippines
November 11, 1990
Age 77
Rosemead, CA, United States