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Filipino Writers and Journalists

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  • Lorenzo Rosales (c.1879 - d.)
    Lorenzo Imperial Rosales (born 1879) is a Bikolano lawyer and teacher. He became a writer of Sanghiran nin Bikol under the alias of Siling Layas, and editor of the local periodical Juan de la Cruz and ...
  • Antonio Yangzon Escoda (b. - c.1944)
    Antonio Yangzon Escoda was a correspondent for the Philippine Free Press when he met his wife Josefa at a conference in the United States. During the war, he was a Colonel with the Philippine guerilla ...
  • Joaquin Gonzalez Mondragon Balmori (deceased)
    Joaquin Balmori was a pioneer labor leader and organizer of labor unions in the Philippines. After breaking away from the Congreso de Obrero de Filipinas, he founded “Federacion del Trabajo de Filipina...
  • Jesus Balmori (1887 - 1948)
    Jesús Balmori was a Filipino Spanish language journalist, playwright, and poet. He wrote under the pseudonym "Batikuling". He also served as Philippine Ambassador of Goodwill to Spain, Mexico, South Am...
  • Isabelo Tinio Crisostomo (1930 - 2005)
    Dr. Isabelo Tinio Crisostomo was a noted author, presidential biographer, and the former president of the Philippine College of Commerce (now Polytechnic University of the Philippines).

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.





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)