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Filipino Writers and Journalists

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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.

International Writers and Journalists

Spain :: Chabeli Iglesias (broadcast) :: María Isabel Preysler Arrastia (broadcast)

Sri Lanka :: Ronnie Nathanielsz (journalist)

Switzerland :: Carmen Mory (journalist)

United Kingdom :: Elisar Cabrera (writer) :: Jasmine Hemsley (food writer) :: Melissa Hemsley (food writer)

United States :: Arianna Basco (writer) :: Dean Devlin (writer) :: Kristine Johnson (broadcast) :: Vanessa Lachey (broadcast) :: Elaine Quijano (broadcast) :: James Reuter (journalist) :: Eileen Tabios (poetry) :: Akiko Thomson (journalist) :: Liz Wahl (broadcast)

Local Writers and Journalists

Broadcast :: Martin Andanar (radio, television) :: Atom Araullo (television, radio) :: Kim Atienza (radio, television) :: Felipe Buencamino III (radio) :: Private User (television) :: Joe Cantada (radio, television) :: Ricky Carandang (radio, television) :: Angelo Ilagan Castro, Jr. (radio, television) :: Diego Castro III (television) :: Rene Cayetano (radio, television) :: Arnold Clavio (radio, television) :: Cris Daluz (television) :: Noli de Castro (radio, television) :: Ted Failon (radio, television) :: Richard Juico Gordon (radio, television) :: Joaquin Henson (television) :: Rico Hizon (television) :: Gretchen Ho (television) :: Pia Hontiveros (television) :: Private (radio, television) :: Percy Lapid (radio) :: Cheche Lazaro (radio, television) :: Loren Legarda (television) :: Teodoro Locsin Jr. (radio, television) :: Ivan Mayrina (television) :: Dianne Medina (television) :: Orlando Sanchez Mercado (radio, television) :: Solita Monsod (television) :: Vicky Morales (television) :: Ces Oreña-Drilon (radio, television) :: Marga Ortigas (television) :: Ala Paredes (television) :: Veronica Pedrosa (television) :: Cory Quirino (television) :: Daniel Razon (radio, television) :: Chiqui Roa-Puno (television) :: Korina Sanchez (radio, television) :: Bernadette Sembrano (radio, television) :: Zenaida Silva (radio, television) :: Jessica Soho (television) :: Anthony Taberna (radio, television) :: Jay Taruc (radio, television) :: Joe Taruc (radio) :: Raffy Tima (television) :: Ben Tulfo (radio, television) :: Mon Tulfo (radio, television) :: Raffy Tulfo (radio, television) :: Mariz Umali (television) :: Jose Mari Velez (television) :: Amelyn Veloso (television) :: Freddie Webb (radio, television) :: Private (radio, television)

Film :: Quark Henares :: Private :: Efren Reyes Sr. :: Eddie Romero :: Jun Urbano

Print :: Antonio Abad (poet, novelist, playwright, essayist) :: Antonio K. Abad (historian) :: Dong Abay (poet) :: Alejandro G. Abadilla (poet, essayist) :: Domingo C. Abella (historian) :: Onofre Abellanosa (short story writer, playwright) :: Ramón Abellanosa (journalist, playwright) :: Victorino Abellanosa (playwright) :: Augurio Abeto (essayist) :: Abner Afuang :: Dolly Aglay (journalist) :: Teodoro Agoncillo (historian) :: Larry Alcala (cartoonist, illustrator) :: Lean Alejandro (writer and journalist) :: Potenciano Aliño (translator) :: Rosauro Almario (journalist, editor, essayist, novelist) :: Virgilio S. Almario (poet, editor) :: Tomás Alonso (columnist, translator) :: Aurelio Sevilla Alvero (essayist, novelist, poet) :: Rosa Sevilla-Alvero (educator, essayist) :: Uldarico Alviola (novelist, editor) :: Jacobo Amatong (editor, publisher) :: Nereo Andolong (journalist) :: Boots Anson Roa-Rodrigo (columnist) :: Ninoy Aquino (journalist) :: Pedro R. Aunario (journalist) :: Cecilio Apóstol (poet) :: Eugenia Apostol (publisher) :: Francisco Arcellana (poet, writer and journalist) :: Tomás Arejola (newspaper) :: Manuel Artigas (historian, journalist) :: Teodoro C. Bacani :: Francisco Balagtas (poet) :: Joaquin Balmori :: Jesús Balmori :: Cirilo Bautista (poet, writer) :: Miguel Bernad (linguist, critic, historian, journalist, editor) :: Jorge Bocobo (journalist) :: Evella Bontia (editor) :: Gabriel Bordado Jr. (writer) :: Ely Buendia (writer) :: Carlos Bulosan (novelist, poet, essayist) :: Jose Burgos Jr. (journalist) :: Fernando Buyser (poet, short story writer) :: Tomas Lluisma Cabili (educator, journalist) :: Carlo J. Caparas (cartoonist, writer) :: Teodoro Casiño (journalist, writer) :: Enrique Centenera (editor, essayist, novelist, short story writer) :: Francisco Coching (illustrator and writer) :: Renato Constantino :: Marcelino Crisólogo (poet, playwright, translator) :: Isabelo Tinio Crisostomo :: Alberto Segismundo Cruz (poet, short story writer, novelist) :: Amador Daguio (writer, poet) :: Kat de Castro (journalist) :: Horacio de la Costa (historian) :: José Corazón de Jesús (poet) :: Luisa Gonzaga de León (translator) :: Martín de Ocampo (newspaper publisher) :: Vicente Ignacio Luangco de Veyra, DDS (anthologist) :: José María del Mar (editor, publisher) :: Clodualdo del Mundo Sr. (novelist, playwright, essayist, short story writer, journalist, screenwriter, teacher, critic) :: Marcelo H. del Pilar (newspaper) :: Salvador Vivencio del Rosario :: Epifanio de los Santos :: Marilou Diaz-Abaya (writer) :: Antonio Yangzon Escoda :: Chit Estella-Simbulan (journalist) :: Marjorie Evasco (poet) :: Agustín Fabián (writer) :: Doreen Fernandez (writer, cultural historian, food critic) :: Private :: Leona Josefa Florentino (writer, poet, journalist, novelist) :: Tomás Fonacier (historian, educator) :: Lázaro Francisco (novelist, essayist, playwright) :: Amalia Fuentes (writer) :: Rosalinda Galang (journalist) :: Zoilo Galang (writer) :: Félix Galura (writer) :: Vicente Garcés (writer, poet) :: Bonifacio Gillego (writer) :: Betty Go-Belmonte :: Guillermo Gómez Rivera (historian) :: Andrew Gonzalez (writer) :: N. V. M. Gonzalez (novelist, short story writer, essayist and poet):: Raul Santos Gonzalez (columnist) :: Paulino Gullas (newspaper publisher, poet) :: Vicente Gullas (educator, novelist, poet) :: Adelina Gurrea (journalist, poet and playwright) :: Raymond Gutierrez (editor) :: Samira Gutoc (journalist) :: Amado V. Hernandez (poet, playwright, novelist) :: Zoilo Hilario (poet and playwright) :: Boni Ilagan (playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker, journalist, editor) :: Hermogenes Ilagan (playwright) :: Rico Maria Ilarde (screenwriter) :: Dionisio Jakosalem (writer) :: F. Sionil Jose (writer) :: Nick Joaquin (writer and journalist) :: Private (writer and magazine editor-in-chief) :: Maria Kalaw Katigbak (journalist) :: Maximo M. Kalaw (writer, novelist) :: Teodoro Kalaw (writer, editor) :: Ester Kintanar (editor) :: Emmanuel Lacaba (writer, poet, essayist, playwright, short story writer, scriptwriter, songwriter) :: Alex Lacson (poet) :: Arsenio Lacson :: Soledad Lacson-Locsin :: Rey Langit (journalist) :: Reyster Langit (journalist) :: Peter Laviña (journalist) :: Ricky Lee (screenwriter, journalist, novelist, playwright) :: Benito Justo Fernandez Legarda :: Francisco Alonso Liongson (playwright) :: Aurelio Lacson Locsin, Sr. :: Enrique Laygo (journalist, essayist, writer) :: Teodoro Montelibano Locsin, Sr. :: Graciano López Jaena (journalist) :: Honorio López (writer) :: Salvador P. Lopez (writer, journalist) :: Antonio Novicio Luna :: Arsenio Luz (editor) :: Marilu Madrunio (linguist) :: Francisco Makabulos (poet) :: Armando Malay (journalist) :: Manuel Manahan (editor, publisher) :: Angela Manalang-Gloria (poet) :: Cecilia Manguerra Brainard (novelist, short story writer, editor) :: Patricio Mariano (poet, novelist, playwright, journalist) :: Paz Marquez-Benitez (editor) :: Private :: Primitivo Mijares (journalist) :: Resil B. Mojares (historian) :: Joey Montemayor (writer) :: Ramon Muzones (writer) :: Evangelina Guerrero Zacarías (poet, short story writer, journalist) :: Carmen Guerrero-Nakpil (essayist) :: Tony Nieva (journalist) :: Ambeth Ocampo (public historian, journalist) :: Satur Ocampo (columnist, editor) :: Sheila Ocampo-Kalfors (journalist) :: Poncho Ongpin y Domingo :: Private :: Blas Ople (newspaper) :: Rosalina Luna Orosa :: Sixto Ylagan Orosa, Sr. :: Román Ortiz y Sansón (translator) :: Camilo Osías (writer) :: Guillermo Pablo (journalist) :: Joji Paduano (editor) :: José Palma (poet) :: Rafael Palma (writer) :: José María Panganiban (essayist, linguist) :: Loreto Paras-Sulit (short story writer) :: Tish Pascual-Ladlad (editor) :: Pedro Paterno :: Jacinto Peña (journalist) :: Gregorio Perfecto (journalist) :: Pascual H. Poblete (writer, linguist) :: Mariano Ponce (newspaper) :: Bernardo Piñol Jr. (journalist) :: Manny Piñol (writer and journalist) :: Monico Ogtong Puentevella (writer) :: Ricardo Villanueva Puno, Jr (columnist) :: Cecilio Putong (educator, writer) :: Serafin Quiason (historian) :: Gardeopatra Quijano (novelist, short story writer, poet) :: Susan Quimpo (writer) :: Mary Aylett Racelis :: Nicolás Rafols (editor, poet, novelist) :: Napoleon Rama :: Benigno Ramos (writer) :: Leticia Ramos-Shahani (writer) :: Narciso Ramos (journalist) :; Vicente Ranudo (poet) :: Mars Ravelo (cartoonist, novelist) :: Íñigo Regalado y Corcuera (poet, playwright, lyricist) :: Íñigo Ed. Regalado (poet, novelist, journalist) :: Maria Ressa, Nobel Peace Prize 2021 (journalist) :: Severino Reyes (playwright) :: Sofia T. Reyes-de Veyra :: Christopher Ricketts :: Dr. Jose Rizal :: Alejandro Reyes Roces (essayist, journalist, playwright, dramatist, teacher) :: Private User :: Private :: Private :: Rafael Reyes Roces, Jr. :: Soc Rodrigo (playwright) :: Buenaventura Rodríguez (playwright) :: Norberto Lopez Romualdez (writer) :: Carlos P. Romulo (journalist) :: Arturo Belleza Rotor (writer) :: Private :: Hope Sabanpan-Yu (short story writer, poet) :: Bayani Seraspi San Diego (newspaper) :: Gervasio Bautista Santiago (novelist and magazine editor) :: Bienvenido Santos (writer, novelist, poet) :: Ildefonso Santos (poet, linguist) :: Lope K. Santos (writer, novelist, poet) :: Abraham Sarmiento Jr. (journalist) :: Ric Segreto (teacher, journalist, historian) :: Jose Maria Sison :: Max Soliven (journalist and newspaper publisher) :: Rafaelita Soriano (historian) :: Juan Crisóstomo Soto (poet, playwright) :: Filemón Sotto (newspaper publisher) :: Vicente Sotto (newspaper publisher) :: Antonio Tagamolila (journalist) :: Trinidad Tarrosa-Subido (linguist, writer, poet) :: Juan Sumulong (journalist) :: Cesare Syjuco (poet) :: Miguel Syjuco (novelist) :: Francisco Tatad (newspaper) :: Ana Karylle Padilla Tatlonghari (writer) :: Edilberto K. Tiempo (writer) :: Edith Tiempo (poet, writer) :: Ethel Soliven Timbol (journalist and editor) :: Sonny Tinio (art historian) :: Lt. Col. Tomas Tirona, PAF :: Aurelio Tolentino (playwright, poet and journalist) :: José García Villa (poet) :: Antonio Villegas (writer) :: Bernardo Villegas (writer) :: Salvador Vivencio del Rosario (editor) :: Regino Ylanan (sports historian) :: Amado Yuzon (journalist, writer) :: Gregorio F. Zaide (historian) :: José Zaragoza :: Miguel Zaragoza :: José Clemente Zulueta (writer, historian, bibliographer) :: R. Zulueta da Costa (poet, essayist) :: Antonio Zumel (journalist)

Theater :: Pascual Guerrero Agcaoili :: Salvador Bernal :: Natividad Hizon-Castro :: Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio :: Tony Mabesa :: Urbano Romero Macapagal :: Severino Montano :: Vincent Maniquis Tañada :: Rolando Santos Tinio :: Lucrecia Reyes Urtula

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)