Florentino Suico

| July 7, 2011

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Florentino Suico was born in Mandaue on March 14, 1902. He studied at the Mandaue Elementary School and Cebu High School. He took up Pre-Law at UE and UST while working at the Bureau of Aeronautics in Manila.

He started writing at 21, contributing fiction, poems, and articles to various periodicals. Edited Bag-ong Kusog (1928); founded Balita (1948). He became staff member of Tabunon (1939-41); first editor of Bag-ong Suga (1963-68). He also taught in the public schools of Consolation, Alcantara, Badian, Mambaling, and Mabolo (1926-37).

In the later years of his life, he became secretary to Rep. Ramon Durano (1950-58); technical assistant to Congress secretary Inocencio B. Pareja (1959-63).

Through out his life he has written some 30 poems, 40 short stories, and 3 novels.

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