Amando Osorio

| April 8, 2015

Amando Osorio


Amando Osorio was from the native town of Dalaguete, Cebu. He was born on Feb. 6, 1890 and was the son of Ricardo Osorio and Filomena Navarrete. He studied in Dalaguete, Argao, and in Cebu High School, and the Philippine School of Arts and Trades where he graduated with certificate of Proficiency. He continued his education at San Carlos College, Liceo de Manila, and the Colegia Mercantil where he obtained his A.B diploma.

Osorio was a novelist and a poet both in Spanish and in the Cebuano language. He authored several texts such as Daylinda, Gramatikay, Binisaya, Bansay bansay sa Binisaya, Pamalak sa Binisaya and others. He won a poetry contest in 1930 with “Bitoon sa akong Yuta.” Called an amateur composer, Osorio also produced worthwhile musical compositions as “Mi Nena” and others.

He had been elected chairman of the municipal committee of the Nacionalista Party in Dalaguete, also as municipal president of Dalaguete for two terms, and as president of the Cebu municipal presidents’ assembly.

On July 9, 1918, he married Miss Honorata Buenconsejo, with whom he had six children: Antonia, Ricardo, Inocencia, Rodolfo, Carmen and Corazon.

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