RSSPre-War Writers

Gardeopatra Quijano

Gardeopatra Quijano

| April 9, 2015

Name: Gardeopatra G. Quijano Pseudonym(s): Flora Burgos, Gerardo Largavista Date of Birth: April 27, 1918 Place of Birth: Alcantara, Cebu BIOGRAPHY Gardeopatra G. Quijano is a well-known feminist writer born in Alcantara, Cebu on April 27, 1918. She went to schools in Oroquieta, Lanao, Cebu, and Manila. Before the age of 20, Quijano already obtained […]

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Florentino D. Tecson

Florentino D. Tecson

| April 9, 2015

Name: Florentino D. Tecson Pseudonym(s): D’ Ville, Victor Kutsero, F.D.T, F. Loretino, Victor Florentin, Tinoy-od Date of Birth: March 16, 1906 Place of Birth: Naga, Cebu BIOGRAPHY Florentino Tecson, former councilor of Naga and vice mayor of Cebu, was born in Naga, Cebu on March 16, 1906. Tecson used the names D’ Ville, Victor Kutsero, […]

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Florentino Suico

Florentino Suico

| April 9, 2015

Name: Florentino Suico Pseudonym(s): Ocuis Oniternolf Date of Birth: March 14, 1902 Place of Birth: Banilad, Mandaue BIOGRAPHY Mandauehanon Florentino Suico was born on March 14, 1902. He started pitching poems, stories, and articles to various periodicals at the age of 21. He has written 30 poems, 40 short stories, and 3 novels. Bag-ong Kusog […]

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Flaviano Bocquecosa

Flaviano Bocquecosa

| April 9, 2015

Name: Flaviano P. Boquecosa Pseudonym(s): F. Bok Place of Birth: Dumanjug, Cebu BIOGRAPHY Well known to readers as F. Bok, Flaviano P. Boquecosa was born in Dumanjug, Cebu. He took up an Associated in Arts degree at Cebu Junior College. While studying law at the Visayan Institute, he taught in its secondary department. He started […]

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Estrella Alfon

Estrella Alfon

| April 9, 2015

Biography Estrella Alfon was born in San Nicolas, Cebu City on March 27, 1917. She went to medical school but when she was misdiagnosed for having tuberculosis, she withdrew from her studies. She obtained an Associate of Arts degree instead. Alfon became the first and only female member of the Veronicans (a group of writers […]

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Escolastico Morre

Escolastico Morre

| April 9, 2015

Name: Escolastico Morre Pseudonym(s): Errome, Dimas Upak Date of Birth: February 10, 1887 Place of Birth: Compostela, Cebu BIOGRAPHY Escolastico Moree, also known as Errome and Dimas Upak, was born February 10, 1888. Morre studied at the Colegio de San Carlos. He was editor of Ang Suga and wrote poems for the periodical during the […]

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Concepcion Briones

Concepcion Briones

| April 9, 2015

Biography Concepcion Briones was born in the oldest district of Cebu, the Parian. She married to a civil engineer with whom she had 13 children. Mrs. Briones, fondly called “Conching,” was a dedicated writer. She wrote “Life in the Old Parian” and “City of Cebu” and other journalistic works, which placed Cebu City’s image in […]

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Candido V. Vasquez

Candido V. Vasquez

| April 9, 2015

Biography Candido Vasquez was a writer during the Pre-War era of Cebu. He wrote poems, essays, novels, and other forms of articles from 1922 to 1923 for Ang Sugbuanon, a Cebuano newspaper which had previously existed in Cebu. His topics for his articles range from unrequited love, success, nationalism, freedom to youth activism. List of […]

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Angel L. Enemecio

Angel L. Enemecio

| April 8, 2015

Name: Angel L. Enemecio Pseudonym(s): Ale, Angel, Del Cielo, Honest Ale, Emperor Ale Sharde Date of Birth: 1899 Place of Birth: Baybay, Leyte BIOGRAPHY A native of Baybay, Leyte Angel L. Enemecio was born in 1899. At the age of 16, he already started writing and continued later on with pen names Ale, Angel, Del […]

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Amando Osorio

Amando Osorio

| April 8, 2015

Biography 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 […]

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