Concepcion Briones

| April 9, 2015


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 the national limelight. She was also a staff member of The Republic News.

Her legacy was her concern for the poor workers of the print media. She was the President Emeritus of the Association of Cebu Journalists and Executive Director of the Cebu Newspaper Workers Foundation (CENEWOF).

Briones was a recipient of a Pope John Paul II gold medal for “Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice” for her active work and contribution to the Roman Catholic Church.

List of Works

  • Life in Old Parian (1983)
  • City of Cebu (1521-1977) (1977)
  • City of Cebu (1521-1973) from Fishing Village to Metropolis (1973)


Category: Online Archive, Pre-War Writers