Name:Nicomedes Márquez Joaquín
Pseudonym:Quijano de Manila.
Background: Nick Joaquin, byname of Nicomedes Joaquin (born May 4, 1917, Paco, Manila, Phil.—died April 29, 2004, San Juan, Phil.) Filipino novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, and biographer whose works present the diverse heritage of the Filipino people.Joaquin was awarded a scholarship to the Dominican monastery in Hong Kong after publication of his essay “La Naval de Manila” (1943), a description of Manila’s fabled resistance to 17th-century Dutch invaders. After World War II he traveled to the United States, Mexico, and Spain, later serving as a cultural representative of the Philippines to Taiwan, Cuba, and China.Starting ...view middle of the document...
F.E.U., the Culture Hero That Was Nicanor Reyes (1995).
* José García Villa's Honor Roll (1940)
* Philippines Free Press Short Story Contest (1949)
* Ten Most Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines (TOYM), Awardee for Literature (1955)
* Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Literary Awards (1957–1958; 1965; 1976)
* Reportage on the Marcoses (1979)
* Language of the Street and Other Essays (1980)
* The Ballad of the Five Battles (1981)
* Reportage on Politics (1981)
* Tropical Baroque (1982)
* Harper Publishing Company (New York, U.S.) writing fellowship
* Short stories
Name:Jose garcia villa
Background: José García Villa (August 5, 1908 – February 7, 1997) was a Filipino poet, literary critic, short story writer, and painter. He was awarded the National Artist of the Philippines title for literature in 1973, as well as the Guggenheim Fellowship in creative writing byConrad Aiken. He is known to have introduced the "reversed consonance rhyme scheme" in writing poetry, as well as the extensive use of punctuation marks especially commas, which made him known as the Comma Poet. He used the penname Doveglion(derived from "Dove, Eagle, Lion"), based on the characters he derived from himself. These animals were also explored by another poet e.e. cummings in Doveglion, Adventures in Value, a poem dedicated to Villa.
He is a consummate artist in poetry and in person as well. At parties given him by friends and admirers whenever he came home for a brief visit, things memorable usually happened. Take that scene many years ago at the home of the late Federico Mangahas, a close friend of Villa's. The poet, resplendent in his shiny attire, his belt an ordinary knotted cow's rope, stood at a corner talking with a young woman.
* National Artist of the Philippines
* Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
* Literary critic
* Short story writer
* Many Voices, poems (1939)
* Poems (1941)
* Have Come Am Here, poems ((1941)
* Selected Poems and New (1942)
* A Doveglion Book of Philippine Poetry (1962)
Name: Rolando Santos Tinio
Background: Rolando Tinio is a Philippine National Artist for Theater and Literature. He was born in Gagalangin, Tondo, Manila on March 5, 1937. As a child, Tinio was fond of organizing and directing his playmates for costumed celebrations. He was an active participant in the Filipino movie industry and enjoyed working with Philippine celebrities who he himself had admired in his childhood. Tinio himself became a film actor and scriptwriter. He is often described as a religious, well-behaved and gifted person. Tinio graduated with honors (a "magna cum laude" achiever) with a degree in Philosophy from the Royal and Pontifical University of Santo Tomas at age 18 in 1955 and an M.F.A. degree in...