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DID YOU KNOW: 114th birth anniversary of Amado V. Hernandez

/ 05:00 AM September 13, 2017

Today, Sept. 13, is the 114th birth anniversary of writer, labor leader and National Artist for Literature Amado V. Hernandez.

Born in 1903, he grew up in Tondo, Manila. He worked as a journalist for several publications and was elected Manila councilor in 1945 and 1947.

One of his best works is “Mga Ibong Mandaragit,” a socio-political novel that exposes society’s ills as evident in the agrarian problems of the ’50s.

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He died on March 24, 1970. –Marielle Medina

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