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Did You Know: 110th birth anniversary of Carlos Quirino

/ 04:00 AM January 14, 2020

Today, Jan. 14, is the 110th birth anniversary of National Artist for Historical Literature Carlos Quirino.

A prominent biographer, Quirino wrote one of the earliest biographies of Jose Rizal, “The Great Malayan.”

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He was also the first Filipino correspondent for the United Press Institute.

In 1997, then President Fidel Ramos created historical literature as a new category in the National Artist awards, with Quirino as the first recipient.

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Quirino died on May 20, 1999.—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

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