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Did you know: National Artist Carlos Quirino’s 17th death anniv

/ 02:20 AM May 20, 2016

TODAY, May 20, is the 17th death anniversary of National Artist for Historical Literature Carlos Quirino. In 1997, President Ramos created historical literature as a new category in the National Artist awards, with Quirino as the first recipient.

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

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He was also the first Filipino correspondent for the United Press Institute. He died in 1999. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

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