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Who are some famous Filipino writers?

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Some famous Filipino writers are Maribeth de la Cruz (pen name Martha Cecilia), Carlo J. Caparas, Mars Ravelo, Nick Joaquin, Gilda Olvidado, Lualhati Bautista, Jose Rizal, Francisco Balagtas, Bob Ong and Francisco Sionil Jose. All 10 writers have been recognized with awards in Philippine literature.

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Martha Cecilia made contributions to romantic literature and has many bestsellers. Carlo J. Caparas fashioned an iconic hero in Ang Panday, The Blacksmith. Mars Ravelo was one of the highest-paid comic writers, and Nick Joaquin was a journalist and historian who received the National Artist of the Philippines for Literature award in 1976. Bob Ong is the pen name of a Filipino writer whose true identity is unknown as of 2014.

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