Cebuano literature
Cebuano literature refers to the literary works written in Cebuano, a language widely spoken in the southern Philippines. The term is most often extended to cover the oral literary forms in both indig...
Gavin Bagares
Gavin Sanson Bagares is a social historian with more than two decades of experience as a published writer in the English language. He has a Graduate Certificate in Cebuano Heritage Studies from the Un...
Cora Almerino
Cora Almerino is a well-known Cebuano Visayan writer. Her poems were included in Sinug-ang: A Cebuano trio published by Women in Literary Arts in 1999.
Irong-Irong
Irong-Irong (or Ilong-Ilong) appears in the Maragtas legend of the coming of ten Bornean datus (i.e., chieftains) to the island of Panay. The datus bartered with a local Ati chieftain for the plains ...
César Ruiz Aquino
César Ruiz Aquino is a Filipino poet and fictionist. He was born and raised in Zamboanga City, Philippines. He was educated at the Ateneo de Manila University, University of the Philippines and Sillim...
Martin Abellana
Martin Abellana (1904 – 1989) was a Filipino Visayan writer. He was a teacher by profession. In the years 1956 to 1958, he was president of the LUDABI, a group of writers in Cebuano. His novels are ch...
Hilda Montaire
Hilda Suico Montaire (born April 13, 1922) is a Filipino writer who often uses the pseudonym Rosa Montes. She considers fellow Cebuana writer Maria Kabigon to be a major influence.Born in Mandaue, Ceb...
Iluminado Lucente
Iluminado Lucente (May 14, 1883 - February 14, 1960) was a Philippine writer, primarily writing poetry and drama in the Waray language. He is considered by many as the greatest writer in the Waray lan...
Sinforosa Alcordo
Sinforosa Alcordo was a Cebuano fiction writer during the pre-War era.
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Norberto Romuáldez
Norberto Romuáldez y López (June 6, 1875 - November 4, 1941) (often referred to as Norberto Romuáldez, Sr. to distinguish him from his son with the same name) was a Philippine writer, politician, juri...
Code of Kalantiaw
The Code of Kalantiaw was a hoax in which a legal code in the epic story Maragtas. It is said to have been written in 1433 by Datu Kalantiaw, a chief on the island of Negros in the Philippines. It was...
Uldarico A. Alviola
Uldarico A. Alviola (1883–1966) was a Filipino Visayan novelist, one of the most important Cebuano language writers. His pseudonyms included Artagnan, Sikatuna, and M. Anabell.Also a distinguished lex...
Jacinto Alcos
Jacinto Alcos is a pre-Second World War Cebuano writer.
Bisaya Magasin
Bisaya Magasin is a weekly Cebuano magazine now published by the Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation, Philippines. It has the record of being the oldest magazine in Cebuano which is still published...
Diosdado G. Alesna
Diosdado G. Alesna (born May 18, 1909) is a Cebuano Visayan writer. His recognized pen-names include Diody Mangloy, Rigor Tancredo, Reynaldo Lap, Buntia, La Roca, Melendres, and Flordeliz Makaluluoy.A...
Lina Espina-Moore
Lina Espina-Moore (born Austregelina Espina) (May 20, 1919 – 2000) was a Cebuano writer.She was born in Toledo, Cebu, the fifth child and second daughter of Yrinea Regner and Gerundio Espina. He...
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Peter Solis Nery
Peter Solis Nery is a Filipino poet, fictionist, and author. Writing in Hiligaynon, he is a Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature Hall of Fame Awardee, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (...
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Epifanio Alfafara
Epifanio Alfafara (1882 – 1933) was a highly respected Cebuano Visayan writer of political and philosophical articles. He used Isco Anino as a pen name.He translated Ang Dose Pares sa Pransiya into Ce...
Temistokles Adlawan
Temistokles Adlawan is a contemporary Cebuano poet who often writes with irreverent humor usually associated with Cebuano folk. Some of his writings expresses a greater sensitivity to gender issues.He...
Potenciano Alino
Potenciano Aliño (c.1864–1909) was a Cebuano Visayan writer. He is credited for having first translated Jose Rizal's Mi Ultimo Adios (Kataposan nga Panamilit).He is a member of the Great AliÑo c...
Ruperto Alaura
Ruperto Alaura is a Cebuano writer. He was a LUDABI prize winner in 1961, the same organization that Martin Abellana was in to.
Lakambini Sitoy
Lakambini A. Sitoy is a Filipino writer. Her first novel, Sweet Haven was published in French translation by Albin Michel as "Les filles de Sweethaven" in October 2011. She received the David T.K. Won...
Francisco C. Álvarez
Francisco C. Álvarez (1903–1963) was a well-known Cebuano Visayan stage actor and playwright. He was a staff member of The Freeman. He wrote a play entitled Dinagmalan, published in Bisaya in 1948.
Ian Casocot
Ian Rosales Casocot (born 1975) is a creative writer and journalist from Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines. He is known for his prizewinning short stories Old Movies, The Hero of the Snore ...