Alejandro Roces: National Artist for Literature

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Alejandro Roces (July 13, 1924): National Artist for Literature

You cannot be a great writer; first, you have to be a good person.”

Alejandro R. Roces is a short story and essay writer who is widely regarded as the best comic short story writer in the country.

He is well known for his extensively anthologized “My Brother’s Peculiar Chicken,” and his countless newspaper editorials have always highlighted the Filipino cultural heritage’s neglected aspects.

His work has been featured in several international publications and has won national and international accolades.

July 13 marks his 88th birth anniversary.

We commemorate his resolute love of country through his works that appeared in numerous magazines and have won national and international prizes, including several government decorations.

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