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Bienvenido Lumbera
Philippines
1993

An esteemed writer who challenged Philippine society’s colonial point of view and restored the poems and stories of vernacular writers to an esteemed place in the Philippine literary canon

He was elected to receive the Ramon Magsaysay Award for “his asserting the central place of the vernacular tradition in framing a national identity for modern Filipinos.”

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Greatness of Spirit in literature
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BRAVO, ASIA!
BRAVO, ASIA!
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BRAVO, ASIA!
BRAVO, ASIA!
BRAVO, ASIA!