Cebuano Gemino H. Abad has just been named Philippine National Artist for Literature. Congratulations to Jimmy Abad!
He joins another Cebuano, Resil Mojares, who was named National Artist for Literature in 2018.
Top photo shows Jimmy Abad flanked by Cebuanas at a book festival l‑r: Rose Villa Poblete, Marina Hamoy, Gemino H. Abad, Cecilia Brainard, Lorna Lardizabal Dietz.
Lower photo was taken in 2013 in Cebu during the visit of another National Artist for Literature F. Sionil Jose, l‑r: Seated l‑r: Resil Mojares, F. Sionil Jose, Tessie Jose: Standing l‑r: Hope Yu, Cecilia Brainard, Marlinda Tan, Jobers Bersales, Erma Cuizon, Hendri Go.
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