Amado Yuzon

Amado Yuzon

Amado Magcalas Yuzon (born August 30, 1906 in Maquiapo, Guagua, Pampanga, Philippines - January 17, 1979) was a Philippine academic, journalist, and writer.

Yuzon graduated from Pampanga High School San Fernando in 1925. He obtained a Master of Arts, Master of Science in Business Administration, Ll. M, and Litt. D. He was a member of the Philippine Bar Examination and professor at the Far Eastern University and at Quezon College in Manila. Among his edited journals are "Ing Catuliran" and "La Libertad".

From 1946 to 1949 Yuzon was congressman of the Philippine Congress, where he represented Pampanga.

Amado Yuzon was married to Oliva A. Reyes; they have three sons.


Awards and honours

  • Inclusion in the 1956 "Who's Who in America", the "International Who's Who in Poetry", and "The Authors and Writers Who's Who"
  • "most outstanding poet in 1957" by Central Luzon Affair
  • Poet Laureate of the Philippines in 1959
  • Most Outstanding Man of Letters of the Philippines in 1962 by Filipino Press, Radio and Television Society
  • Nobel Prize nominee



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