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Libingan ng mga Bayani Sionil Jose’s resting place

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National Artist F. Sionil Jose will be laid to rest on 18 January 2022 at the Libingan ng mga Bayani after a Mass and a State Funeral.

Jose passed away on 6 January 2022 while confined at the Makati Medical Center waiting to undergo angioplasty. He was 97.

The inurnment will be by invitation-only, in accordance with the protocols set by the Inter-Agency Task Force and those who want to pay their last respects are encouraged to tune in to the live streaming via the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Facebook Page.

One of the most revered and read Filipino writers, the national artist for literature was known for his novels and literary works espousing national sovereignty and social justice, such as his famous series the Rosales saga.

He was bestowed the National Artist Award in 2001 for his outstanding contributions to Philippine literature.

The founder of the Philippine chapter of PEN, he received various accolades such as the CCP Centennial Honors for the Arts in 1998, the Outstanding Fulbrighters Award for Literature in 1988, the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Journalism, Literature, and Creative Communication Arts in 1980, as well as several Palanca Awards.

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