News Release

From the Presidential Spokesperson – On the demise of National Artist Dr. Cirilo Bautista

The Palace extends its deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of renowned National Artist for Literature, Dr. Cirilo Bautista, who died at the age of 76.

We remember him as one of the country’s most passionate authors, whose devotion to the study of Literature paved the way for more Filipinos to develop their creative talent.

Dr. Bautista’s contribution to the continuous growth and progress of Philippine Literature will always be inscribed in the pages of our nation’s history. His teachings and literary works will live on forever.