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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".

During the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, Yuzon was a minor government employee.[1]

From 1946 to 1949, Yuzon was member of the Congress of the Philippines, where he represented Pampanga. He had been elected as a Democratic Alliance candidate. Yuzon's candidature had sparked controversy at the fourth national congress of the Communist Party of the Philippines, where Pampanga delegates had walked out in protest against the opposition of the politburo majority to Yuzon's candidature. Yuzon was however, once elected, barred from taking his seat in the parliament.[1]

Amado Yuzon was first married to Oliva A. Reyes; they had three sons. His second marriage to Fortunata Aquino produced four children: Virgilio, Maria Teresa, Maria Remedios, and Maria Lourdes. Maria Teresa died at the age of two.[citation needed]


Awards and honoursEdit

  • 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


  1. ^ a b Saulo, Alfredo B. Communism in the Philippines: An Introduction. Manila: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1990. pp. 37, 178

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