October 2, 2023


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The lost golden age of Philippine literature

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A golden age of Philippine literature was rescued from the void when Georgina Padilla y Zobel fulfilled her grandfather’s wish and made good on the promise she made to her parents, reports the Business World.

Que nunca muera el idioma Español en Filipinas” — that never shall the Spanish language die in the Philippines — was the behest of Enrique Zobel de Ayala, who established the Premio Zobel, “the oldest and noblest of literary awards in the Philippines” in 1920. Given to outstanding works written in Spanish, the award was Don Enrique’s attempt to ensure the survival of the language he loved.

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