León Ma. Guerrero





León Ma. Guerrero

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born
March 24, 1915

died
June 24, 1982

gender
male


About this author

León María Ignacio Agapito Guerrero y Francisco better known simply as Leon Ma. Guerrero III, was a Filipino diplomat and novelist, and was one of the foremost Filipino nationalists of his era. A partner in the law practice of senator Claro M. Recto, he became Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs during the Magsaysay administration. His then controversial advocacy of 'Asia for the Asians' and espousal of a realistic re-examination of relations with the United States are now commonly accepted as being ahead of their time.

"Leoni," as his family called him, was born on March 24, 1915 in Ermita, Manila to one of the nation's most prominent families. His father was the famed Dr. Alfredo Leon Maria Guerrero, and his mother was Filomena Francisco, t
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“But fidelity to language is often infidelity to thought.”
León Ma. Guerrero, The Young Rizal

“It is safe to say that poetry cannot be translated.”
León Ma. Guerrero, The Young Rizal

“For hero-worship often defeats its own ends; the boy who "cannot tell a lie," the boy who kept his finger in the hole in the dike, tend to become myths, admired perhaps but to be neither imitated nor equalled.”
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