Lualhati Bautista


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Philippines

She was born in Tondo, Manila on December 2, 1945 to parents Esteban Bautista and Gloria Torres. She studied in public schools, both in her elementary and high school years. She graduated from the Emilio Jacinto Elementary School in 1958 and from Torres High School in 1962.
She took up Journalism in the Lyceum of the Philippines, and eventually stopped schooling because all she wanted to do was write. She started writing while she was still 16 years old, and was mainly influenced by her parents who were into composing and poem-writing. Her first stories were published in the magazine, Liwayway. She was the vice-president of the Screenwriters Guild of the Philippines and the chair of the Kapisanan ng mga Manunulat ng Nobelang Popular. She bec
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Bata, Bata... Pa'no Ka Ginawa?

4.16 avg rating — 2,895 ratings — published 1983
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Dekada '70

4.19 avg rating — 2,696 ratings — published 1984 — 2 editions
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‘GAPÔ (at isang puting Pili...

4.08 avg rating — 1,410 ratings — published 1988 — 3 editions
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Desaparesidos

4.21 avg rating — 663 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
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4.22 avg rating — 389 ratings — published 1997
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Bulaklak sa City Jail

4.14 avg rating — 213 ratings — published 2006
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Buwan, Buwan, Hulugan Mo Ak...

4.14 avg rating — 154 ratings — published 1991
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In Sisterhood—Lea at Lualhati

4.06 avg rating — 142 ratings — published 2013
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Sila At Ang Gabi: Isang Buo...

3.88 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 1994 — 2 editions
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Ang Babae sa Basag na Salamin

3.94 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 1994
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