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Although F. Sionil Jose—the Philippines' most widely translated novelist—adores the stage, he has written only two plays, Muse and Balikbayan. In July 2008, the Cultural Center of the Philippines stages Dong-Ao—the second act of Balikbayan.

Dong-Ao is the traditional Ilokano ritual wailing usually performed by friends or relatives of the deceased during the wake and before
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Paperback, 67 pages
Published 2008 by Solidaridad Publishing House
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Francisco Sionil José was born in 1924 in Pangasinan province and attended the public school in his hometown. He attended the University of Santo Tomas after World War II and in 1949, started his career in writing. Since then, his fiction has been published internationally and translated into several languages including his native Ilokano. He has been involved with the international cultural organ ...more

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