a. Full name
Lualhati Torres Bautista
b. Birth date
December 2, 1945
c. Present age
65 years old
d. Educational Background
Lualhati Bautista finished her high school at Torres High School year 1958. She took Journalism major at Lyceum of the Philippines but she did not finish it (drop out before she finish her first year).
Lualhati Bautista is a novelist and a screen writer.
f. Work History
Lualhati Bautista is a novelist and she wrote the GAPO, Dekada ’70 and Bata, Bata… Pano Ka Ginawa?
She also wrote two short stories, Tatlong Kuwento ng Buhay ni Juan Candelabra and Buwan, Buwan Hulugan mo Ako ng Sundang.
She is also a screenwriter. These are the list of her works: (1) Sakada, (2) Kung Mahawi Man ang Ulap, (3) Bulaklak sa City Jail, (4) Kadenang Bulaklak, (5) The Maricris Sioson Story, (6) Nena, (7) Bata, Bata… Pano Ka Ginawa?, and (8) Dekada ’70.
Excerpts from Lualhati Bautista's novels have been anthologized in Tulikärpänen a book of short stories written by Filipino women published in Finland by The Finnish-Philippine Society (FPS), a non-governmental organization founded in 1988. Tulikärpänen was edited and translated by Riitta Vartti, et al. In Firefly: Writings by Various Authors, the English version of the Finnish collection, the excerpt from the Filipino novel Gapô was given the title "The Night in Olongapo" while the excerpt from Bata, Bata, Pa'no Ka Ginawa? was titled "Children's Party".
g. Awards and Recognition
Her novels: GAPO, Dekada ’70 and Bata, Bata.. Pano Ka Ginawa won several Palanca Awards (1980, 1983 and 1984).
Her short stories also won the Palanca Awards: Tatlong Kwento ng Buhay ni Juan Candelabra (First prize, 1982), and Buwan, Buwam Hulugan mo Ako ng Sundang (Third prize, 1983).
Her second film “Kung Mahawi Man ang Ulap”, 1976 was nominated for awards in the Film Academy of the Philippines. One of her best screenplays, also written the same year was Bulaklak ng... [continues]
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