Dominador Mirasol

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Dominador Mirasol is an award-winning writer in Filipino. His stories and novels are known for their strong activist and nationalist themes.

Works and recognition

Mirasol's works criticize what he sees as obstacles for development and change in the country, such as apathy and cynicism. In the collection Mga Agos sa Disyerto, Mirasol's work appears alongside stories by Efren Abueg, Rogelio Ordoñez, Rogelio Sikat, and Edgardo Reyes. It is considered a revolutionary book in Philippine literature, containing themes of social abuses and poverty experienced in the native language, and targeting the hypocrisy of those who pretend to be "maka-tao".

Mirasol has won the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature several times. His story "Mga Aso sa Lagarian" won first prize for Filipino short storyin in 1964. “Mga Bangkay sa Dalampasigan ng mga Uwak” won second place in the same category in 1970. His novel co-authored with Rogelio Ordoñez, Apoy sa Madaling Araw, was awarded second place in a Liwayway magazine contest in 1964.


Reference:

  • PUP Official Website [1] (Accessed: February 19,2010)


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