Sixto Y. Orosa

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Dr. Sixto Y. Orosa was a notable Hispanist and a physician.



He learned Spanish by reading Noli Me Tangere, aided by reading bilingual dictionary combined with his unyielding perseverance and the moral support of his uncle, Felipe Agoncillo. He and his wife, Dr. Severina Luna de Orosa, became pioneer physicians on the far-remote Muslim island of Jolo wherein they settled after marriage.

In his later years, he wrote Historical Bulletin in collaboration with Claro M. Recto.


He earned an honorable metion from the Premio Zobel in 1959 for his work El Patriotismo de Las Poesias de Rizal.


  • Brillantes, Lourdes. 81 Years of Premio Zobel: A Legacy of Philippine Literature in Spanish. Philippines:Filipinas Heritage Library, 2006.



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