Evangelina Guerrero de Zacarias

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Evangelina Guerrero y Entrala de Zacarias (1904-1949) was a poet, journalist in the Spanish language. She was the eldest daughter of the "Prince of Filipino lyric poetry," Fernando Ma. Guerrero and Doña Remedios Entrala.

She was born in in Quiapo, Manila on 29 May 1904. She was educated at the Escuela Catolica de Nuestra Señora de Guia and at the Centro Escolar de Señoritas. In 1929 she was married to Antonio Zacarias, also a poet, who became a secretary of the Philippine Senate.


She contributed her works to La Opinion, 'La Vanguardia, and the magazine Excelsior since 1927.

She refused the invitation to be the first woman to be a member of the Academia Filipina because of health and modesty issues. She instead continued her work as a journalist. In 1947 she was elected to the Academia Filipina. She died tragically young at 45 on 11 May 1949.


She was a recipient of the Premio Zobel in 1935 for her collection of poems Kaleidoscopio Espiritual (Spiritual Kaleidoscope).


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