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Ferdinand Pisigan Jarin

Ferdinand Pisigan Jarin is one of the Philippine’s foremost author and creative non-fictionist. He is the author of Six Saturdays of Beyblade and other Essays (originally Anim na Sabado ng Beyblade at Iba Pang Sanaysay), which won a National Book Award for Best Book of Nonfiction in Filipino in 2014 from the Manila Critics Circle and National Book Development Board and was a finalist for Madrigal-Gonzales First Best Book Award administered by the University of the Philippines Institute of Creative Writing (UP ICW). The book, since its first edition up to the present, is a consistent bestseller for creative nonfiction in Filipino. Its main story, the Six Saturdays of Beyblade is one of the mandatory readings for the Philippines’ secondary students studying Philippine and Asian Literature. Jarin is a three-time Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awardee for Literature, the Philippines’ most prestigious literary award-giving body. Jarin is teaching Filipino Language and Creative Writing at the Division of Humanities of the College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines Visayas.

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