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Kerima Polotan Tuvera
Transcript of Kerima Polotan Tuvera
It was during this time that Polotan-Tuvera
penned the only officially approved biography
of the First Lady Imelda Marcos, Imelda
Romualdez Marcos: a biography of the
First Lady of the Philippines.
During the years of martial law in the Philippines,
she founded and edited the officially approved FOCUS Magazine, as well as the Evening Post newspaper. Writing during the Martial Law years She died on August 19, 2011 at the age of 85. She suffered a stroke and was wheelchair-bound for the last months of her life. The wake was held at Funeraria Paz Sucat, within Manila Memorial Park.
"The number of books that she has written doesn’t really matter because all of them contain stories and essays of compelling beauty and profound wisdom."
-Rony Diaz Death -Born in Jolo, Sulu.
- Her father was an army colonel, and her mother taught home economics. Due to her father's frequent transfers in assignment, she lived in various places and studied in the public schools of Pangasinan, Tarlac, Laguna, Nueva Ecija and Rizal
- In 1944, she graduated from FEU Girls' HS.
- In 1945, she transferred schools to Arellano University,
- In 1949, she married newsman Juan Capiendo Tuvera, with whom she had 10 children, among them the fictionist Katrina Tuvera. Personal Life Works and awards Her short stories “The Trap” , “The Giants”, “The Tourists”, “The Sounds of Sunday” and “A Various Season” all won the first prize of the Palanca Awards. In 1977, she published another collection of thirty-five essays, Adventures in a Forgotten Country. In the late 1990s, the University of the Philippines Press republished all of her major works. The 1961 Stonehill Award was bestowed on her, for her novel The Hand of the Enemy. In 1963, she received the Republic Cultural Heritage Award, an award discontinued in 2003 but was then considered the government’s highest form of recognition for artists at the time. The city of Manila conferred on Polotan-Tuvera its Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan Award, in recognition of her contributions to its intellectual and cultural life.