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National Artist for Literature F. Sionil Jose acknowledges what many of the Akademyang Filipino members are doing "to build a nation that is just, sovereign, and also happy". (Photo by Bong Arboleda, UP MPRO)

National Artist for Literature F. Sionil Jose acknowledges what many of the Akademyang Filipino members are doing “to build a nation that is just, sovereign, and also happy”. (Photo by Bong Arboleda, UP MPRO)

National Artist for Literature F. Sionil Jose acknowledges what many of the Akademyang Filipino members are doing “to build a nation that is just, sovereign, and also happy”. (Photo by Bong Arboleda, UP MPRO)