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About the Author
Ambassador (Ret.) Virgilio A. Reyes, Jr. served as diplomat for 35 years with the Philippine Foreign Service and as Philippine envoy to Italy (2011-2014) and South Africa (2003-2009). He also served in the Philippine Mission to the United Nations in New York and the Philippine embassies in Myanmar, Mexico and Chile. His publications include: In the National Interest (Issues of Disarmament, Peace and Security) (New York, 1991); La Revolucion Filipina, 1896-1898: El Nacimiento de Una Idea (Santiago de Chile, 2000); and Gloria: Roman Leoncio’s Kapampangan Translation of Huseng Batute’s Verse Novel Lost and Found (editor; Angeles City, 2003), which won the National Book Award for Translation in 2004.