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Isagani Cruz

Isagani Cruz

ISAGANI R. CRUZ (B.S. Physics, UP Diliman; M.A. English, Ateneo de Manila University; Ph.D. English, University of Maryland) is the President of The Manila Times College. He is a former Philippine Undersecretary for Education and currently a Governor of the National Book Development Board. He is a Professor Emeritus and a University Fellow of De La Salle University in Manila. He is the Curriculum Adviser of the Steering Committee on K to 12 of the Department of Education, the Commission on Higher Education, and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority.He has been a professor, a visiting fellow, or a lecturer at various universities in the Philippines, the United States, Iran, Japan, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom, including the University of Oxford. He has given lectures or read papers in Australia, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.

IRC Germany BonnHe heads the Manila Critics Circle, the Filipinas Licensing Copyright Society, Wika ng Kultura at Agham, Books for Philippine Schools Foundation, and C&E Foundation. He helped set up the Philippine Association of Scholarly and Academic Publishers, the Philippine Journals Online project of the Oxford-based International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP), and the Philippine E-Journals project of C&E Publishing. He is the former President of the Philippine Studies Association, the Philippine Fulbright Scholars Association, and the Asia Pacific Writers Partnership. He is a retired Senior Bibliographer of the Modern Language Association of America. He has been decorated by the Government of France as a Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite and by the Ramain family as Honorary Sultan of Iligan City. He is a Project Director of the Foundation for Upgrading the Standard of Education and was the Program Director of the Philippine Cultural Education Program of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. He is a member of the Commission on Higher Education Technical Panel on General Education, the English Speaking Union Philippines, the Technical Advisory Council of the Congressional Commission on Science, Technology, and Engineering, and of Hong Kong.

05112010021He writes plays, essays, biographies, corporate histories, and short stories in Filipino and English, for which he has won numerous national and international awards, including the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards in Literature Hall of Fame, the Southeast Asian Writers (SEAWRITE) Award, and the 2010 Outstanding Filipino Award (TOFIL).

He has written or edited more than seventy books. He writes weekly columns on education for Philippine Star and Pilipino Mirror. He is a blogger, Facebooker, Twitter, and Google Plusser.

Posts By Isagani Cruz

The Making of Writer Marissa Jarmin Hartwig


As an educator, critic, and publisher, I am always on the lookout for fresh writing talent. I want to encourage writers with something significant to share with the rest of humanity. When I first read a sample of the writing of Marissa Jarmin Hartwig, I immediately realized that here was (more…)Read More

External Blog Entries

Love After Heaven, final parts

8 October 2015 | 3:32 am The doctor in the church pulled Julie away from Father Romy. The doctor asked him where he was, what the date was, what his name was, but he would just

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Love After Heaven, Parts 36 to 40

6 October 2015 | 3:58 pm In the chapel, Father Romy felt something jump down there between his legs. He had never experienced that before, at least not since he lost his memory. There was also

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Love After Heaven, Parts 31 to 35

18 September 2015 | 2:04 am From the closet in his room, Father Romy took out a scourge made of thick rope knotted at various points. The scourge was more of a symbol than an actual

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Love After Heaven, Parts 26 to 30

7 September 2015 | 10:46 pm In the reception area of the rectory, Father Romy listened very attentively to Julie as she poured out her frustrations with the government. She wanted to run her school the

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Love After Heaven, Parts 21 to 25

26 August 2015 | 10:06 pm “I don’t want to be a mistress,” Julie said to Frankie, as they were lying down quietly after making love. “When my husband was alive, I was a lover. You

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Love After Heaven, Parts 16 to 20

18 August 2015 | 1:53 am Father Romy faced the children in the auditorium. He was impressed by their behavior. They were absolutely quiet. Their faces were all turned towards him. None of them even shifted

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Love After Heaven, Parts 11 to 15

13 August 2015 | 9:55 am Julie allowed her mobile phone to keep ringing. She had put it on silent but vibrating mode. It was the twelfth time in the last hour that Frankie had tried

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Love After Heaven, Parts 6 to 10

7 August 2015 | 8:22 pm Now that he was dead, she was free to live with Frankie. No more taking a shower immediately after coming home to dear loving husband. No more pretending to be

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Love After Heaven, Parts 1 to 5

3 August 2015 | 9:06 pm I shall but love thee better after death, one book says, but I don’t believe that. I’m dead and I don’t see Julie anywhere around. Of course, another book says

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The Jeepney Murders, Chapter 17

22 February 2015 | 7:57 pm Chief Inspector Johnny Santos was still furious at his subordinates for not having told him that it was the driver who spirited out Dean King from the hospital right under

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