Mr. Emmanuel C. de Leon, PhD of the Department of Philosophy of the Faculty of Arts and Letters won the Gawad Julian Cruz Balmaseda conferred by the Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino last January 26, 2018 (Friday).

The award was conferred on account of De Leon’s dissertation entitled “Ang Intelektwal na Pamana ng mga Pangunahing Tomasinong Pilosoper sa Kasaysayan ng Pamimilosopiyang Filipino: Quito, Mercado, Hornedo, Timbreza, Abullad, at Co.”

According to the citation signed by KWF President Virgilio S. Almario, NA, De Leon was recognized for the excellent and logical articulation, writing, and documentation of the dissertation, and for being a model in terms of writing about the life and institutional histories using the Filipino language.

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