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Mr. Teodoro M. Locsin, Sr.

Teodoro Locsin, a well-respected journalist, novelist, short story writer and poet is the editor-in-chief of the Philippines Free Press.
He obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Law from the University of Santo Tomas and subsequently passed the Bar. After a brief law practice, he then joined the Philippines Free Press in
1939 as an editorial staff member. When the Japanese invaders closed the Free Press, Locsin joined the guerrilla forces in Negros Occidental, then returned to Manila and went through its liberation by the American forces in 1945. With Jose Diokno, Philip Buencamino and Arsenio Lacson, Locsin published a daily newspaper, Free Philippines. When the Philippines Free Press resumed publication, he rejoined it and became editor in 1963.
He has written thousands of articles and editorials. When Marcos declared Martial Law, the Philippines Free Press was closed and he was arrested and imprisoned with Ninoy Aquino, Joaquin Roces of the Manila Times, senators Soc Rodrigo and Ramon Mitra and others in Fort Bonifacio. The Philippines Free Press resumed publication in February 1986.
He is the author of a novel about Rizal, "The Heroic Confession"; a book of essays by him and his son Teodoro Jr. called "Some Free Press Pieces"; a collection of poems, "Fragments and Ruins"; and a collection of short stories, "Trial and Error which awaits publication.
His awards include four (4) Journalist of the Year Awards, Pro Patria Award, Golden Plow Award, two (2) Legion of Honor Awards and others.
Reference:

  • UST Alumni Association, Inc.
    TOTAL Awards
    Grand Alumni Homecoming '93 and Award Ceremonies Souvenir Program
    March 7, 1993, Rigodon Ballroom, Peninsula Manila Hotel
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