Shedding Light to the Ages: A Century with the Oldest Filipino Magazine, Liwayway

By Kenan Christian Paguirigan

PHOTO: Liwayway Magazine


Liwayway, the Philippines’ oldest Tagalog magazine, celebrates its 100 years of iconic service by bringing back its printed edition.

Liwayway, which translates to “dawn” in English, has earned a name throughout its lifetime and was first published by Don Ramon Roces in the year 1922, filled with Filipino novels, stories, poetry, and serialized comics by renowned Filipino writers including Jose Corazon de Jesus, Julian Cruz Balmaceda, Lualhati Bautista, Gilda Olvidado, Elena Patron, and Pablo Gomez.

The continuation of the Filipino magazine Liwayway’s printed copies will be available at branches of the National Book Store and in designated convenience stores and newsstands, and bulk ordering at the Manila Bulletin. 

This Filipino magazine has become a holder of vital parts of our country’s culture and our fellow Filipinos’ talents, its printed edition’s comeback will be hard to miss.

The magazine posted, “Ang suporta ninyo sa Liwayway ay suporta sa pagyabong ng sining sa ating bansa #BagongLiwayway.” 

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