Paul Dumol

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Paul Dumol is a Philippine playwright and educator. He is the Chairman of the Philippine Center for Civic Education and Democracy. He is author of the A History of the Filipino People for High Schools.

He was the Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Asia and the Pacific, Philippines until 2007. He lectures on philosophy and the aesthetics of film. He also teaches film scriptwriting to Humanities students. His play Ang Paglilitis kay Mang Serapio (The Trial of Mang Serapio, 1968) is considered by some as the first Filipino modernist play.

His plays include Kabesang Tales, Libretto of Ang Pagpatay kay Juan Luna. Many of his plays especially those during the centennial celebrations of the Philippines were about historical figures.

He received Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas in the field of drama from the Unyon ng Manunulat ng Pilipinas (2002), Centennial Honors of the Arts in the field of drama from the Cultural Center of the Philippines (1999).

He graduated as a summa cum laude and valedictorian, Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts at the Ateneo de Manila University. He then completed his Master of Liberal Arts with specialization in Philosophy at the University of Navarre, Spain. He holds a licentiate in Medieval Studies with specialization in Philosophy from the Pontifical Institute for Medieval Studies in Canada. He gained his Doctor of Philosophy in Medieval Studies from the University of Toronto, Canada.[1]