Adelina Gurrea

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Adelina Gurrea
Born 'María Adelaida Gurrea Monasterio
September 27, 1896
La Carlota, Negros Occidental, Captaincy General of the Philippines
Died April 29, 1971(1971-04-29) (aged 74)
Madrid, Spain
Occupation writer, journalist, poet, playwright, historian, linguist
Language Spanish
Citizenship Philippines, Spain
Alma mater Santa Scholastica de Manila

María Adelaida Gurrea Monasterio (La Carlota, Negros Occidental, Philippines, September 27, 1896–Madrid, April 29, 1971) was a Philippine journalist, poet and playwright in Spanish.

She studied in a religious school in Manila (St. Scholastica's College), where she received her high school and Bachelor of Arts diplomas.

She went to Madrid in 1921, where she worked as foreign correspondent in several publications in Spanish language, such as La Vanguardia, El Mercantil or Excelsior.

She was Filipino Literature Ambassador in Spain, where she took part in several associations for the popularisation and support of her culture. She founded the Círculo Hispano-Filipino de Madrid (Spanish-Philippine Society of Madrid) in 1950.



  • Cuentos de Juana. Malay tales from Philippine Islands. Madrid: Prensa Española, 1943.
  • A lo largo del camino. Poetry. Madrid: Círculo Filipino, 1954. Introduction by Federico Muelas. Drawings by Beatriz Figueirido.
  • Más senderos. Poetry. Madrid: the author, 1967
  • En agraz. Poetry. Madrid: the author, 1968

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