F. SIONIL JOSE, National Artist for Literature, dies at 97

National Artist for Literature F. Sionil Jose passed away on Thursday night at the age of 97, the Philippine Center of International Poets, Essayists, Novelists said in a statement.

Jose died Thursday evening at the Makati Medical Center where he was supposed to undergo an angioplasty Friday Jan. 7.

Angioplasty is a procedure used to open blocked coronary arteries caused by coronary artery disease.

On Thursday afternoon, Jose posted on his Facebook account what would seem like a letter to his own heart.

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