Estrada, George

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Estrada, George Gender: M
George Estrada Jr.
born on 1 February 1953 at 04:10 (= 04:10 AM )
Place Manila, Philippines, 14n35, 121e0
Timezone AWST h8e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 11°41' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 01°46 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 07°11'


Filipino-American reporter, author, and composer. He was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2004 for his book, I have Tasted the Sweet Mangoes of Cebu (2003).

He came to America at the age of 3 with his mother, Milagros Estrada. He earned a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and was a reporter and columnist with the Oakland Tribune from 1976 to 1992, and a correspondent with the Associated Press in 2005, and also a freelance columnist with the Philippine Times of Las Vegas and California Examiner in 2001-2008.

Estrada was a tenured professor in the journalism faculty at Humboldt State University from 1997 to 2010. He advised the award-winning Osprey Magazine and online Humboldt Travel Journal. Estrada composed original music, and performed and produced a music CD in collaboration with his long-time friend Jim Caroompas under the name Los Dos "Scratching the Itch". He showcased several music videos on MTV in the 1980s.

Estrada died on October 22, 2010 as a result of pancreatic cancer.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes George Estrada's book, "I Have Tasted the Sweet Mangoes of Cebu" (2003), p. 95: "I was born in the hospital of the University of Santo Tomas on February 1, 1953, at 4:10 a.m."


  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction