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Hi '''Vicente Yap Sotto''', nga gintawag gihapon nga '''Ñor Inting''' ([]-[]) usa nga kasanhi nga [[Senado han Pilipinas|senador]] han [[Pilipinas]], ngan ginsisiring nga usa han mga harangdon ngan bantogan nga [[Sugboanon nga katawhan|Sugboanon]] han ika-20 nga siglo. Hiya an nagsurat han [[drama]] nga ''[[Elena (drama|Elena]]''.
An iya mga nabuhat aada ha duha nga mga larangan: (1) pamalaod, politika, ngan pan-gobyerno; ngan (2) kultura nga mga sinurat.
Hiya an apoy ni [[Vicente Sotto III]], nga ha urhe nga panahon nagin senador han Pilipinas.
== Senator Vicente Yap Sotto: Contributions to Culture and Letters==
'''Sotto is also regarded as the Father of Cebuano Language and Letters'''. When he was only 22 years old (about 1899), he put up La Justicia, the first newspaper in Cebu published by a Philippine citizen, in which he defended the issue of Philippine independence. It was suspended on orders by the American military governor. In the week following, the undaunted Sotto begun publishing El Nacional. This was also ordered closed and Sotto was imprisoned at Fort San Pedro for two months and six days. After this experience, he begun using the pen name Taga Kotta (of the fort, or resident of the fort). He was found guilty of treason as a member of a committee of rebels along with those in Manila and Hong Kong. When he was freed in 1900, he published Ang Suga (The Light), which was first issued on June 16, 1901. He was forced to flee to Hong Kong in 1907. There he organized in 1911 the English-Spanish fortnightly The Philippine Republic. Its publication was stopped a year later and its editor was arrested. Sotto's extradition was requested three times by the American government but every time it was denied by the British courts. The Philippine Republic resumed publication after a month of suspension.In 1915, Sotto returned to Manila and begun work on a weekly journal he named The Independent. He issued a special edition of this journal in Paris in 1929. The news item prompted an American senator to introduce a resolution in the United States Senate to grant immediate independence to the Philippines.
'''Senator Vicente Sotto is best known for his achievements as nationalistic journalist,but he is equally famous as a creative writer.''' His play "Pahigugma sa Yutang Natawhan"(Love of Native Land),dramatized the Cebuano people's heroic struggle against Spanish feudal rule in the modern realist mode. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cebuano_theater
* '''Senators Profile''' http://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/former_senators/vicente_sotto.htm
* '''Vicente Yap Sotto''' WikiPilipinas http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Vicente_Sotto
*''' "Vicente Sotto,The Maverick Senator"''' by Resil B.Mojares(winner of five Philippine National Book awards)Center for Cebuano Studies center(1992)
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