Manila Times: Luningning Bonifacio-Ira, 90

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Luningning Bonifacio-Ira. (Photo by Gretchen Ira-Banaticla)

A tribute to fictionist Luningning Bonifacio-Ira.

Bonifacio-Ira, whose short story “Tell Me Who Cleft the Devil’s Foot” was named by highly regarded writer and critic Isagani R. Cruz as among the Philippines’ best in the last century, died on July 5. She was 90.

Bonifacio-Ira is the latest Filipino creative writer who died in the last two months, after National Artist for Literature Cirilo F. Bautista on May 6, Palanca Hall of Fame inductee Edgardo B. Maranan on May 8, essayist Ligaya Tiamson-Rubin on May 18, and poet Rogelio G. Mangahas on July 4.

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