Visitacion "Chit" de la Torre is one of the country's seasoned writers. She tucked in her A.B. English-Journalism
course from St. Theresa's College and her Master of Arts in Linguistics from the Ateneo de Manila and further honed on Philippine
Studies from the University of the Philippines.
For sometime de la Torre was identified with the academic-teaching in various colleges and universities. Her involvement
in publishing began at National Book Store where she was editorial consultant. In 1981, her first coffee table book, a LANDMARK
OF MANILA (1571 - 1910) was published by then Filipinas Foundation (now Ayala Foundation) of Ayala Corporation. She became
her own publisher with the Barong Tagalog; The Philippine National Wear although by this she had come out with several titles.
Readings in Bilingual Philippine Literature; Patterns of Philippine Life (a collection of her essay on Philippine Life).
A few years later, she wrote An Artist for the World (biography of the former president of the Cultural Center of the Philippines,
Lucrecia "Tita King" Kasilag) and a monograph of the Christian Art Society of the Philippines, wrote and published
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