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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Other Notable Filipinos

Melecio Figueroa 

Lope K. Santos

Melecio Figueroa -  engraver from Arevalo, Iloilo. First Filipino designer of Philippine coins.

Flavio Zaragoza Cano - poet from Cabatuan, Iloilo. Known as the "Prince of Visayan Poets," he was one of the three greatest Filipino poet in Spanish along with Fernando Maria Guerrero and Cecilio Apostol

Fernando Maramag - first Filipino poet in English to win awards and fame

Clemencia Joven - first short story writer in English

Zoilo M. Galang - first Filipino novelist in English

Carlos P. Romulo - first Filipino to win honors in English journalism

Marcelo de Gracia Concepcion - first Filipino poet in English to win recognition in American literary circles

Lope K. Santos - author of the first Tagalog novel "Banaag at Sikat"

Claro Caluya - prince of Iloko poet

Mena Crisologo - greatest Iloko dramatist

Leona Florentino - greatest Iloko poetess

Leon C. Pichay - Iloko Poet Laureate

Angel Magahum - greatest Visayan dramatist


Municipality of Cabatuan, Iloilo Official Website,

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La Villa Rica de Arevalo: Heritage and Greatness,

Rizal Provincial Government Official Website

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