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Prose about poetry written by Luis Dato; or historical articles related to the town of Baao, by authors otherwise indicated.

Mount Iriga with the Century Tree in Antipolo, Baao, Camarines Sur


baao history 1955 by pedro sanchez

In March 11, 1953, a group of public school teachers in Baao, Camarines Sur set out to document a comprehensive well-researched history of the town of Baao. The team, led by Pedro N. Sanchez, in a 74-page paper, discussed the…

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LETTERS of Marius John from BAAO

Sterling Gazette, Sterling, Illinois, Daily Gazette newspaper

LETTERS OF MARIUS JOHN FROM BAAO is an article compiled from the archives of Sterling Gazette. Marius John was a Thomasite (American Teacher) stationed in Baao, Camarines Sur 1901 to 1902. The following were his letters to his hometown, Sterling,…

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Filipino Poetry by Rodolfo Dato

In February 1925, after the recent publication of the first anthology of Filipino poets in English, “Filipino Poetry”, a 19-year old, University of the Philippines student, Luis G. Dato (“Bikol of Baao, Camarines Sur”) wrote the essay, Filipino Poetry, as…

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A Brief History of Baao

Baao farm lands

By Orlando “Orly” Olaño According to one oral tradition, the town of Baao got its name from the local term, bao-o, or freshwater turtles. These reptiles were said to be once abundant in the wetlands surrounding the pre-Hispanic settlements of…

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rodolfo dato

“The Philippine Commonwealth” was an article sent by Atty. Rodolfo Dato to The Tribune in 1935. (The Tribune was a Philippine newspaper from 1932 to 1945.) The short article was posted on “The Public Pulse” column of the newspaper. by…

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