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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

We Ask for A Plebiscite


A news archive from The Tribune dated July 15, 1933 about Luis G. Dato’s position on the Hare–Hawes–Cutting Act. He felt that a plebiscite is necessary for the Act to be accepted or denied by the Filipinos. “The Hare–Hawes–Cutting Act…

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An article written by Luis G. Dato while he was still at the University of the Philippines, College of Law. A news archive from The Tribune dated February 4, 1934, months before the presidential elections of 1935. Tribune (Philippines :…

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Mi Ultimo Adios Translation to English

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by Stephen Cenon D. Talla Luis G. Dato’s translation of the original Spanish “Mi Ultimo Adios,” which he called “Mi Ultimo Pensamiento,” has appeared in a number of publications in whole or in part, since 1927, and was published in…

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Sidelights About Rizal

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Another news archive from The Tribune in 1936 about Dr. Jose P. Rizal. The source of the article is from the National Library of Australia’s Newspaper Digitisation Program. Tribune (Philippines : 1932 – 1945), Friday 19 June 1936, page 3…

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Rizal’s Mi Ultimo Adios English Versions

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In Luis G. Dato’s “An Autobiographical Sketch” in 1978, he mentioned that he was the first Filipino to translate Jose Rizal’s “Mi Ultimo Adios” into English. I found this newspaper Archive from The Tribune from the National Library of Australia.…

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Handiong: Epic of Bicolandia Translation

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by Stephen Cenon D. Talla Handiong or the Ibalon Bikolano epic was transcribed by a Franciscan missionary Bernardino de Melendreras from a Bikolano bard. In 1895, Fray Jose Castaño published the short fragment. It is said the the epic, originally…

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Love. Knock, knock, knock.

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by Stephen Cenon D. Talla I received a facebook messenger call from Ms. Marietta Buena Barrameda, a fellow Baaeño from Texas, U.S.A. She is on her mid 70s, as she is a contemporary of Nanay Greta. She introduced herself ,…

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Rodolfo Dato Biography

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by Stephen Cenon Dato Talla Rodolfo Dato (April 17, 1899 – October 11, 1955) was a Filipino lawyer, editor and educator from Baao, Camarines Sur. His book “Filipino Poetry”[efn_note]Dato, Rodolfo (1924). Filipino Poetry. Manila: J.S. Agustin & Sons.[/efn_note], published in…

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