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DEL PILAR

DEL PILAR

By Luis G. Dato Up north beside Lepanto wild and far, By high Kabakan’s slopes a trail zigzags Its way across a wilderness and drags A weight of stones and memories of war. No forest creeping out shall hide of…

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TO LUNA

TO LUNA

By Luis G. Dato Austere commander of the iron hand, Who marshalled men to trample fields of war, Who wielded well both pen and scimitar, Each word a call, each sword flash a command. Who stood as guard to Aguinaldo’s…

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TO BONIFACIO

TO BONIFACIO

By Luis G. Dato Plebian Sire, who Freedom’s bolo drew, Whose cry to battle death to tyrant’s told, Whose hero soul can still our conscience hold With the same power that Tondo’s rebels knew. Who rose compelling high among the…

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RIZAL’S ANNIVERSARY, 1965

jose rizal

By Luis G. Dato We have not yet forgotten you, Rizal Nor ever will, while yet we worship Right, Deeming it still transcendent over might, And for whose sake you heeded country’s call, Its welfare to equate with boon for…

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OF RIZAL LET IT BE SAID

rizal

By Luis G. Dato Of Bagumbayan’s hero let us speak That future generations may with faith Abiding and eternal offer love Eternal and abiding. Liberty Which he espoused let not this late appear As lighted candle which moth’s wings must…

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LIBERTY

Inauguration of the Commonwealth LIBERTY

By Luis G. Dato Liberty, this day we greet theeWith the dawn in face we meet thee,Fair of name and thus repeat thee,With thy song, liberty! Quezon, Hero-star defend us Whate’er the foe offend us, May the lightning falter rend…

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THE FLAG

the flag

(Translation of “La Bandera” by Fernando Ma. Guerrero) By Luis G. Dato Time passes turbulent and blind, Vain dream now seems our Liberty! Yet faith lives still, and where I find Myself, my flag shall stand with me. It is…

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