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The Archipelago

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Paperback, 90 pages
Published 1970
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This falsehood is still being taught in grade school: Ferdinand Magellan discovered the Philippines.

Untrue. The Philippines already had a civilization prior to the coming of this Portuguese explorer on March 17, 1521 when their vessel reached the island of Homonhon. This epic poem, written by the newly-announced National Artist of the Philippines, Dr. Cirilo Bautista (born 1941), is about that part of Philippine history.

My first time to read an epic poem in English written by a Filipino. At firs
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Cirilo F. Bautista is Professor Emeritus of Literature at De La Salle University-Manila. A poet, novelist, essayist and critic, he has published books of poetry, fiction, criticism for which he has won such awards as the Philippine Centennial Literary Prize and Palanca Hall of Fame. He is a resident of Quezon City with his wife, Rose Marie Jimenez Bautista and together, they raised their three chi ...more