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  • By all indications, Balagtas died on 20 February 1862, at Udyong now Orion, Bataan, where he had settled down and raised his family sometime in the 1840s.

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  • There is a cemetery in Orion, but it is named "Evergreen", so its provenance back to the time of Balagtas is quite doubtful.

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  • (Manila: A. de la Rosa y Balagtas, 1788 – 92), 3: 320.

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  • I feel that Balagtas, however, hasn't quite aged well.

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  • Florante at Laura - To my chagrin, I could barely remember anything about Francisco Balagtas 'poem apart from the fact that it opens with Florante tied to a tree and the villain is Conde Adolfo and that there is a Moor somewhere in the story.

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  • However, wrote Balagtas, "Key elements of current dairy policy are outdated- too often ineffective in achieving higher, less variable farm income and costly to consumers and taxpayers." News

  • Joseph V. Balagtas at Purdue University called the dairy program "folly." News

  • Balagtas had once allegorized our country in his Albanya and called it "bayan kong sawi," which the expatriate poet Eric Gamalinda translated into the title of his novel,


  • Starting from the Librada Avelino Street (formerly Labores), people seeking the blessing of the Santo Niño would dance all the way to the Liwasang Balagtas-unflinching of the sweltering heat of the Manila sun, or the occasional trickles of rain And as the dancers and float holding the Santo Niño pass by houses, spectators watching from their windows would excitedly toss candies or coins as an expression of their love and devotion.

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