-extraordinary vitalityof richness in depicting historical events, specific persons and social conditions in Bicol Region. – characterized by clarity and grace of expression evident in song and dance. – friction writing in Bicol has not flourished.
Handiog (epic) – First important work in Bicol.
Liturgical Play (play) – combination of miming and punning with religious to cover up doubled edge statements against Spaniards. Comedia – as a social and political critique enhanced by his creation of an ineffectual character quite like tragic hero. Anti Cristo (drama) – technical artistry gained appreciative comments from drama critics at University of the Philippines.
Maria Lilia F. Realubit
Asisclo Jimenez – Known for his gift of mimicry and comic version of life.
Manuel Fuentabella – noted for his lyricism and sensitivity.
Angelo De Castro – writes with perceptivity and fatalism.
Valerio Zuniga – projects human feelings clearly in his work.
Mariano Goyena del Prado – writes with poetic awareness and dramatic choice of words.
– best illustrates the literature of the region in various stages
Dallang – Ilokano Literature
Lam-ang and Namongan – earliest known poem, mention of Christian baptism and marriage and names of other characters shows strong evidence of hispanization.
Translation of Cardinal Bellarmine’s Catechism – first book printed in Iloko, earliest source of information about Pedro Bukaneg.
Passion and Panagbiag – religious work
Moro Moro and Zarzuela (Comedia) – first presented by Isabelo Uray Narigat No Paguimbagan/ Improvement Despite Obstacles 1911 (novel) Nasamitken Narucbos nga Sabong daguiti Dardarepdep it Agbaniaga/ Sweet and Fresh Flower of a travellers Dream1921 Mining Wenno Ayat it Cararua/ Mining or Spiritual Love 1941
Banawag – weekly magazine
Maingel it Kabambantayan (The hero of Wilderness) – life of Ilokano pioneers who seeks greener pastures in Cagayan Puris it Barukong (Thorn in the Breast) – studies between the fued between the Iloko and other regional groups. Dagiti Mariing Iti Parbangon (Who are awakened at Down) – deals with fisherman because poetry seeks employment in government. Nasudi nga Agnanayon (Forever Pure) and Ta Dida Ammo it Aramidda – are the social study of Sapanish era. Ramut iti Ganggannaet (Roots in Foreign Soil) – about Filipino Identity The Other Women
Marcelino A. Foronda Jr. – gives substantial account of Ilocano literature
Fray Francisco Lopez
Pedro Bukaneg – father of Iloko Literature.
Leona Florentino – National poetess of the Philippines.
Isabelo de los Reyes – folklone studies and religious and political article. Facundo Madriaga
Marcos E. Milton
Marcelo Pena Crisologo
Former President Ferdinand Marcos – reffered it as the bible of Northern Philippines. Arsenio T. Ramels
Marcelino Foronda Jr.
Marcelino Foronda Jr.
Virgilio R. Samonte
provides information and insights into the character and culture of the largest linguistic sector in the Philippines. Abundant and varied.
According to Saturio Villarino, it is characterized by adaptions from Spanish and English poetry. Inspired by vernacular translations of foreign novels.
Ang Suga (The Lamp) – bitter consequences of Filipinos sensitivity towards the Spanish Occupation. Lalawa (Image) – collection of didactic short stories portraying to society problem character. Dili Diay Yawan-on (Not truly evil) and Fausto Dugenio’s Sayaw (The Dance of Life) Syudad sa Sugbu (V Ramos St., Cebu City)
And Temistocles Adlawan’s Ang Gindak-on sa Dagat (The Breadth on the Sea) – most significant stories during the last 30 years Miawas ang Taub (The Tide Overflowed) – longest Sugbuanon novel, composed of 80 up to 90 characters.
Ang Palad ni Pepe (Pepe’s Fortune) – phenomenally successful novel serialize in Bisaya Ang Anak ni Pepe (Pepe’s Child) – sequel to Pepe’s Fortune Adlaw sa Panudya (Day of Reckoning) – master piece of Tiburcio Baguio with Francisco Candia Balitaw – comic representation of love
Drama Balitaw – developed from balitaw, which story line with spoken dialogue is woven around at least two balitaw sequences. Duplo – debate in verse with only two characters.
Balagtasan sa Balitaw – incorporation of duplo and balitaw, courtship plot became frame work. Kolilisi – private type of drama performed by neighbors to divert bereaved family. Bagamundo – related type of folk play where a vagabond stranger arrives at the gate of kolilisi. Pamalaye – private performance, old Sugbuanon ritual formalizing an engage to marry. The Quarell between the East and the West Bachelors – story from Marawi City
Domingo Estabaya – outstanding among the school writers
Dionisio Gabriels Dalan V. Rama
Natario Bacalso- outstanding novalist duing this time
Flaviano Boquecosa – outstanding novalist duing this time
Radiomoda Mamitua Saber