1900, December 10

Birth of Jose Garvida Flores, prolific poet in Iloco, in Bangui. (Eventually, he became the editor-in-chief of Pangadang, an Iloco newspaper published together with Senator Santiago Fonacier. His patriotic poem “Filipinas” is sung during the yearly celebration of Independence Day, and during ceremonies of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente. After a lingering illness, he died in 1944.) [Garvida]

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