10th March 1906
Alejandro G. Abadilla
Alejandro G. Abadilla, regarded as “Father of Modern Tagalog Poetry”, was born in Rosario, Cavite.
Abadilla, a Filipino poet, essayist and fiction writer, finished his AB Philosophy at the University of Santo Tomas in 1934.
His major breakthrough in Philippine poetry was when he wrote his poem “Ako ang Daigdig” (I am the world) in 1955.
His contributions to Philippine literature, extends to the essay, short fiction and the novel.