Aurelio Tolentino, Kapampangan Writer

Aurelio Tolentino
(October 13, 1867 – July 5, 1915) was a great writer in the annals of Tagalog literature. A member of the revolutionary organization Katipunan who worked alongside Andres Bonifacio, he was imprisoned by the Spaniards for his activities.  He was one of the signatories of the Declaration of Philippine Independence in Kawit, Cavite, on June 12, 1898.

It was after the Philippine revolution that Tolentino concentrated on writing. He wrote plays and novels not only in Spanish and Tagalog, but also in Kapampangan, as he was a native speaker born in Guagua, Pampanga.

Famous novels by Aurelio Tolentino:  
Maring (1908)
Buhok ni Ester (1914)

Famous plays by Aurelio Tolentino:
Kahapon, Ngayon at Bukas (1902)
Bagong Cristo (1907)

His most famous work in verse is Dakilang Asal (Noble Behavior), a series of poems in which he described the proper behavior that young people should observe.

Date of Birth: October 13, 1867
Date of Death: July 5, 1915

Place of Birth: Guagua, Pampanga