TULA: Ang Salapi

Arguably the most insightful poem written in any language about the nature of money. Penned in Tagalog by the prolific Filipino poet Jose Corazon de Jesus.

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TULA: Manggagawa

This Tagalog poem about how important a role Filipino laborers play in Philippine society was written by Jose Corazon de Jesus.
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TULA: Pag-ibig (Love)

A breathtaking Tagalog poem about love written by the prolific Filipino poet Jose Corazon De Jesus.

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TULA: Ang Pagbabalik

Halimbawa ng Tulang Pasalaysay

This narrative poem in the Tagalog language was written by the Filipino poet Jose Corazon de Jesus, who was also known as Huseng Batute.

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Jose Corazon de Jesus

Known as the King of the Balagtasan and as Makata ng Puso, José Corazón de Jesús was born in Manila on November 22, 1896. He wrote Tagalog poetry during the American occupation of the Philippines (1901-1946).

His most famous work is the Tagalog poem Bayan Ko (My Country, 1929), which was used as lyrics for a patriotic song that became popular during the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos in the 1980s. His pen name was Huseng Batute. He died on May 26, 1932, and is buried in Manila’s North Cemetery.

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May Mga Tugtuging Hindi Ko Malimot

This Tagalog poem was written in the early 20th century by the prolific Filipino poet Jose Corazon de Jesus.

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TULA: Puso, Ano Ka?

“Heart, What Are You?” (1928) is a Tagalog poem written by the acclaimed Filipino poet Jose Corazon de Jesus. He compares the heart to a bell and a clock, among other things, in the most insightful, poetic way.

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TULA: Kalupi ng Puso

This Tagalog poem was written by Jose Corazon de Jesus.

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