Who was the greatest contribution to the Philippine literature?
Winning the National Artist award for Literature, Nick Joaquín is probably the most esteemed writer the Philippines has produced. Joaquin came from a well-educated family and was published at the early age of 17.
What is the first literature in the Philippines?
The early inhabitants of the Philippine archipelago had a native alphabet or syllabary which among the Tagalogs was called baybayin, an inscription akin to Sanskrit. It was through the baybayin that literary forms such as songs, riddles and proverbs, lyric and short poems as well as parts of epic poems were written.
What is Philippine literature in your own words?
Philippine literature is literature associated with the Philippines from prehistory, through its colonial legacies, and on to the present. Pre-Hispanic Philippine literature was actually epics passed on from generation to generation, originally through an oral tradition.
Who is the Filipino artist of literature?
National Artists for Literature
Awardees of the National Artist of the Philippines Order, for Literature, include: 1976 – Nick Joaquin, National Artist for Literature. 1982 – Carlos P. Romulo, National Artist for Literature.