Category: Poetry

Balagtasan draws laughter and admiration

Traditionally, “balagtasan” is a debate among Tagalog speaking poets. It is a Filipino poetry debate named after Francisco Balagtas. It is characterised by rhythmic verses measured in equal number of syllables. In celebration of Tagalog as the Philippine National Language, the Tagalog Association of Australia (TAA) headed by its president Danny Peralta staged its second […]

An Acrostic for Mother’s Day by Purificacion C. Abella of Wentworthville NSW

M —  stands for our mother’s milk that supports us in our growth, strength and       good health to make us live and laugh with patience, cheerfulness, endurance, sympathy and hope that never fade  away. O —     is for the overwhelming love, tender care, protection and   guidance we enjoy until she gets older and weaker. […]