Buod ng Florante at Laura
Ang kuwento ng Florante at Laura ay nagsisimula sa isang madilim na gubat sa may dakong labas ng bayang Albanya, malapit sa ilog Kositong na ang tubig ay makamandag. Dito naghihimutok ang nakataling Florante na inusig ng masamang kapalaran. Ang mga gunita niya ay naglalaro sa palagay niya ay nagtaksil na giliw na si Laura, sa kanyang nasawing ama, at kahabag-habag na kalagayan ng bayan niyang mahal.
Sa gubat ay nagkataong may naglalakad na isang Moro na nagngangalang Aladin. Narinig niya ang tinig ni Florante at dali-dali niya itong tinunton. Dalawang leon ang handang sumakmal sa lalaking nakatali. Pinatay ni Aladin ang dalawang mababangis na hayop at kanyang kinalagan at inalagaan si Florante hanggang sa muling lumakas. Continue reading “Florante at Laura (Buod)”
Florante at Laura is a Philippine literature classic written in the nineteenth century by Francisco Baltazar (1788-1862), better known by his pen name Balagtas. It is a romance in Tagalog verse. What earns it a distinguished place in the literary canon is that it was written in the most beautiful Tagalog at a time when the dominant language of educated Filipinos was Spanish. Balagtas wrote it while in prison in the 1830s.
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The spelling of the version on this page reflects the Tagalog orthography of the time period in which Apolinario Mabini wrote The True Decalogue. For example, utos nang Dios (commandment of God) would now be written by Filipinos in Philippine schools as utos ng Diyos.
For the 10 Commandments in modern Filipino, click here.
ANG TUNAY NA SAMPUNG UTOS NANG DIOS
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A summary in English of the classic Philippine novel Noli Me Tangere, written in Spanish by Filipino national hero Jose Rizal
Juan Crisostomo Ibarra is a young Filipino who, after studying for seven years in Europe, returns to his native land to find that his father, a wealthy landowner, has died in prison as the result of a quarrel with the parish curate, a Franciscan friar named Padre Damaso. Ibarra is engaged to a beautiful and accomplished girl, Maria Clara, the supposed daughter and only child of the rich Don Santiago de los Santos, commonly known as “Capitan Tiago.”
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Despite Storms and Darkness (Though It May Be Stormy and Dark) is one of the earliest Tagalog poems ever to be published. It was in a book printed in the year 1605. The poet is unknown.
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Jose Rizal started writing the first part of Noli Me Tangere in 1884 in Madrid when he was still studying medicine. After his studies, he went to Paris and there continued writing the novel. And it was in Berlin that Rizal finished the last part. Continue reading “Noli Me Tangere (Introduction)”
These verses are from Florante at Laura. Selya is the name by which Francisco Baltazar called his first love Maria Asuncion Rivera (MAR).
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