Back in 2000, the People of the Republic of the Philippines spent for my board and lodging, and my daily stipend for about a week as I studied with writers of different genre, from all over the country, in the University of the Philippines in Miag-ao, Iloilo, in the 37th UP National Writers’ Workshop.
I was a fellow for Hiligaynon (the language of the Ilongo) poetry.
I am publishing my Hiligaynon poems (binalaybay), most of them with English translations, here as my way of saying thank you to the Filipino people.
I have made an effort to align the English translations to no avail. I hope you forgive me for the chaos.
If you write better than I do or if you know the Hiligaynon language and you can translate it in English better than I do, please do help me.
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