Today in Philippine History, February 1, 1898, Cecilio F. Lopez was born in Marikina

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   Cecilio F. Lopez
   Cecilio F. Lopez
On February 1, 1898, Cecilio F. Lopez, first Filipino scientific linguist and academician, was born in Marikina (now) City. He is known in Philippine history as the "Father of Philippine Linguistic."

Lopez, the first Filipino to obtain a doctoral degree in linguistic at the University of Hamburg in 1928, pioneered his work in the growth of a Filipino custom using a scientific study of Philippine Language.

Reference: Philippine News Agency

Today in Philippine History, February 1, 1898, Cecilio F. Lopez was born in Marikina

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