Today in Philippine History, March 7, 1867 Tomas A. Remigio, was born in Sampaloc, Manila

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On March 7, 1867, Tomas A. Remigio, one of the finest playwright during American Period, was born in Sampaloc, Manila.

Tomas A. Remigio   
(Tomas A. Remigio)   

Remigio's best known work, Malaya, was considered one the of finest nationalist play written during American Period.

During Spanish Period, he joined the La Liga Filipina and the Katipunan, hence in 1896 was arrested and deported to Spain. Upon his return to the Philippines in 1899, he continued writing plays like, Mga Santong Tao, Ang Huweteng, and Luha ng Ina.

He died on August 1,1916 at the age of 49.

Reference: Philippine News Agency


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