Alejandro Abadilla Biography, Books, Contribution

Alejandro Abadilla is a Filipino poet, essayist, writer, educator, and author. He is best known for “Ako ang Daigdig”.

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Alejandro G. Abadilla
Birth Date –> March 10, 1906
Died –> August 26, 1969 (aged 63)
Hometown –> Rosario, Cavite, Philippines

Education
College –> University of Santo Tomas
Degree –> Philosophy

Books Published
Ako ang Daigdig at Iba pang mga Tula (I am the World and Other Poems)
Maiikling Katha (Short Stories) – (with Commission on the Filipino Language head Ponciano Pineda)
Mga Kuwentong Ginto (Golden Stories) (co-edited with Clodualdo del Mundo)
Mga Piling Katha: Ang Maikling Kathang Tagalog (Chosen Works: An Anthology of Short Stories in Tagalog) – (co-edited with F.B. Sebastian and A.D.G. Mariano)
Mga Piling Sanaysay (Several Essays)
Parnasong Tagalog: Katipunan ng mga piling tula mula kina Huseng Sisiw at Balagtas hanggang sa kasalukuyang panahon ng pamumulaklak at pagkaunlad (Tagalog Works: Compilation of Poems from Huseng Sisiw through Francisco Balagtas until Present Times of Flourishing Philippine Poetry)
Tanagabadilla, Una at Ikalawang Aklat (Tanagabadilla: First and Second Books)- a compilation of Abadilla’s tanagas (short poems)
Pagkamulat

Other Contributions
Alejandro Abadilla edited some sections of the Philippine Digest, Philippines-American Review and a magazine called Panitikan. He established Kapisanang Balagtas (Balagtas’ Organization) in 1935.

Politics
Alejandro Abadilla became a councilor of Salinas in Rosario, Cavite.

RELATED: List of Filipino Authors

See also: List of Famous Filipino Scientists

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