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JUAN CRISOSTOMO SOTO

He was a journalist, poet, playwright, and revolutionary. He was also known as the Father of Pampanga Literature.

He wrote no less than fifty plays and zarzuelas. The poetic joust crissotan was coined from his psuedonym Crissot.

He became a Katipunero and worked with Maximo Hizon in propagating the ideals of the society in Pampanga.

When the Revolution broke out, he joined the forces of Tomas Mascardo until the Filipino-American War broke out.

He was a contributor to the revolutionary paper La Independencia.

Date of Birth: January 27, 1867
Place of Birth: Bacolor, Pampanga
Date of Death: July 12, 1918

Values Exhibited:
  Nationalism
  Commitment

Learning Message:

Ang pagmamahal sa bayan ay maipamamalas sa iba't ibang paraan. (Love of country may be shown ina number of ways.)

ang buong pusong pakikilahok ay kailangan upang matamo ang kalayaan. (Full commitment is needed to attain independence.)

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