Contributed by Mar Jay S. Delas Alas, PIA-Bataan
Organized by the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF), it will be held from April 2 to 4 at Orion Elementary School, Orion town.
“We selected students who are in Grades 7-11 as contestants. This is in line with Proclamation No. 964 series of 1997 which declares April 2 every year as Francisco ‘Balagtas’ Baltazar Day,” KWF said in a statement.
April 2 marks the birth anniversary of Baltazar who is regarded as the “Prince of Tagalog of Poets.”