104 students to compete in Balagtas Day poetry, essay writing contests

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BALANGA CITY, Bataan — A total of 104 students from various schools in the country will be participating in the 230th Balagtas Day Filipino Poetry and Essay Writing contests.

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.”

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