MELVIN BANGGOLLAY

Freshman - 670 Points (11/07/1975 / Natonin, Mountain Province, Philippines)

I Am A Filipino - Poem by MELVIN BANGGOLLAY

I AM A FILIPINO
Melvin Banggollay


I am a Filipino, in blood and spirit
born from immortal seeds of heroes
Whose heart were willing to commit
their lives to fight any kind of foes
even those that has the power to spit
the nation of my birth with volcanoes
of fire and balls of cannon that can split
thy land unto tiny dusts to unseen echoes.

I am a Filipino, proud of my humble roots
of a gentle loving and valiant Malayan spirit
land been conquered but never surrendered
the culture of its birth and ancestor's merit
of great love for country that can't be toppled
even by nation with powers that can delete
this land out of the face of this great world
as all thy children vow to die with all valor
to defend the pride and honor of the Filipinos.


Comments about I Am A Filipino by MELVIN BANGGOLLAY

  • (7/13/2016 5:18:00 PM)


    I am a Canadian English teacher, and I'd love to use this poem for my classes, as I have a lot of Filipino students. I would like to get a copy of this in Tagalog, but I can't find it online. Would anyone be willing to translate it for me? I'd love to use that version first, so that my English-only students can see how hard it is to study a language that is not your Mother tongue. I want them to understand that it's the language barrier, not a lack of intelligence, that makes English so hard for ESL students. Thank you. (Report) Reply

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  • Lotlot Diaz (6/30/2016 9:05:00 AM)


    Proud to be a filipino... Brave words yet respectful.
    Brave poem and brave poet are those who are from philippines
    Ill give you 10 for this. Please rate my poems too.
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  • (11/1/2015 2:01:00 AM)


    I love it! Proudly Filipino! (Report) Reply

  • (6/28/2015 5:28:00 AM)


    sounds like carlos p. romulo's I am a Filipino. we memorized this in high school. (Report) Reply

  • Naida Nepascua Supnet (6/25/2015 8:52:00 AM)


    wow, this should be read by a lot of filipinos so that the patriotism and nationalism that run in their veins will be revived.
    Salute.
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  • Herbert Guitang (6/16/2015 9:46:00 PM)


    Teary-eyed while reading this poem (Report) Reply

  • Glenn Mark Amor (1/16/2009 9:46:00 PM)


    wonderful piece! I''m proud to be Filipino! (Report) Reply

  • (4/21/2008 4:15:00 AM)


    nice...poem... very nice.....

    I am a Filipino, proud of my humble roots
    nice stanza... nice to remember and I am proud too.
    Good job Pare, galing ng pakagawa mo
    Thanks for reminding me. Pusong Pinoy pa rin ako, hindi nakalilimot.

    Best Regards:
    Ency Bearis

    P.S.
    You can view my poems too. Please make comments or rate.Gusto ko yong opinion mo rin if you have. Thanks
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  • (4/21/2008 4:14:00 AM)


    you are an ink blooded sir., a fine piece sir
    im glad that im a filipino too..
    let them hear our history's silent scream.,
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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 21, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 5, 2009


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