Jesús Balmori

[Batikuling] (10 January 1887 – 23 May 1948 / Ermita, Manila / Philippines)

Jesús Balmori
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Jesús "Batikuling" Balmori was a Filipino Spanish language journalist, playwright, and poet.


Jesús Balmori was born in Ermita, Manila on 10 January 1887. He studied at the Collegio de San Juan de Letrán and the University of Santo Tomás, where he excelled in Literature. He was married to Dolores Rodríguez. Joaquín Balmori, a pioneer labor leader of the foremost organiser of Labour unions in their Philippines, was his brother.

In his early years, Balmori was already gathering literary honors and prizes for poetry. In a Rizal Day contest, his three poems, each bearing a different pen name, won the first, second, third prizes. Later, he ... more »

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