MELVIN BANGGOLLAY

Veteran Poet - 1,139 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

  • Maryjoynicdao (7/14/2019 2:35:00 AM)

    Nice poem I like it(Report)Reply

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  • jake agbayani (7/10/2019 5:05:00 AM)

    why the filipino is good ang honestful(Report)Reply

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  • John Mar Oro (6/13/2019 4:43:00 AM)

    Thaks to you're poem(Report)Reply

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  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (8/12/2018 5:06:00 PM)

    Lovely patriotic piece of poetry elegantly brought forth with clarity of thought and mind. Thanks for sharing.(Report)Reply

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  • laura auilana aguasito (7/13/2018 5:46:00 AM)

    Thaks for your time to made this poem.big learning(Report)Reply

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  • Akhtar Jawad (4/4/2018 6:51:00 AM)

    A great patriotic poem, I love your love for your nation.(Report)Reply

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  • Helcurt (2/19/2018 6:15:00 AM)

    Mobile legend hahahahahahahahahahaha(Report)Reply

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  • Jez Brul (1/24/2018 4:12:00 AM)

    Proud to be Filipino poem...Thanks for sharing such patriotism filled poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Aya Sunga Askert (12/15/2017 4:12:00 PM)

    Million thanks for this poem. We are all prod to be a filipino.(Report)Reply

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  • Berlyn Estimada (7/23/2017 9:35:00 AM)

    And I am proud to be a FILIPINO! Mabuhay,(Report)Reply

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  • Marvin TordillosMarvin Tordillos (3/30/2017 10:36:00 PM)

    You captured the spirit, nice ka bro! I'm proud to be one too! .(Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (12/30/2016 11:30:00 AM)

    Reminds me of Filipino heroes who fought for our freedom from colonizing countries...... Truly touching poem...(Report)Reply

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  • Ging TapingGing Taping (9/30/2016 9:21:00 AM)

    Ako ay Pilipino...pilipinong totoo(Report)Reply

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  • Kimberly Garner (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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  • Asia VillaflorAsia Villaflor (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.(Report)Reply

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  • Kristiane Fallarcuna (11/1/2015 2:01:00 AM)

    I love it! Proudly Filipino!(Report)Reply

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  • Fer BasbasFer Basbas (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

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  • Naida Nepascua SupnetNaida 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.(Report)Reply

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  • Captain Herbert PoetryCaptain Herbert Poetry (6/16/2015 9:46:00 PM)

    Teary-eyed while reading this poem(Report)Reply

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

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

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 21, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 5, 2009