in 1840 where he served as the assistant to the Justice of peace and later, in 1856, as the Major Lieutenant.
He was also appointed as the translator of the court.
He defended Antonio and he was crowned as “King of Balagtasan” by the Taliba ng Inang Wika or TANIW headed by Lope K. He has also served as director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism and the National Press Club; publisher of Agriscope, and chair/president of World Media Groove. his other works are found in Galian and New Poems in Pilipino.
In 1990 he became executive producer of the TV program (Eight Decades of Modern Poetry), “Isang Tanong sa Sarili” (A Question for Myself) and “Ako si Virgilio V. He wrote a Pampango passion play, Vitug has won the following awards; honorable mention, “Simula ng Gabi sa Luba” (Evening Commences in Lubao), 1969, and “Isang Tanong sa Sarili,” 1976, in the Talaang Ginto of the Surian ng Wikang Pambansa, respectively; special award, Loyola Poetry Contest, 1972; and second prize, National Zarzuela Writing Contest for “Hoy, Boyet” (Hey, Boyet).
We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.
Godinez-Ortega The diversity and richness of Philippine literature evolved side by side with the country's history.his poetry collections (Batanes and Other Lands, 1989) all won prizes in the Don Carlos Palanca Awards for Literature.His essay “Ang Mga Badjaw sa Tungkalang” (The Bajao of Tungkalang, 1988) also won in the Palanca Award.Capule won the battle for MAR when he used his wealth to get Balagtas imprisoned under the accusation that he ordered a servant girl's head be shaved.It was here that he wrote Florante at Laura—In fact, the events of this poem were meant to parallel his own situation.He wrote Magat, Ama ng Lahing Kayumanggi, a novel, in prose with Macario Pineda as co-atuhor. His lyric poems Ang Nayon ko and Gagamba at Alitaptap have been anthologized in Walong Dekada ng Makabagong Tulang Pilipino, 1981.In 1937, Mar Antonio won a gold medal in the annual choice by the Kapisanang Ilaw ng Bayan in Bulacan for his poem, “Ang Nayon Ko.” He was proclaimed poet laureate by the Kapisanang Diwang Ginto for his poem, “Ilaw.”, and by Liwayway in 1938.In 1987, the CCP Literary Contest awarded him a prize for his short story “Ang Walang Lubay na Istasyon ng Pag-asa (The Unending Stations of Hope and Search).The following poems have won in the annual poetry contest of the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (oe KWF, formerly the Surian ng Wikang Pambansa and later Linangan ng mga Wika sa Pilipinas): “Kalatas kay Pinang” (Letter to Pinang) and “Umulan Man at Umaraw” (Rain or Shine); and “Malayo Na Ang Narating Ng Prusisyon” (The Procession Has Covered a Lot of Ground).KWF has proclaimed him Poet of the Year three times, the first time in 1988 for his poem “Polusyon” (Pollution) and 2 nd Prize for the same award for a poem on the great plebeian Andres Bonifacio in 2009. In 1941, he married Andrea Teodoro and they had six children, one of whom is poet Teo Antonio.His book was born on 11 December 1903 in Bambang, Bulacan. He was the administrator and mediator of the balagtasan on radio sponsored by Compania Elizalde and wrote for their newspaper, Taliba.