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  • Print Edition
  • Title: Mga Tulang Sampay-Bakod
  • Author: Rolando Cunanan
  • Publisher: Central Book Supply, Inc
  • ISBN: 978-971-691-609-6
  • No. Of Pages: 45
  • Size: 6"x9"
  • Edition: 2007 Edition
  • Binding: Softbound
  • Description:

    A collection of poems, part tribute to the author's father, a magsasaka, makata at mambabalagtas, and part memoirs, reminiscing of the author's experiences from growing up in a small Bataan town to living in America, with a built-in sense of traditions, values and attitudes. Sampay-bakod refers to a "good-for-nothing, love-poem-loving kind of suitor" parents would hardly prefer for a future son-in-law. The poems are written in "malalim na Tagalog" as a way of preserving in print, for the author's contemporary baby boomer generation, especially those, working and living abroad. Rolando Inton Cunanan. Son of a magsasakat't makata who grew up to be an ad copywriter, a casino blackjack dealer, a construction sales agent, and later, an immigrant in the USA.