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Si Pilandok, ang Bantay ng Kalikasan Pilandok took it upon himself to protect the forest against the abusive followers of his arch enemy Datu Usman Pilandok forbade the indiscriminate cutting of trees and this further angered the greedy ruler Here, our clever hero tries to use his familiarity with nature to outwit the soldiers Nagpasiya si Pilandok na ipagtanggol ang gubat labn sa pang aabuso ng mga tao ng kaniyang kalabang si Datu Usman Ipinagbawal ni Pilandok ang walang pigil na pagputol ng mga puno, na ikinagalit lalo ng sakim na pinuno Dito, sinubok ni Pilandok gamitin ang kaalaman niya sa kalikasan para mautakan ang mga sundalo

About the Author: Virgilio S. Almario

Virgilio S Almario, better known by his pen name, Rio Alma, is a Filipino artist, poet, critic, translator, editor, teacher, and cultural manager He is a National Artist of the Philippines.Growing up in Bulacan among peasants, Almario sought his education in Manila and completed his degree in A.B Political Science at the University of the Philippines A prolific writer, he spearheaded the second successful modernist movement in Filipino poetry together with Rogelio G Mangahas and Lamberto E Antonio His earliest pieces of literary criticism were collected in Ang Makata sa Panahon ng Makina 1972 , now considered the first book of literary criticism in Filipino Later, in the years of martial law, he set aside modernism and formalism and took interest in nationalism, politics and activist movement As critic, his critical works deal with the issue of national language.Aside from being a critic, Almario engaged in translating and editing He has translated the best contemporary poets of the world He has also translated for theater production the plays of Nick Joaquin, Bertolt Brecht, Euripedes and Maxim Gorki Other important translations include the famous works of the Philippines national hero, Jos Rizal, namely Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo It was deemed as the best translation by the Manila Critics Circle.Almario has been a recipient of numerous awards such as several Palanca Awards, two grand prizes from the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the Makata ng Taon of the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino, the TOYM for literature, and the Southeast Asia Write Award of Bangkok.He was an instructor at the Ateneo de Manila University from 1969 1972 He only took his M.A in Filipino in 1974 in the University of the Philippines In 2003, he was appointed Dean of the College of Arts and Letters in the said university In June 25 of the same year, he was proclaimed National Artist for Literature.Almario is also the founder and workshop director of the Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika, at Anyo LIRA , an organization of poets who write in Filipino Award winning writers and poets such as Roberto and Rebecca A onuevo, Romulo Baquiran Jr., Michael Coroza, Jerry Gracio, and Vim Nadera are but some of the products of the LIRA workshop.

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