Lope Santos was a
Tagalog language writer and is considered as the Father of the Philippine
National Language and Grammar.
Santos was an expert in
dupluhan, a popular poetical debate competition in his time, which can be
compared to balagtasan, a similar contest but with shorter discourse.
Santos served as editor on publications written in Tagalog
and was appointed as director of the (National Language Institute).
Santos also was the governor
of Rizal province from 1910 to 1913, and governor of Nueva Vizcaya from 1918
to 1920. During the 5th Legislature, between 1919 and
1922, he also served as Senator .
to 1 May 1963
26 Apr 1978
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