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Amado Yuzon

Amado Yuzon
AKA Amado MagcalasYuzon

  • 1st Filipino, 1st Asian and 1st man to be recommended for the Nobel Prize award for Peace and Literature four times in the history of the Nobel Prizes
  • 1st Filipino, 1st Asian and 1st man to create world, regional, national, state, and language poet laureateships in the world.
  • 1st Filipino to be crowned "Poet Laureate of the World" in the Philippines, World Congress of Poets (1969)
  • 1st Filipino to conduct a world translation contest of Dr. Jose P. Rizal's poem, "Postrer Adios" (1966)
  • 1st Filipino President for Life of the only World Poet Laureates Association
  • 1st Filipino and only poet from Asia to be proclaimed Honorary Continental Poet Laureate of Asia in 1965 and in South America in 1966
  • 1st Filipino and only verse-translator of the Iloko national epic - "Ti Panagbiag Ni Lam-Ang" into English (1954)
  • 1st Filipino Poet Laureate of the Philippines who crowned Miss Philippines titleholders.
  • 1st Filipino to become Ambassador of the Orthodox Catholic Church to the Philippines and the Orient, as appointed by Patriarch Claudius I.
  • 1st Filipino congressman to introduce the Magna Carta of Labor Bill after World War II (1948)
  • 1st Filipino official Poet Laureate of Far Eastern University (1934-1936)
  • 1st Filipino to introduce Shakespearean joust (Balagtasan in English), Oxford style, at the Far Eastern University (1934)

August 30, 1906

Guagua, Pampanga, Philippines

FATHER: Felipe Yuzon
MOTHER: Isabel Magcalas

WIFE: Oliva A. Reyes
CHILDREN: Amado Jr., Benjamin, and Romeo

January 17, 1979


Amado M. Yuzon Bio
History of the World Congress of Poets

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