1st Filipino-American Writer and Literary Voice of Filipino immigrants in the
1st Filipino and 1st Asian Pulitzer Prize Winner in Journalism (English)
Philippine National Artist in Literature (1982)
First Filipino Scientific Linguist
"Father of Philippine Linguistics"
1st Filipino Poet
"Prince of Tagalog Poets"
1st Filipino to publish the first volume of Filipino poetry in the
Philippine National Artist in Literature (1973)
1st Filipina Poet
1st Filipina author of the 1st Filipino modern short story, "Dead Stars"
Author of the 1st Filipino collection of poems in Spanish, Sampaguitas y poesias (Jasmines and Poems), published in
1st Filipino-American Slam Perfomer to win the Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam
Pioneer of the Poetry Slam Genre
1st Filipina to receive the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Journalism, Literature, and Creative Communication Arts
1st Filipino to receive the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Journalism, Literature, and Creative Communication Arts
First Filipino in Language and Literature
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