Clinging to the log, he lifted himself with one bound that carried him across to the narrow door. He slid back the cover, stepped inside, then pushed the cover back in place. After some moments during which he seemed to wait, he talked to the listening darkness.
A few years later, in AprilPresident William McKinley directed The Philippines Commission to make English the official medium of instruction for all public schools.
The first teachers of English were members of the United States Army. In August ofsix hundred American teachers arrived on the transport Thomas. They replaced the soldiers as teachers. In that year,the Philippine Normal School was founded. Ots purpose was to train Filipinos in the art of teaching so that they could eventually take charge of elementary education.
The students and the people in general learned English quickly. In the Daily Bulletin was founded, while The Cablenews started in The Philippines Free Press began in 19o05, edited by F.
At first it was a bilingual weekly in English and Spanish.
In it published the first Filipino short stories in English. In that same year,the University of the Philippines was founded. This school became the forerunner in the use of English for higher education. This magazine printed the works of the first promising writers in English.
This early selections were mostly ghost stories or folk tales explaining natural phenomena. Often the authors taught a moral message which was evident event at first reading. Among the famous early teachers of English might be mentioned Professors Dean S.
For composition themes they encouraged the students to write about folk tales and their own experiences. In one college class of the students were asked to write speeches for these topics.
The student themes were carefully corrected and when a grammatical mistake was made, students were required to write the corrected form five times. At the first Filipino writing in English was quite formal and initiative.
Influences from the Spanish language could be seen in the use oof Spanish expressions and in an ornate style. Grammatical expressions was at times awkward and there was some difficulty in the use of prepositions and pronouns.
But gradually the quality of writing improved. Between andsome students at the University of the Philippines collected and retold, in English, old Filipino tales.
These writings were gathered by Dean S. Fansler and published in Filipino Popular Tales in The following yearthe Philippine Normal School introduced its publication. Aside from student publications, newspaper and magazines provided an early outlet for wrioters.
Inthe Philippines Herald began publication. It was founded by Manuel L. Some four year later, he widened its content and renamed it the Philippine Magazine.
The high quality of these magazine made it so popular that it became the most influential literary magazine oin the country. It published some of the best Filipino writing in English. Fiolipino writers received further encouragement ion In that year, the Free Presso began paying for original manusctipts and offered P1, for the best stories.
Among the early members were: Soriano, and Augusto C. This group published Literary Apprentice which became the leading college literary publication in the country.
The writers club stimulated and encouraged an artistic consciousness among the literary circles of the Philippines. The first thirty years of Philippines Literature in English produced little in the fields of drama and novel.
Drama was hardly written because vernacular plays and the zarzuela still dominated the stage. Another novelist of this period was Ernest Lopez who published His Awakening in From to there was some significant writing of essays, shory stories, and poems.BOOK REVIEWS for distinguished American periodicals.
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