Gaspar Aquino de Belén

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Gaspar Aquino de Belén was a Filipino poet and translator of the 17th century, known for authoring a 1704 rendition of the Pasyon: a famous poetic narrative of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus, which has circulated in many versions.

Generally Filipino natives were not taught Spanish, but the bilingual individuals, notably poet-translator Aquino de Belén, produced devotional poetry written in Latin script in the Tagalog language.

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