Mena Crisologo

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Mena Crisologo (December 11, 1844-July 5, 1927) was the first governor of Ilocos Sur and popularizer of Ilocano art and literature. He was born in Vigan, Ilocos Sur and was notario ecclesiastico of the Nueva Segovia Diocese. In 1898, he represented Ilocos Sur in the Malolos Congress and was a signatory to the Malolos Constitution. Crisologo was also part of the delegation of governors to the St. Louis Exposition of 1904. After retiring from politics, he devoted his time to writing komedya and sarswela in Ilocano.


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