KOMENTULARYOS: Usapang Makatas by Tomas F. Agulto
“Tomas F. Agulto actively participates and strives to lead a revaluation of the work of Balagtas.
“Only very few writers of the rural life know grassroots culture, folk wisdom and values, especially in their progressive expressions and manifestahons, that will always be part of our nationalist and transformative project. I think it is time that we shift our emphasis from the traditional intellectuals of the academe to the generic, mostly self-taught writers and intellectuals who may have deeper insights to share on Philippine life.” –Alice G. Guillermo, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of the Philippines