Father of Tagalog Novel

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Father of Tagalog Novel | Image Credit: @Lahi_PH


Valeriano P. Fernandez Y Peña is considered as the Father of Tagalog Novel.

In 1905, he wrote “Nena and Neneng,” the first-ever novel published in the Philippine language.

Valeriano was born on December 12, 1858, and he passed away on September 7, 1922.