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150px-eman-lacaba2Emmanuel Lacaba, or more popularly known as Eman, is a young promising poet who lived halfway through the martial law years. He was raised in Pateros where he got honors and awards throughout his elementary and high school days. He acquired a scholarship from Ateneo de Manila and became a professor in the University of the Philippines. Amidst the social and political turmoil during the presidency of Ferdinand Marcos, he became an activist and later on decided to take up arms against the government and become a people’s warrior at the height of martial law. He wrote and published more than a hundred poems before he was murdered by Marcos’ military men on March 18, 1976 in Davao del Norte, Mindanao. Eman was 27.

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