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    SFAMSC Balagtasan (poetical joust) SY 2011-2012: Sino ang Mas Mahalaga?

    St. Francis Cainta

    by St. Francis Cainta

    First year students of St. Francis of Assisi Montessori School of Cainta perform a Balagtasan in front of parents during an intermission of the 2011 Parent Teacher Conference.

    Names of the participants in order of their appearance:

    Shara Alyssalene Raja
    Louisiana R. Sollestre
    Michelle Ann Villacorta
    Jason Tormon

    Balagtasan means poetical joust. Using flowery words, metaphors and rhymes to debate and argue in Tagalog usually in a public setting.

    The word Balagtasan was derived from the pen name of one of the greatest Filipino poets of all time, Francisco Balagtas. (

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