WATCH: Balagtasan with The Makatas

Why is balagtasan important and what role does it play in modern-day Philippines?

Rappler.com

12:14:59pm August 21, 2018

12:24:41pm August 21, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Just before Buwan ng Wika comes to a close, artists from The Makatas come to the Rappler HQ to talk about the art of balagtasan and perform a piece or two. 

Balagtasan is a Filipino debate done in verse – an art that most might remember only from their younger years in elementary and high school. 

Why is balagtasan important and what role does it play in modern-day Philippines? 

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