Rizal Pen & Ink Drawing by Glen Bautista

The Rizal Monument pen and ink drawing is composed of the National Hero’s thirty-nine (39) poems and one song, “A Orillas del Pasig”, translation into English by my late friend, Alfredo Veloso.

The Rizal Pen & Ink Drawing was on exhibit, for about 6 years, at the Jose Rizal Shrine at Fort Santiago upon the request of Ms. Imelda Romualdez Marcos. I had to get it back for restoration. I worked on this pen & ink drawing daily for about two years and was briefly interrupted to rest my eyes upon my father’s request. He then encouraged me to tour the Philippines for a brief respite, which I did, but just the same I came back with a lot of drawings I did of my travels, especially drawings I did of Sagada, a place about 7-8 hours from Baguio.

GLENN A. BAUTISTA[47][48][49] was born on March 20, 1947 in the little town of Orion[50][51], in Bataan[52], a province in Central Luzon, Philippines[53]. Bataan became historically infamous due to the Bataan Death March[54] during World War II that ended in 1945 when the Americans liberated the Philippines from the Japanese occupation. Obviously, Glenn was a postwar baby. His father became a minister of the United Methodist Church in 1945 and served for 39 years. His mother was a deaconess, a graduate of Harris Memorial College, the only deaconess training school of the United Methodist Church in the Far East. Glenn is the seventh of nine children in the family[55].

He completed his education in Manila. His elementary education at the Sta. Ana Elementary School[56], his secondary education at the Union High School of Manila[57], and his college education at the University of Santo Thomas[58] (UST), the oldest university in the Philippines, and at the University of the Philippines[59] (UP), the highest ranked and only national university in the Philippines.







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