Tomas Pinpin Monument was erected in loving memory of the first Filipino printer, Tomas Pinpin. He was a co-author and had printed the earliest books in the country with Fr. Blancas de San Jose in 1610, inside Abucay Church, Bataan.
pinpinWho is Tomas Pinpin?
“Let us therefore study, my country men, for although the art of learning is somewhat difficult, yet if we are persevering, we shall soon improve our knowledge. Other Tagalogs like us did not take a year to learn the Spanish language when using my book. This good result has given me satisfaction and encouraged me to print my work, so that all may derive some profit from it.”  – Tomas Pinpin
Tomas Pinpin was a printer, writer and publisher from Abucay, Bataan, who was the first Filipino printer and is sometimes referred as the “Patriarch of Filipino Printing.” He is also remembered for being the first native Filipino to publish and print a book, “Librong Pagaaralan nang manga Tagalog nang Uicang Castilla” in 1610, entirely written by himself in the old Tagalog orthography.

 

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