The Waray, According to Oyzon

Michael Carlo C. Villas


It was probably the fourth or fifth draft of An Maupay ha mga Waray (National Commission for Culture and the Arts, 2008) when Voltaire Oyzon first showed it to me for review. It was a sheaf of poems from seven years of writing. Forty-seven (47) poems in Waray, a major Philippine language spoken in Samar island and Leyte’s eastern half, fill this volume. From its very title, An Maupay
ha mga Waray is a book for and about the Warays. It means “The Good Thing about Warays” or “Our Virtue as Warays.”

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ISSN: 2012-0788