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ANOTHER INVITATION TO THE POPE TO VISIT TONDO

EMMANUEL TORRES

HISTORICAL BIOGRAPHICAL
TEXT HISTORY
The year when the Pope

1946

Emphasis on

POVERTY

first visited the country Squatters, scavengers, beggars these figures of the urban excess have served as important, politicizing images of social contradiction in the vigorous Philippine tradition of protest in literature, film and art from the 1960s to the present

TEXT

HISTORY

surreal assassins

A Bolivean surrealist

named Benjamin Mendoza attempted to assassinate the Pope


Our eyes shall bless

the liveliness of dollars.

The Pope gave $500 to

the lucky family he visited at Tondo.

HITORICAL -BIOGRAPHICAL
Text Authors Background

Setting: MANILA The text is full of

Born in Manila The author is an

wonderfully-made statements with sarcasm


Protest poem

educated man

Hes a critic

MORAL-PHILOSOPHICAL
People sees RELIGION as a solution to the

crisis that they experience.

The intellectual milieu filled with sarcastic

language emphasizing political and religious struggle

People sees POVERTY just on the surface

level.