MAY 23, 1948
Jesus Balmori (January 10, 1887 – May 23, 1948) suffered from partial paralysis while traveling to Mexico then died of throat cancer. Shortly before his death, he finished writing his last poem, “A Cristo” (To Christ) which was dedicated to his wife. Balmori was the presidential technical assistant and member of the Philippine Historical Research Committee. Born in Ermita, Manila, he was a Spanish language journalist, playwright and poet. He held the post as the Philippine Ambassador of Goodwill to Spain, Mexico, South America and Japan.