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Tomas Pinpin – “Prince of Filipino Printers” or the “Patriarch of Filipino Printing.” He was a printer, writer and publisher from Abucay, a municipality in the province of Bataan, Philippines, who was the first Filipino printer and is sometimes referred as the "Prince of the Filipino Printers."
He is thought to have first come into contact with the printing world around 1608 or 1609, learning from the work of other Christian Chinese printers such as Juan de Vera, Pedro de Vera, and Luis Beltran who had already printed several books for Spanish missionaries.
He learned the art of printing about the end of 1608 in the Dominican-owned printing press in Abucay. In Abucay, Father Blancas employed in 1609 young Pinpin as an apprentice at the printing shop and taught him the art of printing. In just one year he had developed enough skills to be promoted to printing manager.
The following year, 1610, he printed the famous book of Father Blancas de San Jose, Arte y Reglas de la Lengua Tagals (Art and Rules of the Tagalog Languages). Also in Abucay, Bataan, he printed his book entitled Librong Pagaaralan nang mga Tagalog nang Wicang Castila. He wrote this in order to help people learn the Spanish language easily.
The last book he printed was Father Perez de Nuero’s book, Relacion de la Vida y Martirio del Jusuita P. Mastrilli; (Report on the Life and Martyrdom of the Jesuit Father Mastrilli).
“Vocabulario de al Lengua Tagala.” The first Tagalog dictionary written by Father Pedro de San Buenaventura, a Franciscan friar, in the town of Pila, Laguna, in 1613. For the next three decades, he printed at least 14 books.
About Tomas Pinpin He was born in Barrio Mabatang, Abucay, Bataan, between 1580 and 1585.
The Dominican-owned printing press was originally established in Binondo, Manila, in 1602, and was transferred to Abucay in 1608 by Francisco Blancas de San Jose (founder of the press).
Accordingly, he was called Demosthenes of

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