Melecio Figueroa - engraver from Arevalo, Iloilo. First Filipino designer of Philippine coins.
Flavio Zaragoza Cano - poet from Cabatuan, Iloilo. Known as the "Prince of Visayan Poets," he was one of the three greatest Filipino poet in Spanish along with Fernando Maria Guerrero and Cecilio Apostol
Fernando Maramag - first Filipino poet in English to win awards and fame
Clemencia Joven - first short story writer in English
Zoilo M. Galang - first Filipino novelist in English
Carlos P. Romulo - first Filipino to win honors in English journalism
Marcelo de Gracia Concepcion - first Filipino poet in English to win recognition in American literary circles
Lope K. Santos - author of the first Tagalog novel "Banaag at Sikat"
Claro Caluya - prince of Iloko poet
Mena Crisologo - greatest Iloko dramatist
Leona Florentino - greatest Iloko poetess
Leon C. Pichay - Iloko Poet Laureate
Angel Magahum - greatest Visayan dramatist
Municipality of Cabatuan, Iloilo Official Website,http://www.reocities.com/cabatuan_iloilo/Heroes/flavio.htm
La Villa Rica de Arevalo: Heritage and Greatness, http://www.mysmartschools.ph/web/LaVillaRicadeArevalo/greatpeop.htm
Rizal Provincial Government Official Website, http://rizalprovince.ph/thegovernors.html