Notable literary works. Manga Panalanging Pagtatagobilin sa Caloloua nang Tauong Naghihingalo by Gaspar Aquino de Belen, 1703; Florante at Laura (Florante and Laura) by Francisco Balagtas, 1838
The Southern Tagalog 10 was a group of activists abducted and "disappeared" in 1977 during martial law in the Philippines under Proclamation No. 1081 issued by President of Philippines Ferdinand E. Marcos. Of the 10 university students and professors who were abducted, only three "surfaced" later after being killed by suspected agents of the state.