On May 27, 1893, Magdalena G. Jalandoni, a Hiligaynon poet, playwright and novelist, was born in Jaro, Iloilo City.
Her works span from the coming of Malay settlers in the Middle Ages up to the Spanish and American colonial eras as well as the Japanese occupation of World War II, all portraying the history of Panay and the evolution of the Ilonggo culture.
Her famous poem "Ang Guitara" (The Guitar) is read in classrooms all over the country today.
Her other famous works include "Anabella," "Sa Kapaang Sang Inaway" (In the Heat of War), "Ang Dalaga sa Tindahan" (The Young Woman in the Store) and "Ang Kahapon ng Panay" (The Past of Panay).
She received the Republic Cultural Heritage Award in 1969 for her literary achievements from the government. She died on September 14, 1978 at the age of 85.