Amado Unite

Amado Unite was born in Ermita, Manila, on September 13, 1923, but grew up in Ballesteros, Cagayan, where he finished his secondary schooling at Cagayan High in 1939. He enrolled for civil engineering in the University of the Philippines, with the War interrupting his studies, and he graduated in April 1950. He worked afterwards as construction […]


Azucena Uranza

Azucena Uranza was born on 27 January 1929 in Sorsogon, Sorsogon. She received her BA in Journalism (1952) and MA in English (1969) from the Far Eastern University. Her books include Bamboo in the Wind (novel, 1990); A Passing Season (novel, 2002); Feast of the Innocents (novel, 2003); Women of Tammuz (novel, 2004); Voices in a Minor Key (short story collection, 2005); andArbol, An Etnographic Record […]


Villanueva, Rene O.

Isa sa pinakamasigasig na manunulat na Filipino si Rene O. Villanueva. Nagsimula siyang kumatha ng mga dula, kuwentong-pambata at sanaysay noong magtatapos ang dekada ’70. Noong 2004, ginawaran siya ng Gawad CCP Para sa Sining (Literatura); nahirang siyang Pinakamahusay na Alagad ng Sining sa 2005 Gawad Chanselor sa UP. Kabilang siya sa unang batch ng manunulat […]


Valdellon, Naya S.

Naya S. Valdellon graduated with a B.F.A. in Creative Writing from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2002 and an M.A. in English and Creative Writing from the University of Toronto in 2008. A fellow of the U.P and Dumaguete national writers’ workshops, her poetry has won the 1st Maningning Miclat Award for Poetry in […]


Villanueva-Lykes, Ana Maria

A BS computer science degree holder, Ana Maria Villanueva-Lykes discovered the world of words only five years ago. Since then she has been published in The Philippines Free Press, Philippine Graphic, Reader’s Digest, and several collections and anthologies. She trained with the Philippine Daily Inquirer for two years before she moved on to other publications. […]


Yee, Ernesto Superal

Ernesto Superal Yee was born on 29 October 1953 in Tanjay, Negros Oriental. He finished his BBA (major in management) and LLB at SU, and passed the bar in 1983. He was a fellow in the Silliman Writers Workshop, 1977 and was Clerk of Court V at the Regional Trial Court, Branch 32, Dumaguete Cit. He […]


Yuson, Alfred

Born on 23 February 1945 in Manila. (Also known as Krip Yuson.) He has authored 23 books, including novels, poetry collections, short fiction, essays, and children’s stories, apart from having edited various other titles. Yuson was conferred the Southeast Asia Write Award (SEA Write) in 1992 in Bangkok, and has been elevated to the Hall […]


Zafra, Galileo S.

Galileo S. Zafra was born on October 15, 1968 in the city of Manila. He has a Doctorate in Philippine Literature. He is a Full Professor in the University of the Philippines Diliman Departamento ng Filipino at Panitikang Pilipino from which he graduated summa cum laude. Among his many awards and grants are “Pinakamahusay na Nailathalang […]


Zafra, Jessica

Jessica Zafra was born and raised in Manila. She attended St. Theresa’s College, Q.C., School, and the University of the Philippines, where she majored in Comparative Literature. Jessica is a three-time Palanca Award winner. Her first collection of short stories, Manananggal Terrorizes Manila, was published by Anvil in 1992. She has also hosted tv and radio […]


Zafaralla, Paul B.

Born on June 22, 1983 in Upon, Pinili, Ilocos Norte. He is a multilingual writer (Iluko, English, Filipino) on Ilocano and Philippine culture and the arts for the past 51 years. His outlets are Bannawag, Rima, Iluko anthologies, lectures, English broadsheets, popular and professional magazines, journals, and classrooms. He enjoys regional, national and international recognitions for his incisive […]