HERMINIO BELTRAN JR. y SOTELO has served as Chairman of the Committee on Literary Arts of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). He finished his Journalism degree in University of the Philippines.

He also has units in Philippine Literature and Communication Management

He is the author of two books: Lemlunay: Mga Tula sa Tatlong Wika andBayambang (Tula, Daniw, Poems). Among his many prizes are Palanca and Talaang Ginto.