Rizaldy Manrique finished AB English (Major in Creative Writing) in UP-Diliman. For three years, he taught English and Literature subjects at UP Manila. His poetry and fiction have appeared in Philippines Free Press, Bikol Reporter, Bangraw, The Paper, Hingowa and other publications. He attended the 40th UP National Writers Workshop as Fellow in Bikol Poetry. An active member of KABULIG-Bikol, an organization of Bikol Contemporary literary writers, his short story in Bikol entitled “Pacto de Sangre” won the grand prize in the Osipon category during the 1st Premio Tomas Arejola Para sa Literaturang Bikolnon. At present, he is the Executive Vice-President of the Modern Learning Center of Iriga City, a private elementary school.