Ong, Charlson L.

Charlson L. Ong , resident fellow of the Institute of Creative Writing and fictionist/scriptwriter/singer extraordinaire, was born on July 6, 1960. He obtained an A.B. in Psychology from the University of the Philippines in 1977, and currently teaches literature and creative writing under UP’s Department of English and Comparative Literature. He has joined several writers’ workshops […]


Edroza-Matute, Genoveva

Si Genoveva Edroza-Matute o Aling Bebang ay isang magiting na kuwentista sa wikang Filipino at tagapagtaguyod ng wika at panitikan ng Pilipinas. Isinilang siya noong 13 Enero 1915. Iginagalang siyang guro sa elementarya, sekondarya at hanggang sa kolehiyo. Nagretiro siya bilang Dekana sa Philippine Normal College (na kilala ngayon bilang Philippine Normal University). Marami na siyang parangal […]


Nolledo, Wilfrido D.

The playwright and fiction writer Wilfrido D. Nolledo was born on January 19, 1933 in Manila. He finished high school at the National University and then graduated with a BA in Literature from the University of Santo Tomas. He worked as a writer in This Week, Sunday Times Magazine, and at the Ministry of Health, and then as staff […]


Nierva, Victor Dennis Tino

Victor Dennis Tino Nierva belongs to the new generation of Bikolano writers—dreaming big for his native literature. He was fellow at the 44th UP National Writers Workshop (Poetry in Bikol) and at the 1st Ateneo (AILAP) Workshop on Scriptwriting for Film and Television. A collection of his poems was shortlisted in the 2006 Premio Tomas Arejola […]


Navarro, Jr., Sergio Canlas

Sergio Canlas Navarro, Jr., born on October 6, 1898 in San Fernando, Pampanga, wrote under the pen names ESY, Esiong, E. Sy Ong, Serna, Ibarra, Rex Moun, Conde del Sol, and Conde del Valle Inclan. A Capampangan poet and playwright, he studied at the San Francisco Xavier College, then an annex of Ateneo de Manila, […]


Navarra, Marcel M.

Ipinanganak si Marcel M. Navarra sa Tuyom, isang baryo sa Carcar, Timog Cebu noong 2 Hunyo 1914. Dito siya lumaki at dito rin siya yumao noong 28 Marso 1984. Halos buong buhay niya ang inilaan sa pagsusulat ng higit na 80 maikling kuwento at pagsisilbi sa patnugutan ng iba’t ibang magasin: bilang patnugot pampanitikan ngBisaya (1938-1941), Lamdag (Ilaw, 1947); bilang […]


Norada, Conrado Saquian

Ilongo fiction writer Conrado Saquian Norada was born on May 19, 1921 in Iloilo City. He studied at Miag-ao Elementary School, Iloilo National High School, and University of Iloilo, finishing with a law degree in 1950. He was an intelligence officer of the sixth military district during WWII and became governor of Iloilo from 1969 to 1986. […]


Nazareno, Clovis L.

Clovis L. Nazareno was born on 1 October 1960 in Moto Sur, Loon, Bohol. He studied philosophy and social work in UP Diliman. He was a local fellow for drama at the UP Creative Writing Center, 1985. He has attended the UP Writers Workshop, 1985, the Silliman Writers Workshop, 1986, and the Cornelio Faigao Writers Workshop, […]


Noriega, Jr., Bienvenido M.

Si Bienvenido M. Noriega, Jr. (1952-1994) ay pangalawa sa siyam na supling nina Bienvenido G. Noriega at ang dating Socorro G. Muñoz. Lumaki sa probinsiya (Ilagan, Isabela), nagtapos ng high school sa St. Anthony School, Malate (salutatorian, 1968), nagkolehiyo sa University of the Philippines (A.B. Economics, cum laude at valedictorian ng klase, 1971 at M.A. Economics, 1973) at […]


Malvar, Siege

Siege Malvar likes writing in the middle of the night when the whole world finally learns how to shut the eff up. He writes novels for young adults, including the cult hit series “Not Quite Unreal” (Visual Print Enterprises, 2008). As a performance artist, he is known for re-inventing The Balagtasan with his partner-in-rhyme, GP […]