Mendoza, Russell Caguioa

Russell Caguioa Mendoza was born on March 10, 1979 in Dagupan. He obtained his Bachelor of Philosophy from Saint Louis University, Baguio City. However, this did not make a philosopher out of him. He has worked as busboy, marketing officer, High School teacher, workshop facilitator, event organizer, executive assistant, tutor, layout artist, an architect’s assistant and […]


Manrique, Rizaldy

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 […]


Madrid, Renato E. (pen name)

Born on 16 September 1940, Msgr. Rodolfo Escalon Villanueva (known as the writer Renato E. Madrid ) is a priest of the archdiocese of Cebu and is perhaps more famous in the Visayas as a composer of liturgical music and plays both in English and Cebuano. His higher studies led to a Master’s in English at the University of […]


Mojares, Resil B.

Trained in literature and anthropology, Resil B. Mojares, won several National Book Awards from the Manila Critics Circle for works in fields of literary criticism, urban and rural history, and political biography. He has been a recipient of prizes for his short stories, a national fellowships in the essay from the UP ICW, and teaching and […]


Manalo, Paolo

PAOLO MANALO is an assistant professor of English, literature and creative writing at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. Until recently, he was the literary editor of the Philippines Free Press. His first book of poems, Jolography (University of the Philippines Press, 2003) received the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature (2002) and the UP Gawad Chanselor (2004). […]


Martin, Mayo Uno

Mayo Uno Martin graduated with a B.A. Comparative Literature degree at U.P. Diliman. He writes for Malaya and is a bass player of the Purplechickens Band. He was short listed in the 2003 Maningning Miclat Poetry Awards Filipino Division.


Miclat, Maningning C.

Born and raised in Beijing, China during the Cultural Revolution, because her parents were based there then, Maningning Miclat became fluent in Mandarin (which she later taught at the Ateneo University), English and Filipino. In 1987, she published her first book of poetry in Chinese, Wo De Shi (My Poems). Three years later she became a fellow of the […]


Miclat, Mario Ignacio

Mario Ignacio Miclat was born in Marikina; spent his childhood in Tubod, Lanao and San Ramon, Masbate; grew up in Olongapo, Zambales; was educated in Asinan Elementary and Jackson High School; obtained his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in the UP Diliman; had his apprenticeship in Central Luzon, Cordillera, and the Sierra Madre; matured in Beijing, […]


Montana , Jason (pen name)

Jason Montana (pseudonym) was born in the year 1942. He was a former Benedictine priest, professor of humanities, and now works as a journalist for the underground Left. Montana worked as a Red fighter in the Cordillera. His works include Clearing / Poems of People’s Struggles in Northern Luzon , published by ARMAS (Artista at Manunulat ng Sambayanan), […]


Mas, Glenn Sevilla

GLENN SEVILLA MAS is a Ford Foundation International Fellow who earned his Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. His plays have been presented at the Callan Theater and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC; the Top Floor Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland; the Lion Theatre in Philadelphia; […]